Lady Birds named to All-Region team

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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Players from the Casper College Lady Thunderbirds basketball team have been named to the 2019-20 North All-Region IX Team and All-Defensive Team.

The team finished the regular season 26-3 overall, 13-1 North Sub-Region play, and are currently ranked No. 15 in the country. The Lady T-Birds will be hosting the 2020 Region IX Women’s Basketball Tournament March 5-7.

“This is an exceptional tribute to the quality of our players, and they are all well-deserving of these awards,” said Dwight Gunnare, head coach.

Those named to the North All-Region Team include freshman Natalia Otkhmezuri, a 5’8” guard from Tbilisi, Georgia, who averaged 15.5 points per game; redshirt sophomore Mya Jones, a 5’11” forward from Rapid City, South Dakota, who averaged 10.2 points per game; and Raquel Ferrer-Bernad, a 5’6” sophomore guard from Lleida, Spain, who averaged 6.6 points per game.

Named to the North All-Region IX Defensive Team was freshman Juneau Jones, a 5’10” guard from Rapid City, South Dakota, who averaged 8.6 points per game and recently committed to play her sophomore season for the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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