The Great Falls tribune has a nice article on Ex-Highwood and current Montana State freshman Rachel Semansky. While in truth the article features Semansky, it also discusses the current Bobcat Women’s team and it young season. I have a short taste of the article below but you should really follow the link below and read the entire article on the Great Tribune site.
Ex-Highwood star Semansky in starting lineup for MSU women
Not many basketball players go directly from Montana’s Class C prep ranks to a starting role for an NCAA Div. I program, and Rachel Semansky certainly didn’t expect to be one of them.
But that’s where the former Highwood star finds herself this weekend — the starting low post player for Montana State’s 5-1 squad.
The 6-foot Semansky wasn’t sure what position she would play for the Bobcats, and she wasn’t sure whether coach Tricia Binford would use her at all in her rookie season. But a combination of hard work on Semansky’s part and an injury to starting center Jamie Thornton thrust Semansky into the lineup last week against Winthrop. Semansky will be in the starting five again Friday night when MSU faces Gonzaga at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.
“I was not really expecting much my first year,” Semansky said Wednesday after practice. “Any position they put me in was fine.”
“Rachel has responded well,” said Binford, who recruited five freshmen and has used four of them. “She and Ashley (Albert) have both been factors in every game.”