Western Washington University senior Anna Schwecke capped her collegiate career earning honorable mention recognition on the 2019-20 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America Team.
Schwecke (Evergreen, CO/Clear Creek) averaged 12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, helping lead the Bellingham Vikings to a 22-9 overall record and a trip to the NCAA II Championships in 2019-20. She started all 31 games, leading the team in scoring and ranking 2nd in rebounding. Schwecke scored in double-digits in 21 contests, including a season-high 29 points on Jan. 18 at Northwest Nazarene.
Schwecke was a unanimous First Team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference selection after leading the league with .611 field goal percentage and ranking 3rd with a .856 free throw percentage. Schwecke connected on 149-of-244 shots for the 4th-best single-season shooting performance WWU program history. Her 85.6% free throw mark also entered the WWU record books as 9th-best in WWU history.
She becomes the 11th player in WWU women’s basketball history to earn All-America honors from the WBCA at either the NAIA or NCAA Division II level. She is the first Viking All-American on the hardwood since Taylor Peacocke earned first-team honors during her record-breaking 2016-17 season. There have now been a total of 20 All-Americans in the 49-year history of the program going back to 1971-72.
Schwecke was a three-year starter for the Vikings, scoring 978 points (11.0 ppg) and grabbing 613 rebounds (6.9 rpg) in 89 career games. She fell just short of becoming the 28th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark in a WWU uniform. She finishes here career ranked 4th with a 57.1 career field goal percentage (384-for-673), 8th with a 80.2 free throw pct. (210-for-262), 18th with 613 rebounds and 15th with 90 blocked shots. Adding in her freshman year at Colorado-Colorado Springs, Schwecke finished her collegiate career with 1,152 points in 122 games.
The Vikings went 22-9 overall in 2019-20, advancing to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championship Game and were selected to play in the NCAA Division II Championships as the No. 7 seed in the West Regional. The NCAA Tournament that was to take place in Honolulu, Hawai’i was canceled due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus.