Dickinson Trinity Masy Kuntz is a multi-talented three-sport athlete who shines most behind the net in the fall and sprinting in the spring. When the opportunity arose to compete in college, she had a decision to make: volleyball or track.
She has a long list of accolades in both.
This past fall, the 5-foot-7 middle hitter earned a nod to the All-Region 7, State All-Tournament and All-State teams as the Titans finished fifth among Class B teams after winning the Regional tournament for the second straight year.
Then again, Kuntz also holds the school long jump record and is also on the board as part of the record-holding 400 meter and 800 meter relay teams.
During the 2018 Class B state meet at the MDU Resources Community Bowl on May 26, Kuntz finished fifth in long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 5.75 inches. Helping the Titan girls finish fourth in the meet, Kuntz also competed on the 400 relay which took fourth with a time of 50.69 seconds.
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, National Signing Day, Kuntz chose volleyball, signing a letter of intent to play for Bismarck State College next year.
"I actually had more offers for track to lots of different schools," Kuntz said. "But then as soon as BSC called and they offered a pretty nice scholarship, I couldn't pass up that opportunity, especially with playing volleyball because it is my favorite sport."
Kuntz has also been named to the All-Academic Region 7 team for the last three years.
On the same day, her brother Kaden, who verbally committed to NDSU months ago, made it official with the swoop of a pen, showing a change in coaching staff won't sway him from donning the yellow and green.
The 5-foot-8, 158-pound played primarily in the backfield for the Titans, but will serve as a wide receiver for the Bison.
"It means a lot to me, just because both of us have been working so hard ever since we were so young to get to the level that we're at now," Masy Kuntz said. "It's honestly just awesome because it shows that all of our hard work has paid off. We're so competitive so it's just awesome that both of us get to be successful in the end."