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IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF GENERAL INFORMATION Location:_________________________________________________Iowa City, Iowa Founded:_________________________________________________________ 1847 Enrollment:_____________________________________________________ 30,893 Nickname:___________________________________________________ Hawkeyes Home Course:________________________________________ Finkbine Golf Course Yardage/Par:___________________________________________________ 6,202/72 Conference:_____________________________________________________ Big Ten School Colors:_____________________________________________Black and Gold President:__________________________________________________ Sally Mason Director of Athletics:____________________________________________ Gary Barta Golf Administrator:_____________________________________________Mary Curtis Golf Secretary:______________________________________________ Syrena Even Administrative Phone:______________________________________ (319) 335-9257 Administrative Fax:________________________________________ (319) 335-9333 Academic Services Phone:__________________________________ (319) 335-7599 Athletic Training Phone:_____________________________________ (319) 335-9393 Marketing and Promotions Phone:____________________________ (319) 335-9431 COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach:______________________________________________ Megan Menzel Alma Mater:____________________________________________ New Mexico, 1998 E-Mail Address:__________________________________ TEAM INFORMATION 2011 Big Ten Championships Finish:___________________________________ 11th Letterwinners Returning/Lost:__________________________________________ 5/3 MEDIA INFORMATION Golf Contact:_____________________________________________ Kyle Soldwisch Office Phone:______________________________________________(319) 335-9411 Cell Phone: ______________________________________________ (319) 215-7503 Email Address:___________________________________ Web Address:_________________________________________ PLAYER INTERVIEWS All player interviews are coordinated through Kyle Soldwisch of the athletic communications office. Please contact Kyle (319-335-9411) so that he may set a time for an interview which does not interfere with the student-athlete’s academic or practice schedules. The Hawkeyes practice daily at Finkbine Golf Course.

The mission of the Department of Athletics is to provide the administrative and coaching support, facilities, resources, and equipment necessary for student athletes to graduate from The University of Iowa while participating in broad-based championship-caliber athletic competition. The overall well-being of the participant and the integrity of the program will be paramount in all that we do.


Season Preview:________________________________________________ 2 Why Iowa?_____________________________________________________ 3 Head Coach Megan Menzel:_______________________________________ 4 Meet the Hawkeyes:___________________________________________5-11 2010-11 Season Results:_____________________________________ 12-13 Hawkeye Invitational and Big Ten Championships:_________________ 14-15 Letterwinners:_________________________________________________ 16 Honorees:____________________________________________________ 17 Hawkeye Records:_____________________________________________ 18 Diane Thomason_______________________________________________ 19 Golf Courses/Facilities:_______________________________________ 20-31 Big Ten Network:_______________________________________________ 32 University Section:___________________________________________ 33-44

2011-12 ROSTER

Name_______________ Yr._____________ Hometown (High School) Kristi Cardwell_________Jr.______________ Kokomo, Ind. (Kokomo) Woojay Choi_________ So._____________ Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (College Park) Gigi DiGrazia__________Jr.______________ Addison, Ill. (Driscoll) Lauren English________ Fr._____________ Bloomington, Ill. (University) Karly Grouwinkel______ So._____________ Mt. Prospect, Ill. (Prospect) Chelsea Harris________ Sr._____________ Normal, Ill. (University) Nicole Rae___________ Fr._____________ St. Charles, Ill. (East) Shelby Phillips________ Fr._____________ Gilbert, Ariz. (Highland) Head Coach: Megan Menzel (First Year)

2011-12 SCHEDULE Fall Sept. 12-13_____ Sept. 25-26_____ Oct. 10-11______ Oct. 31-Nov. 2___

at Chip-N Club Invitational_____________3rd/15 teams at Dick McGuire Invitational____________12th/18 teams at Lady Northern Invitational___________10th/12 teams at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite_________13th/15 teams

Spring Feb. 19-20______ Feb. 27-28______ March 13-14____ March 25-26____ April 9-11_______ April 21-22______ April 27-29______

at Claud Jacobs Challenge____________Victoria, Texas at Westbrook Spring Invitational________Peoria, Ariz. at Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational_____Oahu, Hawaii at Saluki Invitational__________________Carbondale, Ill. at Wyoming Cowgirl Classic___________Chandler, Ariz. at Lady Buckeye Invitational___________Columbus, Ohio at Big Ten Championships_____________French Lick, Ind.

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705. The University of Iowa golf media guide was written and designed by athletic communications student assistant Kyle Soldwisch and assistant director of athletic communications James Allan. Photographs provided by the University Relations Photo Unit, Bob Goodfellow and the UI Visual Center’s Photographic Services. Cover artwork designed by Mindy Gardner. Printing done by UI Printing in Iowa City, Iowa.



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF University of Iowa head women’s golf coach Megan Menzel enters her first year at the helm of the Hawkeyes in 2011-12. While the Hawkeyes struggled last season, the cupboard is not bare. Menzel takes over a team that returns five letterwinners and welcomes a three-member recruiting class that includes two nationally-ranked players. “I think the talent level is strong,” said Menzel. “I’m always a little weary of the word talent. I think it has to be backed up by hard work and making sure we’re dedicated to the team goals. I’m really seeing that. They’re all working really hard and bringing a lot of leadership.”

season at University High School. Phillips was tabbed the No. 2 player in Arizona and 56th best prospect in the country after winning five of the nine high school events she entered in 2010 at Highland High School in Gilbert, Ariz. “We expect them to come in and contribute right away,” Menzel said. “They bring in a ton of enthusiasm and competitiveness. They’re showing that their ready to get out there and compete.” The Hawkeyes third freshman, St. Charles, Ill., native Nicole Rae, was a three-time all-conference selection and finished with the second-best scoring average in school history at East High School.

Headlining the returners is senior Chelsea Harris and junior Kristi Cardwell. The pair split the team lead for scoring average in 201011, posting a 77.1 average over 30 rounds. Harris and Cardwell also teamed during the summer to shoot a nine-under 279 and take fourth at the 2011 Hooters Women’s Collegiate Team Championships. Having players such as Harris and Cardwell return will make life easier on the Hawkeyes’ new head coach. “It really builds a lot of confidence,” Menzel said. “I would go off of what they did this summer. Chelsea and Kristi really had a great performance at the Hooters Collegiate Team Championship. They’re coming in with a lot of good experience and confidence. “ Iowa also returns a third upperclassman in junior Gigi DiGrazia. The Addison, Ill., native, was an academic All-Big Ten selection and was honored by the Big Ten as a Distinguished Scholar a season ago after maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average in integrative physiology. On the golf course, she competed in 19 rounds and set career-best 18-, 36and 54-hole scores.

“Nicole is a great kid and a really hard worker,” Menzel said. “She will continue to get better. I think she’ll be a great contributor, a great student and will really bring a lot to our team.” Iowa opens its spring season in Victoria, Texas, at the Claud Jacobs Challenge on Feb. 19-20. The Hawkeyes will play at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 27-28, before traveling to Oahu, Hawaii, on March 13-14, to compete in the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. Iowa returns to the Midwest to compete in the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale, Ill., on March 25-26 before heading to Chandler, Ariz., to play at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic on April 9-11. The Hawkeyes end thier regular season April 21-22 at the Lady Buckeye Invitational hosted in Columbus, Ohio. Iowa opens postseason play April 27-29 at the Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind. “We want to see improvement,” said Menzel. “This team expects to go out and do some good things. Our goal has been to work hard and to make sure we’re doing things the right way every day that were out on the golf course.”

“She’s a great example all around,” said Menzel. “She’s works just as hard in golf as she does in school.” The Hawkeyes roster also features a pair of sophomores, in Woojay Choi and Karly Grouwinkel. Choi competed in 18 rounds and fired an 82 average during her freshman campaign. She posted a season low-round 76 at the Anteater Invitational. Grouwinkel played in one tournament as a freshman, recording a 246 (86-76-84) at the Hawkeye Invitational. Despite her lack of experience, Grouwinkel has already caught the eye of her head coach. “I’ve been very excited about Karly,” Menzel said. “I think she has come in and is working hard. She seems eager to improve. We really need her to stay focused and make sure she is getting better each time she’s out here.” Iowa added two nationally-ranked recruits to its roster in Lauren English and Shelby Phillips. English, a Bloomington, Ill., native, was considered the No. 1 player in Illinois and was ranked in the top 50 nationally throughout her senior

Front Row (L-R): Woojay Choi, Nicole Rae, Shelby Phillips, Lauren English, Karly Grouwinkel Back Row (L-R): Head Coach Megan Menzel, Chelsea Harris, Kristi Cardwell, Gigi DiGrazia



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF “The reason I chose Iowa was because I felt that the coaches could help me get to the next level with my game. On top of that, I love the campus, city and especially the Hawkeye spirit. I wanted to get further away from home and meet new people, and I also felt that I fit into the golf team very well. The girls have great team leadership, and I wanted to become a part of that.” Junior, Kristi Cardwell

“I chose Iowa because I loved the coaches. I needed to get away from the normal 110 weather and experience something different such as wind and snow. I also liked the campus, and I fit in well with the team. I have a lot of family in Iowa and knew it was a safe place for me.” Freshman, Shelby Phillips

“I chose The University of Iowa because I knew it would offer me a great education, and it has a lot to offer athletically, as well.” Senior, Chelsea Harris

“The reason I chose Iowa is because I absolutely loved the campus, the university has a great business school and everyone here is so friendly. I thought it was a great feeling to be able to go almost anywhere in the country, and run into a Hawkeye fan. The school spirit here is like no where else.” Freshman, Nicole Rae

“I chose the University of Iowa because my family has always been a big Iowa family, so I grew up wanting to go here. The coaches and team were very welcoming on my visit. Iowa just felt like the right fit for me, and it feels like my second home.” Sophomore, Karly Grouwinkel

“Before visiting Iowa I was not thrilled about coming here, but I thought I would take a visit since it is relatively close to my house, and I had a tournament in Iowa so it was convenient for me to come. When I came to campus I loved the coaches, and I absolutely loved the atmosphere in Iowa City. It is different than other big universities, I knew Iowa City was the place for me.” Freshman, Lauren English

“I chose Iowa for its great athletic and academic programs. I also love my teammates and coaches, and it felt like a nice fit for me. I always wanted to compete for a Big Ten school.” Sophomore, Woojay Choi

“I choose Iowa because it seemed like the perfect fit for me. I felt right at home in Iowa City and the team made me feel very welcomed. I look forward to the opportunity every day to compete and get my education at a Big Ten university.” Junior, Gigi DiGrazia



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Following one season in Boise, Menzel took over as head coach at Colorado State in July of 2000. During her stint with the Rams, she recruited and coached the 2002 Mountain West Conference individual champion. Her squad qualified for NCAA Regionals in 2001 and 2002 and claimed the 2001 CSU Invitational team title.

Megan Menzel Head Coach First Season University of New Mexico, 1998

Megan Menzel is in her first season as the head coach of the University of Iowa women’s golf program. Menzel joined the Hawkeyes in Aug. 2011 after serving as a teaching professional at the Denver Country Club from 2007-09. Menzel brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience with her to Iowa City, having served as the head coach at three separate institutions -- Boise State (1998-99), Colorado State (2000-2002) and Kansas (2002-04). During her most recent coaching stint with the Jayhawks, Menzel recruited the first individual conference champion at KU, while helping the program improve its overall conference and national rankings. She also initiated an $800,000 fundraising effort to improve the Kansas facilities and created the program’s booster organization. After two seasons in Lawrence and five seasons as a head coach, Menzel resigned her post as the Jayhawks’ head coach to focus on her growing family. Menzel returned to the golf teaching circles as the assistant golf professional at Lawrence Country Club from 2007-09. In April 2009, she joined the golf teaching staff at the Denver Country Club in Colorado. Menzel’s first coaching opportunity came at Boise State, where she was in charge of the program during the 1998-99 campaign at the age of 23. She recruited the first ever individual NCAA Regional qualifier in Bronco history.

Academically, Menzel’s team led the CSU Athletics Department in cumulative grade point average during the 2001 season, and she coached three academic all-conference student-athletes during her stint at the school. Menzel played collegiate golf at the University of New Mexico from 1993-97, where she led the Lobos to three Western Athletic Conference titles (1994, 1995, 1996). The two-time team captain (1995, 1996), was a two-time academic allconference selection, while being named the 1996-97 Bank of America Academic Athlete of the Year. Menzel graduated from New Mexico in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is an LPGA Apprentice and A.C.E. certified personal trainer. She also holds golf fitness certification levels I and II from the Titleist Performance Institute. Menzel, who was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is married to Craig Menzel and the couple has three children -- Kennedy (9), Callie (8), and Maclayne (6).



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Kristi Cardwell Junior Kokomo, Ind. Kokomo High School

Fall 2011... competed in four tournaments, including 12 rounds… posted a 77.6 average (931 strokes)… fired season-best round of 70 (-1) at Lady Northern Invitational, the team’s only sub-par round of the fall… round ranks tied for 10th in school record books… also posted season-best 36-hole score (148) and 54-hole score (229) at Lady Northern Invitational… led team at Lady Northern Invitational by finishing tied for 23rd… tied for 21st at Chip-N Club Invitational, a season-best… shot two eagles at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational to lead the 81-participant field. 2010-11... competed in 10 tournaments, including 30 rounds… finished in top 15 at five events… best finish came at Hawkeye Invitational (third)… posted low round of 69 at 2010 Challenge at Onion Creek… score was third-best 18-hole mark in school history… also recorded second-best 36-hole score in school history at 2010 Challenge at Onion Creek (143)… recorded ninth-best 36-hole score (145) in school history at Badger Invitational and Jackrabbit Invitational… posted team-low tournament score at Hawkeye Invitational (227), 2010 Challenge at Onion Creek (218), Jackrabbit Invitational (223), Anteater Invitational and Lady Buckeye Invitational (247)… 218 at 2010 Challenge at Onion Creek was third-best 54-hole score in school history… posted 2,312 total strokes… tied for team lead for lowest average (77.1) with teammate Chelsea Harris… letterwinner. 2009-10... competed in 10 tournaments inlcuding 31 rounds... finished 13th and shot a season-low 18-hole score of 72 at the Hawkeye Invitational... competed in six tournaments over the summer...qualifed for the 34th US Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship with a score of 76... place 11th at the Pepsi Indiana Women’s Open... finished in the top 10 at the IWGA Indiana State Amateur Championship... letterwinner. High School… three-time Kokomo High School team MVP... three-time All-NCC Conference... two-time Conference Low Medalist... NCC All-Academic Team (2008)... two-time IHSAA All State Team... 2008 Indiana Hoosier Challenge champion... tied for 7th in the 2009 Indiana Women’s State Am... the first golfer for the Kokomo girl’s team to go to state all four years of her high school career... holds nine of the 10 individual records for the KHS golf team... best individual placing at state was fifth after carding a 149 in 2008... Indiana’s Top Female Pepsi Junior Golfer of the Year in 2008... winning the Indiana Girls State Junior 2008 at Harrison Lakes... top 15 finish at the Indiana Women’s Open (2008)... top 10 Indiana Women’s State Am (2008)... low medalist PJGT Batavia, OH- Course Record (2006)... Howard Country Jr. Champion (2007, 2008)... high school coach was Andy Carpenter... swing coach was Cary Hungate. Personal... born April 7, 1991... daughter of Byron and Jill Cardwell... recreation management major.

