Hawkeye #Core4 reflects on Iowa's season, Sweet 16 experience
Hawkeyes and Lady Bears face-off Friday in Oklahoma City at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2
Hawkeyes, Hurricanes meet at 11 a.m. (CT) on ESPN2
Hawkeyes and Eagles tip at approximately 1:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday on ESPN2
14th-ranked Hawkeyes earn double-bye; open play Friday at 6 p.m. (CT) on BTN
Baylor 81, Iowa 66 NCAA Sweet 16 Friday, March 27, 2105
Women's Basketball vs. Baylor in 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
The Iowa Hawkeyes face Louisville in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament
2014 Second Team All-Big Ten 2014 Big Ten All-Defensive Team 2014 Big Ten All-Tournament Team 2013 Academic All-Big Ten
Hawk Items... Third all-time in program history with 184 career blocks... played in 101 career games with 70 career starts.
2013-14 as a Junior... Named second team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media... 1-of-5 league players named to the All-Defensive Team... selected to Big Ten All-Tournament Team... named to Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team... started all 36 games... tallied 106 blocks, the most in a single season in program history (previous record: Morgan Johnson - 79, 2009-10), and the eighth-highest single-season total in Big Ten history... tallied three or more blocks in 19 games, and tallied at least one block in every game but two... Iowa's leading scorer (14.2 points/game)... ranked 12th in the Big Ten, in league games only, in scoring (13.8/game), and 17th in scoring in all games (14.2)... second in the Big Ten and 14th nationally in blocks (2.9)... ranked 24th nationally in field goal percentage (.553)... tallied career-best 26 points in win over Illinois in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (Mar. 6), two points shy of the Iowa single-game tournament record... posted 17 points and 10 rebounds in win against Idaho State (Dec. 7), registering second career double-double... finished 6-of-7 from the field in home win over Illinois, notching 16 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes... tallied career-best seven blocks in wins over Drake (Dec. 21) and Indiana (Jan. 25), one shy of the school record.
2012-13 as a Sophomore... Started all 34 games... Academic All-Big Ten selection... ranked fifth in the Big Ten and 63rd in the NCAA with 1.7 blocks per game... netted a career-high 19 points in win at Michigan (Jan. 27), including eight-straight points from 5:20-1:45 mark in the second half to seal the win... tallied first career double-double in win over Missouri State (Dec. 19), finishing with 12 points and 12 rebounds, had a double-double at halftime with 10 points and 10 rebounds... finished with 16 points and five rebounds against Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Tournament... scored double figures in 11 contests...had 10 or more rebounds in two games.
2011-12 as a Freshman... Played in all 31 games... 10 points and six rebounds in just 11 minutes of action off the bench in win at Northern Iowa... eight points on 4-for-4 shooting at Penn State... tied a career-high with 10 points, along with five rebounds, in win over Michigan State... finished season with 116 points, 57 rebounds and 19 blocks.
High School... Miss Minnesota Basketball finalist... four-time all-state selection, including Minnesota Coaches Association and Associated Press first team honors... three-time all-conference pick and named conference's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior... Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro first team honoree as a senior... two time member of the Minnesota State Tournament All-Tournament Team... named to the Minnesota all-Breakdown team as a sophomore, junior and senior, including MVP honors as a senior... two-time team captain... averaged 10.9 points per game as a sophomore, 13.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game as a junior and 16.9 points and 7.4 rebounds as a senior... holds school records for single-season field goal percentage (.621), single-season blocks (134), career blocks (348), single-season field goals made (238) and periods played in a single season (64)... led Hill-Murray High School to a 30-1 record (26-0 in regular season) and a runner-up finish at state tournament as a senior, including Classic Suburban Conference title and a section 4AAA championship... section 4AAA championship and a runner-up finish at the state tournament as a junior... also led her high school team to a Classic Suburban Conference title as a junior and a second place finish as a sophomore... played AAU-affiliated basketball for the Midtown Monarchs in 2007-08 and was named Defensive Player of the Year for her club team... member of the Minnesota Fury during the 2009-10 season... A-Honor Roll student throughout her high school career... earned Classic Suburban Conference Academic All-Conference Award.
Personal... Parents are Colleen and Tim Doolittle... father Tim was a two sport athlete (swimming and rowing) at Harvard... has one brother, Nick, and two sisters, Lauren and Tessa... human physiology major.