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.

Ava Gardner was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region IV Division II District D All-Region Team as well as the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) All-Conference First Team.
Freshman guard Ava Gardner is averaging 17 points per game, shooting 54.5 percent through Jan. 23.
Gardner currently leads the Owls in scoring (14.1 points per game) and steals (1.9 per contest). On the season, she is also averaging 5.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.