CARDWELL’S CAREER AVERAGES Year Fall ‘09 Spr. ‘10 ‘09-10

Rds. 15 16 31

Strokes 1,172 1,286 2,458

Avg. 78.2 80.4 79.3

Low Round (Tournament) 72 (Hawkeye Invitational) 74 (Jack Rabbit Invite) 72 (Hawkeye Invitational)

Fall ‘10 14 Spr. ‘11 16 ‘10-11 30

1,060 1,252 2,312

75.7 78.3 77.1

69 (Challenge at Onion Creek) 71 (Anteater Invitational) 69 (Challenge at Onion Creek)

Fall ‘11




70 (Lady Northern Invitational)





69 (Challenge at Onion Creek)


LOW 18-HOLE SCORE: 69, 2010 Challenge at Onion Creek LOW 36-HOLE SCORE: 143, 2010 Challenge at Onion Creek LOW 54-HOLE SCORE: 218, 2010 Challenge at Onion Creek BEST CAREER FINISH: 3, 2010 Hawkeye Invitational

WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG? Driver: TaylorMade R11 Woods: Ping Irons: TaylorMade Wedges: Titleist Putter: Scotty Cameron Balls: Titleist Pro V1X


Favorite Club: 8 iron Favorite Course: Kokomo Country Club, Kokomo, Ind. Favorite Golf Moment: Winning the Indiana Hoosier Challenge, and Indiana Girls State Jr. Superstitions: None Hobbies: Hanging out with Friends Most Influential Person: My Dad



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Woojay Choi Sophomore Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada College Park High School

Fall 2011... did not compete. 2010-11... competed in six tournaments, including 18 rounds…carded 82.2 average (1,476 strokes)… shot a season-low 76 at the Anteater Invitational… posted season-best 54-hole (155) and 72-hole (238) scores at Jackrabbit Invitational… best finish came at Hawkeye Invitational (T-35th)… competed at Hawkeye Invitational, Badger Invitational, Lady Northern Invitational and Anteater Invitational as an individual… letterwinner. High School… competed for The Woodlands College Park High School… two-time runner-up in the Manitoba Junior Girl’s Championship in 2008 and 2009… finished first at 2009 HGA High Performance Series Event… finished first at 2009 MJT Manitoba Series… led team to back-to-back runner-up finishes at high school district championship … lowest career round was 73… high school coach was Roger Stebbins. Personal... born Nov. 28, 1991… daughter of Jay and Yeonok Sul Choi… one brother, Brad… open major. CHOI’S CAREER AVERAGES Year Fall ‘10 Spr. ‘11 ‘10-11

Rds. 9 9 18

Strokes 742 734 1,476

Avg. 82.4 81.6 82.0

Low Round (Tournament) 78 (Badger Invitational) 76 (Anteater Invitational) 76 (Anteater Invitational)

Fall ‘11 --- --- --- --Totals





76 (Anteater Invitational)

LOW 18-HOLE SCORE: 76, 2011 Anteater Invitational LOW 36-HOLE SCORE: 155, 2011 Jackrabbit Invitational LOW 54-HOLE SCORE: 238, 2011 Jackrabbit Invitational BEST CAREER FINISH: T35, 2010 Hawkeye Invitational


Driver: Taylor Made r7 Superquad Woods: Cobra Irons: Ping 557 Putter: Scotty Cameron Balls: Titleist ProV1


Favorite Club: 7 iron Favorite Course: Hecla Oasis Resort Favorite Golf Moment: Almost making a hole-in-one Superstitions: None Hobbies: Jogging and listening to music Most Influential People: Parents



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Gigi DiGrazia Junior Addison, Ill. Driscoll HIgh School

Fall 2011... competed in four tournaments, including 12 round… posted 79.0 average (948 strokes)… finished for 11th at Chip-N Club Invitational after shooting a 230, tying a career-best… fired season-best 36-hole score of 154 at Chip-N Club Invitational… carded season-best round of 75 (+2) at Dick McGuire Invitational. 2010-11... competed in six tournaments, including 19 rounds…posted 82.2 average (1,476 strokes)… posted lowest 18-hole (74), 36-hole (151) and 54hole score (230) of career at Jackrabbit Invitational...finished tied for 21st, a career-best, at Jackrabbit Invitational….competed as an individual at Jackrabbit Invitational… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner. 2009-10... competed in seven tournaments, including 22 rounds... finished tied for 44th at the Buckeye Invite... carded career-low for 18 holes (78) at the Big Ten Championships...letterwinner. High School… Class A State Champion in Illinois for girl’s golf... carded her career low 65 in her senior year... four-time state qualifier with second, seventh and 16th place finishes in addition to her champion title in 2008... three-time all-state team and all-conference team... earned her placement in the conference and as the boy’s golf team captain her junior and senior years because her school did not have a girl’s golf team... won the 2006 NIKE Jr. event at the Quad Cities... competed in 2006 Junior World... 2006 NIKE Golf Junior Championship... Plantations Tournament of Champions in 2006-2008... 2007 AJGA Rolex Girls Junior... competed in AJGA McDonalds Invitational, USGA Girls Junior and Women’s Publinks all in 2008... named to the 2006 AJGA Nike Junior All-Star team... four top-ten finishes, which include a runner up finish... ranked 34th, nationally, among the 2009 graduates in the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings... four-time academic all-conference selection... member of the National Honor Society... multi-sport athlete... twice named the all-conference team for basketball... two-time state finalist for 3-point shooting... on 2009 2A state winning basketball squad. Personal... born on July 7, 1991... daughter of Tony and Judy DiGrazia... integrative physiology major.

DIGRAZIA’S CAREER AVERAGES Year Fall ‘09 Spr. ‘10 ‘09-10

Rds. 9 13 22

Strokes 753 1,066 1,819

Avg. 83.7 82 82.9

Low Round (Tournament) 82 (Mary Fossum, Jonnie Imes, Hawkeye Invite) 78 (Big Ten Championships) 78 (Big Ten Championships)

Fall ‘10 6 Creek) Spr. ‘11 13 ‘10-11 19

497 82.8 78



1,064 1,561

81.8 82.2

74 (Jackrabbit Invitational) 74 (Jackrabbit Invitational)

Fall ‘11




75 (Dick McGuire Invitational)





74 (Jackrabbit Invitational)



LOW 18-HOLE SCORE: 74, Jackrabbit Invitational LOW 36-HOLE SCORE: 151, Jackrabbit Invitational LOW 54-HOLE SCORE: 230, Jackrabbit Invitational BEST CAREER FINISH: T-21, Jackrabbit Invitational

WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG? Driver: Nike Dymo Woods: Nike Dymo Irons: Nike Victory Red Balls:Titelist ProV1X Glove: FootJoy


Favorite Club: Putter Favorite Course: Erin Hills Favorite Golf Moment: Draining an 18 foot putt for birdie on the last hole of my high school career, knowing that I just won state. Superstitions: I have a quarter that I always use as a ball marker Hobbies: Basketball, shopping, hanging with friends Most Influential Person: My sister Lisa



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Karly Grouwinkel Sophomore Mt. Prospect, Ill. Prospect High School

Fall 2011.. competed in two tournaments as an individual… posted an 88.2 average (529 strokes) over six rounds… fired 257 (87-86-84) at Chip-N Club Invitational… carded 272 (97-87-88) at Lady Northern Invitational… tied career-best by shooting a third round 84 at the Chip-N Club Invitational. 2010-11... competed in three rounds at Hawkeye Invitational… carded a 246 (86-76-84)… letterwinner. High School… competed for Prospect High School… three-time allconference selection… holds school records for lowest 18-hole score (73) and lowest season average (77.6)… led team to back-to-back conference titles in 2009 and 2010… finished second in conference meet in 2009 and 2010… team finished with a 22-0 record over 2009 and 2010… led her team to second place finish at 2008 conference meet, finishing 10th individually… won two school tournaments in 2010… team captain as a senior… also competed in badminton, basketball and soccer…high school coach was Jim Hamann Personal… born Feb. 3, 1992… daughter of Kevin and Karen Grouwinkel… one sister, Korey… grandfather, Gary, competed in football at the University of Iowa and was part of 1958-59 Rose Bowl team… open major. GROUWINKEL’S CAREER AVERAGES

Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low Round (Tournament) Fall ‘10 3 246 82.0 76 (Hawkeye Invitational) Spr. ‘11 -- -- -- -- ‘10-11 3 246 82.0 76 (Hawkeye Invitational) Fall ‘11




84 (Chip-N Club Invitational)





76 (Hawkeye Invitational)


LOW 18-HOLE SCORE: 84, 2010 Hawkeye Invitational LOW 36-HOLE SCORE: 160, 2010 Hawkeye Invitational LOW 54-HOLE SCORE: 246, Hawkeye Invitational BEST CAREER FINISH: T-30th, 2010 Hawkeye Invitational


WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG? Driver: Taylor Made Burner Woods: Callaway Irons: Callaway X18 Putter: Ping Craz-E Balls: Titleist ProV1


Favorite Club: 6 iron Favorite Course: Stone Creek Golf Club Favorite Golf Moment: Shooting a 73 to tie school record Superstitions: None Hobbies: Basketalll, Badmitton Most Influential Person: Grandfather, Gary Grouwinkel


IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Chelsea Harris Senior Normal, Ill. University High School

Fall 2011... competed in four tournaments, including 12 rounds… posted team-best 77.1 average (925 strokes), the 15th-best scoring average in school history… finished in top-15 at Chip-N Club Invitational (T13th), a season best… led team at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational by finishing tied for 31st… fired season-best 36-hole (152) and 54-hole (228) scores at the event… carded season-best round of 73 (+1) during first round of Lady Northern Invitational. 2010-11... competed in 10 tournaments, including 30 rounds…finished in the top 15 at three events…recorded second-best 36-hole score in school history at the Badger Invitational (143)… best finish came at Hawkeye Invitational (fourth)… posted low round score of 70 (-2) at Badger Invitational, the 11th-best round in school history … posted team-low tournament score at Badger Invitational (221), Lady Northern Invitational (228), Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic (236) and Big Ten Championships (312) … 221 (+5) at Badger Invitational was season-best 54-hole score and ranked as the 11th-best 54-hole score in school history… recorded 2,313 total strokes…tied for team lead for lowest average (77.1) with teammate Kristi Cardwell…letterwinner. 2009-10... competed in nine tournaments, including 28 rounds... carded career-best 18-hole score (69), 36-hole score (140) and 54-hole score (213) at Challenge at Onion Creek... tied for 10th, career best, at Challenge at Onion Creek... letterwinner. 2008-09… competed in all 10 tournaments as a freshman… fired career-low 18-hole score of 76 at the Eagle Landing Invite and Big Ten Championships… carded career-low 36-hole score of 154 in the first two rounds of the Hawkeye Invitational… recorded 237 for a career-best 54-hole score at the Eagle Landing Invite… placed T-27th at the Indiana Invitational, a career best… third overall team scoring average with 81.3, includes 31 rounds… letterwinner. High School... member of the three-time state championship University High school golf team... second place team finish at state her freshman year was the only loss in four years for the team... four-year letterwinner, three-time all-conference, two-time MVP and conference champion... placed 20th at the state tournament in 2007... holds course record at D.A. Weibring Golf Club, at Illinois State with a 70... qualified for the Big I National Tournament by winning the Illinois regional and state qualifiers... high school coach was Cal Hubbard. Personal... born Jan. 26, 1990...daughter of Jim Harris and Lisa Day... prebusiness major... competed for Normal University High School... father played baseball at University of St. Francis.

HARRIS’ CAREER AVERAGES Year Fall ’08 Spr. ’09 ’08-’09 ships)

Rds. 15 16 31

Strokes 1230 1290 2,520

Avg. 82 80.6 81.3

Low Round (Tournament) 77 (Hawkeye Invitational/Lady Northern) 76 (Eagle Landing, Big Ten Championships) 76 (Eagle Landing, Big Ten Champion-

Fall ‘09 Spr. ‘10 ‘09-10

12 16 28

926 1,246 2,172

77.2 77.9 77.6

69 (Challenge at Onion Creek) 72 (Indiana Invitational) 69 (Challenge at Onion Creek)

Fall ‘10 14 Spr. ‘11 16 ‘10-11 30

1,060 1,253 2,313

75.7 78.3 77.1

70 (Badger Invitational) 73 (Jackrabbit Invitational) 70 (Badger Invitational)

Fall ‘11




73 (Lady Northern Invitational)





69 (Challenge at Onion Creek)


LOW 18-HOLE SCORE: 69, 2009 Challenge at Onion Creek LOW 36-HOLE SCORE: 140, 2009 Challenge at Onion Creek LOW 54-HOLE SCORE: 213, 2009 Challenge at Onion Creek BEST CARER FINISH: 4, 2010 Hawkeye Invitational

WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG? Driver: Titleist 910 D3 Woods: Titleist Irons: Titleist AP2 Putter: Bettinardi Balls: Titleist Pro V1


Favorite Club: Driver Favorite Course: Heritage Bluffs in Channahon, Ill. Favorite Golf Moment: Shooting a 66 Superstitions: I have to listen to my ipod before I play Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and listening to music Most Influential Person: My high school coach, Cal Hubbard



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Shelby Phillips

Lauren English

Freshman Gilbert, Ariz. Highland High School

Freshman Bloomington, Ill. University High School

Fall 2011... competed in four tournaments, including 12 rounds… posted 78.3 average (938 strokes), the best per round average by a freshman since Tyrette Metzendorf led the team in the 2006 fall (77.2)… finished in top-15 at Chip-N Club Invitational, her collegiate debut… tied for 15th place finish at the event, a season-best… paced the team by tying for 26th at Dick McGuire Invitational after firing season-best 18-hole (74), 36-hole (151) and 54-hole (226) scores… fired hole-in-one on the sixth-hole of the Donald Ross Course during the first round of the Lady Northern Invitational. High School... ranked as the No. 1 player in Illinois and in the top 50 for the class of 2011... ranked 160th in the Golfweek rankings... finished in the top-10 four times in American Junior Golf Association (AJCA) events... finished third at the AJGA Junior at the Quad Cities with a 219 (73-73-73) and third at the Randy Wise Junior Open with a 228 (74-79-75)... did not play high school golf in 2010... won four-of-six 18-hole high school events in 2009, while also earning two runner-up finishes... was the individual runner-up at the Illinois High School sectional and regional events, while placing eighth at the 36-hole state meet... posted a 74.2 scoring average, winning individual conference title... high school coach was Cal Hubbard. Personal... born Dec. 17, 1992... daughter of Mark and Mary English... has two siblings, Lisa and Kyle... brother Kyle plays golf at Florida Gulf Coast University... open major.


