Liz Hollingworth Named New Faculty Athletics Rep for WBCA

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa Professor, Liz Hollingworth, PhD was named the new faculty athletics representative to the board for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday.

Hollingworth was appointed by NCAA Division I FAR and is a nonvoting member. She is joined by three other nonvoting members; Carol Callan, president, FIBA Americas, Lynn Holzman, vice president, women’s basketball, NCAA, and Binh Nguyen, director, academic and membership affairs, NCAA.

Hollingworth is one of two faculty voting members on the UI Presidential Committee on Athletics, which provides advice and recommendation to the UI president and athletics director on policies governing the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

She earned the 2023 Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.

Last November, she was one of 16 faculty athletics representatives across the nation honored for significant contributions by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

She was inducted into the Iowa Academy of Education (IAE) in October 2017. The IAE is composed of outstanding Iowa scholars whose work has earned respect and recognition among peers for making a significant contribution to the broad field of educational studies.

Hollingworth has also served as the director of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment since 2015, working with a team of staff and graduate students to conduct multiple forms of program evaluation in collaboration with colleges, universities, and school systems.

About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the association.