Marquette Women's Basketball defeats Michigan State in the WNIT Championship
Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Cincinnati
Cara Consuegra joined the Marquette coaching staff in June of 2004. As a former All-Big Ten standout guard at the University of Iowa, one of Consuegra's main responsibilities is to oversee the development of Marquette's backcourt, primarily the point guard position.
Consuegra serves as the Golden Eagles' recruiting coordinator and oversees all aspects of the recruiting process. In addition to on-the-court coaching in practice and games, Consuegra scouts MU opponents and is the liaison to the Compliance Office.
Consuegra joined the Marquette women's basketball staff after spending three seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations at Penn State University. While with the Nittany Lions, she earned a Master's degree in Education in 2004.
No stranger to Marquette, Consuegra played against the Golden Eagles during her career at Iowa. A letterwinner from 1997-2001, Consuegra was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2000-01. She was a second team selection in 1999-2000. During her four years at Iowa, Consuegra scored 1,147 points, averaging 10.5 per game. She was a scoring threat, hitting 40.7 percent from the floor, and a distributor, averaging 5.2 assists per game in her career.
She is Iowa's career assist leader (576) and she is only the 13th player in Big Ten history to record more than 1,000 points and 500 assists during a career and was the first woman at Iowa to do so. Additionally, she was selected as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2001 Big Ten Tournament as she led the Hawkeyes to a Big Ten Tournament title victory over top-seeded Purdue, and led the Hawkeyes to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. Following the 2000-01 season, she was named an Honorable Mention All-American by The Associated Press and was a member of the Verizon Academic All-District Team.
Following her four seasons at Iowa, Consuegra spent one season in the WNBA, playing for the Utah Starzz in 2001.
Off the court, community involvement occupies much of Consuegra's time. She has taken part in numerous team service projects including Briggs & Al's Run & Walk, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, school speaking engagements and various basketball clinics.
Cara married JP Josetti in June of 2009.