Katherine "Katie" Novak has completed her first year as the Our Lady of the Lake University Women's Basketball assistant coach. Novak comes from NCAA DIII Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., where she helped run the team camps for the women's basketball program. She also recruited throughout the Midwest at Webster.
Novak completed a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a minor in Psychology at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind. While there, she was a starter and team captain for two years. She was a three-time All-Academic and All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Selectee, as well as a conference scholar athlete award winner. In addition, she won the department academic achievement award at Saint Joseph's.
She had ACL reconstructive surgery her senior year at Saint Joseph's, so she went on a medical redshirt status. Prior to fracturing her tibial plateau, Novak averaged eight points in 29 minutes per game, and shot 36% from the arc despite missing 11 games. She spent the remainder of the season taking on more of a coaching role and assisted in preparing scouting reports and film for games. Novak graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Joseph's, and went on to finish her basketball career at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio. She was in the first class of UIW athletes ever to compete at the NCAA Division I level after joining the Southland Conference. In May 2014, she earned a Master of Science in Sports Management from UIW.
Novak spent six summers working for the Chicago Bulls Academy in Lisle, Ill., where she coached teams in the girl's program from ages 10-18. She also worked the Chicago Bulls Summer Camps, specializing in shooting technique, moves and guard work. In addition, Novak interned with Acceleration Sports Performance in Naperville, Ill., in the summer of 2013. While there, she managed scheduling, payments, marketing and selling training packages. She gained extensive knowledge in weight training, specifically injury prevention workouts.
Novak is a native of Homer Glen, Ill.
|3||LaQeisha Brown||JR||SF||5-9||San Antonio, Texas||Judson HS/Temple College|
|4||Kimberly Munoz*||SR||G||5-6||Mesa, Ariz.||Florence HS/Lindenwood-Bellevill Un|
|5||Shameka Brown||FR||G/F||5-9||San Antonio, Texas||Judson High School|
|10||Whitney Sandmann||SO||F||5-11||Bentonville, Ark.||Bentonville High School|
|11||Nakia Page||JR||G||6-0||Bakersfield, Calif.||Stockdale HS/Bakersfield College|
|12||Sonji Green||SR||C||6-0||Fresno, Calif.||Edison HS/Merced Community College|
|14||Julia Rendon||SO||G||5-2||San Antonio, Texas||Stevens High School|
|20||Alyssa Ward||JR||G||5-8||Palmeto, Fla.||Palmeto HS/UIW|
|21||Francesca Patrick||SO||G||5-5||Killeen, Texas||Ellison HS/Temple College|
|22||Daniela Nopuente||SR||SG||5-5||Daly City, Calif.||Westmoor HS/Georgia College State|
|23||Tenise Burns||FR||G||5-6||Missouri City, Texas||Marshall High School|
|24||Taylor Hamilton||SR||G||5-3||Fairfield, Calif.||St. Patrick-St. Vincent/Solano CC|
|25||Chelsea Foster||JR||G||5-6||De Soto, Texas||Desoto HS/Coastal Bend College|
|32||Ariel Clay||SR||G/F||5-9||Fairfield, Calif.||Rodriguez HS/Solano CC/Holy Names Univ.|
|33||Brianna Williams||JR||PG||5-7||De Soto, Texas||De Soto HS/Coastal Bend College|
|34||Gabriela Mendonca||JR||SF||5-11||Brasilia, Brazil||Divino Salvador/Letodista Univ./Lindenwood|
|52||Krystal Ochulo||FR||C||6-2||Dallas, Texas||Roosevelt High School|