Rds. 12

Strokes 938

Avg. 78.3

Low Round (Tournament) 74 (Dick McGuire Invitational)

Fall 2011... competed in four tournaments, including 12 rounds… posted a 78.3 average (939 strokes)… closed first collegiate fall at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational by firing season-best 18-hole (72), 36hole (147) and 54-hole (229) scores… 72 was first even-par round of career… finished in a tie for 33rd at Chip-N Club Invitational, which was a season-best. High School... ranked as the No. 2 player in Arizona and the 56th best prospect in the class of 2011... also ranked 116th in the Golfweek rankings... was tabbed as the 2007 and 2009 PGA Junior Series Player of the Year, while being the runner-up for the same honor in 2008 and 2010... won five of the nine high school tournaments in 2010... placed seventh at the 5A-1 State Championship -- it was her fourth straight year placing at the championship... also tallied a fifth place finish at the AJCA Junior in the Quad Cities, carding a 228 (78-74-76). Personal... born Feb. 24, 1993... daughter of John and Mary Phillips... has one brother, JW... nursing major.


Rds. 12

Strokes 939

Avg. 78.3

Low Round (Tournament) 72 (Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational)

WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG? Driver: Ping Woods: Ping Irons: Ping Putter: Scotty Cameron


Favorite Course: Alta Meza Hobbies: Golf, snowboarding Most Influential Person: Dad

WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG? Driver: Callaway FT9 Woods: Callaway RazR Irons: Callaway RazR Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 Balls: Titleist ProV1 ENGLISH EXTRAS Favorite Club: Putter Favorite Course: Cabo Del Sol Ocean Course in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Favorite Golf Moment: My only hole in one Superstitons: I always have to have my ball marker facing forward on my hat before I putt the ball. Hobbies: Working out, hanging with friends Most Influential Person: My dad



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Nicole Rae Freshman St. Charles, Ill. East High School

Fall 2011.. did not compete High School... three-time all-conference honoree... team Most Valuable Player, Conference Player of the Year and first team all-area selection by the Kane County Chronicle in 2010... claimed medalist honors in 13-of-18 rounds... her four-year scoring average was the second best in school history... state qualifier in 2010... guided St. Charles East High School to a fifth place state tournament finish in 2008 and an eighth place showing in 2009... guided team to three regional championships, two conference championships and a 2009 sectional title... holds the nine-hole record at Naperbrook Golf Course with a two-under par 34... four-time academic all-conference selection... high school coach was Rod Osborne. Personal... born Feb. 27, 1993... daughter of Ron and Mary Rae... has one sister, Jen... marketing major.


Driver: Calloway Diablo Octane Woods: Cleveland Launcher 3 Wood Irons: Calloway X20 Putter: Coutour Balls: Titleist Pro V1x


Favorite Club: 7 iron Favorite Course: St. Charles Country Club, in St. Charles, Ill. Favorite Golf Moment: Shooting a two-under 34 in a high school match my senior year Superstitions: None Hobbies: Golf Most Influential Person: My swing coach Rich Flores, who underwent treatment for cancer this past year, because he truly made me love the game of golf and got me to where I am today.



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF 2011 FALL RESULTS DATE Sept. 11-12 Sept. 25-26 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 31- Nov. 2

TOURNAMENT/HOST INSTITUTION SITE/COURSE Chip-N Club Invitational Lincoln, Neb. University of Nebraska Country Club of Lincoln Dick McGuire Invitational Alburquerque, N.M. University of New Mexico UNM Championship Course Lady Northern Invitational French Lick, Ind. Indiana University Donald Ross Course Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Austin, Texas University of Texas The University of Texas Golf Club

INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES Chelsea Harris Kristi Cardwell Lauren English Shelby Phillips Gigi DiGrazia Karly Grouwinkel

TOURNAMENTS 4 4 4 4 4 2

ROUNDS 12 12 12 12 12 6

STROKES 925 931 938 939 948 529

Chip-N Club Invitational September 11-12, 2011 Lincoln, Neb. Player Gigi DiGrazia Chelsea Harris Lauren English Kristi Cardwell Shelby Phillips Karly Grouwinkel* Team

Rd. 1 76 76 77 78 78 87 307

Rd. 2 78 80 77 76 78 86 309

Rd. 1 75 78 77 76 78 306

Rd. 2 77 78 73 83 83 311

12th of18 10th of 12 13th of 15

LOW ROUND 73 (Lady Northern Invitational) 70 (Lady Northern Invitational) 74 (Dick McGuire Invitational) 72 (Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational) 75 (Dick McGuire Invitational) 84 (Chip-N Club Invitational)

Lady Northern Invitational October 10-11, 2011 Glencoe, Ill. Rd. 3 76 75 78 80 85 84 309

Total 230 231 232 234 241 257 925

Place T11 T13 T15 T21 T33 T69 3rd

Dick McGuire Invitational September 25-26, 2011 Alburquerque, N.M. Player Lauren English Shelby Phillips Kristi Cardwell Chelsea Harris Gigi DiGrazia Team

AVERAGE 77.1 77.6 78.3 78.3 79.0 88.2

FINISH 3rd of 15

Player Kristi Cardwell Chelsea Harris Gigi DiGrazia Lauren English Shelby Phillips Karly Grouwinkel* Team

Rd. 1 78 73 80 76 84 97 307

Rd. 2 70 82 81 79 79 87 309

Rd. 3 81 77 76 83 76 88 310

Total 229 232 237 238 239 272 926

Place T23 T33 T44 T47 T50 69 10th

Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2011 Austin, Texas Rd. 3 74 74 83 75 75 298

Total 226 230 233 234 236 915

Place T26 T48 T61 T66 T72 12th

Player Chelsea Harris Shelby Phillips Kristi Cardwell Lauren English Gigi DiGrazia Team

Rd. 1 76 72 74 75 83 297

Rd. 2 77 75 82 79 82 313

Rd. 3 75 82 79 89 80 316

Total 228 229 235 243 245 926

Place T31 T34 T58 T75 78 13th

* - Competed as an individual



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF 2011 SPRING RESULTS DATE Feb. 20-22 Mar. 14-15 Mar. 28-29 Apr. 16-17 Apr. 22-24

TOURNAMENT/HOST INSTITUTION SITE/COURSE Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic Kiawah Island, S.C. College of Charleston Kiawah Island Golf Resort Jackrabbit Invitational Primm, Nev. South Dakota State University Primm Valley Golf Course Anteater Invitational Dove Canyon, Calif. UC Irvine Dove Canyon Country Club Lady Buckeye Spring Invite Columbus, Ohio Ohio State University The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course Big Ten Championships Glencoe, Ill. Northwestern University Lake Shore Country Club

INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES Kristi Cardwell Chelsea Harris Laura Cilek Lauren Forbes Gigi DiGrazia Woojay Choi Brianna Coopman

TOURNAMENTS 5 5 5 5 4 3 2

ROUNDS 16 16 16 16 13 9 7

STROKES 1,252 1,253 1,278 1,307 1,064 734 577

Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic February 20-22, 2011 Kiawah Island, S.C. Player Chelsea Harris Lauren Forbes Kristi Cardwell Laura Cilek Gigi DiGrazia Team

Rd. 1 79 76 83 74 83 312

Rd. 2 76 84 80 82 80 318

Rd. 3 81 78 80 89 84 323

Total 236 238 243 245 247 953

Rd. 1 78 76 79 76 77 83 77 307

Rd. 2 73 76 77 80 79 77 84 305

3rd of 14 7th of 12 11th of 12 11th of 11

LOW ROUND 71 (Anteater Invitational) 73 (Jackrabbit Invitational) 74 (Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic) 76 (Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic) 74 (Jackrabbit Invitational) 76 (Anteater Invitational) 77 (Jackrabbit Invitational)

Lady Buckeye Spring Invite April 16-17, 2011 Columbus, Ohio Place T76 T85 T110 T119 T126 23

Jackrabbit Invitational March 14-15, 2011 Primm, Nev. Player Kristi Cardwell Chelsea Harris Gigi DiGrazia* Laura Cilek Lauren Forbes Woojay Choi Brianna Coopman* Team

AVERAGE 78.3 78.3 79.9 81.7 81.8 81.6 82.4

FINISH 23rd of 33

Rd. 3 72 73 74 76 77 78 83 298

Total 223 225 230 232 233 238 244 910

Place 9 T14 T21 T29 32 T40 T54 3

Rd. 3 73 76 80 82 77 85 306

Total 224 232 236 239 244 245 929

Place 11 T24 T31 T37 48 T49 7

Player Kristi Cardwell Chelsea Harris Laura Cilek Woojay Choi Lauren Forbes Team

Rd. 1 82 79 79 89 86 326

Rd. 2 77 83 88 85 86 331

Rd. 3 88 86 83 83 99 340

Total 247 248 250 257 271 997

Place T48 T52 T55 66 72 11

Big Ten Championships April 22-24 Glencoe, Ill. Player Chelsea Harris Laura Cilek Kristi Cardwell Lauren Forbes Brianna Coopman Gigi DiGrazia Team

Rd. 1 81 79 77 81 86 90 318

Rd. 2 78 77 79 82 84 85 316

Rd. 3 79 80 79 78 79 83 315

Rd. 4 74 79 80 79 84 85 312

Total Place 312 T41 315 T45 315 T45 320 58 333 62 343 T64 1,261 11

* - Competed as an individual

Anteater Invitational March 28-29, 2011 Dove Canyon, Calif. Player Kristi Cardwell Chelsea Harris Laura Cilek Woojay Choi* Gigi DiGrazia Lauren Forbes Team

Rd. 1 71 79 80 76 82 77 307

Rd. 2 80 77 76 81 85 83 316



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF 2010 Hawkeye Invitational, Finkbine Golf Course, September 18-19, Iowa City, Iowa 2010 Hawkeye Invitational September 18-19, Iowa City, Iowa Finkbine Golf Course, par 72

Team Results 1. Iowa


2. Ball State


3. North Dakota State


4. Drake


5. South Dakota State


6. Illinois State


7. Northern Iowa


8. Creighton


Individual Results

Hawkeye Invitational Champions

Year Champion 1975 Minnesota 1976 IOWA 1977 IOWA 1978 Minnesota 1979 Minnesota 1980 Nebraska Nebraska 1981 IOWA 1982 Nebraska 1983 Ohio State 1984 Illinois State 1985 Minnesota 1986 Indiana 1987 Minnesota Minnesota 1988 Michigan State 1989 Indiana Indiana 1990 IOWA 1991 Minnesota 1992 No Tournament held


Score *353 *700 *331 *655 *491 *646 ^629 *655 *941 *898 *926 *916 *900 *952 ^930 *969 *905 ^923 *949 *945

Year Champion 1993 Illinois 1994 Indiana 1995 Iowa State 1996 No Tournament Held 1997 Ohio State 1998 Indiana 1999 Indiana 2000 IOWA 2001 Michigan 2002 Michigan Kent State 2003 No Tournament held 2004 IOWA 2005 IOWA 2006 IOWA 2007 UT-Chattanooga 2008 Ball State 2009 Missouri State 2010 IOWA * - Spring Tournament ^ - Fall Tournament

3. Kristi Cardwell


4. Chelsea Harris


7. Laura Cilek


Score *300 *896 ^919

T8. Lauren Forbes


T22. Brianna Coopman*


T30. Karly Grouwinkel*


T35. Woojay Choi*


*907 *902 *614 *922 *902 *888 ^895

42. Gigi DiGrazia


* - Competed as an individual

^943 ^922 ^933 ^909 ^921 ^914 ^926


IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF The 2011 Big Ten Championships, April 22-24, Glencoe, Ill., Hosted by Northwestern University 2011 Big Ten Championship April 22-24, 2010, Glencoe, Ill. Lake Shore Country Club, par 72 Team Results 1. Michigan State


2. Purdue


3. Northwestern


4. Wisconsin


5. Ohio State


6. Minnesota


7. Indiana


8. Michigan


9. Illinois


10. Penn State


11. Iowa


Individual Results 1. Numa Gulyanamitta (PUR) 2. Lauren Weaver (NW)

Previous Big Ten Champions & Championship Sites Year

74-71-71-71=287 71-77-69-73=290

3. Alex Lederhausen (NW) 77-68-77-70=292 T41. Chelsea Harris (IA) 81-78-79-74=312


Host (Course)

1978 Michigan State Indiana (Indiana G.C.)




Host (Course)



1995 Indiana

Michigan (Michigan G.C.)


1979 Ohio State

Michigan St. (Forest Akers G.C.) 625

1996 Indiana

Indiana (Indiana G.C.)


1980 Ohio State

Ohio State (Scarlet G.C.)


1997 Ohio State

Mich. St. (Forest Akers G.C.)


1981 Ohio State

Purdue (Purdue North G.C.)


1998 Indiana

Penn State (Blue G.C.)


1982 Michigan State Minnesota (Minnesota G.C.)


1999 Ohio State

Purdue (Kampen G.C.)


1983 Ohio State

Illinois (Illinois Orange G.C.)


2000 Purdue

Wisconsin (Univ. Ridge G.C.)


T48. Laura Cilek (IA)


T55. Lauren Forbes (IA)


57. Brianna Coopman (IA)


1984 Ohio State



2001 Michigan State Minnesota (Minnesota G.C.)


62. Gigi DiGrazia (IA) 90-85-83-85=343

1985 Ohio State

Indiana (Indiana G.C.)


2002 Ohio State

Illinois (Illinois Orange G.C.)


1986 Indiana

Michigan (Michigan G.C.)


2003 Ohio State



1987 Indiana

Mich. St. (Forest Akers G.C.)


2004 Ohio State

Ohio State (Scarlet G.C.)


1988 Ohio State

Ohio State (Scarlet G.C.)


2005 Ohio State

Michigan (Michigan G.C.)


1989 Minnesota

Purdue (Purdue North G.C.)


2006 Purdue

Indiana (Indiana G.C.)


1990 Indiana

Minnesota (Minnesota G.C.)


2007 Michigan State Mich. State (Forest Akers G.C.) 1188

1991 Iowa

Wisconsin (Cherokee G.C.)


2008 Purdue

Penn State (Blue G.C.)


1992 Indiana

Illinois (Illinois Orange G.C.)


2009 Purdue

Purdue (Kampen G.C.)


1993 Ohio State



2010 Purdue

Wisconsin (Univ. Ridge G.C)


1994 Wisconsin

Ohio State (Scarlet G.C.)



