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 25,000 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 ... â€˘ is one of the Top 50 Public Universities in the United States. â€˘ is home to one of the Top 25 learning communities in the nation.
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. • Carrie Chapman Catt (League of Women Voters founder) graduated from Iowa State. • George Washington Carver (pictured) is a world renowned plant scientist, who earned two degrees from ISU.
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 the second mostlivable “Small City” in the U.S. according to the New Rating Guide to Life in American Small Cities. • Ames is the 20th best place to live in America according to Men’s Journal.
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 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 115 NFL draft picks 33 NBA draft picks 8 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 is
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Exciting Outstanding Fans Elite Competition in the Big 12 Postseason Appearances
2008 - Elite Eight
Postseason Success â€˘ Iowa State is one of just 10 teams in the country to advance to at least the Sweet 16 in each of the past two seasons. â€˘ The Cyclones have defeated four nationallyranked teams in postseason play in the last two seasons.
2007 - Sweet 16
2006 - Second Round
Outstanding Fans Iowa Stateâ€™s rapidly growing fan base is among the nationâ€™s best. The Cyclones ranked 14th in the country for attendance in 2008, averaging over 1,600 fans per match. In 2009, the Cyclone fans more than doubled the previous school record for season tickets purchased with over 600. Iowa State also created a student group in 2009, the CYd-Out Crew. The group has over 500 members and provides great support at ISU home matches.
First-Class Facilities • With a revised setup that includes a curtain, Hilton Coliseum has been transformed into one of the more fan-friendly arenas in the country. • The volleyball offices have been moved to Hilton Coliseum and feature a newly remodeled team room. • The Hixson-Lied Student Success Center (top left next page) was completed in 2007 and gives ISU studentathletes a facility dedicated to improving academic achievement.
Individual Development The ISU coaching staff puts great emphasis on the development of its student-athletes. Cyclone volleyball players receive top-notch instruction in the fundamentals of the game from some of the top coaches in the country. At ISU, we strive to make certain that every student-athlete grows and matures not only as a player, but also as an individual. ISU employs experts in the fields of athletic training, strength and conditioning and academic counseling to help ensure that each studentathlete is provided with the best possible opportunity to succeed on the court and in the classroom.
Community Involvement Iowa State student-athletes are extremely active in the community. The ISU athletics department stresses an overall athletics experience. Student-athletes give back to the community and the fans that support our teams. Community activities that Cyclone student-athletes make major contributions to include: Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, Adopt and Angel, Special Olympics, Run for the Cure, a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther Kingâ€™s birthday and other civic functions.