May 23, 2003

Women's Basketball Hires Assistant Coach

May 23, 2003

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's basketball program has hired Tanya Bauer as an assistant coach, head coach Michelle Bento announced today. Bauer will begin work on the Mission Campus on June 1. She will share responsibilities related to all aspects of the program, with her primary duties concentrated on scheduling, recruiting, working with the perimeter players, game-day strategies and camp coordinator.

"We are excited to have Tanya join our Bronco family," Bento said. "She comes from a very successful program and I am pleased to have her become a part of our staff. Tanya has a passion for the game of basketball, a great work ethic and is a go-getter."

Bauer has spent the last three years as an assistant at Drake University, where she helped lead the Bulldogs to a 64-27 record, including the 2001 MVC championship and two NCAA tournament berths, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2002.

Tanya Bauer


A 1998 graduate of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Bauer was a four-year letterwinner, receiving Kodak NCAA Division III All-America honorable mention recognition in 1998, when she was also first-team all-conference and the team's most valuable player. Bauer, who coached at her alma mater during the 1999-2000 season, also was a member of the all-conference defensive team three consecutive years.

Bauer concluded her career with 1,022 points to rank 10th in Bulldog history. She also ranks ninth in assists (271) and 12th in rebounds (513). Bauer owns the single-season Wisconsin-Eau Claire record for three-point shooting (.463), and the single-game record by converting 12-12 free throws in a 1997 game. She led her teams to the NCAA Division III tournament all four seasons, advancing to the Elite 8 on two occasions.

Bauer, who has a bachelor's degree in elementary and middle education, had been working toward a masters in teaching at Wisconsin-Eau Claire.