Women's Basketball Adds Three Players for 2017-18

May 25, 2017

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University head women's basketball coach Carmen Dolfo has announced the addition of three student-athletes to the program that will begin playing for the Vikings during the upcoming 2017-18 season.

The three players that have signed national letters of intent to suit up for the Vikings are guard Emma Duff (Tumwater, WA/Black Hills HS), forward/center Kelsey Rogers (Bothell, WA/Lynnwood HS) and guard Bobbi Westendorf (Auburn, WA/Kentridge HS/Tacoma Community College). Both Duff and Rogers will be freshmen in 2017-18, while Westendorf will be a junior after transferring from Tacoma Community College.

The Vikings are coming off another successful season in 2016-17 reaching the NCAA Division II West Regional semifinal game. WWU finished the season with a 26-6 record and was 2nd in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with an 18-2 mark. Last season marked the 34th 20-win season in the program's 46-year history, and ninth consecutive winning season. WWU will be replacing six graduating seniors, including NCAA II scoring leader Taylor Peacocke and All-GNAC selections Tia Briggs and Kiana Gandy.

"We were a senior-laden group last year, so we have some holes to fill," said head coach Carmen Dolfo, who will be entering her 27th season leading the program. "But we are excited about the players we have returning and the quality of the student-athletes we are bringing into the program. There is a lot of work to do, but we are excited about the future."

WWU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 2017 RECRUITING CLASS

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

High School / Last School

Emma Duff

Guard

6-0

Tumwater, WA

Black Hills HS

Kelsey Rogers

Forward/Center

6-1

Bothell, WA

Lynnwood HS

Bobbi Westendorf

Guard

5-10

Auburn, WA

Kentridge HS/Tacoma Community College

EMMA DUFF Tumwater, WA (Black Hills High School)
Standout guard out of Black Hills High School...ended prep career with 1,248 career points...averaged 18.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game during senior season...named The Olympian's 2016-17 All-Area Player of the Year...helped lead Black Hills to back-to-back league titles as a junior and senior, and 6th (junior) and 5th (senior) place finishes at the WIAA 2A State Tournament...named the 2A Evergreen Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior...2016-17 The News Tribune second-team All-Area...2016-17 2A All-State selection...named MVP of the WSGBCA (Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association) 1A/2A All-Star Game...two-time selection to 2A All-State Tournament team...named honorable mention 2A All-State as a junior...four-time Academic All-Conference selection...also played volleyball, earning all-league honors as a junior and senior.

Quotable from Coach Dolfo:
"Emma comes from a great program and we believe will make the transition quickly to collegiate basketball. She can score and she is a hard worker. We are really excited about her joining our program."

Emma Duff

KELSEY ROGERS Bothell, WA (Lynnwood High School)
Had standout prep career at Lynwood High School...2017 WSGBCA (Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association) 3A Player of the Year...First Team 2A/3A WESCO All-League selection...2017 Everett Herald All-Area second-team selection...selected to 3A WIAA All-Tournament team at the 2017 Tacoma Dome Hardwood Classic...played in the WSGBCA Senior All-State Game...earned four varsity letters in basketball for LHS and played in state tournament all four seasons...Lynnwood placed 6th (senior year), 3rd (freshman/sophomore) and won the state title during her sophomore season...as a senior averaged 14 points, 8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.

Quotable from Coach Dolfo:
"We are thrilled to have Kelsey at Western. She comes from a very successful high school program and has a ton on potential to become a premier post player in our league. She is athletic and strong."

BOBBI WESTENDORF Auburn, WA (Kentridge High School/Tacoma Community College)
Transfer from Tacoma Community College after a standout prep career at Kentridge High School...named the 2016-17 Tacoma Community College Female Athlete of the Year...captain of the Titans both her freshman and sophomore seasons...as a sophomore in 2016-17 was the NWAC East Region MVP averaging a double-double with 20.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game (also 1.8 blocks/game)...scored in double-digits in 26 of 27 games, with a season-high 36 points vs. Peninsula in the NWAC Tournament...ranked 7th in the NWAC in scoring, 4th in rebounding and 9th in blocked shots...was the top 3-point shooter in the NWAC at 40.8% (69-for-169)...as a freshman averaged 13.91 points, 11.74 rebounds and 1.13 blocks per game...started for Kentridge High School where she was the was 2015 South Puget Sound League 4A NE co-MVP...older brother, Brendan, played basketball at Seattle University.

Quotable from Coach Dolfo:
"Bobbi is smart on the floor and really has a nose for the ball. She is a strong rebounder and great shooter. She has a great work ethic and we expect her to contribute right away to our program."

Bobbi Westendorf

 

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