Montana Tech head women’s basketball coach Carly Sanon announced the first recruit signing for the Orediggers on Thursday as Townsend’s Tavia Rooney inked a letter of intent to attend Montana Tech next fall.
Rooney, a three-time First Team All-State selection, finished her career with 1,297 points and 1,022 rebounds. The Broadwater High School product averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds a game as a senior. Rooney turned in 19 double-doubles and had 51 during her entire high school career. Rooney also averaged over 2 blocks a game finishing with 60 on the season.
“She is super athletic and gravitates to the ball," Sanon said of Rooney. "She is very competitive and a tenacious rebounder. She is a great addition to our program.”
“I felt really confident about what this program had to offer," Rooney said.
Rooney was the Helena Independent Record Player of the Year in 2017 and a two-time selection to the Great Falls Tribune Super State Team. She was named to the All-Tournament Team at the state tournament in 2018. Rooney was also a USA Today Second Team selection.
Rooney competed in volleyball for the Bulldogs as well. The two-year team captain was selected All-Conference.
Rooney was named Academic All-State eight times in the two sports and is a member of the National Honor Society
She plans on pursuing a degree in Applied Health and Safety Science.