Jocelyn Kovarik

Jocelyn Kovarik 

Outstanding Alumni Award

Jocelyn Kovarik 
Assistant Coach/Advisor, DMACC Boone Campus
Ames, IA
(AS Business Administration 2007) – Boone Campus


A two-time basketball All-American while at DMACC, Jocelyn Kovarik has returned to Boone Campus to pay forward her experience as a student and athlete. After a successful career on the hardwood at DMACC and then Iowa State University, Jocelyn jumped at the opportunity to return to Boone as an advisor and assistant women’s basketball coach.

DMACC Provost Drew Nelson nominated Jocelyn for the Outstanding Alumni Award after watching her work with students on campus and in the gym.

“I am extremely impressed with Jocelyn in her roles as advisor, coach and mentor,” Drew says. “She is terrific in reaching students. She makes the effort to get to know them as people and to know their goals, their strengths and their weaknesses, and she works with them to help them achieve their objectives.”

Jocelyn completed her studies at DMACC in 2007, graduating with an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration. She then attended Iowa State University, where she played basketball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Jocelyn then earned her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education in at Iowa State in 2016.

While she has competed at the highest level in college athletics and has been an incredible addition to Boone Campus, Jocelyn says her greatest accomplishment has nothing to do with competition.

“I am most proud of our 18 month old daughter,” Jocelyn says. She and husband Jeremiah—also a DMACC Boone Campus graduate—welcomed Paisley in 2018. “I am also proud to hold the career blocks record at DMACC and the single season blocks record at Iowa State.”

“We are privileged to have her working on Boone Campus,” Drew adds. “She is our alumna and every day she makes a positive impact.”