UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Alex Brammer, a 5’5” guard from Dillon, Mont., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent. By Brett Morehouse University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Alex Brammer, a 5’5” guard from Dillon, Mont., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent. “We are very happy to have Alex join the Bulldogs,” Cocchiarella said about the local prep star. “Alex is a great kid to work with and the girls on the team enjoy having her around. She is a strong athlete and has seen considerable success in multiple sports. Alex still has room to grow on the basketball court and we look forward to working with her over the next four years. Having another player from Dillon join the roster is great for our program.” Brammer will graduate this spring from Beaverhead County High School (BCHS) in Dillon. She has served as a class officer for two years and is an active member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), B-Club and Drama Club. Brammer is a gifted athlete and excels in a variety of sports. Her accomplishments in track and field have earned her All-conference recognition three times in addition to two All-State recognitions. Brammer also competed in golf for the Beavers and was twice named to the all-conference team. Brammer leaves BCHS as one of the most decorated basketball players in recent history. She earned all-conference honors during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Following her stellar senior season, Brammer was recognized as the Southwestern A Conference Most Valuable Player and was also named to the Montana Class A All-State team. Brammer will complete her prep career as a member of the Montana girls’ team, which will compete in the Montana-Wyoming Basketball Series. The annual all-star games will be played June 10 and 11 and feature the top ten players from each state. Brammer is the daughter of Jim and Sue Brammer and plans to major in biology with an emphasis in pre-professional health.
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