The top student-athletes from each of Montana State University Billings’ current varsity athletic teams from 2010–19 have been selected, and 14 all-decade teams will be revealed throughout the course of the fall.
Each sport’s all-decade team comprises the top-performing student-athletes, with weight given to individual athletic achievement and accolades, team achievement, academic achievement, as well as community service.
For purposes of this project, the decade is defined as the spring of 2010 through the winter of 2019. For fall and spring sports, it spans the seasons 2010 to 2019, and for basketball it includes the 2010–11 to 2019–20 seasons.
“It is important to recognize and honor our rich history, and the creation of the all-decade team will help us achieve this goal,” said MSUB director of athletics Krista Montague. “So many Yellowjackets have come before us and thousands will follow, and I am proud we are taking a moment to recognize some of those who have helped build a solid foundation for our athletics teams.
“This recognition ties nicely into our celebration of being a member of the NCAA Division II association for 40 years as well,” Montague continued. “It will be fun to take a trip down memory lane, and we are looking forward to engaging our student-athlete alumni in this way.”
Starting the week of August 31, and each of the 13 following weeks, one sport’s all-decade team will be announced. The men’s soccer team’s all-decade team will be announced in the first week.
Here are the sports, in order, who’s teams will be announced in the following weeks: women’s soccer, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, baseball, softball, men’s track and field, women’s track and field, and the all-decade captains team.