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Indiana Women’s Soccer announced the addition of former player Emily Basten as Graduate Assistant Manager, beginning Aug. 1 of 2018, a role she is continuing under new IU coach Erwin van Bennekom.
Basten, who transferred to Indiana in 2015 for her senior season after playing three years at Central Michigan, will help coordinate travel, administrative responsibilities and day-to-day operations.
“I am so excited to return to the Indiana Women’s Soccer program,” said Basten. “My time in Cream and Crimson was unforgettable and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to give back to the program that gave so much to me.”
A native of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Basten played every game of the 2015 season on the Hoosier backline. Basten earned a spot on the Boilermaker Challenge Cup All-Tournament as she helped guide the Hoosiers to a scoreless streak of 463 minutes, the second-longest span in program history. In addition, she was named the 2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.
“Emily was a tremendous asset to this program as a player and we are so excited to welcome her back in this role,” said from IU head coach Amy Berbary. “Her hard work, eagerness and dedication will be a wonderful addition to Indiana Women’s Soccer.”
At Central Michigan, Basten started 42 games and served as team captain during her junior season with the Chippewas.
Most recently, Basten spent the past year working for the Indiana Varsity Club as the Annual Giving and Stewardship Coordinator. At the Varsity Club, Basten’s responsibilities included donor relations, events and fundraising. In addition, Basten also coaches club for Cutters Soccer in Bloomington.
Basten graduated from Indiana in May 2016 with a degree in Neuroscience and will pursue a Master’s Degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.