After an outstanding collegiate career which ultimately resulted in her being inducted into the Independence Community College Hall of Fame in Oct. 2011, Ewa Laskowska has evolved into one of the top associate head coaches in her profession.
She is in her 16th season on staff and 18th overall as part of Keitha Adams's staff dating to the duo's time at ICC. Laskowska served as an assistant coach her first 12 years but was elevated to associate head coach on July 29, 2013.
Laskowska has been an instrumental part in the Miners' success, helping them make four postseason bids (NCAA in 2012 and 2008; WNIT 2016 and 2014) and four league championships (2016 C-USA regular season, 2012 C-USA regular season and conference tournament and 2008 C-USA regular season) in school history.
She has been involved with all six 20+ win seasons and seven of the eight with 18+ victories The Miners have hit 20+ victories in four of the past five seasons, including a school-record tying 29 in 2015-16. Addiitonaly they are one of 10 programs in nation to win 29+ games in at least three of past five years.
Laskowska's efforts at UTEP have earned her the well-deserved reputation of being an outstanding domestic and international recruiter. In her time in the Sun City, she has attracted countless players rated by the All-Star Girls Report, along with securing commitments from some of the top international talent.
Her reputation for international basketball knowledge led to her earning a spot as an assistant coach with the U17 Venezuelan National team in the spring of 2007. Her efforts helped the squad win the South American Championship for the first time in the history of the program.
She has assisted in the recruitment of several players who gained postseason accolades for performances on the court and in the classroom. In addition, 20 players coached by Laskowska are now playing professionally, with three having been selected in the WNBA draft
Laskowska is also involved in assisting with practice planning, on-court coaching, working on scouting reports, skills workouts, game scheduling and academics.
Her efforts have helped turn the Miners into a championship caliber program that has drawn notice both regionally and nationally.
Laskowska came to UTEP after serving as Adams' top assistant at Independence Community College from 1998 through the 2000-01 season. She was also a player for Adams from 1995-97 at the national power at ICC. During her span as an assistant for the Lady Pirates, she helped the team to back-to-back conference championships.
Independence C.C. went 18-0 in the Jayhawk Conference, set a new school record with a 34-game winning streak (over two years) and finished the season 31-2 in 2000-01.
She helped Independence C.C. lead the nation in scoring offense with 94.0 points per game, and a final team national ranking of fifth in the NJCAA poll. Laskowska also helped to oversee the academic progress of the student-athletes.
She assisted in directing a team which posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.26, which was fourth-best in the nation in 2000-01.
Laskowska also assisted in recruiting and coaching two All-Americans, 12 all-conference players and one Jayhawk Conference most valuable player.
Laskowska also worked as coordinator of international students at ICC for one year.
A native of Stalowa Wola, Poland, Ewa Laskowska was one of the top student-athletes in Independence C.C. history.
She was twice named NJCAA All-American and Kodak All-American, in addition to gaining all-region and all-conference honors twice.
Laskowska was the most valuable player at the NJCAA Region VI Tournament and was named to the all-tournament team at the NJCAA Championships.
She was also an academic All-America selection and received the Jim Goodman fans favorite Award. As a freshman she helped the Lady Pirates finish second in the nation with a 34-4 record.
After two years at Independence C.C. she earned a scholarship at Kansas State University and she finished her bachelor's degree in psychology at Pittsburg State in 1999.
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