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Keaton Joanning April 18, 2024

This year’s women’s basketball team was committed to creating an enjoyable journey on and off the court, according to head coach Jocelyn Kovarik. 

“Their special ‘spark’ translated to all faucets of being a student-athlete.”

  Kovarik said the team had a slow start in pre-conference games going just 2-5, but grew individually and as a team to finish 15-5 in conference play. The team finished 20-11 overall, which included a nine-game winning streak mid-way through. 

“Of course, we will continue to grow and seek higher success in terms of record,” she said, “but I could not be more proud of all that this group accomplished.”

  Kovarik, who became head coach 2022, said the players, managers, and coaching staff of this team were a joy to be around. 

“We had well-rounded student-athletes who were competitive, talented and kind. Many were involved in Student Activities Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Boone Campus Bible Study, Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and so much more. They come from some pretty amazing families, whose support we are forever grateful for.”

Kovarik said she’s anticipating a great core group to return for next year. 

“They are working hard in the off-season to improve upon their on-court skills, and they are building strength in the weight room. We have a great mix of incoming freshman signees for 24-25 who will be able to push the tempo offensively and defensively.”

Currently, the coaching staff is working to fill the few remaining spots available for next year. 

“It will be a young group with around 10 freshmen, so we will focus on the fundamentals of ball early in season and continue to emphasize teaching the game throughout the season,” she said.

 Women’s basketball has been changed due to Caitlin Clark’s historic college career. 

“Caitlin Clark is an UNBELIEVABLE talent! I’m not always in love with how she argues with calls on the court, BUT what she’s done for women’s basketball far outweighs any little complaints I could ever have. Just like the rest of the women’s basketball community, I owe her a huge THANK YOU!”

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