Montana State Bobcats add Pepperdine transfer to women’s basketball program

(Editor’s note: Montana State University media release)

BOZEMAN – Montana State head coach Tricia Binford has announced the addition of Pepperdine transfer Skye Lindsay to the Bobcat roster. Lindsay, a 6-foot-2 forward/center from Orem, Utah, will sit out the 2019-20 season before having three years of eligibility remaining.

Last season, Lindsay helped Pepperdine to a 22-12 overall record and a 12-6 mark in West Coast Conference play. In addition, the Mountain View High School product played an important role in the teams’ success in postseason WNIT action as the Waves made it to the round of 16. In three games, she averaged 6.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 64% from the field.

“Skye is a strong, physical kid that will bring a presence to our program both on and off the court,” Binford said. “We like the experience she’ll bring to the team. Skye played in a strong conference last winter and comes from a very successful club program – Natalie Williams Basketball Academy – and with the upcoming graduation of Blaire (Braxton) and Madeline (Smith) the knowledge she’ll gain from sitting out the year will be of great value to the program.”

As a freshman, Lindsay played in all 34 games, including ten starts for the Waves. She averaged 2.9 points and 3.5 rebounds, while averaging 14-minutes per game. She finished the season shooting 46.7% from the field and was third on the squad with 20 blocked shots. Lindsay notched a season-best 10 points and nine rebounds against Providence and added a season-high four blocks in Pepperdine’s win over Sacramento State.

“Skye has great hands; a mid-range game and is efficient with her back to the basket,” Binford added. “She does most of her work before she catches it. Defensively, she is a strong rebounder and can protect the basket and her teammates.”

At Mountain View High School, Lindsay averaged 8.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and three blocks per game as a senior. She was a 2018 Utah Girls Coaches Association 4A all-state and all-region second-team pick. Off the court, Lindsay was a scholar-athlete. She plans to major in film at Montana State.

“One of the most important things about Skye is that she is a ‘culture kid,’” Binford said. “She is a great fit for our program both athletically and academically. Skye is a selfless kid who is all about making the program better and doing what she can to contribute.”

She is the daughter of Marlon and Amanda Lindsay.

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