Michigan State N’western (Lake Shore C.C.)


* -- Tournament shortened by rain

* -- Tournament shortened by rain




JUDY BORNHOLDT NGCA Academic All-American

NAME Jodee Albaugh Stacey Arnold Mary Baecke Becky Bagford Karen Bailey Kathy Beck Liz Bennett Stacey Bergman Judy Bornholdt Stacy Boville Melanie Boyles Kelley Brooke Amy Bubon Amy Butzer-Heuter Elena Callas Kristi Cardwell Kelli Carney Lynne Carothers Alison Cavanaugh Sasha Chacon Woojay Choi Laura Cilek Lauren Cole Phoebe Colliflower Brianna Coopman Gigi DiGrazia Julie Edgar Therese Ehrhart Lauren English Shannon Fleming



YEARS HOMETOWN 1990-91 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1987-91 Glen Ellyn, Ill. 1982-86 East Moline, Ill. 1977-79 Iowa City, Iowa 1980-81 Crystal Lake, Iowa 1983-86 Ottawa, Ill. 2001-05 Sway Hampshire, England 1996-98 Fort Dodge, Iowa 1992-93 Princeton , Minn. 1990-94 Ontario, Canada 2004-08 Tempe, Ariz. 1986-90 Bettendorf, Iowa 1981-85 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1987-89 Sioux Falls, S.D. 1977-81 Moline, Ill. 2010-pres. Kokomo, Ind. 1996-00 Centerville, Iowa 1993-97 Owatonna, Minn. 2006-10 Littleton, Colo. 1999-00 West Brach, Iowa 2011-pres. Winnipeg, Canada 2007-11 Iowa City, Iowa 2002-05 Eldridge, Iowa 1982-84 Macomb, Ill. 2007-11 Georgetown, Texas 2010-pres. Addison, Ill. 1982-86 Leawood, Kan. 1981-83 Peoria, Ill. 2011-pres. Bloomington, Ill. 2001-05 Murrieta, Calif.

MARY KRAMER NGCA Academic All-American

LYNETTE SEATON NGCA Academic All-American

NAME YEARS HOMETOWN Lauren Forbes 2007-11 Tulsa, Okla. Becky Fuglestad 1988-92 Naperville, Ill. Maggie Gabelman 2000-02 Lincoln, Neb. Maggie Gelber 2004-07 Winnetka, Ill. Megan George 2001-03 Plymouth, Minn. Jeanine Gibson 1985-89 Cass Lake, Minn. Karly Grouwinkel 2011-pres. Mt. Prospect, Ill. Leslie Gumm 1999-00 Galesburg, Ill. Melissa Harjes 1999-00 Bettendorf, Iowa Chelsea Harris 2008-pres. Normal, Ill. Kristi Heatherly 1986-90 Lennox, S.D. Kathy Hockin 1978-81 Daytona Beach, Fla. Laura Holmes 2000-04 East Yorkshire, England Janet Hunsicker 1978-79 W. Des Moines, Iowa Mary Kramer 1981-84 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Brittany Lambert 2004-05 Keokuk, Iowa Robin Lohse 1978-81 Muscatine, Iowa Marni Lundbohm 2000-03 Baxter, Minn. Jill Marcum 2004-08 Clarinda, Iowa Lisa Masters 1981-85 Rapid City, S.D. Aimee Maurer 1993-97 Amarillo, Texas Jennifer McCullough 1991-95 Nevada, Mo. Mary McDermott 1984-86 Monticello, Iowa Holly McFerren 1977-78 Davenport, Iowa Tyrette Metzendorf 2005-09 Winter Haven, Fla. Barb Miller 1977-79 Lake Hills, Iowa Marne Miller 1987-89 Humboldt, Iowa Mianne Mitchell 1977-79 Grinnell, Iowa Katherine Mowat 1997-99 Burlington, Ontario Megan Mowery 1981-85 Leawood, Kan,

LYNN TAUKE NGCA Academic All-American

NAME YEARS HOMETOWN Tina Mulert 1977-79 Dubuque, Iowa M.C. Mullen 1996-00 Peosta, Iowa Karla Murra 2003-07 Sioux Falls, S.D. Jennifer Nodland 1992-96 Alexandria, Minn. Shelby Phillips 2011-pres. Gilbert, Ariz. Anne Pinckney 1978-81 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Becky Quinby 2005-09 Plymouth, Minn. Nicole Rae 2011-pres. St. Charles, Ill. Jennifer Reints 2000-01, 02-04 St. Charles, Ill. Amy Riepma 2003-07 Clear Lake, Iowa Mary Jo Rollins 1990-91 Colbert, Wash. Cookie Rosine 1980-84 Galesburg, Ill. Candy Schneekloth 1993-97 Long Prairie, Minn. Karen Schroeder 1993-97 Glenwood, Minn. Lynette Seaton 1991-95 Anamosa, Iowa Mollie Shearen 1999-00 St. Paul, Minn. Tanya Shepley 1992-96 Novi, Mich. Becky Sjoholm 1994-97 Schaumburg, Ill. Meghan Spero 1997-01 Rock Island, Ill. Amanda Stahl 2007-08 Marion, Iowa Sonya Stalberger 1980-82 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Erin Strieck 1990-92 Bettendorf, Iowa Heather Suhr 1999-02 Racine, Wis. Lisa Tauke 1985-86 Dyersville, Iowa Lynn Tauke 1982-86 Dyersville, Iowa Shirley Trier 1987-91 Akron, Ohio Ann Vrdolyak 2008-09 Flossmoor, Ill. Sarah Ward 1986-90 Des Moines, Iowa


IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Stacey Arnold Iowa Co-Most Valuable Player ________________ 1990 Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1991 Iowa Athletic All-Decade Team ______________1981-91 Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year _______ 1988 All-Big Ten Conference Team _______ 1989, 1990, 1991 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year __________ 1991 Big Ten Conference All-Decade Team ________1981-91 NCAA Individual Championship Qualifier ________ 1990 NGCA Honorable Mention All-American _________ 1990 World University Golf Championship (Third) _____ 1990 Golfweek Pre-Season First Team All-American ___ 1991 Liz Bennett Academic All-Big Ten Conference_________ 2003, 2004 Iowa Most Valubale Team Member________ 2004, 2005 Stacey Bergman Big Ten Championships Individual Champion_____ 1998 All-Big Ten Conference Team_________________ 1998 Judy Bornholdt Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1993 Academic All-Big Ten Conference ________ 1992, 1993 NGCA Academic All-American ________________ 1991 Kelley Brooke Iowa Co-Most Valuable Player ________________ 1987 All-Big Ten Conference Team _________________ 1990 Amy Bubon Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1985 Amy Butzer Iowa Co-Most Valuable Player ________________ 1987 Academic All-Big Ten Conference ___ 1987, 1988, 1989 NGCA All-American ___________________ 1987, 1988

Therese Ehrhart Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1983 Shannon Fleming NGCA All-Scholar Team________________ 2002, 2003 Academic All-Big Ten Conference____ 2003, 2004, 2005 Maggie Gabelman Academic All-Big Ten Conference______________ 2002 Maggie Gelber Iowa Most Improved Team Member____________ 2006 Academic All-Big Ten Conference_________ 2006, 2007 Jeanine Gibson Academic All-Big Ten Conference____ 1988, 1989, 1990 Melissa Harjes Academic All-Big Ten Conference______________ 2000 Laura Holmes Iowa Most Valuable Player______________ 2001, 2003 Academic All-Big Ten Conference______________ 2004 Janet Hunsicker Iowa Most Vaulable Player ___________________ 1980 Mary Kramer Iowa Academic All-Decade Team ____________1981-91 NGCA Academic All-American ________________ 1986 Marni Lundbohm Academic All-Big Ten Conference_________ 2002, 2003 NGCA All-Scholar Team_____________________ 2003 Jennifer McCullough Iowa Most Valuable Player___________________ 1995

Elena Callas Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1979 AIAW National Championship (Individual)__ 1979, 1980, 1981

Jill Marcum Iowa Most Valuable Team Member_____________ 2006 Acaedmic All-Big Ten Conference_________ 2007, 2008

Kelli Carney Academic All-Big Ten Conference _____________ 2000 Iowa Most Valuable Player______________ 1998, 2000

Tyrette Metzendorf Iowa Most Valuable Team Member_____________ 2007 Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 13, 2008)______ 2008 Big Ten Player of the Week (Mar. 20, 2009)______ 2009 Academic All-Big Ten Conference______________ 2009 Senior Leadership Award____________________ 2009

Lynne Carothers Iowa Most Valuable Player___________________ 1997 Alison Cavanaugh Tigerhawk Award___________________________ 2007 Academic All-Big Ten Conference__________2008,2010 Laura Cilek Tigerhawk Award___________________________ 2008 Academic All-Big Ten Conference____________2009-11 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award_______________2008-11 Big Ten Player of the Week (Mar. 17, 2009)______ 2009 Lauren Cole Academic All-Big Ten Conference____ 2003, 2004, 2005 Gigi DiGrazia Academic All-Big Ten Conference______________ 2011

Katherine Mowat Academic All-Big Ten Conference______________ 1999 Tina Mulert AIAW National Championship (Individual)___ 1976, 1977 M.C. Mullen World University Golf Championship____________ 1998 Iowa Most Valuable Player___________________ 1999 Karla Murra Iowa Most Improved Team Member_______ 2005, 2006 Academic All-Big Ten Conference_________ 2006, 2007

Jennifer Nodland Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1994 World University Golf Championship ___________ 1994 Anne Pinckney Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1984 Becky Quinby Big Ten Player of the Week (Mar. 20, 2009)______ 2009 Academic All-Big Ten Conference______________ 2009 Senior Leadership Award____________________ 2009 Jennifer Reints Academic All-Big Ten Conference_________ 2003, 2004 Iowa Most Improved Player___________________ 2003 Amy Riepma Most Improved Player_______________________ 2004 Academic All-Big Ten Conference______________ 2006 Mary Jo Rollins Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year _______ 1991 Academic All-Big Ten Conference _____________ 1992 Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1992 Leah Rosine Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1984 Candy Schneekloth Academic All-Big Ten Conference _____________ 1995 Lynette Seaton Academic All-Big Ten Conference ___ 1993, 1994, 1995 NGCA Academic All-American_________________ 1995 Scholar Athlete of the Year ___________________ 1994 All-Academic Team _________________________ 1994 Sonya Stalberger Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1982 Lynn Tauke CoSIDA Academic All-America ___________ 1984, 1985 Iowa Most Valuable Player ___________________ 1986 All-Big Ten Conference Team _________________ 1986 NGCA Academic All-American ________________ 1986 Iowa Academic All-Decade Team ____________1981-91 Shirley Trier All-Big Ten Conference Team _________________ 1990 Academic All-Big Ten Conference ________ 1989, 1991 Coach Diane Thomason LPGA Merit of Excellence Award_______________ 1983 LPGA Coach of the Year_____________________ 1985 Coached the USA at the World University Golf Championship____1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year_____ 1990, 1991 National GCA Coach of the Year_______________ 1990 LPGA Coach of the Year Midwestern Section_______ 1991 NGCA Gladys Palmer Award__________________ 1992 National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame__ 1995



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Top 15 Individual Performances for 18 holes 1. Brianna Coopman __ 67_________ Challenge at Onion Creek___________________Fall, 2009 2. Tyrette Metzendorf __ 68_________ Lady Northern Invitational___________________Fall, 2007 3. Kristi Cardwell_____ 69_________ Challenge at Onion Creek________________ Fall, 2010 Chelsea Harris_____ 69_________ Challenge at Onion Creek________________ Fall, 2009 Karla Murra________ 69_________ Legends of Golf Shootout___________________Fall, 2006 Karla Murra________ 69_________ Pelican Preserve Invitational_________________Fall, 2006 Lynn Tauke________ 69_________ Iowa Invitational_______________________ Spring, 1986 Liz Bennett________ 69_________ Lady Northern Invitational___________________Fall, 2001 Amy Riepma_______ 69_________ East/West Rio Verde Invitational___________ Spring, 2005 10. Kristi Cardwell_____ 70_________ Lady Northern Invitational________________ Fall, 2011 Laura Cilek________ 70_________ Badger Invitational________________________Fall, 2010 Chelsea Harris______ 70_________ Badger Invitational________________________Fall, 2010 Jill Marcum________ 70_________ UNLV Invitational______________________ Spring, 2007 Tyrette Metzendorf __ 70_________ Hawkeye Invitational_______________________Fall, 2005 Tyrette Metzendorf __ 70_________ Big Ten Championships_________________ Spring, 2008 Stacey Bergman____ 70_________ River Wilderness_______________________ Spring, 1997 Leslie Gumm_______ 70_________ Big Ten Championships_________________ Spring, 2000 Laura Holmes______ 70 ________ UALR Invitational_________________________Fall, 2000 Megan George_____ 70 ________ UMKC Invitational_________________________Fall, 2001 Liz Bennett________ 70 ________ Lady Northern Invitational___________________Fall, 2002 Virginie Bonfils______ 70 ________ Shoot-out at the Legends___________________Fall, 2003 Liz Bennett________ 70_________ Hawkeye Invitational_______________________Fall, 2004 Top 15 Team Performances for 18 holes 1. 285______________ Challenge at Onion Creek_____________________________Fall, 2009 2. 290______________ Pelican Preserve Invitational___________________________Fall, 2006 3. 291______________ UNLV Invitational_________________________________ Spring, 2007 291______________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ Spring, 2008 5. 295______________ Mary Fossum Invitational______________________________Fall, 2007 295______________ Challenge at Onion Creek_____________________________Fall, 2010 7. 296______________ Legends of Golf Shootout_____________________________Fall, 2006 296______________ Lady Buckeye Invitational__________________________ Spring, 1990 9. 297______________ Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational______________________Fall, 2011 297______________ Badger Invitational___________________________________Fall, 2010 297______________ Lady Buckeye Invitational__________________________ Spring, 1990 297______________ Iowa Invitational__________________________________ Spring, 1989 297______________ Shoot-out at the Legends_____________________________Fall, 2003 297______________ East/West Rio Verde Invitational_____________________ Spring, 2005 15. 298______________ Dick McGuire Invitational______________________________Fall, 2011 298______________ Badger Invitational___________________________________Fall, 2010 298______________ San Diego Fall Classic_______________________________Fall, 1997 298______________ Legends of Golf Invitational____________________________Fall, 1999 298______________ Lady Buckeye Invitational__________________________ Spring, 2005 Top 15 Individual Performances for 36 holes 1. Chelsea Harris_____ 140________ Challenge at Onion Creek________________ Fall, 2009 2. Kristi Cardwell_____ 143________ Challenge at Onion Creek________________ Fall, 2010 Chelsea Harris_____ 143________ Badger Invitational______________________ Fall, 2010 Tyrette Metzendorf __ 143________ Legends of Golf Shoot-out__________________Fall, 2005 Laura Holmes______ 143 _______ UALR Invitational_________________________Fall, 2000 6. Jill Marcum________ 144________ Pelican Preserve Invitational_________________Fall, 2006 Karla Murra________ 144________ Pelican Preserve Invitational_________________Fall, 2006 Tyrette Metzendorf __ 144________ Hawkeye Invitational_______________________Fall, 2005 9. Kristi Cardwell_____ 145________ Jackrabbit Invitational_________________ Spring, 2011 Kristi Cardwell_____ 145________ Badger Invitational______________________ Fall, 2010 Jill Marcum________ 145________ UNLV Invitational______________________ Spring, 2007 Lynn Tauke________ 145 _______ Iowa Invitational_______________________ Spring, 1986 Stacey Arnold______ 145 _______ Lady Buckeye Invitational________________ Spring, 1990 Megan George_____ 145 _______ UMKC Invitational_________________________Fall, 2001 Megan George_____ 145 _______ Lady Northern Invitational__________________ Fall, 2002 Virginie Bonfils______ 145 _______ Shoot-out at the Legends___________________Fall, 2003 Top 15 Team Performances for 36 holes 1. 584______________ Challenge at Onion Creek_____________________________Fall, 2009 2. 589______________ Pelican Preserve Invitational___________________________Fall, 2006 3. 593______________ UNLV Invitational_________________________________ Spring, 2007 4. 595______________ Badger Invitational___________________________________Fall, 2010 595______________ Challenge at Onion Creek_____________________________Fall, 2010 6. 598______________ Legends of Golf Shootout_____________________________Fall, 2006 598______________ Lady Buckeye Invitational__________________________ Spring, 2005 8 599 ______________ Lady Buckeye Invitational__________________________ Spring, 1990 9. 601______________ Pelican Preserve Invitational___________________________Fall, 2007 601______________ East/West Rio Verde Invitational_____________________ Spring, 2005 11. 602______________ UNLV Invitational_________________________________ Spring, 2007 602______________ Lady Northern Invitational_____________________________Fall, 2005 602______________ Lady Razorback Invitational___________________________Fall, 2005 602 ______________ Lady Northern Invitational_____________________________Fall, 2002 602 ______________ Hawkeye Invitational______________________________ Spring, 2002 Top 15 Individual Performances for 54 holes 1. Chelsea Harris_____ 213________ Challenge at Onion Creek________________ Fall, 2009 Karla Murra________ 217________ Pelican Preserve Invitational_________________Fall, 2006 3. Kristi Cardwell_____ 218________ Challenge at Onion Creek________________ Fall, 2010 4. Jill Marcum________ 219________ Pelican Preserve Invitational_________________Fall, 2006 Kelley Brooke______ 219 _______ Lady Buckeye Invitational________________ Spring, 1990 Tyrette Metzendorf 219__________ Lady Northern Invitational___________________Fall, 2007


