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Pokorny Returns to Lady Diggers


3/15/2012

Head coach Kerie DePell announced that Brooke Pokorny has signed on to play for the Montana Tech women’s basketball program. Pokorny, a 5-5 point guard, already played two years in a Tech uniform before sitting out last year for personal reasons. She will be a junior next season for the Lady Diggers.

"I am so excited for Brooke to be a part of our team again," said head coach DePell. "I loved coaching her in her freshman and sophomore seasons and can’t wait to get started with her again."

In her freshman year at Montana Tech, Pokorny averaged 6.9 points per game, 2.4 rebounds and shot 47% from the three-point line. As a sophomore, she started every game averaging 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 31 minutes per game, the highest average on the team.

"She is quick and athletic, handles the ball, is a natural scorer, and will be a great leader for our team next year," said DePell. "She is always a threat to score inside and outside, in addition to being one of our best perimeter defenders. "

Pokorny was named the Frontier Conference Player of the Week in November of 2010. Her game high in scoring was 22 points that season.

"To add Brooke to our team is very exciting because of how much our other young players have improved and stepped up throughout this last season," DePell said. "We have a lot of firepower returning, and to add Brooke’s skill set into that mix is going to make this team even better."

In both years, she helped the team to at-large berths to the NAIA National Tournament, in Jackson, TN. She is hoping to continue that winning trend next season.

"I am very excited to be a part of the Oredigger basketball team again because taking a year off made me realize that basketball is a huge part of my life," Pokorny said. "I really missed all the memories with the team, and I am more excited than ever to get back on the court, while continuing to work towards my degree."

Pokorny is pursuing an Applied Health degree at Montana Tech.