Digger Athletics
Supporting Our Oredigger Student Athletes While They Support Our Community!


Montana Tech is committed to recruiting and developing student athletes who will perform successfully in the classroom and compete at a championship level. We’ve increased our student-athlete population by 10% in 2020 for a total of 217. Our goal is to add another 50 students (20%) in our programs in the next year through the addition of track and field and a commitment to grow our Montana Tech Pep Band. Increasing the funds for the Digger Annual Scholarship is a crucial component to make this a reality.


Our student athletes truly walk the walk and put the “student” in student-athlete bringing home 85 Academic All-Conference honors for the 2019-2020 seasons including:

  • 57 in Football
  • 8 in Volleyball
  • 8 in Women's Basketball
  • 4 in Men's Basketball
  • 5 in Men's Golf
  • 3 in Women's Golf


We have all been impacted by COVID-19 and Digger Athletics is no different. We are happy to have our student athletes back with us on campus, even if for some of them their season is on hold. Right now the opportunity to compete may be limited, but the opportunity to impact and educate is limitless. Our Coaches and Teams have been helping with numerous community and non-profit organizations in our area to help make a positive impact .


We have made a commitment to our student athletes to not cut any of our scholarships and your DayOne contribution to the Digger Athletics Annual Scholarship provides immediate resources that will benefit current and future Montana Tech student athletes.

By raising money for the Digger Athletics Annual Scholarship it not only allows us to win the recruiting race on the local, regional, and national level it gives us the resources to make sure our students athletes education is secure during some very uncertain times.


Consider giving today to the Digger Athletics Annual Scholarship and make an impact for Montana Tech Athletes. Please help us spread the word! Share this project on social media, by email and tell your friends!



Digger Annual Scholarship Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 134
2 ID 8
3 TX 6
Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
During DayOne Departments competed head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department project by bringing in the most gifts to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.Congratulations to all of our departments that competed and thank you to all of our donors supporting your passion through Montana Tech's DayOne Giving Event.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Digger Athletics 143
2 $3,750 Mining Engineering 83
3 $2,500 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 38
4 $2,000 Business 37
5 $1,750 Geological Engineering 32
First Time Donor Match
During DayOne 2020 first time donors had the opportunity to have their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$5,000 MATCHED
Student Donor Match
During DayOne 2020 Montana Tech student donors had the opportunity to have their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$3,260 MATCHED
Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge
$5,000 was unlocked with the participation of 50 Montana Tech faculty staff members and $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made by the donor. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech faculty and staff for participating in DayOne 2020 and supporting the students and programs of Montana Tech!
50 / 50 Donors
Hladky Digger Athletics Match
Thank you to all our DayOne Digger Athletics donors and a special thanks to Paul & Andrea Hladky for their $2,000 matching gift to the Digger Athletic Annual Scholarship.
$2,000 MATCHED
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