Heartland States Reps attend official Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade level, and answer questions from coaches and families. Please say "hello" when you see them!
Nicole grew up in Brandon, SD and played basketball since she could walk. From playing on AAU teams to school ball, she earned a scholarship offer from The University of Jamestown in North Dakota. Nicole has coached youth basketball and helped out at summer camps. She also enjoys working out, playing sports, skiing and watching her favorite teams: UNC and the Lakers and her alma maters, BV and UJ.
Jenifer grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Mansfield University for her undergraduate degree in Education. After moving to Iowa in 2006, she earned her Master's Degree from UNI and Drake and currently serves as the district ELL Director and high school Spanish teacher in Mount Vernon. She also serves as the Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Center in Cedar Rapids. Jenifer, her husband and two daughters reside in Cedar Rapids and love to travel, kayak and all things sports (Go Hawks!). Her daughters play soccer and softball, as well as manage the high school basketball team, so you can usually find her on the sidelines or bleachers of a local field or court. Jenifer's favorite food is soup and she always eats her dinner in a bowl so she can mix everything together before eating it. Even food is better when it has a team!