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Fabijan Krslovic, Montana’s sole senior, looks on and smiles during a lull in action in the first half of Montana’s first-round game against Michigan in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Wichita, Kansas. 

MISSOULA — Former Grizzlies Fabijan Krslovic and Hailey Hoagland were named Montana's male and female recipients of the Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year awards, the league announced Thursday.

Krslovic, a four-year starter for the men's basketball team, graduated in May with a degree in finance and a minor in math. He earned Academic All-Big Sky Conference honors three times and was recognized with NABC Honors Court status when he posted a 4.0 grade-point average his junior year.

The Aussie was named to Montana’s President’s List three times for having a 4.0 grade-point average in a semester, and he made the Dean’s List three times for having a semester GPA over 3.5 but lower than 4.0. He was presented with the Grizzly Cup award, which is given to the best all-around male and female student-athletes.

Krslovic was a leader for the Griz, doing the dirty work on both ends of the court. Recruited by former coach Wayne Tinkle, he came to America with dreams of reaching the NCAA tournament, which he did in his final season.

Hoagland, a women's golfer from Butte, made the Academic All-Big Sky Conference team each of her four years. She was a three-time Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar honoree.

Competitively, she earned an All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention as a senior. Her stroke average of 75.83 across 30 rounds was first on the team.

Hoagland graduated in May with a degree in finance with cum laude honors. 

Frank Gogola covers Griz men's basketball and prep sports for the Missoulian. Follow him on Twitter @FrankGogola or email him at

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