SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball coaching staff has announced that three-time state champion Courtney Smith from Ballantine, Mont., officially signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Lady Generals next fall.

Smith is a 5-foot, 9-inch middle hitter who can be used anywhere across the net.

“I am very excited to add Courtney to our roster next year. She is very athletic with a heavy swing. She has a good vertical leap and can be utilized in multiple positions for us next year,” head coach Jennifer Stadler said.

Smith attended Huntley Project High School in Worden, Mont., and helped lead the Huntley Project Devils to their fifth consecutive class 4B State Championship.

During Smith’s high school career at Huntley she lettered in varsity for three years and played in every match ending with an overall record of 104 wins and five losses. She tallied 776 kills, 140 blocks, 381 digs, 61 aces and 18 assists in the three years.

Smith also received several awards for her volleyball achievements, including All-Conference in 2012 and 2013, All-State in 2013 and All-Tournament all three years she lettered. Smith was the Montana State Tournament MVP her senior season.

Also an Academic All-Conference award winner, Smith boasts a 3.7 GPA and plans to pursue a degree in nursing.

“Courtney comes from a very successful high school program that prides themselves on dedication, passion and hard work,” Stadler said. “Courtney is a hard worker and will be a leader for us next year because of her work ethic and drive to be competitive. I am excited to see the level of play Courtney will bring to our growing program.”