IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s basketball associate head coach Jan Jensen is one of five 2020 LGBTQ Legacy Leader Award honorees, dsm magazine and One Iowa Leadership Institute announced on Thursday.
The award is given to Iowans that make an impact in their communities and have persevered despite prejudice.
Jensen earned the honor due to her involvement with the United Way of Johnson County, the Shelter House of Iowa City, and leadership and team-building speeches across the state.
“[Jensen] has been a great mentor to the women on our team and the rest of the athletic department,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “She has been a sounding board and an ally to many of her peers and student-athletes. Her leadership is unparalleled.”