Vikings get DI transfer from Sacramento State

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Vikings get DI transfer from Sacramento State

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Taylor Peacocke, who competed last season at Division I Sacramento State, has accepted a scholarship offer to play women’s basketball at Western Washington University beginning this fall.

“We are excited to have Taylor as part of our program,” said WWU head coach Carmen Dolfo in making the announcement. “She has great versatility and could help us at either off-guard or point guard.”

Peacocke, a 5-foot-9 guard, saw action in seven games for the Hornets in 2012-13 before suffering a season-ending injury. She received a medical hardship and will have freshman eligibility at WWU.

A graduate of Inglemoor High School, Peacocke was a second-team Class 4A all-State selection and a Seattle Times Star Times all-Area pick as a senior.

An all-KingCo League selection for the third straight year, Peacocke averaged a league-leading 19.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.3 steals and 3.2 assists for the Vikings, setting a school career record for points with 1,152.

Peacocke was a three-star recruit according to ESPN Hoop Gurlz. She averaged 18.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior, and a school-record 19.6 points and 10.6 rebounds as a sophomore.

Peacocke was named the Bothell/Kenmore Reporter Athlete of the Year as a junior.

WWU graduated three senior starters from last year’s 29-4 team that won both the Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles, took the West Regional championship and reached the NCAA II national semifinals.