THE STAFFWhen 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 22 years together, including nine years at Drake and 13 at Iowa.
Assistant coach Lacey Goldwire is in her first season at Iowa, and former Hawkeye Abby Emmert, who played for Bluder from 2005-08, is in her fifth season as the director of basketball operations.
Bluder is the dean of Big Ten coaches, spending more time at Iowa than any other current Big Ten coach at his or her school.
Bluder has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year three times and has the second most wins in Iowa women's basketball history, trailing only Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer. Bluder and her staff have led Iowa to six-straight NCAA Tournaments. Iowa is the only Big Ten team, and one of only 13 teams in the country, to have appeared in the last six NCAA Tournaments.