Donna Freitag grew up in Oregon, WI just 10 miles south of Madison. After graduating from the University of Iowa, she played professional basketball in Ireland for two years. Her 22 year career as a basketball coach included two stints at the University of Wisconsin as well as Bradley University in Peoria, IL and Drake University in Des Moines, IA. After retiring from coaching in 2008, Freitag was hired as the UW Marching Band liaison. In addition to working with the band, she serves as an Involvement Specialist within the Center for Leadership and Involvement.