UMW News BureauHayley Pettit, a 2008 graduate of Dillon's Beaverhead County High School, will return to her hometown after signing a letter of intent to play basketball for Montana Western. By Wally Feldt Hayley Pettit, a 6-foot-3 post player from Dillon, Mont., signed a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Montana Western, women’s head coach Cara Cocchiarella announced today. Pettit transfers to Montana Western from Carroll College. “We are excited to have Hayley join our program and our school,” Cocchiarella said. “She is an excellent student and someone who brings good size to our team. We are looking forward to working with her athleticism.” Pettit is a 2008 graduate of Dillon’s Beaverhead County High School where she earned all-conference and all-state honors in both basketball and volleyball. She was selected to her school’s honor roll and earned academic all-state honors in both sports. “I am excited to come back to Dillon,” Pettit said. “I really like the Block system and how it allows me to concentrate on one class at a time with better one-on-one with the professors. Because the time commitment in college athletics so demanding, the block system is a natural fit for me. I also like the fact that I am closer to friends and family and that support is very important to me.” Pettit is majoring in elementary education. She is the daughter of Mike and Buffy Pettit.
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