MISSOULA — On Wednesday afternoon two Missoula Sentinel Spartans were honored in front of the gymnasium as they signed their NCAA letters of intent to play at the next level.
Alex Germer will head to Montana State to play men's basketball, while Sierra Dennison will stay here in Missoula to play for the Montana volleyball team.
Germer finished his junior season as the third-highest scorer in Class AA with 17.9 points per game while also pulling down 8.5 rebounds per game.
"It feels really good to officially be a Division I basketball player," said Germer. "That’s been my goal since I was a kid. With all the hard work and hours in the gym and weight room and with all the support, just finally the real deal now, so it’s real cool."
Dennison is coming off a season where she helped lead the Spartans to an 8-4 record in the regular season and a first-round win over Missoula Hellgate in the Class AA state volleyball playoffs. The Spartans lost to Billings West in the quarterfinals.
"I’m super grateful for everything that happened that led to this point," said Dennison. "Getting to go to a school that’s in my hometown with family close that can come by and watch with a really good academic program is super exciting."
Sentinel softball player Grace Hardy also signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Montana softball team.