Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell completed her first season as an assistant coach after an illustrious playing career for the Hawkeyes.
In her first season, Van Heuvelen Treadwell helped coach Iowa to 13 wins, including seven over ranked opponents in 2023. The Hawkeyes defended home court, winning seven of nine matches at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex, including winning five of their final six. Iowa’s regular season win at No. 31 Illinois was its best win over a ranked opponent in 13 years. Van Heuvelen Treadwell helped coach Samantha Mannix to All-Big Ten honors.
She joined the Iowa coaching staff after serving as assistant coach at Delaware since January 2022. Van Heuvelen Treadwell began her coaching career the fall 2021 as a volunteer assistant coach with the Hawkeyes.
Van Heuvelen Treadwell concluded her Hawkeye career in the spring of 2021, as one of the most decorated women’s tennis student-athletes in Iowa and Big Ten history. Achieving an individual rank within the top-100 nationally in both singles and doubles, Van Heuvelen Treadwell ranks second all-time at Iowa with 180 combined wins. She was named first-team All-Big Ten five times and was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2017.
In her final year, Van Heuvelen Treadwell earned the ITA Central Region Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. The East Sussex, England, native was also named the ITA Central Regional Senior Player of the Year in 2020 and was the ITA Summer National Doubles Champion in 2019.
Off of the tennis court, Van Heuvelen Treadwell was a four-time Academic All Big-Ten recipient and a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar-Athlete for achieving a GPA of 3.7 or higher. She also was selected as an ITA Scholar-Athlete three times and was named to the Dean’s List three times. A member of Iowa Athletics’ DEI subcommittee, Van Heuvelen Treadwell also served as a mental health peer supporter for Iowa’s student-athletes.