Seward County Community College women’s basketball head coach Toby Wynn has announced the signing of two additional student-athletes for the 2007-08 school year. After announcing a signing class of six incoming players during the early signing period in April, Wynn has added a pair of post players with Haley Rogers (Eugene, Ore.) and Katarzyna Gawor (Krakow, Poland) signing official NJCAA letters of intent to play for the Lady Saints basketball program next season. The Lady Saints roster for 2007-08 currently has seven in-state and five out-of-state student-athletes.

Haley Rogers (Thurston H.S., Eugene, Ore./College of Eastern Utah) 6-foot-1-inch Post
Rogers comes into the Lady Saints program after spending her freshman season at College of Eastern Utah in Price, Utah. Rogers played in all 32 games last season, starting in seven contests. In 2006-07, Rogers was second on the team in scoring (7.9 ppg.) and averaged 3.6 rebounds per game. Rogers was also among team leaders shooting 75 percent from the free throw line (82-for-109). She led College of Eastern Utah in scoring four times and scored a career-high 18 points in a road win at Sheridan College (68-59). She helped lead the Golden Eagles to a 16-16 overall record and to a fourth-place finish in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.

Coach Wynn on Rogers: “We are definitely excited about Haley coming in here as a transfer. She comes in here with great size (6’1”) and she is a strong post player who can shoot from the perimeter. She was the second leading scorer at College of Eastern Utah last year and scored some points in some big games for them last year. I feel like she will be a tough match-up for a lot of people but also give us some more depth in the post, which is something we lacked this last season.”

Katarzyna Gawor (Krakow, Poland) 6-foot-3-inch Post
Gawor is a player that comes from a connection that has brought three previous Poland players into the Seward County women’s basketball program. Former Lady Saint forward, Marta Dydek, spent two seasons at Seward County, including the 2001-02 season when SCCC won the NJCAA National Championship. Dydek then completed her career at the University of Texas El-Paso. Ania Grabias was a two-year player at SCCC (2002-2004), where she earned Region VI All-Tournament Team honors in 2004 and then transferred to Richmond University. Ewelina Gad played for the Lady Saints in their 2004-05 season when they finished in 5th place at the NJCAA National Tournament. Gad then transferred to Valdosta State University. All three Poland players earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors while at SCCC.

Coach Wynn on Gawor: “Katarzyna comes highly recommended to us from a friend of ours here. She is going to be the next great player from Poland to play here. We expect Katarzyna to be a factor as a Lady Saint. I’m excited about her potential. She has great size. She has been playing basketball for a long time now. She has good ball skills, good fundamental skills and knows how to play the game. We are really excited about her coming to Seward.”