After sitting out the required time, transfer guard Anna Jofresa is ready to hit the court for Dickinson State.
The native of Spain was almost a Blue Hawk two years ago.
From Barcelona, Spain, to Dickinson–and a few places in-between–Anna Jofresa has come a long way.
“American basketball is a lot more physical,” Jofresa said. “I wasn’t used to lifting weights and doing so much conditioning.”
Jofresa played her first two years of American ball at the College of Southern Idaho, and then the Blue Hawks came calling.
“They actually tried to recruit me the year I was living at CSI, but I didn’t end up deciding to come here,” Jofresa said.
But she instead went to Division 2 at Spring Hill College in Alabama, where she didn’t get much playing time.
“It was a little rough,” Jofresa said. “The chemistry of the team. Sometimes you have–this team, we have great chemistry. It was just different. I thought I needed a change.”
And this time, she landed at DSU.
“This year they talked to me again and I thought it was a great opportunity,” Jofresa said.
Throughout her time jumping around the U.S., she’s been able to develop her basketball game. But she’s probably come even further with her English-speaking game.
“I thought I had a pretty good level, until I got here,” Jofresa said. “The American accent was a little hard for me. People talk super fast, so the first two months were really rough for me. I’ve improved a lot, and I’m actually really proud of myself.”
According to coach head coach Liz Lewis, Jofresa will be eligible to play Dec. 28 when the Blue Hawks travel to Montana-Western.