Oredigger Volleyball Signs Two Montana Athletes for the 2012 Roster



Cortney Dix, a senior from Arlee, MT, has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Montana Tech Oredigger volleyball team. Cortney is a 5’6” setter who has been selected to the Class C All-Conference Team since her freshman year. She was also named All-State her junior year and will likely be recognized this year as an All-Conference and an All-State team member. She has been named three years in a row to the Academic All-State Team and has been on the high honor roll for four years. Cortney is a member of Business Professionals of America, Close-Up, and Pep-Club. She will be graduating early from high school and will attend Montana Tech this spring majoring in Nursing.

Dix on why she chose Montana Tech, “After visiting Montana Tech, I felt like it could be my home away from home where I could continue to play the sport I love while earning a degree in the medical field. I am very excited about the choice that I made and cannot wait to see all that the school has to offer.”

Coach Marilyn Tobin is also excited to have Dix this spring. “I am very excited to have Cortney on campus for the spring semester. She will get a huge head start on next year’s true freshmen. She is a terrific setter with very good ball placement and set selection,” said Tobin

The Orediggers also signed Ennis standout Mikayla Sullivan. Mikayla is a 6’ middle blocker and setter for the successful Mustangs, and plans on majoring in Biology. She was a member of the Class C State Championship Team in 2009 and has led her team to a 2nd place finish at state in both 2010 and 2011. In the exciting state championship match last weekend against Manhattan Christian, Mikayla tallied 37 kills and 12 blocks. She is a National Honor Society member for the last three years and an Academic All-State member for the past three years in basketball and volleyball. She was Academic All-State two years for track and one year for golf. Mikayla was named All-Conference for both volleyball and basketball since her freshman year and will likely be awarded those honors this year. She was an All-State selection last spring for golf; her freshman and sophomore year for track; her sophomore, junior, and most likely her senior year for both basketball and volleyball.

Sullivan on why she chose Montana Tech, “I feel like Montana Tech will provide me with an excellent education & I really like the positive atmosphere that the coaching staff & players provide.”

Coach Tobin is extremely happy to have signed one of the best players in the state. “Mikayla is such a great player, and can play any position on the floor. She is a great blocker, and her offensive ability has really improved her senior season. I can’t wait to get her on the court,” said Tobin.