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Abby Emmert is in her sixth year as director of basketball operations for the University of Iowa women's basketball program.
The Winterset, Iowa, native works closely with the Hawkeye basketball staff, helping coordinate and carry out day-to-day activities of the program. Emmert is responsible for arranging team travel and activities, supervising public service opportunities for the team and coordinating summer camps and training tables.
Emmert is also Iowa's chief scheduler, helping to build one of the most exciting and demanding schedules in the country for the Hawkeye program.
Emmert was a member of the Iowa women's basketball team from 2005-08. She was named team co-captain in 2008, and helped lead the Hawkeyes to a Big Ten regular season championship. Emmert also received the Dr. Christine Grant Leadership Award for women's basketball as a senior.
Emmert played in 123 career games as a Hawkeye, including 22 starts. Her 123 games played are the tied for the fourth-most of any player in Iowa women's basketball history.
She scored 299 career points, collected 144 rebounds and dished out 177 assists. She scored a career-high 17 points against Iowa State as a junior in 2006.
Emmert graduated with a Communications Studies degree from the University of Iowa in 2008, and worked for the United Way of East Central Iowa before taking over as director of basketball operations.