Disterhoft named Hawkeye Challenge MVP; Gustafson, Peschel also honored
Iowa has 22 assists, 18 steals, shoots 49.3 percent from the field
Head coach Lisa Bluder previews the 2015-16 season
UI women's basketball enjoying, thankful for Italian Tour experiences
The Hawkeyes record their 2nd win of their #ItalianTour
No. 23 Iowa 95, Upper Iowa 41 Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
Baylor 81, Iowa 66 NCAA Sweet 16 Friday, March 27, 2105
Women's Basketball vs. Miami in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
USATSI photos of women's basketball -- 3/20/15
No. 16 Iowa 78, Wisconsin 74 Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
2014-15 as a Sophomore... Competed in 32-of-34 games this season... scored a season-high 10 points in Iowa's win over USC Upstate on Nov. 14... netted 8 points on four occasions: vs UNI on Nov. 25, at No. 7 Lousville, vs Iowa State on Dec. 11, at No. 5 Maryland on Feb. 1... dished out a season-best four assists in Iowa's victory at Northwestern on Jan. 29... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013-14 as a Freshman... Competed in 34-of-36 games, missing two in the Big Ten Tournament due to injury... scored in double figures in three games, including Iowa's win at Ohio State (10 points) on Jan. 19... notched first career double-figure scoring game in the Cancun Challenge in win over UNC-Wilmington, tallying a season-best 12 points and playing a season-high 23 minutes... grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 13)... converted a season-best three 3-pointers in the win over North Dakota (Dec. 28)... posted a season-high five assists on three occasions, the last coming in the first round Big Ten Tournament victory over Illinois (March 6)... saw first career action in season-opener against UC Riverside (Nov. 8), tallying five points and a season-best three steals.
High School... ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100 recruit... first player in Lincoln Southeast High School history to start and play in every game since freshman season... all-state selection as a junior... named all-city as a freshman, sophomore and junior... selected as team captain every season since her freshman year... averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 steals as a sophomore... averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 rebounds as a junior... led her high school to three state tournament appearances, including runner-up finish as a junior... claimed city, conference and district championships in each of her three seasons... also excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society and honor roll student throughout high school.
Personal... Parents are Lisa and Dave Kastanek... has two older sisters, Allie and Marissa, and one younger brother, Marcus... Marissa was an All-ACC performer for the North Carolina State women's basketball team... psychology major.