(Editor’s note: Montana Tech media release)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Montana Tech’s Taylor England was selected to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) men’s basketball all-America team, announced Thursday. England was an honorable mention on the NAIA’s all-America team.
England, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, was selected as a second-team all-conference performer. From Helena, England led the Frontier Conference with 10 double-doubles, including four in a row to end the season. England also led the Frontier Conference in field goal percentage (59.9 percent), total rebounds (256), blocks (1.25 BPG), and was third in steals (54) while averaging a team-best 15.3 points and scoring in double figures in 28 of Montana Tech’s 32 games.
The Orediggers finished the season with a 17-15 overall record and a 6-12 conference record. Montana Tech’s six Frontier Conference victories were the most for the program since the 2014-15 season. The Diggers also won their first postseason game since the 1998-99 season when they defeated Rocky Mountain College 70-59 in Billings in the first round of the Frontier Conference playoffs.