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Midland Roundtable Athlete of the Year finalist: Catherine Follett

Posted at 6:23 PM, May 12, 2018

BILLINGS – Catherine Follett sampled a little bit of everything in her time at Billings West.

She was originally a softball player, but after 11 years, she said she “just wasn’t feeling it anymore” after her freshman season.

Volleyball became her No. 1 sport, but she also decided to dabble in tennis and will always remember several big postseason moments in both sports.

“Definitely our win at state this last year,” Follett said about West’s Friday-morning win over Kalispell Glacier at the State AA volleyball tournament in November. “It was our first win in the volleyball program in like five years at state, and we had the most remarkable comeback. We were down two games, and then down 11-1 in the third set – just an unheard of comeback, so that was so special.

“And then last year, me and my doubles partner Allison Johnson, we won a game at state for tennis, and that was super special because I started tennis my sophomore year, and we were kind of just two newbies, and we took a game so it was really, really fun.”

Follett will get one more shot at State AA tennis next week after advancing in girls singles at this week’s Eastern AA divisionals. That will end her competitive career – as she’s decided to focus on academics at Gonzaga in the fall.