BILLINGS — The NAIA released on Tuesday that Montana Western’s Brianna King was named the 2019 WCBA NAIA Player of the Year.
Her accolades at Montana Western included six Frontier Conference Player of the Week awards, averaging 22.2 points a game, and helping lead the bulldogs to a 25-4 record this season.
But this award is something King has been working for all season long.
“It was definitely a goal of mine at the beginning of the season,” King said on Wednesday. “As the season progressed, I started to see that it was a possibility so it was a huge honor for sure.”
“Yeah we knew she was good, really good,” head coach Lindsay Woolley said, “we knew she didn’t belong at our level but we’re fortunate enough to get her, trick her into coming to Dillon so to speak. I didn’t think she’d be as good as quickly as she was.”
Montana Western and King are looking to extend their winning record to 26 in round one of the NAIA D1 Women’s Basketball Championship on Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Bulldogs are the #1 seed and will be facing #8 seed Georgetown.