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Rocky Mountain College's Markaela Francis 1st-team all-American, Thatcher honorable mention

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 12:14:58-04

BILLINGS – Rocky Mountain College forward Markaela Francis has been named a first-team NAIA women’s basketball all-American.

Q2's recent athlete of the week joined nine others on the coveted list of first-team recipients.

Francis was named the 2020 Frontier Conference player of the year helping lead Rocky to a fourth-place conference finish at 10-8 while finishing with a 19-11 overall record.

Francis averaged 17.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game this past season. She accumulated 1,331 career points and 770 career rebounds.

Francis graduates in May chasing a dentistry career.

Teammate Kloie Thatcher was named honorable mention.

The 5-foot-7 sophomore point guard from Butte averaged 12.5 points and 3.3 assists per game. Thatcher was named second-team all-Frontier Conference along with academic all-conference.