2013-14 Women's Basketball
Overall Streak Home Away Neutral
2-17 (.105) Lost 1 2-5 0-10 0-2
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Usha Gilmore - SWA Image
Usha Gilmore - SWA
Head Coach
1st Season



Usha Gilmore enters her first season as head women's basketball coach at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Gilmore has been an assistant coach at the University of Illinois for the past two seasons. At Illinois, Gilmore had a role in recruiting, the development of the Illini post players, scouting and assists with organizing the summer camp.

Leading up to her time at U of I, Gilmore was at Niagara University where she was responsible for post player instruction, overall player development, community service and team academic advising. She was also the recruiting coordinator for the Michigan, New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York City areas.

Prior to her stint at Niagara, Gilmore spent seven seasons as a collegiate assistant coach. In 2008-09, she was an assistant coach at Southern Polytechnic State University, an NAIA school outside of Atlanta, and prior to that she spent time at Davidson College, Longwood University, Southern Illinois University and Wagner College. Her primary duties have included coaching guards, recruiting, film exchange coordinator, working as the strength and conditioning coach and serving as an academic advisor.

Gilmore played her college ball at Rutgers University under legendary head coach C. Vivian Stringer. A four-year starter for the Scarlet Knights, Gilmore helped the program rise to national prominence by leading the team to an overall record of 88-41 and three NCAA tournament appearances, including a run to the Final Four in 2000. She was also a Big East Conference All-Rookie team selection in 1997. Gilmore received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology with a minor in African-American studies from Rutgers in 2000.

In 2000, Gilmore was a third-round pick of the Indiana Fever of the WNBA. During her season with the Fever, she represented the organization at over 25 speaking engagements within the community to promote health and education.

A native of Moncks Corner, S.C., Gilmore was the 1996 Miss South Carolina Basketball and the 1996 South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year during her high school playing days, and recently was a 2012 inductee into the Berkeley High School Hall of Fame.

 2013-14 Women's Basketball Roster 
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Adrianna MaronSOG5-2Nowy Targ, PolandElmwood Park High School
2Vanlim MaJRG5-4Lowell, MALowell High School
3Clarissa LugoSRG5-5Chicago, ILTrinity High School
10Michelle ArriolaSRG5-3Chicago, ILSt. Bendict Preparatory High School
11Toluwani AdesanyaJRG5-3Lagos, NigeriaHarlan Community Academy High Schoo
12Sara IguodalaJRF5-6Chicago, ILMaria High School
20Alejandra RodriguezJRF5-10Berwyn, ILJones College Prep
21Evelyn ThomasFRG5-6Glendale Hts, ILSchaumburg Christian School
22Neilina VierraSRF5-7Honolulu, HIKamehameha Schools
23Gertrude KasoleJRF5-9Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Saint Benedict High School
24Zuly GomezSRF5-8Saukville, WIPort Washington High
31Lauren CapuanoSRG5-9Saint Charles, MOFrancis Howell Central
32Kierra HerronJRC5-9Englewood, Chicago, ILJohn Hope College Preparatory High
45Kayla BoticaFRF5-7Chicago, ILDe La Salle Lourdes Hall
Usha Gilmore - SWA - Head Coach - 1st season
Darren Freeman - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Rashida Joiner - Assistant Coach - 1st season