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IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa head women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder has announced that Ally Disterhoft (Iowa City, Iowa/West High School) and Alexa Kastanek (Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Southeast High School) have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa next fall.
“It’s one of the smaller classes we have brought in, but it’s a quality class.” Bluder said. “Ally and Alexa are two very good basketball players. They both fit into our system and we are excited to have them join our program.”
High School… ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100 recruit… earned a total of seven all-state honors as a sophomore and junior, including six first team accolades… all-district selection as a junior and senior… two-time unanimous MVC Player of the Year and first team all-conference pick…Iowa City Press-Citizen and Gazette/KCRG Player of the Year as a junior… averaged 15 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a sophomore… averaged 16.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a junior… led West High to its first state tournament appearance in school history as a sophomore, finishing runner-up… helped the Trojans claim a state championship as a junior with a 25-1 record… named to state tournament all-tournament team in both seasons… led West high to back-to-back MVC titles… holds school records for single-season field goal percentage (67.4) and 3-point percentage (45.1) and single game blocks (5)… also lettered in track and volleyball… helped West High to a 2010 outdoor state track championship… claimed individual state title in indoor 4×800 as a sophomore… multiple event qualifier for Drake Relays… all-conference and academic all-district pick in volleyball… also excels in the classroom and is an academic all-state and all-conference selection… member of the National Honor Society and holds a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average… awarded direct admission into Tippie College of Business for academic achievement.
Personal… Parents are Missy and Jeff Disterhoft… mother played basketball and softball at Drake and was teammates with current assistant coaches Jan Jensen and Jenni Fitzgerald… has a younger brother, Nate… plans on majoring in business.
Bluder on Disterhoft
Personal… Parents are Lisa and Dave Kastanek… has two older sisters, Allie and Marissa, and one younger brother, Marcus… Marissa is a senior on the North Carolina State women’s basketball team… plans on majoring in psychology.
Bluder on Kastanek