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Bulldog women's basketball signs two transfers

UMW News Bureau

University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Kaitlyn Marie Forster, a 5-foot-8 forward from Richardton, N.D. and Alyssa Ladenburg, a 5-foot-5 point guard from Columbia Falls, Mont., to Frontier Conference/NAIA letters of intent. By Wally Feldt [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="161" caption="Kaitlyn Marie Forster"]Kaitlyn Forster[/caption] University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Kaitlyn Marie Forster, a 5-foot-8 forward from Richardton, N.D. and Alyssa Ladenburg, a 5-foot-5 point guard from Columbia Falls, Mont., to Frontier Conference/NAIA letters of intent. Forster, a 2008 graduate of Richardton-Taylor High School, transfers from Dickinson State University. During her high school career, she earned all-district and all-region honors and led her team in free throw percentage. “Kaitlyn is a student-athlete who understands the dedication required to be successful at the college level,” Cocchiarella said. “We feel she will bring a positive attitude to the program.” Forster also participated in rodeo at Dickinson State. She maintained a 3.6 GPA in high school and a 3.11 GPA at Dickinson State. She is the daughter of Kenneth Forster and Amy Ketterling and will major in business administration. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="167" caption="Alyssa Ladenburg"]Alyssa Ladenburg[/caption] Ladenburg, a 2009 graduate of Columbia Falls High School, transfers from Carroll College. During her prep career, she led the conference in assists, led her team in free throw percentage, was a two-time team MVP and earned all-state and all-conference honors. Ladenburg also earned all-conference honors in volleyball and track. “Alyssa has proven herself to be a very determined and hard working basketball player,” Cocchiarella noted. “She is a good student who fits in well with the team. I am excited to watch her grow within our program.” Ladenburg graduated with honors with a 3.82 GPA and was an 11-time all-state academic selection. She is the daughter of Carl Ladenburg and Paula Aegerter and will major in health and human performance.
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