7. 11.

Jill Marcum________ Tyrette Metzendorf __ Stacey Arnold______ Liz Bennett________ Laura Cilek________ Chelsea Harris_____ Brianna Coopman___ Tyrette Metzendorf__ Laura Holmes______ Stacey Arnold______ Stacey Arnold______

220________ UNLV Invitational______________________ Spring, 2007 220________ Hawkeye Invitational_______________________Fall, 2005 220 _______ Lady Buckeye Invitational________________ Spring, 1990 220________ East/West Rio Verde Invitational___________ Spring, 2005 221________ Badger Invitational________________________Fall, 2010 221________ Badger Invitational______________________ Fall, 2010 221________ Challenge at Onion Creek___________________Fall, 2009 221________ Legends of Golf Shoot-out__________________Fall, 2005 221 _______ UALR Invitational_________________________Fall, 2000 221 _______ Iowa Invitational_______________________ Spring, 1989 221 _______ Lady Northern Invitational___________________Fall, 1990

Top 15 Team Performances for 54 holes 1. 888______________ Challenge at Onion Creek_____________________________Fall, 2009 2. 891______________ Pelican Preserve Invitational___________________________Fall, 2006 3. 893______________ UNLV Invitational_________________________________ Spring, 2007 4. 894______________ Badger Invitational___________________________________Fall, 2010 5. 896 ______________ Lady Buckeye Invitational__________________________ Spring, 1990 6. 903______________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ Spring, 2006 903______________ Lady Buckeye Invitational__________________________ Spring, 2005 8. 909______________ Legends of Golf Shootout__________________________ Spring, 2007 9. 910______________ Jackrabbit Invitational_____________________________ Spring, 2011 10. 912 ______________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ Spring, 1991 11. 913 ______________ Lady Northern Invitational_____________________________Fall, 2002 12. 914 ______________ Legends of Golf Shoot-out_____________________________Fall, 2001 914______________ Challenge at Onion Creek_____________________________Fall, 2010 14. 915______________ Dick McGuire Invitational______________________________Fall, 2011 15. 916 ______________ UALR Invitational___________________________________Fall, 2000 Top 15 Individual Performances for 72 holes 1. Tyrette Metzendorf__ 295________ Big Ten Championships_________________ 2. Stacey Bergman____ 299 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ 3. Liz Bennett________ 300 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ 4. Stacey Arnold______ 302 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ 5. Amy Riepma_______ 303________ Big Ten Championships_________________ 6. M.C. Mullen________ 304 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ 7. Karla Murra________ 306________ Big Ten Championships_________________ 8. Melanie Boyles_____ 307________ Big Ten Championships_________________ Tyrette Metzendorf__ 307________ Big Ten Championships_________________ M.C. Mullen________ 307 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ 11. Shirley Trier________ 308 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ 12. Mary Jo Rollins_____ 309 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ Stacey Arnold______ 309 _______ NCAA Championships__________________ M.C. Mullen________ 309 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ 15. Kelli Carney________ 310 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ Kelley Brooke______ 310 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________ Amy Butzer________ 310 _______ Big Ten Championships_________________

Spring, 2008 Spring, 1998 Spring, 2003 Spring, 1991 Spring, 2006 Spring, 1998 Spring, 2006 Spring, 2008 Spring, 2006 Spring, 1999 Spring, 1991 Spring, 1991 Spring, 1991 Spring, 2000 Spring, 1998 Spring, 1990 Spring, 1987

Top 10 Team Performances for 72 holes 1. 1,223_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ 2. 1,227_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ 3. 1,231_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ 4. 1,238_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ 5. 1,239_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ 6. 1,253_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ 7. 1,255_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ 8. 1,257_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ 9. 1,261_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________ 10. 1,262_____________ Big Ten Championships____________________________

Spring, 2006 Spring, 1998 Spring, 2008 Spring, 1991 Spring, 2003 Spring, 2004 Spring, 2010 Spring, 2007 Spring, 2011 Spring, 2000

Top 20 Team Season Scoring Averages 1. 76.3______________ Fall, 2010 2. 76.6______________ Fall, 2006 3. 76.9______________ Fall, 2011 4. 77.1______________ Fall, 2005 5. 77.5 _____________ Fall, 2001 6. 78.0 _____________ Fall, 2000 7. 78.1 _____________ Fall, 1999 8. 78.2______________ Fall, 2009 78.2______________ Spring, 2005 10. 78.3______________ Spring, 2007 11. 78.6 _____________ Spring, 1990 78.6 _____________ Fall, 1997 78.6______________ Spring 2010 14. 78.9______________ Spring, 2011 78.9 _____________ Fall, 2002 16. 79.0 _____________ Fall, 1989 17. 79.2 _____________ Spring, 2004 18. 79.3______________ Fall, 2004 79.3 _____________ Spring, 1989 79.3 _____________ Spring, 2000

Top 20 Individual Season Scoring Averages 1. Tyrette Metzendorf __ 74.9_______ Fall, 2007 2. Heather Suhr ______ 75.2_______ Fall, 2001 3. Kristi Cardwell_____ 75.7_______ Fall, 2010 Chelsea Harris_____ 75.7_______ Fall, 2010 5. Tyrette Metzendorf __ 75.8_______ Fall, 2005 6. Stacey Arnold ______ 75.9_______ Fall, 1990 7. Jill Marcum________ 76.1_______ Fall, 2006 Tyrette Metzendorf __ 76.1_______ Spring, 2008 9. Liz Bennett________ 76.3_______ Spring, 2005 10. Liz Bennett ________ 76.8_______ Spring, 2003 Meghan Spero _____ 76.8_______ Fall, 1999 12. Heather Suhr ______ 76.9_______ Fall, 2000 13. Karla Murra________ 77.0_______ Fall, 2006 Liz Bennett ________ 77.0_______ Spring, 2004 15. Chelsea Harris_____ 77.1_______ Fall, 2011 Laura Cilek________ 77.1_______ Fall, 2010 Tyrette Metzendorf __ 77.1_______ Fall, 2006 Stacey Arnold ______ 77.1_______ Spring, 1990 Stacey Arnold ______ 77.1_______ Spring, 1989 Stacey Bergman ____ 77.1_______ Spring, 1998

Bold denotes current player.


IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Diane Thomason spent 27 years as the head women’s golf coach at the University of Iowa. Nearly a decade later, she’s still doing her part to advance the program. Since stepping down from her head coaching post in 2002, Thomason has worked as a development officer at the UI Foundation. One of her foremost tasks is fundraising for the $1.8 million Varsity Golf Club, a new state-of-the-art facility that will overlook Finkbine Golf Course’s sixth hole. The facility will feature a putting green, performance studio, heated hitting bays, men’s and women’s locker rooms, coach’s offices and a team lounge. “The facility will be a tremendous addition for our program,” said Thomason, who was the first women’s golf coach in school history. “This will give the student-athletes an opportunity to see the ball “fly” when they hit it. Almost everyone in the Big Ten has an indoor facility, so this will help us stay competitive in the conference.” Thomason served as Iowa’s head coach from 1975-2002, leading the Hawkeyes to the 1991 Big Ten Championship and a 1991 NCAA Tournament appearance. During her tenure as head coach, she coached seven All-Big Ten performers, including Stacy Arnold, the 1991 Big Ten Player of the Year. “My success coaching came from working with players that wanted to be successful, were coachable and willing to put in the hard work required to perform at a championship level,” said Thomason, who was twice named the Big Ten Coach of the Year (1990, 1991). “I was fortunate to have great mentors and supportive colleagues.” Thomason sees first-year head coach Megan Menzel as the perfect fit to lead the women’s golf program in the Big Ten. “Coach Menzel knows the game of golf, both the technical aspects and the mental aspects,” said Thomason, a 1995 inductee into the NGCA Hall of Fame. “She has great enthusiasm as a coach and teacher, and is a good listener and problem solver. “She was a good collegiate player at New Mexico, so she can relate to what her players are experiencing on the course.”

1991 Big Ten Championship team



IOWA WOMEN’S WOMEN’S GOLF IOWA GOLF Finkbine Golf Course Home of the Hawkeyes

Located on the western edge of The University of Iowa campus, just walking distance from Kinnick Stadium, Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Hillcrest Residence Hall, is Finkbine Golf Course. Started in 1953 and opened in 1955, Finkbine remains a source of great pride and beauty as the home course for the Iowa Golf program. The 7,280-yard, par-72 layout is prized by the University and Iowa City community alike. A tremendous test of golf, Finkbine was the site of the PGA Amana VIP Pro-Am for more than 20 years featuring the PGA’s finest as well as national and local celebrities. In 1991 Finkbine also became the host of the Ben Hogan Tour – Hawkeye Open. Collegiately Finkbine has been the site of the 1984, 1993 and 2003 women’s Big Ten Championships, and hosted the Hawkeye Invitational every year from 1975-2010. Built among the rolling hills and elevation changes of Iowa City, Finkbine challenges golfers of every skill level. The Robert Bruce Harris design features sloped greens and sand bunkering on 17 of the 18 holes. The signature 13th hole is an island green surrounded by water offering multiple tee boxes and two greens. In the fall of 2003, Finkbine renovated the entire golf course with the addition of bent grass fairways and newly grassed greens and tee complexes. The university maintains Finkbine’s lush tees, fairways and greens with a state of the art irrigation system. The driving range and practice facility feature four practice greens, short game areas, sand bunkers and a two tier range. The Iowa golf teams enjoy a dedicated 10,000 sq. foot practice green, two practice bunkers and two newly renovated bent grass practice tees. Offering unquestionable golf facility advantages, Finkbine Golf Course is indeed the proud home of the Hawkeyes.

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IOWA WOMEN’SGOLF GOLF IOWA WOMEN’S Varsity Golf Complex Future Indoor Practice Facility

The new, state-of-the-art, Varisty Golf Complex will overlook hole No. 6 at Finkbine and will be the new home of Iowa golf. The facility will have numerous features, listed below. • A 3,150 square foot putting green that can be modified much like a natural grass green, effectively recreating an outdoor putting surface. • A 1,200 square foot performance studio featuring the V-1 Video Swing Analysis System, allowing players to digitally record, analyze and compare their swings to professionals to learn from the best in the world. • Two heated hitting bays open to the driving range, enabling up to five student-athletes to work on full swing mechanics throughout the entire year. • Men’s and women’s locker rooms, coaches offices and a team lounge that will display the history of Iowa golf. The estimated total cost of the Varsity Golf Complex is $1.8 million and is being paid for entirely with UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics revenues.



IOWA WOMEN’S WOMEN’S GOLF IOWA GOLF Blue Top Ridge Golf Course Designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones and opening in August of 2007, Blue Top Ridge is Jones’ newest championship golf course. Jones’ list of more than 100 courses includes seven U.S. Open venues, five PGA Championship courses and three Ryder Cup sites. Spanning over 7,500 yards, Blue Top Ridge is a world class golf course offering breathtaking vistas overlooking two rivers, lakes and diverse terrain. It all adds up to an awesome test for the Hawkeye student-athletes.

Voted No. 51 on Golf Digest’s list of “Top New Courses In America” in 2010.



IOWA WOMEN’SGOLF GOLF IOWA WOMEN’S Brown Deer Golf Club The Brown Deer Golf Club is conveniently located two miles north of the University of Iowa campus in the city of Coralville. Brown Deer Golf Club features water on eight of its 18 holes that wind through the hills and valleys of Coralville. With narrow fairways and multiple elevation changes, Brown Deer tests golfers of all skill levels. Brown Deer also features a tremendous short game facility along with a full-service club house that delivers a top-notch golf experience.



