Iowa State is your opportunity to test yourself against the best World-class education Big 12 athletics competition Top shelf training & competitive facilities Incredibly loyal and loud fans Click through these pages to learn more.
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 29,000 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.
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.
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 6 Olympic gold medalists 116 NFL draft picks 34 NBA draft picks 10 WNBA draft picks
Homes for the Cyclones Competition and training facilities for Iowa State studentathletes are among the finest in the region.
• 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 Volleyball
Postseason Success Hilton Magic Elite Competition First-Class Facilities
Postseason Success • Iowa State is just one of seven teams to advance to the NCAA Regional Semifinal in five of the last six seasons. • The Cyclones hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and are 6-0 at home in tournament play.
2012 - Sweet 16
• Iowa State has been selected to host the 2014 NCAA Regionals at Hilton Coliseum. 2008 - Elite Eight
2011 16 2011- -Sweet Elite Eight
• The Cyclones advanced to the NCAA Regional Final in both 2008 and 2011. • Cyclones Kristen Hahn, Victoria Hurtt and Carly Jenson were all named to the 2011 NCAA Tournament All-Region Team in Minneapolis, Minn.
2009 - Sweet 16
Hilton Magic • Iowa State’s rapidly growing fan base is among the nation’s best. The Cyclones ranked 11th in the nation in attendance in 2012 with an average crowd of 2,532 at Hilton Coliseum • Against Nebraska in 2009, Iowa State drew a schoolrecord 10,203 fans for the Big 12 match. • Matches against No. 3 Texas (4,396), No. 1 Nebraska (3,385) and Texas Tech (3,311) in 2012 drew crowds ranking in the top-10 all-time for the Cyclones.
Hilton Magic • Iowa State also created a student group in 2009, the CYd-Out Crew. The group has over 800 members and provides great support at ISU home matches. • In 2012, the Cyclones set a record at Hilton, selling 1,074 season tickets. • On Sept. 15, 2012, the Cyclones defeated No. 1 Nebraska for the program’s first-ever win over a top-ranked team.
Elite Competition â€˘ A member of the Big 12 Conference, Iowa State faces top-25 teams every year as the league has had three teams finish in the top-25 in each year and a total of 67 top 25 finishes all-time. â€˘ The Cyclones have been ranked since Dec. 23, 2008, peaking at No. 5 on Nov. 30, 2009. The team was ranked 14th at the end of the 2012 season.
Elite Competition • Iowa State has played at least seven matches against ranked foes since 2003, including 13 in 2012. • In 2012, the Cyclones set a record with 13 wins over top25 teams. • Since 2005, Iowa State has eight victories against top10 programs, four over top-5 teams and one against the No. 1 team in the country (Nebraska, 2012)
First-Class Facilities • Hilton Coliseum is home to the Cyclone basketball, gymnastics, volleyball and wrestling teams and has hosted several NCAA events and countless numbers of memorable moments in Iowa State athletics history. • For volleyball, Hilton has a capacity of 8,524. • The record crowd of 10,203 for the Cyclones’ match against Nebraska in 2009 is a state of Iowa record.
First-Class Facilities • Following the August 2010 flood, Iowa State updated its volleyball facilities, including state-of-the-art locker and team rooms. • The volleyball coaches’ offices have also been revamped, further raising the bar for volleyball athletic facilities.
Academic Success • Since the creation of the Big 12 Conference in 1996, Iowa State volleyball players have earned 76 Academic All-Big 12 awards, including 54 first-team honors. • In program history, 11 players have received 17 academic alldistrict honors. • Kirsten Hugdahl (1994, 1995) and Jamie Straube (2012) are the only Cyclones to earn national academic all-America standing.
The Christy Johnson-Lynch Effect • When Christy Johnson-Lynch arrived in Ames in 2005, she took on a program that was 13-167 in Big 12 play (1996-2004) and had suffered nine-straight losing seasons. Since the 2005 season, Johnson-Lynch has turned Iowa State volleyball into a national powerhouse, racking up wins, awards and top-flight recruits. Here is a short list of the Cyclones’ accomplishments under Johnson-Lynch:: • Seven-straight NCAA Tournament appearances • Five NCAA Regional appearances (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012) • Two NCAA Regional Semifinal appearances (2008, 2012) • 11 AVCA All-America honors • 17 All-Big 12 first team members • Five-straight Big 12 Libero of the Year awards • Eight Big 12 individual awards, including 2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year • 29 first team Academic All-Big 12 selections • 11 Academic All-District awards • One Academic All-American
2013 Iowa State Volleyball Recruiting Guide