From Great Falls Tribune:
Multi-sport star Feller chooses hoops
Fans of Montana high school volleyball are well aware of prowess of Lewistown senior McCalle Feller, who led the Eagles to back-to-back state titles while leading Lewistown in kills, aces and blocks en route to earning Tribune Super-State honors.
But it might surprise those fans to learn that Feller has decided to forgo a collegiate volleyball career in order to walk on the University of Montana women's basketball team.
Also an all-state basketball performer who averaged 12.9 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior, Feller follows in the footsteps of fellow former Eagles Sonya Rogers and Katie Edwards, who both starred for the Lady Griz.
"When I was little I remember watching Sonya and Katie play for Montana, and I knew from the start that I wanted to be a Lady Griz just like them," Feller said in a UM press release. "I had other scholarship offers, but I decided that my dream of playing basketball at Montana was worth more than any scholarship."
Rogers averaged 13.8 points per game as a senior in 2008-09 to earn All-Big Sky first team honors. She was a second team honoree in 2006-07 and earned honorable mention in 2007-08. Edwards was a two-time All-Big Sky pick in 2004-05 and 2005-06 and set the school record for 3-pointers during her career.
Feller will join Montana's now five-player incoming freshman class and give Montana a plump roster of 16 next winter. Head coach Robin Selvig signed four players to National Letters of Intent last November: Shanae Gilham of Bozeman, Molly Klinker of Fairfield; DJ Reinhardt of Missoula; and Rachel Staudacher of Bothell, Wash.
"(McCalle) is athletic and has really good skills, and she's a great kid and student," Selvig said in the release. "Having a team of 16 makes the organization of practice a little tougher, but we love to be able to provide McCalle an opportunity. We're excited she is going to be part of our team."
Feller will also compete for the Montana track and field program next winter and spring. She won the high jump and finished second in the javelin at the last two Class A state meets and has career bests of 5-6 in the high jump and 130-6 in the javelin.