ANCHORAGE- Seawolf women's basketball coach Nathan Altenhofen resigned Thursday evening while under investigation by UAA officials for allegations of professional misconduct. Altenhofen was named the ninth women's basketball head coach this past May. Prior to coming to UAA, Altenhofen served as an assistant coach at Indiana University.

"This is unfortunate timing," said athletic director Steve Cobb, "but under the circumstances, I accepted Altenhofen's resignation without hesitation." Cobb expects to name a new head coach very soon.

UAA's women's basketball team has been in the top 10 programs in the NCAA Div. II for the past five years. The defending NCAA Div. II West Region-champions will play 17 homes games this season, starting with non-conference contests against Colorado School of Mines on Nov. 9 and Regis (Colo.) on Nov. 16-17.