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Created: Monday, May 19, 2014 4:19 pm

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Creston, IA—Fort Madison basketball standout LaStella Slack, a 5’10” post player, has made the decision to head to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) and play for the Spartans’ second-year women’s basketball coach Addae Houston.

Slack, who is a May 2014 graduate of Fort Madison High School, was a second team Southeastern All-Conference selection, as well as a Southeastern Conference All-Star Team selection her senior year. She averaged 10 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Slack excelled academically as well, being selected as a member of the National Honor Society and named to the Southeastern Conference All-Academic Team.

Houston is confident Slack’s athletic and academic abilities will make her a strong student-athlete at SWCC. “LaStella is an outstanding player—a strong rebounder, and an all-around athlete,” Houston explained. “She is going to add depth to the post position for us and that is an area where we lacked last season.”

Slack, the daughter of Danny and Brenda Slack of Fort Madison, said she is excited for the opportunity to play basketball at Southwestern.


Seated (L to R): Danny, LaStella, and Brenda Slack

Standing: Charles Knipe, Fort Madison High School head girls’ basketball coach, and Addae Houston, SWCC head women’s basketball coach


Created: Thursday, May 1, 2014 3:23 pm

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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.

Read more: SWCC Coach Recruits Wilton Athlete for Rebounding Assistance on the Court

Created: Friday, April 25, 2014 9:28 am

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Morgan Knorr, a Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sophomore from Savannah, MO, recently received word she will be awarded an athletic scholarship to play basketball at the University of Illinois at Springfield, under the direction of second-year Head Coach Chad Oletzke, starting with the fall 2014 semester.

Knorr, a May 2012 graduate of Savannah High School, came to SWCC in the fall of 2012. This past season, Knorr led the SWCC team in scoring with 12 points per game. She averaged 3.8 rebounds and three assists per game. In addition to playing basketball for the SWCC Spartans, Knorr was a member of the college’s first-year sports shooting team during the 2013-14 academic year.

Read more: Knorr to Continue Basketball Career in Illinois

Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:04 am

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Late last week, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Women’s Basketball Coach Addae Houston announced the latest recruit—Cambry Schluter of Hopkins, MO—for his 2014-15 Spartans basketball team.

Schluter, who will be a May 2014 graduate of North Nodaway High School, was an all-conference selection and a District 16 All-District Team selection her junior and senior years. She scored more than 1,000 career points for North Nodaway High School. In addition, Schluter is a member of the National Honor Society and made the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years of high school.

Read more: Spartan Coach Adds Basketball Recruit Late Last Week