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The University of Dubuque Spartans women’s basketball first competed in the early 1900s, but the Iowa Conference officially began sponsoring the sport in 1982-83. Current head coach Mark Noll joined the Spartans in 2007. He is the 11th coach in the program’s history and has since become the all-time wins leader for the Spartans.

UD has consistently qualified for the IIAC women’s basketball tournament, missing it just once in past five seasons and setting a new school record of 10 wins in the IIAC in 2012 and 20 season wins in 2013. The Spartans have had 39 All-Iowa Conference Performers and over 30 Academic All-Iowa Conference honorees since 1982-83. UD runs an up-tempo offense while adding staunch defensive pressure.




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Kotas & Goetz Named All-Iowa Conference

University of Dubuque Women's Basetball student-athletes Jenna Kotas and Jessica Goetz each earned All-Iowa Conference (IIAC) honors as voted by the leagues coaches. Kotas was named to the First Team while Goetz earned Second Team recognition. The Spartans finished the season with an overall record of 17-9 and tied for second place in the IIAC at 10-4. The second place finish was the best in the programs history.

Spartans Upset in IIAC Tourney

The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team was upset in the First Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament. The Spartans 63-59 loss to Buena Vista on Tuesday night proved the old saying that the hardest thing in sports to do is beat a team three times in a season. Jenna Kotas recorded a double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. UD finishes the year with a 17-9 overall record.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Maria Miller Forward 5-10 Sophomore Frederic, Wis.
3 Meggie Schmidt Guard 5-7 Junior Edgerton, Wis.
4 Molly Richardson Guard 5-5 Sophomore Marengo, Ill.
11 Taylor Griffin Guard 5-8 Sophomore Milwaukee, Wis.
12 Stephany Remakel Center 6-3 Senior Dubuque, Iowa
13 Jennifer Fischer Guard 5-9 Senior Deerfield, Wis.
15 Brittany Collier Guard 5-4 Junior Oswego, Ill.
22 Jessica Goetz Guard 5-9 Junior Sussex, Wis.
23 Emily Brinker Guard 5-11 Freshman Baraboo, Wis.
24 Jessie Kirkwood Guard 5-8 Sophomore Hudson, Wis.
25 Devin Glenski Guard 5-2 Freshman Cedar Rapids, Iowa
30 Adrianna Stephens Guard 5-5 Junior Madison, Wis.
31 Jenna Kotas Forward 5-11 Junior Tinley Park, Ill.
33 Jasmine Bethea Guard 5-4 Freshman Schaumburg, Ill.
34 Angela Powell Center 6-4 Freshman Kaiserslautern, Germany
35 Heather Chapman Center 6-1 Senior Ingleside, Ill.
41 Brittani Graves Forward 5-10 Sophomore Dubuque, Iowa
42 Daneshia Snitker Forward 5-8 Freshman Waukon, Iowa
44 Kayla Springer Forward 5-9 Junior Altoona, Wis.
Nichole Mai Student Assistant 5-9 Junior St. Germain, Wis.


Date Opponent Location   Time/Result  
November 1, 2013 at Drake University (Exhibition) Des Moines, Iowa ..........
November 16, 2013      vs. UW-Platteville (Edgewood Tipoff Tourney) Madison, Wis.  L, 78-81
November 17, 2013 at Edgewood College (Edgewood Tipoff Tourney)      Madison, Wis.  W, 90-83
November 23, 2013 vs. Bethany Lutheran College Dubuque, Iowa W, 110-81
November 26, 2013 at Blackburn College Carlinville, Ill. W, 112-89
November 30, 2013 at UW-La Crosse  La Crosse, Wis. L, 63-66
December 10, 2013 vs. Augustana College Dubuque, Iowa L, 54-63
December 13, 2013 vs. North Central University (Minn.) Dubuque, Iowa W, 127-57
December 14, 2013 vs. North Central College (Ill.) Dubuque, Iowa  W, 124-99
December 20, 2013 vs. Eureka College (St. Pete Classic) St. Petersburg, Fla. W, 105-79
December 21, 2013 vs. Alverno College (St. Pete Classic) St. Petersburg, Fla. W, 82-69
December 31, 2013 at North Park University Chicago, Ill. L, 66-78
January 8, 2014 vs. Wartburg College ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 61-59
January 11, 2014 at Central College ** Pella, Iowa W, 53-52
January 15, 2014 vs. Luther College ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 66-60
January 18, 2014 vs. Buena Vista University ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 91-65
January 22, 2014 at Coe College ** Cedar Rapids, Iowa      L, 77-85
January 25, 2014 at Loras College ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 64-72
January 29, 2014 vs. Simpson College ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 54-55
February 1, 2014 vs. Coe College ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 65-56
February 5, 2014 at Wartburg College ** Waverly, Iowa W, 60-40
February 8, 2014 at Simpson College ** Indianola, Iowa L, 36-73
February 12, 2014 vs. Loras College ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 57-51
February 15, 2014 vs. Central College ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 68-53
February 19, 2014 at Buena Vista University ** Storm Lake, Iowa W, 85-78
February 22, 2014 at Luther College ** Decorah, Iowa W, 83-76
February 25, 2014 vs. Buena Vista (1st Round - IIAC Tournament) Dubuque, Iowa  L, 59-63
  ** Iowa Conference Opponent    


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University of Dubuque Women's Basketball Coaches Profile
Mark Noll
Mark Noll
Head Women's Basketball Coach

BA, UW-Stout

Office Phone: (563) 589-3279
Fax: (563) 589-3425
Office Location: 312 Stoltz Athletic Center
Biography - Click to close

Mark W. Noll was named Head Women's Basketball Coach on May 1, 2007.

