Junior guard Dani Iwami was a unanimous selection to the 2018-19 GNAC Preseason All-Conference Team. PHOTO: WWU Athletics
WWU's Dani Iwami Named to GNAC Preseason
October 20, 2018
BELLINGHAM, Wash – Western Washington University junior guard Dani Iwami has been voted as a unanimous selection to the 2018-19 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team.
Iwami (Seal Beach, CA/Los Alamitos/Hawai'i Pacific) was named the 2017-18 GNAC Newcomer of the Year after averaging 9.4 points and 4.0 assists per game. She played in all 28 games for the Vikings after transferring from Hawai'i Pacific, making 25 starts.
Amongst GNAC leaders, Iwami ranked 6th in the conference in assists per game and 4th averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers per game. Iwami was 58-for-267 (.347) from beyond the arc, including making at least one 3-pointer in 24 of 28 games.
The Vikings are set to open the preseason exhibition schedule Monday hosting Trinity Western on WECU Court in Carver Gym with tip-off at 5 pm. Free parking is available in the C lots on the WWU campus with special $4 admission for the exhibition game.
WWU returns four starters and seven letterwinners from last year’s squad that went 12-16 overall and 8-12 in the GNAC. The 11-player squad for 2018-19 includes one senior, three juniors, three sophomores and four freshmen.
The regular season opens Nov. 9-10 with the Vikings hosting Seattle Pacific, Humboldt State and Fresno Pacific in the West Region Crossover Classic in Carver Gym. The complete 2018-19 schedule can be viewed and downloaded online at WWUVikings.com/WBB.
Alaska Anchorage senior forward Hannah Wandersee was voted as the GNAC Preseason Player of the Year as the top returning scorer averaging 14.8 points per game last season. The complete 15-player team is listed below: