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World-class education Big 12 athletics competition Top shelf training & competitive facilities Incredibly loyal and loud fans
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LEARNING at Iowa State University
Iowa State University ... is a stimulating research institution with eight colleges –– Agriculture, Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Graduate –– offering more than 200 fields of study.
Academic mission Our mission at Iowa State University is to create, share and apply knowledge to make the world a better place. That innovativeness is documented in the fact that ISU ranks second nationally in licenses granted on its inventions.
Iowa State is... more than 31,000 students benefitting from an enriching academic curriculum, a renowned faculty and a funloving school spirit. And, within six months of receiving their degrees, approximately 95% of ISU graduates find jobs or continue their education.
How we rank? U.S. News & World Report says that Iowa State University ... • is among the top onefourth of all public national universities. • is home to one of the nation’s “learning communities to look for.”
Difference makers • The world’s first digital computer was invented at ISU by John Atanasoff. • Lipitor, the biggestselling drug in history, was developed by alum Bruce Roth. • George Washington Carver (pictured) is a world renowned plant scientist, who earned two degrees from Iowa State.
Academic facilities The Hixson-Lied Student Success Center (pictured) was opened in 2007. It includes space for academic tutors, a resource library, computer labs and study rooms. The Rod & Connie French Athletics Academic Center (second floor of the facility) is dedicated for student-athlete use only. It is conveniently located for easy access.
Living the college life at Iowa State University
Ames is home ... to Iowa State University, a prestigious institution of higher learning and a proud member of the Big 12 Conference. The cityâ€™s friendly hometown personality is annually ranked among the top small cities in the nation to live, work and play.
A great place to live With a population of more than 50,000, Ames is revered for its friendliness and its varied entertainment and cultural opportunities. Main street often bustles with parades and festivals (below) and Campustown (right) is full of shops and eateries, popular among students.
Beauty of Iowa State ISU has one of only three campuses nationally to earn a medallion (for its beauty) from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Its more than 2,000-acre campus includes 200 buildings, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Campanile on central campus is pictured.
Centralized location Iowa State is located minutes from an interstate exchange meaning that it is less than a dayâ€™s drive from Minneapolis (204 miles), Kansas City (208), Omaha (131), St. Louis (295), Milwaukee (290) or Chicago (307). The state capital -- Des Moines (pictured) -- is 30 minutes from central campus. Located in the heart of the midwest, Ames boasts of a small-town charm with large city amenities nearby.
Factually Speaking • Ames is ranked the thirdbest college town by the American Institute for Economic Research. • Ames is among the top-10 places to live in America. • America’s Promise Alliance named Ames one of the 100 best communities for young people.
The great outdoors If you enjoy the outdoors, Ames offers the nationally acclaimed, 14-acre Reiman Gardens, 33 woodland parks and 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails. The opportunities are limited only by your imagination.
Leisure time ISU students love to congregate on central campus and the Memorial Union (right). Entertainment options range from Big 12 athletics to Broadway shows; pop artists to comedy acts and dance recitals to operas. Iowa State has played host to acts like Kenny Chesney (pictured), Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney and many others.
COMPETING for the Cyclones
The Big 12 is big time Iowa State is a member of the prestigious Big 12 and it participates on both a national and league basis in 18 Division IA intercollegiate sports. If you want to test yourself against the best, then the Big 12 is for you. Bowls. Tournaments. Olympians. Future pros. NCAA Champions. Academic All-Americans. Challenge yourself at ISU.
Cyclone Spirit • ISU’s student spirit was ranked No. 1 nationally in an ESPN.com survey. • Cy was voted the nation’s most intimidating mascot as well as mascot of the year in consecutive seasons.
Faithful following Pre-game spirit, a great band, an award-winning mascot and a renowned student section are all part of a memorable gameday experience. Cyclone Nation loves its student-athletes. Join our family and wear the cardinal and gold proudly.
Support services Support units for Iowa State Athletics create specialized programs to benefit each individual Cyclone as it relates to their personal needs and desires in the areas of: • • • • •
Academic Support Strength & Conditioning Sports Medicine Media Training Video Analysis
Giving back ... is part of playing for the Cyclones. Iowa State studentathletes, through the work of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), are active in the community and love that opportunity to give back.
Cyclone success • 18 NCAA championships • 122 conference champs • 52 Olympians • 7 Olympic gold medalists • 119 NFL draft picks • 35 NBA draft picks • 12 WNBA draft picks
Homes for the Cyclones Competition and training facilities for Iowa State studentathletes are among the finest in the region.
Why the Cyclones? • ACADEMICS––The Association of American Universities is a collection of the 60 most noteworthy institutions of higher learning in the U.S. Iowa State University was accepted into the AAU in 1958. • ATHLETICS––Being a Cyclone means you’ll be challenged by the nation’s finest competition in front of fan bases that are among the loudest and most knowledgeable in the nation. • AMES––A community that offers small-town charm and big city amenities within a short driving distance.
Iowa State Cyclone Soccer n Steady Improvement n Brand-New Facilities n Record-Breaking Crowds n Academic Success n A Returning All-American Click through these pages to learn more.
Steady Improvement The 2012 Cyclones continued the five-year streak of increasing the teamâ€™s win total from the previous season. In 2012, the Cyclones recorded the most wins in a season since 2005. With 37 in 2012, the Cyclones tied for second-most goals in a season in program history.
Brand-New Facilities In 2012, Iowa State played its first match at the $13 million Cyclone Sports Complex, a 2-0 win over TCU. The Cyclone Sports Complex features a brand-new stadium, locker rooms press box, team rooms and easily accessible parking. The Cyclones can also practice at the $10 million Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility.
RecordBreaking Crowds The Cyclones broke all attendance records in 2012. ISU had a record 1,451 fans for its home match against Iowa. Iowa State also set a new total attendance mark in 2012 with 6,569 fans coming to watch the Cyclones play their home matches.
Academic Success In 2012 Iowa State had a record 18 players earn Academic AllBig 12 honors. Two Cyclones (Megan Longobardi and Jessie Stewart) accumulated 4.0 grade-point averages in 2012. Ann Gleason was named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America recipient in 2009.
All-American Dominguez Returns Senior Jennifer Dominguez returns for 2013 after an AllAmerican junior season Dominguez scored a Big 12 best 14 goals in 2012 Dominguezâ€™s 14 goals were the second-most in a season in ISU history Dominguez was ranked No. 20 nationally in goals per game
Playing Professionally Since 2011 three Cyclones have continued to play soccer professionally. Mary Kate McLaughlin played for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Jordan Bishop was a member of the Boston Breakers organization. Elisa Berzins played professionally in Iceland.