BY SETH ROMSA TRIBUNE SPORTS WRITER
Courtesy of the Powell Tribune
Northwest College standout Darla Hernandez made it official, signing with the NCAA Division II Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners to continue her basketball and academic career.
Hernandez is a two-time all Region IX selection, averaging 14.3 points on more than 50% shooting during her two-year career at Northwest.
In addition to being first team All-Region in 2023, Hernandez was also named to the All-Defensive team averaging more than a steal and nearly half a block a game.
For her efforts this season, Hernandez was also named an honorable mention All-American — alongside being named the Northwest College Female Athlete of the Year.
Hernandez helped lead a resurgence for the Trapper women’s basketball team over her two years, helping the team compile a 34-24 record and the No. 2 seed in the Region IX tournament this past season.
Throughout her time at Northwest, Hernandez said she has created relationships that will last a lifetime and she will carry those throughout her endeavors.
She will head to a Metro State team that finished with a 16-14 record last season and came up short in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals.
She said she will be going to compete on a full ride scholarship.
Hernandez is the first player under coach Lauren Davis to sign on to a four year college, and she will have two years of eligibility remaining after signing to Northwest from Worland High School.