Assistant coach Jennifer Crouse resigns to pursue professional playing career

March 18, 2002

Store courtesy: UND Media Relations

Grand Forks, ND University of North Dakota women's basketball assistant coach Jennifer Crouse has announced her resignation effective immediately in order to continue her overseas professional playing career in Australia. Crouse recently completed her second year as the Sioux's top assistant coach.

One of the top players in the history of the UND women's basketball program, Crouse helped lead North Dakota to three consecutive NCAA Division II national titles (1997, 1998 and 1999). She finished her career as UND's all-time leading scorer (2,284 points) and rebounder (1,145 rebounds).

A native of Freeport, IL, Crouse played Division I club basketball for Santa Rosa de Lima in Barcelona, Spain, during the 1999-00 season.

As an assistant for North Dakota the past two seasons, Crouse has been a part of teams that have gone 53-9 and won two North Central Conference regular-season championships and two NCC Wells Fargo Finals titles. The 2001 team won the North Central Region championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II national championship game, where the Sioux lost in overtime to Cal Poly Pomona.

"I'm very happy for the opportunity that Jenny's gotten to continue her professional career," UND head coach Gene Roebuck said Monday. "At her age, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. I'm very appreciative of the years she's been with the Fighting Sioux women's basketball program, both as a player and as an assistant coach. She did a great job for this program."