(Editor’s note: Montana Tech press release)
BUTTE – Montana Tech head women’s basketball coach Carly Sanon announced the signing of two student-athletes for next fall. Lana Berg is transferring from North Idaho College and Dani Urick from Belt, Montana are set to join Montana Tech next season.
Berg, a 5-foot-10 forward, played prep for Bigfork High School before arriving in Coeur d’Alene. Berg averaged 9.4 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Cardinals. She had game highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds.
“I am excited Lana is going to be an Oredigger,” said Coach Sanon. “She is a great fit to Tech academically and athletically. She adds size and toughness to our team. Lana is versatile and can play on the perimeter and in the post.”
At Bigfork, Berg was named All-State her junior and senior seasons and All-Conference as a sophomore. Berg averaged 15 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 59-percent from the field. A three sport athlete, Berg was a three-time All-Conference selection in volleyball and participated in the state tournament in tennis three times.
Lana is joining her sister Jamie Berg who committed to Montana Tech this winter. Berg plans on pursuing a degree in Nursing.
“I chose Montana Tech because everyone made me feel like part of the family. The people, the team and the coaches are so down to earth and other schools just cannot compete with the academics at Montana Tech.”
Urick, a two-time state champion from Class C Belt, averaged 14 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.7 steals a game. She finished with 1,498 points during her career. The Belt Huskies had a 98-8 record with Urick on the roster. Urick was named All-State all four years.
“The first time I saw her play, I wanted her to be a Digger,” said Sanon. “She has a tremendous upside and can score at will. Dani is a long, athletic competitor and will fit in perfect to our style of play. She also comes from a winning tradition at Belt High School.”
Urick was a four-time All-State selection in track and field and named three times in volleyball.
“I chose Tech because I really enjoy the girls on the team, the coaching staff, and the school,” said Urick. “Tech has great facilities and provides an excellent educational opportunity for me.”
Urick plans on pursuing a degree in Business.