Senior Claire Till's blog gives fans an inside look at Iowa women's basketball
7 p.m. (CT) contest is Buck Night, Kali Peschel bobble head night
No. 24 Iowa has learned a lot in 7 games this season
Disterhoft named Hawkeye Challenge MVP; Gustafson, Peschel also honored
Iowa shoots 54.5 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes
Michigan at Iowa Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Jan. 16, 2016
Bradley at No. 24 Iowa Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
Iowa takes down UVA 85-73.
No. 23 Iowa 95, Upper Iowa 41 Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
Hawk Items... Shot 43.4% from 3-point range as a junior, the eighth-best season in program history from beyond the arc.
2015-16 as a Senior... Elected team co-captain along with junior Ally Disterhoft.
2014-15 as a Junior... Played in all 34 games this season with three starts... averaged 16.4 minutes and 5.1 points per game... shot 45.7 percent from the floor and was the second-most efficient three-point shooter with a 43.4 percentage... shot 79.1 percent from the charity stripe... made a career-high three 3-pointers three different times this season: vs Iowa State on Dec. 11, vs Nebraska on March 6, vs Ohio State on March 7 in the semifinal round of the Big Ten Tournament... shot 43.4% from 3-point range, the eighth-best season in program history from beyond the arc... led the team in 3-point field goals (3-5) in win over No. 25 Nebraska at the Big Ten Tournament on March 6... netted a career-best 19 points in win over Robert Morris on Nov. 16... shot 62.5 percent (10-16) from behind the arc during the postseason; a stretch of five games... nominated for the 2015 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®; prestigious community service award recognizes a distinguished group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in their communities... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013-14 as a Sophomore... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... played in all 36 games... started the first 19 games of the season; the first starts of her career... ranked fifth on the team in rebounding (3.9)... posted first career double-double in win over No. 14 Dayton (Nov. 10), tallying 12 points and 14 rebounds; 14 rebounds marked a career best... named to Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament team... Iowa's leading rebounder in four contests, including two double-figure totals (11 vs. UC Riverside, 14 vs. Dayton)... notched a career-best 15 points in win over Boston College in the Cancun Challenge, finishing a perfect 8-of-8 from the foul line (Nov. 29)... made a career-high five field goals at Colorado (Nov. 20)... handed out a career-best six assists in Big Ten/ACC Challenge win over No. 22 Syracuse (Dec. 5).
2012-13 as a Freshman... Played in 28 games... scored a season-high five points at Drake (Dec. 16)... recorded five rebounds in collegiate debut against Northern Illinois (Nov. 9)... scored 16 points, grabbed 29 rebounds and added eight assists on the season.
High School... Miss Minnesota Basketball finalist... two-time all-state selection... three-time all-section pick... only played 11 games her senior season after suffering an ACL injury between her junior and senior seasons... garnered four all-conference awards, starting as an eighth grader... two-time conference MVP... St. Cloud Times and Sauk Valley Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior... led her high school team to back-to-back conference championships, section titles and state tournament appearances, including a third place finish as a junior... named to the state tournament all-tournament team... averaged 20.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists as a junior, 17.9 points as a sophomore, 14.9 points as a freshman and 10.3 points as an eighth grader... holds school records for points in a single game (37), season (666) and career (2,037), assists in a single game (12), season (163) and career (404) and steals in a season (125) and career (372)... also lettered in volleyball and track... two-time all-conference volleyball selection and was named conference MVP as a junior... also named to the state tournament all-tournament team... two-time all-conference and all-state pick in track.
Personal... Parents are Patty and Donny Peschel... has two younger sisters, Kelsey and Victoria... Spanish and communications studies major.