Courtney Rowley from Lusk will be taking her skills northward to Montana to play basketball for Rocky Mountain College in Billings. In her senior year, Rowley suffered a serious knee injury just three games into the volleyball season but rehabbed her way to the basketball floor as the Tigers qualified for the state tournament. She finished the year averaging 18 points a game from the shooting guard position and had 9 points and 5 rebounds in their state tournament game against Rocky Mountain and 13 points and 6 rebounds in their contest with Sundance. Rowley earned 2A all-state honors for her efforts.

She was also an all-state performer her junior year as Lusk once again qualified for the state tournament. Rowley had 13 points and 9 rebounds vs. Rocky Mountain in the 2020 state tourney, 11 points, and 7 rebounds vs. Pine Bluffs, and 12 points and 13 rebounds in their game with Moorcroft. Rowley also was an all-conference pick in volleyball her junior year.

Rocky Mountain College is an NAIA school that plays in the Frontier Conference. Their women's basketball team went 1-11 on a pandemic shortened season.

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