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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Women’s Basketball Coach Addae Houston headed to Wilton to find his latest recruit, Olivia Reifert.

Houston is anxious to get Reifert on the court for the Spartans to help with a key game changer--rebounding. Reifert averaged 13.2 rebounds per game during her senior season in high school.

Reifert, who will graduate from Wilton High School later this month, was named 2013 Cedar Valley Conference honorable mention and 2014 River Valley Conference second team. She was selected to play in the 2014 River Valley Conference senior all-star game. Academically, Reifert was named 2014 Academic All-State, received the Governor’s Scholar Award, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has been on the honor roll throughout high school and will be valedictorian of her graduating class. In addition, she served on the National Council on Youth Leadership.

Houston, who will be entering his second year coaching the Spartans, is proud to be bringing such a well-rounded student-athlete to his program. While putting together his team for the 2014-15 season, Houston has been selective, recruiting student-athletes who have the ability to fill holes he saw in this year’s team.

“Olivia is a great rebounder who is aggressive to the ball,” Houston explained. “Her rebounding will make an immediate impact in an area where we struggled last season.”

Reifert said she is very excited to be joining the Spartan family and continue her athletic journey at Southwestern. In addition to Reifert’s rebounding abilities, she averaged 10.9 points per game. She is the daughter of Ben and Julie Reifert of Wilton.

In Photo (L to R): Seated-Julie, Olivia, and Ben Reifert; Standing-Jeremy Putman, Wilton High School basketball coach, and Addae Houston, SWCC head women’s basketball coach