Kotas Named Iowa Conference Female Athlete of the Week

Dec 23, 2013 | J.Crane

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWAThe Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today that University of Dubuque basketball player Jenna Kotas (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) and Wartburg wrestler Landon Williams have been named IIAC Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, December 22, 2013. The Conference also announced Performers of the Week in men's and women's basketball and wrestling.

University of Dubuque forward Jenna Kotas has been named IIAC Women's Basketball Performer of the Week. Kotas averaged 22.5 points per game while averaging 23.0 minutes per game in two UD victories at the Basketball Destinations St. Pete Classic. She scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds in 21 minutes of action in the Spartans 105-79 victory against Eureka. It was the third straight game over 100 points for Dubuque. UD won its fourth straight game behind 21 points and six three-pointers from Kotas against Alverno the next night. She was 10-13 from three-point range and 7-8 from the free throw line on the trip to Florida.  

Kotas is currently fourth in the IIAC at 16.7 points per game and leads the league with 27 three-pointers made. She is also fifth in three-point percentage (43.5%) and sixth in free throw percentage (82.4%). In her last four games, the junior forward is averaging 19.75 points per game. As a team, UD is second in Division III at 94.5 points per game. The Spartans lead the IIAC in points per game (94.5), scoring margin (+17.8), free throws made (193), free throws attempted (283), field goals made (341), three pointers made (70), rebounds (518), rebounds per game (51.8), blocks (39), assists (178), steals (163), turnover margin (+5.70), and  assists-to-turnover margin (0.97).

The complete list of IIAC Performers of the Week can be found at: IIAC Athletes of the Week

UP NEXT: The Spartans finish the 2013 calendar year with a trip to North Park University (6-4) on Tuesday, December 31st. Game time in Chicago is 2:00 pm. 
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