Iowa Women’s Basketball is committed to competing for championships.


Iowa has qualified for nine consecutive postseason appearances, including eight NCAA Tournaments and one WNIT. The Hawkeyes have made the postseason in 15 of the last 16 years.


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Hawkeye Leadership


When it comes to staff continuity in Big Ten women’s basketball, Iowa sets the mark.


Head coach Lisa Bluder, associate head coach Jan Jensen and assistant coach Jenni Fitzgerald have spent 25 years together, including nine years at Drake and 16 at Iowa. Assistant coach Lacey Goldwire is in her fourth year at Iowa, and former Hawkeye Abby (Emmert) Stamp, who played for Bluder from 2005-08, is in her eighth year as the director of basketball operations.

Lisa Bluder

Head Coach: Lisa Bluder

Twitter: @lisabluder

  • 17th year at Iowa, 33rd overall
  • All-time winningest coach in program history
  • 1-of-14 active Division I coaches with 675+ wins
  • Led Iowa to 15 postseason appearances (12 NCAA and 3 WNIT) in 16 seasons
  • Has guided the Hawkeyes to 9 consecutive postseason appearances, including a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2015
  • Ranks 3rd among Big Ten coaches all-time in league victories
  • 3-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2001, 2008, 2010)
  • 2-time WBCA Regional Coach of the Year (2001, 2008)

Jan Jensen

Associate Head Coach: Jan Jensen

Twitter: @goiowa

  • 17th year at Iowa
  • Serves as Iowa’s recruiting coordinator and works with post players
  • Coached eight Hawkeye post players to a total of 16 All-Big Ten honors
  • All-American at Drake under Bluder

Jenni Fitzferald

Assistant Coach: Jenni Fitzgerald

Twitter: @jenfitz21

  • 17th year at Iowa
  • Coaches perimeter players and handles most of the scouting
  • Coached 14 Hawkeyes to a total of 30 All-Big Ten honors
  • All-Conference selection at Drake

Assistant Coach: Lacey Goldwire

Twitter: @LaceyGoldwire

  • 4th year at Iowa
  • Coaches perimeter players
  • Conference Player of the Year at East Central University
  • Coached at Oklahoma State and Morehead State prior to joining Hawkeye staff

Director of Basketball Operations: Abby (Emmert) Stamp

  • 8th year at Iowa
  • Coordinates team travel, schedules
  • Played at Iowa (2005-08); team captain as a senior
  • Helped guide the Hawkeyes to 2008 Big Ten Championship

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Iowa’s Academic and Graduation Success

Iowa has earned 81 Academic All-Big Ten honors under head coach Lisa Bluder, the third-most in the conference during that time span (since the 2000-01 season).

Iowa’s NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR) top the national average.

In four of the last five years, the Iowa women’s basketball team has earned a perfect “Graduation Success Rate” score of 100, as determined by the NCAA. Iowa has outperformed the national average in each of those seasons.

Additionally, the program has produced three Academic All-Americans. Ally Disterhoft (2015 and 2016) joined Lindsey Meder as a two-time honoree in 2016 and was also tabbed Academic All-American of the Year. In 2015, Samantha Logic also earned Academic All-American distinction. Iowa was the only Division I women’s basketball team to have two student-athletes honored in that year, and Disterhoft was the lone sophomore included on the list.

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Big Ten Network

Nearly every game the Hawkeyes play is televised to a national audience.

First Class Travel

The Hawkeyes travel in style via charter, whether it’s on the road or in the air.

Travel the World

Italy, Greece, Greek Islands, Czech Republic, France, The Bahamas, Mexico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, New York City, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Alaska, Las Vegas

Fan Support

Iowa annually ranks among the top 25 nationally in home attendance, most recently cracking the top 15 in 2014-15.

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