Pipe, Hubing Receive Student Athlete Honors
Each year at the Brawl of the Wild, MTCC’s CEO Council honors student athlete volunteers with its Montana Athletes in Service Award.
This year, the selections included: Jessica Pipe, Fort Peck Community College, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Track and Field. Pipe is a tribal governance and administration freshman volunteer with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving young women in her community. She has also served at the Salvation Army, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and libraries. Pipe teaches young children Sunday school and music as well.
Blayne Hubing, Miles Community College, Rodeo. Hubing is a junior in agricultural production and volunteers with the Circle Rodeo and Montana High School Rodeo Association. He has also helped judge county fair 4-H Round Robin events and reads to elementary students to educate them on his agricultural studies. Hubing is involved with Student Senate and is a resident assistant at MCC.
Catie Semadeni, University of Montana, Volleyball. Semadeni is a graduate student, currently studying for a master’s in public administration, and actively dedicates her time to numerous organizations in the Missoula community. She is the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president and a member of the Fellowship Christian Athletes. She volunteers with Meals on Wheels, Boys & Girls Club, Missoula Food Bank and more.
Mesa King, University of Montana Western, Women’s Basketball. King, a senior in education, has been involved as a volunteer for the Youth Girls’ Basketball as a coach and member of the Association of Student-Athletes. King is also currently a student teacher.
Payton Meyer, MSU Billings, Softball. Meyer is a junior in health/human performance who volunteers with Salvation Army and Lewis & Clark Discovery Zones. She also helps out with MSU Billings Service Saturdays. Meyer is a positive and inspiring role model for young athletes in the Billings community.
Courtney Mitchell, Salish Kootenai College, Women’s Basketball. Mitchell, a junior in wildlife and fisheries, volunteers with Food Box Friday and the Food Pantry. She is passionate about working to end food insecurity in her community and wants to give back. She is also the student senate president, advocating for each individual student’s success.
Meg Delaney, Montana Technological University, Women’s Basketball. Delaney is a senior in exercise & health science at Montana Technological University. She volunteers with the Clothing Drive, Dress a Child, and Walk to School Day.
Derek Bell, Aaniiih Nakoda College, Archery. Bell, a sophomore in industrial trades, is captain of the archery club at ANC, where he teaches new members how to shoot the traditional bow. He helps an elderly local farmer with irrigation, hay baling, and caring for plants at ANC USDA Extension Garden. Bell also has volunteered time at the PAWS animal shelter.
Dulci SkunkCap, MSU Northern, Women’s Basketball. SkunkCap, a junior in integrated health science, is highly dedicated to the MSU-Northern community. She has volunteered with Campus Cleanup Day, Indigenous Women’s Walk, Suicide Awareness Walk and Presentation, and many more community service events.
Maddie Geritz, Carroll College, Women’s Basketball. Geritz, a senior in elementary education and special education, has volunteered with the Thanksgiving Food Drive and Angel Tree and speaks about the Champions of Character Core values at elementary and middle schools. Geritz is the SAAC president and representative at the Frontier ASA Conference.
Virgil McCormick, Little Big Horn College, Basketball, Cross Country, Indian Relay. McCormick is a sophomore in Business who helps with local basketball youth camps and powwows. He spends time as a relay rider, training and galloping race horses to prepare them for Indian relay races at rodeos.