University of Iowa Athletics

#22 Kathleen Doyle

Height 5-9
Class Sr.
Hometown LaGrange Park, Ill.
High School Benet Academy
Kathleen Doyle - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Appeared in 29 games with 27 starts after missing the first seven games of the season with a hand injury
  • First Team All-Big Ten (Coaches) and Second Team All-Big Ten (Media)
  • Registered single-season career highs in points, 3-pointers made, field goals made, and field goal percentage
  • Has 993 career points, just seven shy of career No. 1,000
  • Led the team in assists, averaging 5.9 per game – a mark that led the Big Ten and ranked 15th nationally
  • Led the team in steals, averaged 2.3 per contest – the second best mark in the Big Ten
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring, averaging 12.0 points per game
  • Her 170 assists are the second-highest mark for a junior in program history
  • Scored 10 or more points in 20 of her 29 contests
  • Dished out five or more assists in 21 of 29 games
  • Was just one assist shy of a double-double in Iowa’s win over Nebraska on Jan. 3, registering 11 points and nine assists
  • Made a career-high four 3-point field goals in Iowa’s win over Michigan State
  • Scored 22 points and dished out a career-best six assists in 29 minutes of action at Michigan
  • Netted a team-high 22 points in Iowa’s 73-70 win over Iowa State
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Distinguished Scholar Athlete


  • Played in 30 games with 28 starts
  • Second-team All-Big Ten selection by league coaches and an honorable mention honoree by the league media
  • Finished the season ranked 12th nationally in assists per game (6.6 ) and 21st in total assists (199)
  • Led the Big Ten with 7.5 assists per game in conference contests
  • Led the team in assists, averaging 6.6 per contest
  • Led the team in steals with 1.5 per game
  • Scored in double figures 17 times
  • Pulled down five or more rebounds on seven occasions
  • Recorded the first four double-doubles of her career in conference action, including wins over Illinois, No. 12 Ohio State, and Michigan State
  • Dished out six or more assists 22 times
  • Record double-digit assists in five games
  • Hit the game-tying 3-pointer with nine seconds left in regulation to send Iowa to overtime against Rutgers
  • Recorded single-season highs in points (332), rebounds (112), assists (199), blocks (20), field goals made (116), and 3-pointers made (33)
  • Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Academic All-Big Ten selection


  • Big Ten All-Freshmen Team
  • Started in 29 of 34 contests
  • Scored 11 points, dished out a career-high eight assists, and pulled down five rebounds against Washington State on March 26
  • Broke Samantha Logic’s record for assists in a freshman season with seven against South Dakota on March 18
  • Netted 18 points and dished out six assists in Iowa’s WNIT First Round Victory over Missouri State on March 16
  • Holds program record for steals by a freshman with 71 on the season
  • Scored in double digits in 15 games
  • Had five or more assists in 17 games
  • Led team in assists with 148, averaging 4.4 per game
  • Scored 10 points and recorded career highs in assists (8) and steals (4) at Indiana on Feb. 22
  • Netted a career-high 21 points and dished out five assists against Maryland on Jan. 29
  • Set career highs in points (17), field goals made (6), field goals attempted (11), 3-point field goals made (2), 3-point field goals attempted (5), and assists (5) in Iowa’s win over Iowa State
  • Registered 18 points, four assists, two steals, two rebounds, and one block in Iowa’s win over Illinois (Jan. 11)
  • Recorded 21 points, five assists, three steals, and two rebounds against Maryland on Jan. 29
  • Scored 11 points, pulled down five rebounds, and registered four steals against Penn State on Jan. 3

High School

  • ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100 recruit (No. 97)
  • Ranked No. 20 by Blue Star, No. 68 by All Star Girls Report, and No. 108 by Prospect Nation in the 2016 recruiting class
  • Named Illinois Miss Basketball as a senior in 2016
  • Led Benet Academy to back-to-back 4A Illinois State Championships (2015, 2016)
  • Two-time first team all-state selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and the Champaign News Gazette (2015, 2016)
  • 2016 McDonald’s All-American nominee
  • Earned first team all-state honors from the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, and News-Gazette in 2016, and second team all-state recognition from the Associated Press in 2015
  • 2016 Esmark and MaxPreps All-American
  • East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year and Champaign News-Gazette Player of the Year in 2016
  • Twice-named Daily Herald – DuPage and Naperville Sun Player of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • Voted most valuable player at the Naperville Central Holiday Tournament and Naperville North Holiday Tournament twice (2015, 2016)
  • Named Benet Academy most valuable player following her senior season
  • Three-time all-conference selection (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Second-highest scorer at Benet Academy with 1,636 points in 133 career games (two points shy of the school record of 1,638 set by Jordan Wilson)
  • Also recorded 516 rebounds, 442 assists, 297 steals, and 119 blocks in her career
  • As a senior in 2016, the point guard netted 617 points, pulled down 171 rebounds, dished out 145 assists, recorded 93 steals, and blocked 33 shots
  • Played AAU basketball for Chicago Hoops Express
  • National Honors Society member


  • Parents are Mike and Mary Doyle
  • Doyle is the youngest of six siblings, including brothers, Mick and Colin, and sisters, Annie, Bridget, and Sheila
  • She is the fourth among her siblings to compete collegiately, joining Mick (baseball at Notre Dame), Annie (basketball at St. Mary’s College), and Sheila (volleyball at North Carolina)
  • Journalism and Spanish major.