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Fairfield's Barta Named Montana Gatorade Player of Year

Fairfield's Jill Barta is used to winning. So, it probably came as no surprise that she beat out so many other talented players across Montana for the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year award.

Barta took home the honors near the end of an awesome senior campaign, in which she is averaging 24.5 points and 9.5 rebounds a game for 23-0 Fairfield. The Eagles will try to win their 103rd consecutive game Friday night, when they face Shepherd in the Class B State Semifinals in Bozeman. Barta has never lost a game while at Fairfield, and has a chance to win a fourth consecutive state title. 

Barta will play basketball for another women's power, Gonzaga, next year. Her skill set will fit in perfectly with the Bulldogs fast style of play.

She is the first girl from Fairfield to earn the honor, which also recognizes academic excellence and overall character. 

 

 

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