The 6-6 1/2 forward was a JC All-American this past season
Temmates Selvig, Steward, Ward, and Wood also recognized
Wisconsin snaps Montana's 14-game winning streak
No. 13-seed Montana (25-6) vs. No. 4 seed/nationally ranked Wisconsin (24-9)
Montana vs. Wisconsin (3/15/12)
Montana vs. Wisconsin (AP photos) (3/15/12)
Montana vs. Weber State (3/7/12)
Montana vs. Weber State (3/6/12)
Montana vs. Weber State (2/28/12)
Art at a glance: He is expected to start at forward again this season.
2010-11: Art played in all 32 games last season and started in the last 18. He was UM's third leading rebounder (tied, 3.6 rpg) and fourth in scoring (8.6 ppg). He scored in double figures in 12 games. He received Montana's Naseby Rhinehart Award (Most Inspirational Player). He was ranked sixth in the Big Sky Conference in field goal percentage (.495).
Junior College: He was named All-Region 9, all-conference and named to Region 9 all-tourney squad as a sophomore at Casper College...tabbed All-Region 9 "Defensive Player of the Year"...averaged 14.8 points and 4.0 rebounds a game a year ago for his 24-9 team...his Casper team advanced to the national junior college region finals, and he averaged 20 points a game there...coach at Casper was Joel Davidson...also a team captain in junior college last year...played one season at Wallace State CC in Alabama.
High School: He was a member of two state championship teams at Natrona County High School in Casper his sophomore and senior seasons and was named tourney MVP in both championship games...chosen all-state three times and all-conference four times...three-time team MVP...played on the Wyoming All-Star team.
Personal: His major is psychology. Birth date: November 14, 1988. His parents are Abe and Arlene Steward of Casper.
A PERSONAL LOOK AT ART:
Favorite Food: Home cooked ribs.
Favorite class: Nonverbal communication.
Favorite book: Beyond Basketball.
Favorite TV show: Modern Family/Entourage.
Favorite musical group: Wale.
Favorite movie: Love and Basketball.
If a movie were made of my life, I would like the following actor to play me: Samuel Jackson.
The person in history I would most like to meet is: Muhmmad Ali.
Favorite sport other than basketball: Football.
Favorite sports figure: Michael Jordan.
Favorite NBA team: Lakers.
Hobbie/Special Interests: Music.
Not many people know this, but I: Have a son! (Merry Jaydan Steward).
My greatest moment in sports was: Beating the Bobcats home and away. GO GRIZ!
The best player I ever faced was: Chauncey Billups.
The thing I like best about Montana basketball is: my teammates (AKA Family).
The thing that impresses me about Coach Tinkle: How tall he is.
My advice to youngsters is: If you dream it, yo can achieve it.
My future goals are: to work with kids and get them involved in sports.
Art's Career Highs
Points: 24 at Cal State Fullerton (12/22/10)
Rebounds: 8 vs. Portland State (1/15/11)
Field goals: 8 at Cal State Fullerton (12/22/10)
Field goal attempts: 14 vs Montana State, 1/22/11
3-point field goals: 2 in Two games
3-point field goal attempts: 3 in Three Games
Free throws: 8 at Cal State Fullerton (12/22/10)
Free throw attempts: 11 at Cal State Fullerton (12/22/10)and 11 vs. Cal Fullerton, 11/30/10
Assists: 4 vs. Montana Tech, 11/19-10
Blocks: 2 vs. Great Falls, 12/10/10
Steals: 5 vs. Sac State, 2/10/11
Minutes played: 39 at Northern Colorado, 3/9/11
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