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 Cyclone Soccer
Community Support The Big 12 Conference Academic Success A Family Atmosphere Click through these pages to learn more.
Community Support A record 929 fans saw Iowa State face Missouri on Sept. 26, 2008. The Cyclones had three consecutive home matches (Drake, Iowa and Missouri) that set new attendance records in 2008. In 2008, Iowa State smashed the season-attendance record with 4,682 fans coming to watch the Cyclones.
Supporting the Community The Iowa State soccer team won the Cyclone Challenge Award, which goes to the ISU team that made the greatest contribution to the community in 2008-09. The Cyclones volunteered at events including: VERB Program Assembly, Dance Marathon, club soccer practices and clinics, campus blood drive, ACCESS Shelter, food drive, Kidz Days and Gilbert Elementary sports â€œLet Them Playâ€? night.
An Excellent Coaching Staff Coaches Wendy Dillinger, Tracy Grose and Megan Kerns have been a part professional soccer teams. Dillinger led Washington University (Mo.) to four NCAA Championship berths and conference titles. Dillinger and Grose hold nearly every Indiana University career and season offensive record. Grose was a member of the 2002 WUSA champion Carolina Courage. Assistant coach Ben Madsen owns the career goalkeeper saves mark at Lincoln Memorial University, where he earned all-conference honors.
A Family Atmosphere “We really are like a family at Iowa State, and the team is my support system away from home. We spend so much time together and we’re all going through similar things, balancing school and soccer. It’s great to have people who understand and upperclassmen who can help you out.” - Cyclone Captain Lauren Fader
Academic Success Seven players received Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2008. The soccer team earned a cumulative 3.22 GPA in the 2008-2009 academic school year. Ann Gleason and Lauren Fader were named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII First Team in 2008.
First-Class Facilities The Cyclones play at the fully lighted, natural grass ISU Soccer Complex, with a locker room and recently added team meeting room located adjacent to the field. Iowa State practices at the practice field adjacent to the game field or at the $10 million Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility that opened in 2004. ISU uses the 7,500 square foot sports medicine facility and utilizes sports psychologist Dr. Marty Martinez .
The Big 12 Conference Iowa State plays in the Big 12 Conference, one of the most talented, tradition-rich leagues in womenâ€™s college soccer. Five Big 12 teams were ranked in the final 2008 top-25 poll. The Big 12 had six teams qualify for the 2008 NCAA Championship, tied for second among all conferences.
Information for potential student-athletes about Iowa State soccer