IOWA WOMEN’S WOMEN’S GOLF IOWA GOLF Amana Colonies Golf Course Amana Colonies Golf Course opened for play in 1989, and has been masterfully designed to preserve the natural features of the land. The 18-hole championship golf course winds through 300 acres of stately white oak trees and forests. The golf course features meandering streams, shining ponds and striking scenery that add to the aesthetic beauty and enjoyment of the game. The golf course also features lush bentgrass fairways, tees and greens, and strategically placed sand bunkers. Stretching to nearly 7,000 yards, Amana accommodates all skill levels with four sets of tees. Amana Colonies Golf Course is located in the historic Amana Colonies of east central Iowa. The course has been rated in the state’s “Top Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest from 1990-2002. Golf Magazine also rated Amana Colonies “Best Opened for Play” in the country in February, 1990. Since then, Amana Colonies has won numerous awards, most recently a “4 Star” rating in Golf Digest’s 2002 listing of “Places to Play.”



IOWA WOMEN’SGOLF GOLF IOWA WOMEN’S Elmcrest Country Club Elmcrest Country Club, a Nick Carter Design, is a traditional midwestern layout designed in the 1930’s. The golf course is known for its immaculate condition with its A4 bentgrass greens, bentgrass fairways and newly renovated bunkers. Zach Johnson, Iowa native and winner of the 2007 Masters Championship, calls Elmcrest his home.



IOWA WOMEN’S WOMEN’S GOLF IOWA GOLF Cedar Rapids Country Club Cedar Rapids Country Club was opened in 1904, and is designated as the only Donald Ross designed golf course in the state of Iowa. This 18-hole, par-71 lay-out includes 6700 yards of stunning bent grass fairways, tees, and greens brilliantly tucked along Indian Creek. The championship course features five tee boxes to accommodate golfers of all skill levels and is home to one of the most highly regarded private country clubs in the Midwest. In 1999, The Club underwent over $5 million in renovations and currently offers top-notch services along with some of the region’s best golf. Against its beautiful oak landscape, the Cedar Rapids Country Club lies on the east side of Cedar Rapids, just a short drive from Iowa City.




Stone Creek Golf Course was voted Iowa’s Best Nine Hole Golf Course of the Year in 2002 by the Iowa Golf Association. After undergoing a three million dollar renovation in 2001 by D.A. Weibring, Stone Creek boasts some of the best greens in the Midwest. Greenside bunkers, lakes, elevation changes and multiple tee complexes create a challenging golf experience for all.



IOWA WOMEN’S WOMEN’S GOLF IOWA GOLF Saddleback Ridge Golf Course Saddleback Ridge opened to the public in May of 2000. This links style lay-out features large undulating putting surfaces, wide spacious fairways and multiple tee complexes to satisfy all golfers regardless of skill level. This 18-hole, par-72 lay-out offers some of the most spectacular views in Eastern Iowa as Saddleback Ridge is the highest point in the area. The modern practice facilities include a full length driving range, complete with all natural turf hitting areas, multiple targets and irrigated landing areas. A 7,000 sq. foot practice green allows golfers to hone their short game skills or warmup before a round of golf.




The 18-hole “Spirit Hollow” course at the Spirit Hollow Golf Course facility continues to be ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top courses in the state each year. With 7,360 yards of golf from the tips, this par 72 has a course rating of 73.1 with a slope rating of 134 on Bent grass. Spirit Hollow opened in 2000 and was designed by Richard Jacobson (ASGCA). Spirit Hollow has played host to the 2007 U.S. Amateur qualifier, the 2009 Iowa Senior Amateur Championship, the 2010 U.S. Open Qualifier and the 2011 Iowa Match-Play Championship. The Hawkeyes, along with Spirit Hollow, will hosted the men’s 2011 Golfweek Conference Challenge.



IOWA WOMEN’S WOMEN’S GOLF IOWA GOLF Riverside Performance Studio at Blue Top Ridge

Riverside Performance Studio at Blue Top Ridge is a stateof-the-art facility where Iowa golfers are able to practice year around. The studio offers three separate indoor to outdoor hitting bays where cutting-edge technology is used to monitor, analyze and correct a golfer’s swing. The performance studio also offers the latest in launch monitors and club fitting.



IOWA WOMEN’SGOLF GOLF IOWA WOMEN’S The Iowa golf team utilizes several on-campus facilities throughout the season. Opened in the summer of 2010, the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) offers 20,000 square feet of fitness space over three levels, a 52 1/2 foot climbing wall, leisure and diving pools, basketball/volleyball courts, locker rooms and more, all free to Iowa students. Additionally, Iowa women’s golfers strength train at the newly renovated Carver-Hawkeye Arena and the Recreation Building. Strength and conditioning at Iowa is a competitive advantage.

Wellness Center

Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Recreation Building



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Network Profile

The 20-episode series will count down the top student-athletes in Big Ten history across all sports based on their collegiate careers. In all, the network will supplement its game coverage with a dozen football-themed shows each week.

With more than 350 live sports events, and virtually all of them in high definition, the Big Ten Network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country. The network is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The fall programming lineup will feature several new shows, highlighted by Big Ten Icons, Big Ten Film Vault and The Next Level. Returning programs will include Behind the Schemes, Big Ten’s Best, Big Ten Breakdown, Big Ten Football & Beyond, Big Ten Tailgate and The Big Ten’s Greatest Games.

Headquartered in Chicago, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences.

Where to Find Us

The network is available up to an estimated 75 million households, and in all 50 states and Canada though agreements with more than 300 cable, satellite and telco affiliates. Customers of DIRECTV and DISH Network, have access to the network regardless of where they live, while Verizon and AT&T continue to roll out their FiOS and U-Verse services across the country. On cable, the network is available in 19 of the nation’s 20 largest media markets, including New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Houston and many more. To get the channel number specific to your area and provider, visit

Some of the Big Ten Network’s streamed events are also televised on delay as part of the network’s Student U initiative. Big Ten students on each campus produce and announce these events, offering a unique opportunity to gain real-world television experience.

Why the Network Was Created Cable subscribers inside the eight Big Ten states receive the network on either an expanded basic or digital basic level of service. Outside the eight states, cable operators that carry the network make it available on a variety of packages.

Big Ten Network Programming

The Big Ten Network is on the air 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. The network annually televises more than 350 live events and streams an additional 300+ events. Each year’s schedule is comprised of approximately 35-40 football games, 105 regular season men’s basketball games, Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament games, 55 women’s basketball games, Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament games, hundreds of additional Olympic sports events and dozens of Big Ten championship events. Every Big Ten Network football game telecast is surrounded by Big Ten Football Saturday, the network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game show hosted by Dave Revsine and analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. New for the 2010 season, the Big Ten Network will offer two hours of new programming every weeknight. In addition, the highly-anticipated series, Big Ten Icons, will debut on Saturday, Sept. 18, and will be hosted by broadcasting legend Keith Jackson.


In addition to live events, the network also airs coaches’ shows and classic games and each campus has the opportunity to produce original, campus programming highlighting various aspects of campus life and the qualities that make each university unique.

The Big Ten Network was created to provide the conference with more national exposure for Big Ten sports while enhancing its existing television agreements with its other television partners. The conference wanted to control more fully the advertising environment in which its events were aired (the network accepts no alcohol or gambling advertising), dramatically increase exposure for women’s sports and other NCAA sports that had not previously been widely televised and improve distribution for football and men’s basketball games that were previously available only on a local or regional basis. Considered to be one of the most successful launches in cable television history, the Big Ten Network became the first network in cable or satellite television history to reach 30 million subscribers within its first 30 days on the air. The Big Ten Network is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks.

The Big Ten Network’s Impact

The network has provided an additional revenue source at a time of continued decreases in state support. The network has also provided significant and additional exposure for all Big Ten men’s and women’s sports, some of which previously received little or no television exposure. It also helps with recruiting in all sports as the ability for parents to watch their children compete from anywhere across the country is a major selling point.



Director of Athletics Gary Barta is in his sixth year as director of athletics at the University of Iowa – and his 25th year in athletics administration – riding a wave of momentum. Cause for that energy is the fact the Hawkeyes enjoyed record-setting performances in the classroom and on the playing field, the completion of the second-largest construction project in the history of intercollegiate athletics at the UI, and the breaking of ground on a new indoor practice facility for the Hawkeye football program. With respect to the UI academic momentum, Barta expects the graduation rates for student-athletes made public this fall to be among the highest ever achieved at the UI. Those numbers are also expected to compare favorably with the UI’s Big Ten Conference and national peers in the high profile sports of football, and men’s and women’s basketball. In May, the NCAA confirmed that all 24 of Iowa’s teams exceeded the Academic Progress Rate (APR) benchmark for the third straight year and honored a school-record four UI teams – men’s cross country, softball, men’s tennis and women’s tennis – that ranked in the top 10 percent of their sport, based on their most-recent multi-year APR. Competitively, the UI set a school record with 510 points scored in the 2011 Learfield Directors’ Cup. This success was driven in great measure by another successful season for the UI football team – which won a record third straight bowl game, 27-24, over Missouri in the Insight Bowl; a third-place finish at the NCAA championships by Iowa’s wrestling program; a fourth straight appearance in the NCAA postseason by the women’s basketball program; strong performances by the UI’s men’s and women’s track and field teams; and a school-record 10th place finish by the UI men’s golf team. The highlight of the UI’s year in Big Ten Conference competition was the first league title in men’s track and field in 44 years. Larry Wieczorek’s squad climbed to the top of the podium by dominating the final day of competition on the UI’s Cretzmeyer Track. An All-American distance runner as a student-athlete at the UI, Wieczorek was named the Big Ten Track and Field Coach of the Year in recognition of his team’s performance and for qualifying no fewer than 33 male and female student-athletes for postseason competition. In addition to the competitive success the Hawkeyes recorded in 2010-11, the UI also experienced tremendous success at the turnstiles. Iowa entered the 2010 home football season with all seven home games sold out. The UI will do the same in 2011 and boasts waiting lists for not only season tickets to the home games of Kirk Ferentz’s squad, but also the premium seating options available inside the Paul W. Brechler Press Box at Kinnick Stadium. Attendance at home games of first-year men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery soared 23 percent – the fifth-highest increase by percentage in the country and the largest by a team that did not advance to postseason play. Attendance at women’s basketball games increased by almost 60 percent. Iowa ended the year ranked 13th – the program’s highest finish in more than a decade. As always, success at the gate provides Barta the financial resources to meet the mandate of Iowa’s institutional leadership: Operate the intercollegiate athletics program with integrity, with a commitment to academic excellence, and without any support from tax dollars, i.e. be “self-sustaining.” Inherent in Barta’s charge is to provide the more than 650 student-athletes who compete in the 24 intercollegiate athletics programs at the UI the best opportunity for success, including training and competition facilities that compare favorably or exceed those offered by comparable institutions. The 2010-11 season marked the first for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in the UI’s $69 million Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. In late summer 2011, the UI completed a $47 million revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. That project includes the construction of a practice facility for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, a 10,000-square-foot strength training and cardiovascular center, and an expansion to the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex, in addition to new locker room and support facilities for men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and volleyball programs, and office space for the majority of Iowa administrative and coaching staffs. The Carver project includes the installation of a statue of Gable at the facility’s main entrance. That project will be completed in time for thousands of fans of the sport of wrestling

to enjoy when the UI stages the 2012 USA Wrestling Olympic Team Trials in April 2012 – an event that represents not only the UI’s commitment to its nationally-respected wrestling program, but Barta’s desire to strike partnerships when success would be mutually beneficial. The UI Department of Athletics will break ground on Phase I of a two-phase project for the UI football program in late summer 2011. Phase I includes the construction of a new indoor practice facility; Phase II includes construction of all football operations areas including locker rooms, team meeting rooms, athletic medical training space, video operations, and coaches offices and meeting rooms. Funded entirely through private support, the project is an important next phase of the master facilities plan for Hawkeye football. It will be constructed adjacent to the Ron and Margaret Kenyon Outdoor Practice Facility and immediately west of Kinnick Stadium. Barta has also received permission form the State of Iowa Board of Regents to construct a new practice facility for the men’s and women’s golf programs. The facility will be located on the southern edge of the UI’s award-winning Finkbine Golf Course and will begin construction as soon as the funding required is secured from friends and fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the UI’s golf programs. Barta’s involvement in the UI campus community extends beyond intercollegiate athletics. He is a member of the President’s Cabinet comprised of vice presidents and other campus leaders that provide counsel to UI President Sally Mason. That group was instrumental in the UI’s response to record-setting flooding that besieged the campus and the Iowa City and Coralville community in June 2008. Barta also represents the UI and the Hawkeyes at the conference and national level. During his first five years at the UI, he has participated in the creation and implementation of the Big Ten Network, the expansion of the Big Ten Conference and realignment of athletics conferences nationally, and the Big Ten’s postseason bowl game agreements that were successfully implemented in 2010. Nationally, Barta remains active in the Division IA Athletics Directors Association, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics, and currently serves on the NCAA Football Committee Board of Directors. Barta often suggests to his staff that “Hope is not a strategy,” which is why he is currently overseeing a comprehensive review of the strategic plan for the UI Athletics Department and has worked with the UI’s leadership on a long-term financial plan. Another favorite saying of his is, “Vision without resources is irrelevant.” Over the course of his career he has been directly involved in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in support of intercollegiate athletics. This has remained a primary focus during his tenure at Iowa, where private support for the Hawkeyes continues to flourish despite a challenging economy. In recent years, the department has received a long list of commitments to assist in capital projects and scholarship support, including gifts of $5 million each from long-time friends of the UI – Dale and Marilyn Howard, Bruce Rastetter and Richard O. Jacobson. Under Barta’s leadership – and thanks to a talented athletics development staff – the UI has seen year-over-year improvement in annual giving in spite of the difficult economic environment and has generated more than $20 million of philanthropic and corporate sponsorship support for the Carver-Hawkeye Arena project. As the director of athletics at the University of Wyoming for three years, seven different UW coaches were named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year. He also spearheaded a fund-raising effort that netted the Cowboy athletics program $11 million in private support and $11 million in matching state fund. As the senior associate athletics director at the University of Washington, he directed the “Campaign for the Student-Athlete,” was a participant in the design, construction and/ or renovation of several UW athletics facilities, including Bank of America Arena and the Dempsey Indoor Practice Facility. In addition to almost doubling the amount of annual private support received by UW, Barta also managed the department’s external relations division, a task that included corporate sponsorship and radio contracts. His responsibilities at Washington expanded over time to include hiring of coaching and administrative staff and coordinating the schedule for the Huskies men’s basketball program. The roots of his development experience extend to his first two positions: director of athletics development and external relations at the University of Northern Iowa and director of development at his alma mater, North Dakota State University. Barta earned a bachelor of science degree in mass communication and broadcast journalism from NDSU in 1987. He was an option quarterback for Bison football squads that won the Division II NCAA National Championship in 1983, 1985 and 1986. Barta, and his wife, Connie, have a son, Luke (13) and a daughter, Madison (11). He was born Sept. 4, 1963, in Minneapolis.



