Northeast’s Viso signs with South Dakota State University


NORFOLK – Another member of the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team will play basketball for an NCAA Division I school. Ena Viso, a 5’10” guard from Copenhagen, Denmark, has signed with South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD.

Viso said she is excited to have the opportunity to play for the Jackrabbits. “I can’t wait to play Division I basketball and I’m looking forward to some new challenges. I’m very happy that I have the opportunity to continue to play college ball.”

Viso, who was also recruited by the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Coastal Carolina and Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, said she was drawn to SDSU’s coaching staff. “I felt really comfortable with them. They also have a winning culture and a solid program, so I hope I can help contribute to their success.”

Viso will major in Exercise Science. She said her immediate focus will be on completing college, but she indicated she also has a dream of playing professional basketball for a few years after that.

Viso was a two-year starter for the Hawks, which compiled a record of 51-10 during her time with the program. Northeast was also nationally ranked during both seasons. She averaged 8.5 points and four rebounds per game during the two years.

Viso was a two-time Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) All-Region Honorable Mention selection and was named to the ICCAC Academic All-Region team.

Matt Svehla, Northeast coach, said Viso was a solid player for the Hawks.

“To be a two-year starter on two very good teams says a lot about her abilities and her skills. We will really miss her contributions and her consistency, but her character should not be forgotten. Ena brought great maturity and she has been an exemplary representative of our program and of Northeast Community College.  She is going to a very successful D1 program and I wish her the best.”

Earlier this month, another member of the Northeast program, Megan Trinder, a 5’7” sophomore guard from Hollywell, Queensland, Australia, signed with the University of Oregon.

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