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Women’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball

Hoop dreams and education goals come true in Oakton's Women's Basketball program with a long history of producing players who continue their athletic careers at four-year colleges and universities.

Coach Rauschenberg and Assistant Coach Waller teach fundamentals first, creating a skilled team that comes together to challenge opponents from start to finish for the win.

Each winter, the Division II, Women's Basketball Team plays top programs in the Chicagoland area competing in Region IV of the NJCAA and the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference. Official practice begins early October at Oakton's Des Plaines campus, and competition runs November through February.

Play to compete. Learn to succeed. Earn a degree. Chase your dream.

Sophomore forward Rebecca Bartnicki had an outstanding showing in Oakton’s season opener against Joliet on Nov. 3.
Sophomore guard Alicia Gutierrez (Maine South) and head coach Melissa Rauschenberg received prestigious post-season awards from the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC).

Sophomore guard Alicia Gutierrez scored a game-high 17 points in Oakton’s 50-47 home victory over Prairie State College. Freshman center Rebecca Bartnicki registered double figures in points (14) and rebounds (13).

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As a student, Jake Harris cofounded Students for Social Justice and lobbied to bring fair trade coffee to Oakton’s cafeterias.

Head Coaches

Athletics Office

Des Plaines campus
Room 1336

Bruce Oates

Athletic Operations Specialist
Mick Reuter

Lisa Bolinder

Athletic Academic Support & Compliance Specialist
Taylor Wright