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Iowa City is a diverse, highly cosmopolitan community of 60,000 set in the natural scenic beauty of Iowa’s rolling hills and woods along the tree-lined banks of the Iowa River. Iowa City has all the art galleries, ethnic foods, historic architecture and vibrant atmosphere of a much larger city, but with the compactness and friendly feeling of a small town. As a place to live, Iowa City keeps winning awards and accolades. Named one of the 50 “Best Places to Live and Play” by National Geographic Adventure, Iowa City is ranked second among small metro areas for business and careers, and eighth among up and coming tech cities by Forbes. Money ranks Iowa City as the third-best place in the nation to retire, while Fortune lists it as the 21st-best “Place to Live and Launch”. Largely as a result of the UI’s pioneering leadership in creative writing, Iowa City has been designated America’s first UNESCO “City of Literature.” Economically, businesses such as Rockwell Collins, American College Testing and Procter & Gamble help keep the city booming. In Coralville, a branch office of Geico Auto Insurance has provided many residents with employment opportunities. Culturally, Iowa City is alive with concerts, art exhibits, readings, plays and art events of all kinds. Located on the University of Iowa campus, Hancher Auditorium is a nationally-known performance center that brings in the best of Broadway, classical and jazz music, dance and other performances. The University of Iowa Theatre Arts department also produces a full schedule of plays each year, featuring the work of student performers and directors. So whether you enjoy the arts as a spectator or as an outlet for your own creativity, Iowa City has the opportunities. For more than 70 years emerging writers have come to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, fostering and celebrating American literature. Residents of Iowa City are not only economically and culturally enriched, they also take advantage of the numerous recreational facilities offered around town. The area’s more than 30 parks provide opportunities for year-round activities including boating, hiking, swimming, fishing and skiing. The city’s greatest charm, however, remains the sincere friendliness of its citizens, the cosmopolitan atmosphere and the successful partnership built between the community and the university. Old Capitol One of the most recognizable sites in Iowa City is the gold dome of the Old Capitol which is situated in the heart of downtown. Built in 1840, it is Iowa City’s most historic building. The Old Capitol was the site of the first governor inauguration as well as the first six Iowa General Assemblies. It is also where the state’s Constitution was drafted. When the capital was moved to Des Moines in 1857, the Old Capitol was dedicated to The University of Iowa, becoming the first building owned by the University.

Iowa City is located in eastern Iowa and is an easy trip to such cities as Des Moines (the capital of Iowa), Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis. Also, Cedar Rapids, a city of more than 150,000, is just a short drive north of Iowa City. The Eastern Iowa Airport, which links residents to every major airport in the Midwest, nation and world, is only 20 minutes away. For More Information Contact: Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau 900 First Avenue, Coralville 52241; 319/337-6592 or 800/283-6592

Coralville Lake Just north of Iowa City is Coralville Lake, an outdoor recreational area that offers a variety of opportunities for the public. Coralville Lake offers picnic shelters, biking, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, golf and disc golf. City Plaza Located downtown and in walking distance of many of the University’s dormitories is the City Plaza. It is a perfect place to sit outside and study or hang out with friends. During the fall, spring and summer months there are concerts and art festivals in the “Ped Mall”. Coral Ridge Mall The Coral Ridge Mall is a 1.2-million-square-foot shopping center located just minutes from campus. The center combines a mix of over 120 specialty shops and strong anchor stores including Best Buy, Dillards, JC Penney, Sears, Target and Younkers. Coral Ridge also offers entertainment features such as an NHL-regulation-sized indoor ice arena, state-of-the-art 10-screen movie theatre and a large carousel along with a 1,000-seat food court with sit-down restaurants. Specialty stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Barnes & Noble, Gap, Old Navy, Scheels All Sports and Pier 1 Imports.



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF The Hawkeye Nickname The University of Iowa borrowed its athletic nickname from the state of Iowa many years ago. The name Hawkeye was originally the name of the hero in the fictional novel, The Last of the Mohicans, written by James Fenimore Cooper. Cooper had the Delaware Indians bestow the name on a white scout who lived with them. In 1838, 12 years after the book was published, people in the territory of Iowa acquired the nickname, chiefly through the efforts of Judge David Rorer of Burlington and James Edwards of Fort Madison. Edwards, editor of the Fort Madison Patriot, moved his paper to Burlington in 1843 and renamed it the Burlington Hawkeye. The two men continued their campaign to popularize the name, and territorial officials eventually gave it their formal approval. Herky The Hawkeye The Hawkeye nickname gained a tangible symbol in 1948 when a cartoon character, later to be named Herky the Hawkeye was hatched. The creator was Richard Spencer III, instructor of journalism at Iowa. The impish Hawk was an immediate hit and acquired a name through a statewide contest staged by the athletic department. John Franklin, a Belle Plaine alumnus, was the man who suggested Herky. Since his birth more than 45 years ago, Herky has symbolized Iowa athletics and epitomized university life. He even donned a military uniform during the Korean War and became the insignia of the 124th Fighter Squadron. During the mid-1950s, Herky came to life at a football game as the Iowa mascot. Since that time, Herky has been a familiar figure at Iowa athletics events. School Colors For 40 years Iowa was without school colors, but in 1887 a group of 50 seniors met on the steps of the Old Capitol to decide what are now the school official colors. They chose gold, the color of Iowa’s vast corn fields and black, the color of the rich soil.

School Fight Song The Iowa Fight Song was written in 1950 by Mason City, Iowa, native Meredith Willson. Best known as the creator of Broadway’s “The Music Man,” Willson was awarded a 1963 University of Iowa Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award for “setting the spirit of Iowa to music.” The lively cheer is sung hundreds of times during Iowa athletics events the year around. The word is Fight, Fight, Fight for IOWA Let every loyal Iowan sing; The word is Fight, Fight, Fight for IOWA Until the walls and rafters ring (Go Hawks!) Come on and cheer, cheer, cheer for IOWA Come on and cheer until you hear the final gun. The word is Fight, Fight, Fight for IOWA Until the game is won.



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF The UI Department of Athletics is under the direction of Gary Barta and is regarded as one of the top intercollegiate programs in the nation. Once again, the Hawkeyes enjoyed success both athletically and academically in 2010-11. Sixty-four Hawkeyes earned all-conference accolades, while 44 were recognized as All-Americans. Hawkeye student-athletes excelled in the classroom as well with 172 earning Academic All-Big Ten laurels. Thirty-four Hawkeyes were honored by the Big Ten Conference with the Distinguished Scholar Award. The graduation rate of Iowa’s student-athletes has improved in each of the past 10 years and has consistently ranked above the graduation rate of The 2010 Iowa Hawkeye football team won its school-record third consecutive bowl game with a all UI students. thrilling 27-24 come-from-behind victory over Missouri in the 2010 Insight Bowl. Iowa’s men’s cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, and softball teams were recognized by the NCAA for their high academic marks. The four teams earned Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates. The UI closed the 2010-11 athletics year with a bang, establishing a school record in total points scored in the annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Hawkeyes accumulated 510 points in the competition that awards points based on each institution’s finish in national championship competition in up to 20 total sports (10 women’s and 10 men’s). The support of their efforts and attendance by Hawkeye fans ranks among the best across the country. While the Hawkeyes compete with the best in the nation in a variety of sports, Iowa boasts some of the most impressive athletic facilities in the nation, operated by one of the most respected departments. Several new projects have come to completion on the Iowa campus. Some of the latest additions to the UI campus include the completion of the new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, which houses the swimming and diving teams, and the state-of-the-art $7 million rowing boathouse. In addition to the brand new swimming and rowing facilities, the Roy G. Karro Athletics Hall of Fame and Visitors Center, the Russell and Ann Gerdin Athletic Learning Center and the Hawkeye Tennis Vince India helped lead the men’s golf team to the NCAA and Recreation Center completed construction in recent years. Furthermore, the UI Championships. He was recognized as the Big Ten completed a $47 million Carver-Hawkeye Arena renovation project in the summer Player of the Year and earned the Les Bolstad Trophy. of 2011. Kinnick Stadium received a major upgrade and renovation that was completed



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF just prior to the 2006 season. The $89 million project included the replacing of the south end zone stands and building of a four-level press box that houses 47 guest suites. New scoreboards, video walls, concession stands and rest rooms were also part of the project. Iowa student-athletes have been recognized as All-Americans in their sport on 312 occasions during the past 19 years, including 44 this past season. During the 2010-11 athletic year, the Hawkeyes continued their trend of success on the playing fields and in academic pursuits. Below are some examples of recent Hawkeye success. The Hawkeye wrestling team continued its dominance on the mat, finishing third at the NCAA Championships. Iowa has claimed 23 national championships, including three in the last four years, and 34 Big Ten titles. Five Hawkeyes earned All-American accolades en route to the team’s third place finish. Iowa football continued its stellar play, finishing in the upper division of the Big Ten for the ninth time in the last 10 years. The Hawkeyes capped their season with a thrilling 27-24 come-from-behind victory over Missouri in the Insight Bowl. The win was Iowa’s third straight bowl The men’s track and field team won the Big Ten Outdoor Championship and also finished victory, a school record. Iowa’s field hockey team has won eighth at the indoor NCAA championships. the Big Ten Tournament championship three of the last five years and finished third nationally, advancing all the way to the Final Four in 2008. A total of 41 Hawkeyes have garnered All-Big Ten accolades under head coach Tracey Griesbaum. The women’s basketball team had another outstanding season, finishing third in the league and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. Lisa Bluder, who is a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year and two-time Regional Coach of the Year, coached Kachine Alexander and Jaime Printy to honorable mention All-America status. Alexander was also tabbed the Premier Player of the Year. Bluder has guided Iowa to eight first division finishes in her 11 years and has taken her program to eight NCAA Tournaments, including four straight. The men’s track and field team finished eighth in the nation at the indoor national championships and won the outdoor Big Ten title in 2011. Coach Larry Wieczorek was named Big Ten Coach of the Year, while numerous Hawkeyes earned all-league and All-America honors. Head coach Mark Hankins continued to have his men’s golfers play at a high level. The Hawkeyes advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second time in three years and tied for 10th nationally – a school-record finish. Vince India was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and earned the prestigious Les Bolstad Trophy, which goes to the male golfer with the lowest stroke average in the Big Ten. The men’s basketball team had its first season under head coach Fran McCaffery. Hawkeye fans flocked to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to watch the Black and Gold. Attendance increased 20 percent, which ranked fifth-best in the country. The aforementioned list of team and individual accomplishments are just a sampling of the recent excellence achieved in Iowa City. Whether it’s the top-notch athletic or academic performances, the outstanding community and fan support, or the impressive facilities, it’s easy to understand why Iowa fans everywhere truly believe, “It’s great to be a Hawkeye.”



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Since its inception in 1979, Athletics Student Services has evolved from a two-person, academic support service to a broad-based, nationally prominent student support operation. Its purpose is to offer academic and personal support services that will assist student-athletes in making timely progress toward their degrees while preparing to become tomorrow’s leaders. Athletics Student Services focuses on four important areas – academic counseling and monitoring, educational and support programs, retention programs and compliance education and services – when working with student-athletes. Following are descriptions of some of the programs, services and opportunities available in those areas. Gerdin Athletics Learning Center The $4.6 million Russell A. and Ann Gerdin Athletics Learning Center opened in August of 2003 and gives all Iowa student-athletes a state of the art facility to support their educational goals. The Athletics Learning Center is a 20,000 square foot facility which provides a computer lab, study lounges, seminar and meeting places for all Hawkeye student-athletes. The Learning Center features an auditorium that converts into two classrooms, separate study rooms for under and upper-class student-athletes with 28 study carrels, a computer lab, tutorial rooms, the book loan repository, offices for Iowa’s Student Services staff and a display area to recognize the academic and athletic accomplishments of Iowa’s student-athletes. Academic Counseling & Monitoring Athletics coordinators work closely with studentathletes and their university-assigned advisors from the time they arrive on campus until the time they leave the university. Along with focusing on academic planning matters such as goal-setting, plans of study, choosing majors and degree requirements, athletics coordinators also help student-athletes understand NCAA, Big Ten and university academic policies. They also solicit feedback from instructors on academic progress made by student-athletes.


The $4.6 million Russell A. and Ann Gerdin Athletics Learning Center opened in August of 2003 and gives all Iowa student-athletes a state of the art facility to support their educational goals.

Compliance Education and Services Athletics Student Services administers a comprehensive compliance program to ensure that all staff and student-athletes act in accordance with NCAA, Big Ten Conference and University of Iowa regulations. Staff members oversee and assist with the recruiting of prospective student-athletes. They monitor the continuing eligibility of studentathletes. They oversee and administer studentathlete financial aid. They conduct rules education programs for coaches, staff, student-athletes and boosters. They monitor staff and student-athlete behavior to ensure conformity with the NCAA, Big Ten Conference, University of Iowa and Athletic Department policies and rules.

Career Guidance & Development Planning a meaningful career and a fulfilling life is an ongoing process of expanding and narrowing choices, beginning when student-athletes arrive on campus and continuing throughout their college career and lifetime. The professional staff works with other career development professionals on campus to offer individual consultation, career development seminars, workshops, referrals to other campus offices and special events like the Senior Recognition Banquet for graduating student-athletes. Tutoring Tutoring is available free of charge to all studentathletes. Tutors, who are graduate and professional students, current and former teachers, help with course content as well as study strategies and are available in virtually all general education program subjects.


IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Retention Through the retention program student-athletes, who may need tailored academic assistance and structure, are identified and receive individualized learning plans to help them succeed. Such plans may include daily and weekly planning sessions with athletics coordinators and retention staff, tutoring, study groups, mainstreaming into on-campus services like the writing center, math labs and services for students with learning disabilities. Minority Enrichment Program This program offers a culturally supportive environment in which minority student-athletes develop friendships and a support network in the university. A core focus group of students and staff coordinate programs such as guest speakers, holiday celebrations, community service activities with the local neighborhood centers, events with Cultural Centers and networking with minority faculty, staff, professional and business leaders. Educational Programs A full menu of educational programs are offered to student-athletes to ensure their academic success and personal development as they grow from Today’s Hawkeyes to Tomorrow’s Leaders. Through collaboration with other University of Iowa student services offices, and in partnership with the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, programs address such quality of life issues as alcohol safety, healthy lifestyles, tolerance and respect, career development, professional conduct and leadership development. Transition Seminar All new student-athletes attend an eight-week transition seminar during the fall semester that is geared toward helping them make the transition from high school to college successfully. Seminar topics include time management skills, learning and study strategies, the culture and rules of the university and Division I Big Ten intercollegiate athletics, and personal leadership and life skills concerning alcohol safety, healthy relationships and intimacy, diversity and inclusion, tolerance, values and character. Leadership Development through Iowa SAAC Through the Iowa SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee), student-athlete representatives selected by their coaches and teammates represent the interests and concerns of their teams to athletics administrators. They meet regularly to plan community service, personal development, career education and social programs advised and supported by Athletics Student Services staff. They are consulted about emerging department policies and NCAA proposed legislation. SAAC representatives learn about and participate in the athletics governance structure by serving on department advisory committees. The Russell A. and Ann Gerdin Athletics Learning Center includes a large computer lab (middle left), as well as areas for group and independent study (top and bottom left).




