Team Highlights Under Scherr-Wells:
2012-13 CCAC Regular Season Championship
2012-13 CCAC Tournament Championship
2012-13 NAIA Championship Sweet 16
No. 8 National Ranking in 2012-13
In addition to being named CCAC Coach of the Year by her conference peers, Scherr-Wells was named the 2013 WBCA NAIA Region 4 Coach of the Year and a finalist for the WBCA's National Coach of the Year award, garnering national recognition for guiding her team to the national stage for the first time.
Signs of a successful 2012-13 season were apparent in Scherr-Wells' second season with the team, as the Lakers posted a 15-16 record, including a pair of victories over NAIA Division II Top 10 programs. The Lakers bested then-#10 St. Ambrose, 79-75, on Nov. 27 and then two weeks later topped then-#10 Grace, 81-71. For the second straight year, Roosevelt boasted there All-CCAC honorees with Davis earning All-CCAC First Team accolades, while teammates Maria Tamburrino and Towles were selected to the All-CCAC Second Team.
Scherr-Wells was already a part of the Roosevelt family when she was hired as head coach. The former assistant women's basketball coach at Portland State and administrative assistant at Michigan, Scherr-Wells was plucked from the Admissions Office where she was serving as an admissions counselor.
A native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and a 2001 graduate from the University of Michigan, Scherr-Wells has always had a passion for the game of basketball. She played on the No. 2 team in the nation in 1995 as a member of the AAU Illinois Hustle and went on to Michigan where she joined the women's basketball team. With the Wolverines, Scherr-Wells started as a manager/practice player as a freshman and eventually earned an athletic scholarship her sophomore season for her role in that capacity for the squad.
Following graduation, Scherr-Wells played for Athletes in Action during their tour of Spain in 2001 before heading to the University of Arizona where she served for three years on the campus ministry staff for Athletes in Action, working closely with the student-athletes and coaches. In 2005, she returned to the University of Michigan to be the administrative assistant for the women's basketball team, serving in various capacities with the team under the mentorship of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Coach Cheryl Burnett.
After one year in Ann Arbor, Mich., Scherr-Wells headed to the northwest, becoming the assistant women's basketball coach at Portland State. With the Vikings during the 2006-07 season, she coached the perimeter players and helped develop rookie Claire Faucher into the Big Sky Conference Most Outstanding Freshman. Scherr-Wells also served as the academic coordinator for the team, handled all team travel, scouted opponents and coordinated the film exchange program among other duties.
Scherr-Wells left Portland State following that season to take on the role of Senior Admissions Counselor at Northern Arizona University, where she stayed for one year before returning home and joining the Roosevelt staff.
Scherr-Wells is married to Ryan Wells and resides in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
|1||Erin McCaslin||JR||G||5-4||Maple Valley, Wash.||Tahoma|
|2||Aleesha Cleaver||FR||G||5-9||Davis, Ill.||Dakota|
|4||Tori Clark||JR||G/F||5-10||Roselle, Ill.||Lake Park|
|5||Devin Talley||FR||G||5-8||Ypsilanti, Mich.||Huron|
|10||Corinne Busby||FR||G||5-4||Arlington Heights, Ill.||Hersey|
|12||Becky Williford||FR||G||5-3||Naperville, Ill.||Waubonsie Valley|
|14||Maria Tamburrino||JR||G/F||5-11||West Dundee, Ill.||Jacobs|
|15||Casey Davis||JR||G||5-8||Country Club Hills, Ill.||Marian Catholic|
|21||Jennie Van Hook||JR||F||5-10||South Holland, Ill.||Marian Catholic|
|22||Kristin Marshall||JR||G||5-8||Country Club Hills, Ill.||UW-Whitewater|
|32||Kiara Towles||JR||F||5-9||Aurora, Ill.||West Aurora|
|33||Erica Jordan||FR||F||5-7||Naperville, Ill.||Waubonsie Valley|
|42||Tianna Swanigan||JR||F||5-9||Riverdale, Ill.||South Suburban|