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January 2018 MAR Club Athletes of the Month
Courtney Olson (Senior) – Girls' Basketball
The MAR Club Female Athlete of the Month for January is Courtney Olson, Senior, Girls' Basketball. Coach Abby Thomas nominated Courtney for these accomplishments.

"Courtney Olson had a great month of January for Girls' Basketball. During our eight games played in January, Courtney became a very reliable presence inside for us. She did an excellent job of finishing around the rim by shooting 49.2 percent from 2-point range. She also did an outstanding job of playing strong inside and getting to the free throw line a team-leading 38 times and converting those trips into points by shooting 71.1 percent from the stripe. These consistent numbers helped Courtney average 11.5 points per game, and that, along with pulling down 5.4 rebounds per game, helped contribute to the overall success of our team going 6-2 during the month of January."
Trae Steckler (Senior) - Boys' Basketball
The MAR Club Male Athlete of the Month for January is Trae Steckler, Senior, Boys' Basketball. Coach Brandon Schafer nominated Trae for these accomplishments.

"We had seven games in the month of January, and the team went 5-2 in those games. Trae has been a big inside presence for us. Trae is third in the conference in scoring at 19.5 points per game and fourth in the conference in rebounding, grabbing 7.5 rebounds per game. Trae was especially good in January, averaging 21.4 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game, including 21 offensive rebounds (3.4 per game). Trae has shot a great field goal percentage as he is shooting 66.7 percent from the floor. He was 21 for 28 from the free throw line during those games for 75 percent. Trae's biggest career individual accomplishment came early in the month in Turtle Mountain on January 5. Trae became Mandan High School's all-time leading scorer, passing the late Dan Hilligoss. Trae has had a great season and we are a better team because of his hard work and leadership qualities he shows every day. I am very proud to nominate Trae Steckler for the January Athlete of the Month as he is very deserving of the award."
Other Athletes Nominated
Other athletes nominated for the month of January were Kayla Wentz, Sophomore, Cheerleading; Lakyn Darras, Sophomore, Girls' Basketball; Maysion Mattern, Junior, Boys' Hockey; Johnny Mindt, Junior, Boys' Swimming and Diving.