Oct. 27, 2003
One day after registering game-high points and rebounds — and a 48-45 victory — in the Iowa women’s basketball team’s annual Hoop It Up! event, Jennie Lillis was named to the pre-season all-Big Ten team selected by the media at the league’s annual media day.
“I’m pretty sure that when the all-Big Ten pre-season team comes out, Jennie Lillis will be one of the top five players in the Big Ten,” Lisa Bluder told the Iowa City Press-Citizen after hoopin’ it up Saturday with the Hawkeyes.
She was right.
“That’s a tough thing to get that honor. She’s worked very, very hard at it. She’s the workhorse for us,” Bluder added.
Lillis and the Hawkeyes are entering the stretch run of pre-season practice. In a little less than two weeks Iowa’s 2003-04 season starts with an exhibition game against Athletes in Action in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.