Jenna KnudsonJenna Knudson will begin her first season as an assistant for Quincy University Women’s Basketball in the 2022 -23 season. She joins the staff full-time after two years of being a graduate assistant for the Hawks.

“I am super excited to keep Coach Knudson on staff. There is no denying her work ethic and passion for developing young people on and off the court. She was instrumental in our success this past season and I look forward to continuing to build this program with her. She is a rising star in this business,” said Head Coach Kaci Bailey.

Knudson earned a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Quincy University.

As a graduate assistant, Coach Knudson had a hand in developing guard skills, recruiting, scouting opponents, travel planning, and fundraising.

Prior to beginning her coaching career Coach Knudson had a prolific playing career. Contributing to an overall college career record of 82 wins and 28 losses. Her playing career also includes a regular-season conference championship and three conference tournament runs. Racking up personal achievement awards that include 3-time all-conference selections, 4 academic all-conference selections, and named two-time NAIA Academic All-American. She is the Lady Eagles’ all-time program leader in steals and in the top 5 for career assists, scoring.

Prior to College Coach Knudson was a standout dual athlete at Sterling High School in Sterling, Colorado. Where she was voted all-state in both softball & basketball. She also left Sterling High as the girls’ program’s all-time scoring leader and was named the Denver Post Colorado 3A player of the year.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or Quincy University. Success by Design.