Abby (Emmert) Stamp is in her 15th year with the Iowa women’s basketball program. After spending eight seasons as Iowa’s director of operations, and two seasons as director of player development, Stamp was promoted to assistant coach in 2019. Stamp is responsible for off-campus recruiting and coaches the perimeter players for the Hawkeyes. She is also responsible for film breakdown and scouting.
THE STAMP FILE
- In four seasons as assistant coach, the Hawkeyes posted a 98-32 record.
- Iowa’s chief scheduler has helped to build one of the most exciting and demanding schedules in the country.
- Named one of the Most Impactful High Major Assistants in Division I Women’s Basketball in 2022 by Silver Waves Media.
- Coached Caitlin Clark to National Co-Freshman of the Year and an All-American by Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), United States Basketball Writers Association (WSBWA). She also earn second-team All-America honors from Associated Press (AP) during her rookie season with the Hawkeyes.
- Kathleen Doyle earned consensus All-America status with nods from Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), United States Basketball Writers Association (WSBWA), and Associated Press (AP).
- Guided Kathleen Doyle (2019 and 2020) to first team All-Big Ten honors as well as 2020 Big Ten Player of the Year.
THE RISE OF CAITLIN CLARK
- In her junior season, Clark was crowned as a consensus National Player of the Year along with unanimous first team All-Big Ten honors, Big Ten Tournament MVP, and Big Ten All-Tournament Team honors
- Clark was named the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year and was the Dawn Staley Guard of the Year Award recipient – the first student-athlete to win the Dawn Staley Award in three consecutive seasons
- She also earned Wooden Award All-America, first team AP All-America, USBWA All-America, WBCA All-America and All-Region accolades
- Clark helped lead the Hawkeyes to their first National Championship appearance in program history with a 40-point triple-double over No. 1 South Carolina in the National Semifinals
- Clark ended her junior season as the first player in Division I women’s basketball history to record more than 1,000 points and 300 assists in the same season. Additionally, Clark had 191 points and 60 assists in the 2023 NCAA Tournament where the Hawkeyes defeated, SE Louisiana, Georgia, Colorado, Louisville, and South Carolina before falling to LSU.
- She broke the single season Big Ten record for most points and assists in the same season and recorded five triple-doubles.
- As a sophomore Caitlin Clark was named Big Ten Player of the Year and earned unanimous first team All-Big Ten honors and added Big Ten Tournament MVP and Big Ten All-Tournament Team honors
- Clark was named the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year and was the Dawn Staley Guard of the Year Award recipient – the first student-athlete to win the Dawn Staley Award in consecutive seasons as well as a finalist for the Naismith Award, WBCA Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden Award and Honda Sport Award
- Earned Wooden Award All-America, first team AP All-America, USBWA All-America, WBCA All-America and All-Region accolades
- Named first team CoSIDA Academic All-America
- Finished sophomore season leading the country in assists per game (8.0), points per game (27.0), final points (863), free throws made (200), triple-doubles (5) and 30-point games (11) and ranked second in total assists (257), third in field goals made (286), fourth in free-throw attempts (227), 12th in 3-pointers made (91), 14th in 3-pointers per game (2.84), 18th in double-doubles (17) and free-throw percentage (88.1) and 19th in defensive rebounds per game (7.6)
- Clark’s freshman season was capped off with being named WBCA Co-Freshman of the Year (March 30), The Athletic’s Co-Freshman of the Year (March 25), a Dawn Staley Award Finalists (March 7), to The Athletic All-America Team (March 25), and to the WBCA All-Region Team (March 24). She earned USBWA Tamika Catchings National Freshman of the Week (Jan. 5, Feb. 17, Feb. 23, and March 2), NCAA Starting Five (Dec. 9, Dec. 30, Feb. 17, March 3), and ESPN National Player of the Week (Dec. 14) honors — the first Big Ten freshman to earn the award.
- During her freshman campaign, Clark averaged 26.6 points, 7.1 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game in 30 games, setting the Iowa freshman record with 26.6 points per game (men’s or women’s), recording the fourth-highest points per game in single-season in Iowa history (men’s or women’s), and was the 2020-21 NCAA Division I scoring leader (men’s or women’s).
AS A STUDENT-ATHLETE
- Stamp was a member of the Iowa women’s basketball team from 2005-08
- Named team co-captain in 2008
- Helped lead the Hawkeyes to a 2008 Big Ten regular season championship
- Received the Dr. Christine Grant Leadership Award for women’s basketball in 2008
- Stamp played in 123 career games as a Hawkeye, including 22 starts
- Her 123 games played are the tied for the fourth-most of any player in Iowa women’s basketball history
- Scored 299 career points, collected 144 rebounds and dished out 177 assists
- She scored a career-high 17 points against Iowa State as a junior in 2006
- A native of Winterset, Iowa
- Graduated with a communications studies degree from Iowa in 2008 and received her MBA from Iowa in December of 2017
- Worked for the United Way of East Central Iowa before taking over as director of basketball operations
- Stamp married her husband, Quinn, in the summer of 2015. They have two kids, Mavis and Wyn.