Jan. 7, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – University of Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach Muffet McGraw announced Tuesday the addition of Anne Weese (first name pronounced Annie) to the 2002-03 Irish roster. Weese, a 5-10 junior non-scholarship guard from Salina, Kan., will be in uniform when No. 16 Notre Dame opens its BIG EAST Conference season Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (EST) against West Virginia in Morgantown.
Weese spent the last two seasons at Seward County (Kan.) Community College, helping the Saints to a combined record of 71-1 and the 2002 NJCAA national championship. She averaged 4.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, with a .411 field goal percentage and a .700 free throw percentage during her two-year junior college career. Weese also was a starter on the Saints’ national championship squad that went 38-0 and now has produced four players currently playing at the NCAA Division I level.
Prior to arriving at Seward County, Weese was one of the top players ever to come out of Sacred Heart High School in Salina. She was a four-year starter and letterwinner for head coach Barry Fritz, graduating as the school recordholder for points in a game (42), season (577) and career (1,724). She was a two-time all-state selection and was named the Salina County Female Athlete of the Year following both her junior and senior seasons. In addition, she was chosen by the Salina Journal as one of the “Top Five Female Basketball Players of the Decade” in January 2000.
“Anne is a talented player who will give us some additional flexibility and depth as we head into the BIG EAST season,” McGraw said.
“She has a lot to offer us, both on the floor and in the lockerroom, and we are happy to have her join our team.”