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New Documentary Highlights The Rise Of Women's Basketball In Montana

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The House That Rob Built
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Rob Selvig pictured with Lady Griz alumni at his retirement celebration.

 

Beginning in 1978, in the wake of Title IX, the notion of young women competing in college basketball at a high level was barely a blip on anyone’s radar. That was when Robin Selvig at the University of Montana took the women’s basketball team and made it his life’s work. 

For 38 years until 2016 he coached the Lady Griz team to an amazing number of wins. 

 

Now, a new documentary called “The House That Rob Built” tells the story of Rob’s career and the basketball careers he empowered for the women on the team for decades. 

 

Joining Idaho Matters live on the phone from Missoula are Rob Selvig himself, and the documentary’s producer and co-director Megan Harrington. 

 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.