University of Iowa Athletics

#25 Monika Czinano

Height 6-3
Class Sr.
Hometown Watertown, Minn.
High School Watertown-Mayer
Monika Czinano - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Played 29 games, starting 28
  • Named first team All-BigTen by the media
  • Led the Big Ten in shooting percentage (67.9) and ranked second nationally, shooting 201 of 296
  • Registered single-season career-highs in points (463) and rebounds (145)
  • Recorded 10 20-point games, including two 24-point games against Clemson (Dec. 4) and Minnesota (Feb.27) — her single-game best
  • Tabbed her first career double-double at Nebraska (Dec. 28), scoring 16 points and pulling in 17 rebounds
  • Averaged 20.5 points during the Minnesota (Jan. 16) and Wisconsin (Jan. 19) games, making 18 of her 20 shots attempted to earn Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll for the first time in her career
  • Academic All-Big Ten


  • Appeared in 34 contests
  • Netted a career-high 15 points and pulled down a career best seven rebounds in Iowa’s win over N.C. Central. Was 5-for-7 in the contest
  • Pulled down two or more rebounds nine times
  • Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field in Iowa’s win over Robert Morris

High School

  • Three-time all-conference honoree (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • All-section selection by Breakdown Sports Media in 2017 and 2018
  • First team All-State selection in 2018
  • Team captain during her junior and senior years
  • Scored 1,643 points and registered 1,035 rebounds during her high school career
  • Averaged 23 points and 14 rebounds per game during her senior year
  • Guided her team to back-to-back conference championships (2016, 2017)
  • Played AAU for the Minnesota Fury
  • Letterwinner and state qualifier in track, swimming, and volleyball
  • All-conference honoree in track and field
  • National Honor Society, band, and theater member


  • Parents are Gyula and Theresa Czinano
  • Has two younger sisters, Maggie and Mallory
  • Undeclard major