Noll, a native of Colfax, Wis. is a 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis., where he has was assistant women's basketball coach for seven seasons. He has 17 years of coaching experience at all levels including collegiate, AAU and youth levels. He was a significant presence in the recent success at UW-Stout women's basketball program which included three consecutive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) basketball championships, WIAC tournament championships, and two "Sweet 16" finishes in the NCAA Division III National Championships. The women's team at Stout had been among the record attendance leaders for the past five seasons among Division III programs.

The Spartans set a school record for overall wins with 20 during the 2012-13 season and Iowa Conference wins record with 10 in 2011-12 & 2013-14. In seven season as head coach, Noll has coached 10 All-Iowa Conference selections (5 - First Team, 5 - Second Team, and 7 - Honorable Mention).

Mark Noll's background also includes extensive experience as basketball coach, personal instructor and club promoter for the Wisconsin Amateur Athletic Union from 1989-2002. He assisted in every facet of running the nationally known Great Lakes Shootout Basketball Series. He coached AAU teams to the national level with numerous Top-8 finishes at the National Championships and Junior Olympics.

He has coached over 100 players who went on to receive college scholarships, two Big Ten Freshman of the Year, two NCAA Kodak All-Americans, the top-3 all-time leading scorers in high school for the state of Wisconsin, two USA Basketball Team members, and three WNBA players.

Women's Basketball Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC
2007-08 14-13 7-9 5th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2008-09 9-16 5-11 7th place  
2009-10 15-11 9-7 5th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2010-11 11-16 7-9 6th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2011-12 15-11 10-6 3rd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2012-13 20-8 8-6 3rd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2013-14 17-9 10-4  2nd place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
  TOTAL     101-84    56-52 
Spartans All-Time Wins Leader

Kelsey Steinhagen
Kelsey Steinhagen
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

BA, Apparel Design and Development, UW-Stout

Office Phone: (563) 589-3415
Office Location: 405 Stoltz Sports Center
Biography - Click to close

Kelsey (Duoss) Steinhagen joined the University of Dubuque in September of 2013 as the Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach. Steinhagen spent the past three years coaching at Concordia University- Texas. Her primarily responsibility was the training and development of the Tornado post players, which helped the program register three winning seasons, set school records for overall wins (23) and league wins (18) and captured its first American Southwest Conference Tournament title and West Division crown. In addition, the team also received votes in the national polls and became the first women's sport at the school to appear in an NCAA Tournament in 2011-12.

Prior to her arrival at Concordia, Steinhagen spent one year as an assistant coach at Menomonie High School in Wisconsin. She served as the varsity girls assistant and head junior varsity girls coach, working specifically with the post players while also assisting with scouting reports and film breakdown. The Menomonie varsity squad had its best record in six seasons.

 Steinhagen, who won a state championship on the scholastic level, earned three letters at UW-Stout and put the program on the map after transferring from Division-1 University of Illinois at Chicago. She was named to the All-Decade Third Team as a center after being named a two-time Kodak First-Team All-American and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Player of the Year twice. In addition, Steinhagen was a WIAC all-defensive team pick and all-conference honoree all three years. She finished her career ranked second all-time in WIAC history with 258 career blocked shots, while her 1,413 career points and 750 rebounds rank second all-time in the UW-Stout program annals. While at UW-Stout, the team compiled a 69-21 record, won three WIAC regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, including the Sweet 16 twice. 

After completing her All-American collegiate career, Steinhagen became the first UW-Stout female basketball student-athlete to compete professionally when she played for the Dandenong Rangers of the Women’s National Basketball League in Australia. On February 29, 2012, she was one of only 16 players named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) All-Time Women's Basketball Team as part of the league’s centennial celebration. She recently had her No. 40 jersey retired by UW-Stout on February 21, 2009. 

A native of Clinton, Wisconsin, Steinhagen graduated from UW-Stout in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in apparel design and development while carrying minors in business administration and human resources. She is married to Chet Steinhagen.  

Mollie Whiting
Mollie Whiting
Graduate Assistant Women's Basketball

BA, Health, Wellness & Recreation - University of Dubuque

Biography - Click to close

Mollie Whiting begins her first season as a graduate assistant coach with the Spartans in 2013. Whiting will serve as an assistant while pursuing her MBA in the University of Dubuque’s Masters Program.

Before joining the Spartans coaching staff she studied for four years at UD, graduating in May 2013 with her undergrad in Health Wellness and Recreation with a Coaching Endorsement. Whiting played Basketball all four years for the Spartans, serving as team captain for two years. She graduated with 3.71 GPA and was named Academic All-Iowa Conference three times. She was an active member of the SAAC organization for four years.  

On the court, Whiting averaged 27.0 points per game in IIAC play as a senior which was the 6th highest scoring average in IIAC History and the highest in the last 18 years. Her post season honors included; First Team All-West Region, Honorable Mention All-American (Top 25 Players in the Nation), Honorable Mention WBCA All-American, and IIAC All Conference as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. She is the all-time leading scorer in UD Women’s Basketball history with 1,737 points.

Whiting hopes to pursue a coaching career at the collegiate level after graduating with her masters. 


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