Grote is a native of Madrid, Iowa, and went to Dowling Catholic High School. She graduated from Mount Mercy in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and psychology. Grote was a four-year starter for the Mustangs, was a co-captain as a senior and is a member of Mount Mercy's 1,000-point club. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 with a master's degree in health and sports studies.
Sheawn Bedford, Jr.
Grad Assistant - 1st Season
Bedford, a Converse, Texas, native, joined the women's basketball coaching staff in 2017 after a 2-year playing career for the Mount Mercy men's basketball team. He was one of the top long-range shooters for the Mustangs. Bedford made 46 starts over two years, shooting 43 percent from the floor overall and 36 percent from 3-point range.