Marcia Pankratz

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Marcia Pankratz
Current position
TitleHead Coach
ConferenceBig Ten
Biographical details
Born (1964-10-01) October 1, 1964 (age 54)
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Alma materUniversity of Iowa
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
  • NCAA Tournament Championship (2001)
  • 8x Big Ten Regular Season Champions (1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2017)
  • 6x Big Ten Tournament Champions (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2017)
As Coach
  • 4x NFHCA West Region Coach of the Year (1999, 2000, 2003, 2015)
  • 5x Big Ten Coach of the Year (1997, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2011)
As Player
  • All-American First Team (1984, 1985)
  • All-Big Ten First Team (1984, 1985)
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team (1984)
  • Big Ten's Most Valuable Player (1984)
  • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (1984)
  • Field Hockey Big Ten Athlete of the Decade (1982-92)

Marcia Anne Pankratz (born October 1, 1964 in Wakefield, Massachusetts) is a former field hockey forward from the United States, who participated in two Summer Olympics. In 1988 she finished in eighth position with Team USA, in 1996 she claimed the fifth spot. Pankratz had 110 international appearances over the course of her career.


Pankratz attended Wakefield High School and the University of Iowa, where she played for the Hawkeyes. She was chosen for the NCAA All-Tournament team in 1984 and was part of the first team of the Big Ten All-Decade Team (1981–91). She was named University of Iowa Female Athlete of the Year and was twice (1984 and 1985) selected All-American. She won the Big Ten Medal of Honor for 1985-86.[1]

Pankratz was vice-captain of Team USA from 1985-1996. She played with the team that won a bronze medal at the Hockey World Cup in 1986 and 1994, a bronze medal at the 1991 Pan American Games, a silver at the Pan Am Games in 1995, and a bronze at the 1995 Hockey Champions Trophy tournament. She scored three goals at the 1996 Olympic Games.[1]

She was assistant coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was head coach at the University of Michigan when the Wolverines won the 2001 NCAA Championship.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Marcia Pankratz bio". Retrieved 29 June 2013.

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