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MCC star commits to Skylights

Courtesy of MSU-Northern Athletics

Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Kassie Barta to join the Skylight program next fall.  Barta is a 5’8” guard from Fairfield, who played her last two seasons at Miles Community College.

This season, Barta helped lead the Pioneers to a 22-10 overall record and advanced to the second round of the Region IX Tournament in both of her two seasons.  She led the team in scoring at 10.9 points per game.  She started in 28 of the team’s 30 games, and connected on 61 of 171 three-point field goals for 36%.  She also shot nearly 74% from the free throw line.  Barta was also named to COSIDA Academic All-District Team.

Mouat said, “Kassie has improved a ton in her two seasons at Miles Community College.  She comes to us with a lot of familiarity with what we run, and is another shooter who can help us from the perimeter.  She has been very successful in Region IX, and we look forward to her future in a Skylight uniform.”

Barta, a 2009 graduate of Fairfield High School, where she was a four-year starter.  Her teams won State Class B titles in 2008 and 2009, and they lost only two games during that two-year span.  She earned All-State honors as a senior, and was a three-year All-Conference honoree.

Mouat added, “Kassie is a proven winner at every level.  She has really worked to increase her strength over that past couple of years, and it’s paid-off.  She also does a great job in the classroom, and will be a positive addition to our basketball program and university.”

Kassie is the daughter of Bruce and Karen Barta.  She carries a 3.5 grade point average and plans on majoring in biology at MSU-Northern.

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