Vikings Add Three Transfers to Program

June 20, 2017

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

Sophomore guard Dani Iwami (Seal Beach, CA/Hawai'i Pacific), sophomore forward Anna Schwecke (Evergreen, CO/Colorado-Colorado Springs) and redshirt sophomore guard Taylor Enders (West Linn, OR/Utah State) will suit up for the Vikings beginning next season. Iwami and Schwecke both helped lead their teams to the NCAA Division II Tournament last season, while Enders is a transfer from Division I Utah State.

The three transfers join the already announced signings of freshman guard Emma Duff (Tumwater, WA/Black Hills HS), freshman forward/center Kelsey Rogers (Bothell, WA/Lynnwood HS) and junior guard Bobbi Westendorf (Auburn, WA/Kentridge HS/Tacoma Community College).  

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

Taylor Enders

Guard

5-10

West Linn, OR

West Linn HS/Utah State

Dani Iwami

Guard

5-7

Seal Beach, CA

Los Alamitos HS/Hawai'i Pacific

Kelsey Rogers

Forward/Center

6-1

Bothell, WA

Lynnwood HS

Anna Schwecke

Forward

6-1

Evergreen, CO

Clear Creek HS/Colorado-Colorado Springs

Bobbi Westendorf

Guard

5-10

Auburn, WA

Kentridge HS/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.

TAYLOR ENDERS West Linn, OR (West Linn HS/Utah State)
Enders spent two seasons at Division I Utah State University, appearing in five games as a true freshman in 2015-16 and utilized her redshirt season in 2016-17…starred as a junior and senior for West Linn High School outside of Portland, after playing as a freshman and sophomore at Hermiston High School.

Quotable from Coach Dolfo:
“Taylor is a great athlete. She runs the floor well and can really attack the basket. We are so happy she will be part of our program.”

DANI IWAMI Seal Beach, CA (Los Alamitos HS/Hawai'i Pacific)
Iwami (E-wam-ee) transfers from Hawai'i Pacific University where she appeared in 27 games, making 16 starts, as a true freshman in 2016-17…averaged 5.9 points and 1.6 assists per game for the Sharks…team finished with a 21-7 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the second time in program history…named the Pacific West Conference Freshman of the Week for games of Feb. 20-26, 2017…product of Los Alamitos High School where she was named the Sunset League MVP as a junior and senior, and as a two-time First Team Division 1AA All CIF selection…also a two-time Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Dream Team selection.

Quotable from Coach Dolfo:
“Dani will be a great addition to our program as a transfer. She is an outstanding shooter, has great quickness and will bring so much energy to our program.”

ANNA SCHWECKE Evergreen, CO (Clear Creek HS/Colorado-Colorado Springs)
Schwecke (SHWEK-ee) appeared in 32 games during her redshirt freshman season helping lead Colorado-Colorado Springs to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and a trip to the NCAA II Tournament in 2016-17…averaged 15.6 minutes per game…shot 48.5% from the field (65-for-134)…averaged 5.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game…season-high 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting vs. Oklahoma Christian (11/12/16)…season-high 9 rebounds in collegiate debut at Newman (11/11/16)…scored 8 points on perfect 3-for-3 shooting and 2-for-2 from the free throw line in RMAC Championship Game vs. Regis (3/4/17)…scored 10 points in UCCS’s two NCAA tournament games…utilized redshirt season in 2015-16…starred for Clear Creek High School averaging 21.6 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game as a senior leading her team to a 19-5 record and the Round of 16 in the 2A Colorado High School Tournament…named to the 2A Colorado 2A All-State Team.

Quotable from Coach Dolfo:
“Anna brings more size inside for us. She can play inside or out as she is a very athletic player. We are excited for her to be part of our WWU family.”

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