Olivia Lett begins her second season as a UChicago women's basketball assistant coach in 2017-18.
The 2016-17 Maroons posted a 19-8 overall record and reached the second round of the NCAA postseason. UChicago was named the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year.
Lett arrived at the Hyde Park campus from her alma mater Illinois Wesleyan University, where she spent the past three seasons as an assistant women's basketball coach. She graduated from IWU in 2012 with a degree in mathematics.
As a collegiate basketball player, Lett initially competed at NCAA Division I Southern Illinois University before transferring to IWU in the middle of her sophomore season. She proceeded to become one of the top players in school history – Lett ranks No. 2 in free-throw percentage (.829), No. 5 in points (1,354), No. 7 in field goals (474), No. 7 in free throws (271), No. 10 in three-pointers (135) and No. 11 in assists (240).
She capped her career by leading the Titans to the 2012 NCAA Division III national title and a 28-5 overall record. Lett averaged 21.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as a senior, earning First Team All-American and D3Hoops.com "Player of the Year" distinction. She set new IWU single-season records for points (719), field goals (251), free throws (167) and blocks (37). After graduation, Lett played professionally for the Universitario de Ferrol basketball team in Spain.