It's finally official for Shelby Schweyen, and something that she had dreamed about since she was a little girl watching her mother coach on the sidelines: she is a member of the Montana Lady Griz basketball team.
Schweyen signed her Letter of Intent today at Sentinel High School in front of family and friends, making it official that she will get to play for her mother, head coach Shannon Schweyen. Shelby will also get the chance to play with her older sister Jordyn, who is currently a freshman guard for the Lady Griz.
Shelby committed to the Lady Griz last February. She has been a star for the Sentinel basketball team the last two seasons, including leading her team to back-to-back state championship apperances.
She will also end up not only playing and competing for her mother, but her father as well. Brian Schweyen, the head coach of the Montana track and field team, will use Shelby once basketball season is over for the high jump, her signature sport where Shelby won a state title last spring.
Shelby is one of two players that committed to Montana today. The other is also a local, in-state product, Jamie Pickens out of Helena High School. Pickens has been named one of the number one recruits in the Treasure State since she was a freshman, and has won back to back state championships with the Bengals.
Relief of a dream finally realized washed over Shelby's face as she signed in front of her loved ones. And when she continues her college career, her loved ones will be right next to her, cheering her on as mother, father, and sister.