Women’s Basketball

Faculty member: Ann Strahle, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication


I am thrilled to be the Faculty Partner for women’s basketball here at UIS. As an Indiana native, basketball is in my blood as my family traveled to high school and college games every weekend from babyhood until now, as I travel with my two boys.  UIS is extremely fortunate to have a wonderful women’s team, and one that will continue to do well as UIS continues its growth within the GLVC.  I hope that this partnership helps to strengthen the bonds between athletics and academics in the years to come, and I am excited to be a part of that.


Coach:  Mark Kost, Head Coach, Women’s Basketball

Dr. Ann kost_mark_webStrahle has been a valuable member of our team during my first season at UIS.  She has a passion for women’s basketball and for the well-being of our student-athletes.  She is always offering encouragement and support that our coaches and players need throughout the year, and her expertise in communication is a tool we use to build a championship culture.  It is great to share the experiences and demands that our student-athletes encounter with a faculty member, as we all gain a greater understanding of the strong bond between academic and athletic success.