(Notre Dame, Ind.) The Holy Cross College athletic department is pleased to announce that Aimee Litka has been hired to lead the women's basketball program. The Saints will enter their third year in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for the 2011-12 season.
Litka, a former St. Joseph's High School standout, led the Indians to a state championship and was selected Third Team All-State during her senior season. That same year she was also selected First Team All-Northern Indiana Conference and was an Indiana All-Star. Before starting her collegiate career at Valparaiso University she set the St. Joseph's all-time scoring mark with 1,698 points and career record for steals.
Litka was a four year member of the Valparaiso University women's basketball team. During her senior season with the Crusaders she averaged 11.8 points per game ranking her ninth in the Horizon League. In her four years at Valparaiso, Litka helped the team to 66 total victories and currently ranks fourth all-time with 171 three-pointers.
Earning her Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, Litka was a star on the court and in the classroom. For the week of February 6th, 2009, she earned the Horizon League Scholar Athlete of the Week. During her junior and senior seasons Litka was named to the Fall and Spring Horizon League Academic Honor Rolls. Upon graduation she earned her Masters of Sports Administration from Valparaiso in 2010.
"We are extremely excited to have Coach Litka join our athletic staff," said Athletic Director and men's basketball coach Bob Schermerhorn. "Her ties to the community along with her playing and education background will have an immediate impact on the women's basketball program."
While working on her master's degree, Litka served as a student assistant to the women's basketball program at Valparaiso. She oversaw film exchange, helped with publications and also helped with the day-to-day operations in the women's basketball office.
The Saints are members of the NAIA and the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).