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Joslyn Tinkle

Former Missoula Big Sky star Joslyn Tinkle, shown competing in Australia during her pro career, has been named to the MHSA Hall of Fame.

Former Missoula Big Sky athletic standout Joslyn Tinkle is among eight new inductees in the Montana High School Association's Athletes’ Hall of Fame.

The class of 2018 also includes former Griz football standout Tim Hauck, Travis Dorsch, Lindsey “Graham” Gustafson, Terry Idler, Zoe Nelson, Travis Walker and Gary Monahan.

Tinkle played basketball and volleyball for the Eagles from 2005-2009. Many of her accolades came from her basketball career. She led her team to back –to-back state titles in 2008 and 2009 and she was named Montana Gatorade Player of the Year both her junior and senior year.

Tinkle was the only person to ever be selected from the state of Montana to the prestigious McDonald’s All-American team and WBCA All-American team. She was also one of 12 players chosen to represent the United States in the 2008 FIBA World Championships on the USA U-18 team that won a gold medal in Buenos Aires.

Joslyn continued her basketball career playing for Stanford University for four years. Her team competed in three Final Fours, including one championship game. After college she played with the WNBA's Seattle Storm for a short stint before heading overseas to play professionally, where she competed in the Euro League while living in Hungary. She currently resides in Philomath, Oregon.

The MHSA Athletes’ Hall of Fame consists of two nomination categories: “Modern Era” and “Old Timer.” The Old Timer category is for nominees who have graduated at least 50 years prior to the induction year. All of this year’s inductees are from the Modern Era category except Monahan, who is this year’s Old Timer inductee.

Bill Speltz

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