Tom Brokaw Former anchorman, NBC News

Nolden Gentry Attorney

Juanita Kidd Stout First African-American woman elected to a state Supreme Court

John Pappajohn Entrepreneur

When student‑athletes consider their future, they should consider prospects beyond athletics. A list of all University of Iowa alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally would be difficult to assemble and could never be complete. However, some are truly outstanding in their area of expertise. Business Leland C. Adams, Former president, Amoco Production Co. B.J. Armstrong, Iowa men’s basketball letterman, 1986-89; Vice-President of Basketball, Wasserman Media Group; NBA All-Star, 1994; Three-time NBA Champion, Chicago Bulls John J. Balles, Former president, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Matthew Bucksbaum, Former CEO & Founder General Growth Properties Arthur A. Collins, Founder, Collins Radio (Rockwell Collins) Kathleen A. Dore, President, CanWest Media Works, Toronto, Canada; Former Executive vice president and general manager; Bravo Television Network & the Independent Film Channel John W. English, Former vice president and chief investment officer, Ford Foundation Nolden Gentry, Iowa football letterman, 1958-60; Attorney, Brick, Gentry, Bowers, Swartz, Stoltze, Scheling and Levis in Des Moines, Iowa Leonard Hadley, Former chairman and CEO, Maytag Corporation Paul P. Harris, Founder of Rotary International H. John Hawkinson, Former president and director of funds, Kemper Financial Services Inc. Richard O. Jacobson, President, Jacobson Warehouse Co. Bill Krause, President, Krause Gentle Corp. Richard Levitt, Chairman & CEO, Nellis Corporation Frank N. Magid, President, Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc.; Pioneer in market research and media consultation John Pappajohn, Venture capitalist, entrepreneur; President, Equity Dynamics, Inc. Gary Seamans, Chairman and CEO, Westell Technologies, Aurora, Ill. Luther Smith, Aerospace Engineer, pilot; Member, Tuskegee Airmen, 1942; World War II Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medal Henry B. Tippie, Lead Director, Rollins, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Dover Motorsports & Dover Downs Entertainment


Entertainment Diablo Cody, Best Original Screenplay Oscar Award for Juno Michele M. Crider, Recognized worldwide as a leading soprano; Has performed in all of Europe’s major opera houses Simon Estes, International opera star John Falsey, Executive producer of television’s Northern Exposure & I’ll Fly Away Jim Foster, Track and Cross Country Letterman; Founder and Innovator, Arena Football Al Jarreau, Grammy Award‑winning singer Mark Johnson, Film producer and Oscar Award winner for Rainman Alex Karras, Former NFL All‑Pro, Detroit Lions; actor, Victor, Victoria; Blazing Saddles; Webster Barry Kemp, Executive producer of several successful television series, including Coach and Newhart Shirley Rich Krohn, Casting director for Kramer vs. Kramer, Three Days of the Condor, Taps, Saturday Night Fever Ashton Kutcher, Television and film actor Richard Maibaum, Writer of James Bond motion picture scripts Nicholas Meyer, Film writer and director whose film credits include Time After Time, The Seven Per-Cent Solution and Star Trek II, IV and VI David Milch, Creator, Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and other television series; Three-time Emmy Award recipient; Founder, Redboard Productions Marian Rees, Producer of television films; Owner, Marian Rees and Associates Brandon Routh, Actor, Superman Gene Wilder, Actor, Silver Streak, Young Frankenstein, Stir Crazy


IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Education Joseph N. Crowley, President, University of Nevada at Reno and former NCAA president R. Wayne Duke, Former commissioner, Big Ten Conference E.F. Lindquist, Co‑founder, American College Testing (ACT) Program John B. McLendon, First African-American coach inducted into The Basketball Hall of Fame Eddie Robinson, Legendary football coach, Grambling State University Wilbur Schramm, International authority on communications and founder, Iowa Writers’ Workshop Richard Schultz, Executive Director, United States Olympic Committee; Former Executive Director, NCAA James Van Allen, World famous space physicist who discovered two radiation belts (the Van Allen Belts) that surround the earth Government David Bonior, U.S. House of Representatives, Mt. Clemons, Mich. Terry Branstad, Governor, state of Iowa (1983-99 and 2011-present) General Charles A. Horner, Architect of the US air war against Iraq during the Persian Gulf War/Desert Storm Alan Larson, Assistant to Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs Ruth Van Roeckel McGregor, Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court; 2005 recipient, American Judicature Society’s Dwight D. Opperman Award for Judicial Excellence Trudy Huskamp Peterson, Acting Archivist of the United States, 1993-95 Mary Louise Smith, Noted political party leader and civil rights proponent Juanita Kidd Stout, First African-American woman elected to a state Supreme Court Literature Marvin Bell, Iowa Poet Laureate; UI Writers Workshop faculty member and mentor from 1965 until retirement in 2005 Mildred Wirt Benson, Author of 23 Nancy Drew mysteries and first woman to receive master’s degree in journalism at Iowa T.C. Boyle, Author of 11 Novels & eight short story collections; Winner of numerous literary awards, including five O. Henry Awards Max Allan Collins, Writer of the comic strip Dick Tracy, 1977-92; American mystery writer, including the graphic novel Road to Perdition Paul Engle, Poet, founder of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program and director of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop (1941-65) John Irving, Writer, The World According to Garp; A Son of the Circus; Hotel New Hampshire; A Prayer for Owen Meany W.P. Kinsella, Writer, Shoeless Joe (Mary) Flannery O’Connor, Novelist and author of numerous short stories Margaret Walker, Writer, Jubilee Medicine Dr. Nancy Andreasen, Psychiatrist renowned for her research on schizophrenia, as well as creativity James Bramson, Executive Director, American Dental Association Dr. Johann L. Ehrenhaft, Pioneer in field of open heart surgery Dr. Robert C. Hardin, Developed blood bank protocols during WW II based on seminal work on blood preservation Dr. Don H. O’Donoghue, Sports medicine pioneer Dr. Emory D. Warner, World recognized pathologist

Media Alan Abelson, Editor, Barron’s Tom Brokaw, Former anchorman, NBC News Paul Burmeister, Iowa football letterman, 1992-93; Anchor/reporter; The NFL Network John Cochran, Correspondent, ABC News Brett Dolan, Broadcaster, Houston Astros Wayne Drehs, General assignment writer, George Gallup, Founder, The Gallup Poll Charles Guggenheim, Documentary filmmaker, Peabody and Oscar award winner Milo Hamilton, 50 years in Broadcasting; Voice of the Houston Astros Harry Kalas, Former Broadcaster, Philadelphia Phillies Bob Miller, 50 years in Broadcasting; Broadcaster, Los Angeles Kings Herbert Nipson, Executive Editor, Ebony Brian Ross, Correspondent, NBC News; Peabody and Emmy award winner Mark Shapiro, Former Vice-President, ESPN Carole Simpson, Anchor, ABC News Pulitzer Prize Winners Robert Olen Butler, 1993, Fiction for A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain John Camp, 1986, Feature Writing for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch Marquis Childs, 1970, Commentary at the St. Louis Post Dispatch Paul Conrad, 1964, Editorial Cartooning at the Denver Post; 1971 & 1983, Editorial Cartooning at the Los Angeles Times Michael Cunningham, 1999, Fiction for The Hours Rita Dove, 1987, Poetry for Thomas and Beulah; 1993-95, U.S. Poet Laureate; 1999-2000, U.S. Poet Laureate Special Bicentennial Consultant Jorie Graham, 1996, Poetry for The Dream of the Unified Field Donald Justice, 1980, Poetry for selected poems Tracy Kidder, 1982, General Non-Fiction for The Soul of a New Machine Philip Levine, 1995, Poetry for The Simple Truth James Alan McPherson, 1978, Fiction for Elbow Room Marilynne Robinson, 2005, Gilead Jane Smiley, 1992, Fiction for A Thousand Acres W.D. Snodgrass, 1960, Poetry for Heart’s Needle Wallace Stegner, 1972, Fiction for Angle of Repose Mark Strand, 1999, Poetry for A Blizzard of One; 1990-91, U.S. Poet Laureate James Tate, 1992, Poetry for selected poems Mike Toner, 1993, Explanatory Journalism for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “When Bugs Bite Back” series Don Ultang, 1952, Photography at the Des Moines Register and Tribune Mona Van Duyn, 1991, Poetry for Near Changes; First woman U.S. Poet Laureate (1992-93) Tennessee Williams, 1948, Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire; 1955, Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Charles Wright, 1998, Poetry for Black Zodiac First Advanced Degrees in the United States African-Americans who received advanced degrees from the University of Iowa, who were also the first in the United States to receive that particular degree: Alexander Clark, Jr., 1879, law degree Elizabeth Catlett, 1940, master’s in art Lulu Johnson, 1941, Ph.D. in history Oscar Anderson Fuller, 1942, Ph.D. in music Lilia Ann Abron, 1972, Ph.D. in chemical engineering Lisa Portis, 1989, Ph.D. in pharmacology



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF • As a leader in higher education and service, the University of Iowa is one of 62 members of the select Association of American Universities. The AAU is involved in formation of national policies related to research and graduate and professional education. • Where the current faculty includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, three former clerks of U.S. Supreme Court justices, two National Medal of Science winners, and four Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. • As the first university to accept creative work in lieu of theses for graduate degrees in theater, writing, music, and art, in 1922. • As the first U.S. public university to admit men and women on an equal basis. • As home of one of the nations largest university-owned teaching hospitals, where seven medical specialties rank among the top 50 in the nation. • Where Iowa graduates have earned 15 Pulitzer Prizes.

• Where mass communication was established as an interdisciplinary graduate field by Wilbur Schramm and where the first two Ph.D.’s were awarded in mass communication in 1948. • Educating many of the state’s professionals - 79 percent of Iowa’s dentists, 50 percent of Iowa’s physicians, 48 percent of Iowa’s pharmacists and 80 percent of teachers and administrators in Iowa’s K-12 school districts. • As the “writing university,” home of the pioneering Iowa Writers’ Workshop, nationally recognized programs in nonfiction and playwriting, and the International Writing Program. • Where the Gallup Poll was developed and perfected by George H. Gallup, while he was a student and later, a UI journalism teacher. • As having graduated 18 Rhodes Scholars. • With the world’s first educational television station.

Herky the Hawkeye participates at Dance Marathon - a UI student organization that provides year-round support to children with cancer and their families. The organization has raised nearly $10 million in its 17-year history on the UI campus.




• As the birthplace of speech pathology discipline, and where the undergraduate program is ranked at the top nationally. • As home to the National Advanced Driving Simulator.

• Where the butterfly stroke in swimming was originated. • As the home of world-renowned hydraulic research programs.

• In physical therapy ‑ - ranked fifth in overall quality of doctoral programs among public and private institutions.

• As the nerve center for writing reform and a leader in preparing future educators to teach school children how to write, according to Time magazine.

• With jazz receiving the top award at the Notre Dame Festival four times and numerous performances at international jazz festivals.

• As home to the State Hygienic Laboratory at The University of Iowa, which is one of the leading environmental quality and public health laboratories.

• As home to the first campus daily newspaper (The Daily Iowan-1901) west of the Mississippi and to the nation’s first female college newspaper editor (1907).

• In space research - designing instruments for several NASA explorations and participating in countless space flight experiments after UI Physics Professor James Van Allen discovered belts of radiation surrounding the earth (a phenomenon that is now called the Van Allen belts) in 1958.

• With the oldest dental college, law school, university natural history museum and neurology department west of the Mississippi River. • As the home of modern educational testing.

• As home of the Iowa Political Stock Market (IPSM), which made its debut during the 1988 presidential elections.



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF An Exceptional Choice Since 1847, The University of Iowa has distinguished itself as a leader among public universities. Today its programs in health, business, engineering, education, law, the arts, communications, and the sciences are known worldwide for their excellence and innovation. Outstanding Academic Opportunities Iowa offers degrees in 11 colleges: Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and the Graduate College. Undergraduates can choose from more than 100 areas of study.

U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Iowa as the 29th best public university in the nation in 2010.

A Fun Place to Call Home Iowa City is a classic university town where learning and creating truly matter. The city blends the vibrant university campus and the natural beauty of the Iowa River with nearby shopping, entertainment, and residential areas. Commanding Resources The university operates one of the largest research library systems in the country. Iowa equips its classrooms and laboratories with the latest in computer technology. Students benefit from this technology-rich environment coupled with the high personal attention of university faculty and staff. Visit the university’s web site at to learn about its multifaceted education, research and service programs. More Than a Taste of the Arts Although temporarily displaced from their buildings by a summer 2008 flood, Hancher Auditorium and the UI Museum of Art continue to offer performances, exhibits and special events in alternate venues. Premiere works of art are displayed in most university buildings and plazas throughout campus. Students may participate in theater, music, and dance groups. Time and Space to Play Every year about 90 percent of Iowa’s students make use of the university’s recreational facilities. Each season offers a full schedule of intramural and club sports, ranging from rugby, tennis, and golf to volleyball, soccer, and swimming. Individual workouts are a part of many students’ daily routines. Students also make use of campus walking and running trails, bikeways, ski trails, golf courses, and canoe and sailboat rentals to relax and enjoy leisure time. What Distinguishes an Iowa Education? Success. Iowa’s philosophy is that if students meet the entrance requirements, the university is going to do everything it can to help students to graduate. An Iowa degree spells success in the job market, giving students the skills to continue learning and growing throughout their careers. Excellence. The faculty is stellar. Students are amazed not only at how much they know but at how enthused they are about sharing that knowledge and getting students excited about their subject. Comfortable class sizes Attending a large university does not necessarily mean having large class sizes. More than 30,000 students are enrolled at Iowa, but the UI has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. Large lecture halls host a few of the most popular undergraduate courses, with several hundred students in attendance. However, most lectures are complemented by classroom discussions among smaller groups. Altogether, 92 percent of undergraduate classes have fewer than 50 students in them; 80 percent have fewer than 30 students. Less than 4 percent of undergraduate classes have more than 100 students in them.


Consider Iowa’s Advantages • According to the Fiske Guide to Colleges, The University of Iowa is a “Best Buy” for an outstanding, affordable education. • Iowa celebrates diversity—the university attracts students from 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states. • Iowa’s students and faculty have an enthusiasm for learning and for having fun. • Iowa is part of the Big Ten Conference, sharing academic and athletic traditions among a group of America’s leading universities. • Iowa’s faculty members not only offer a full range of academic offerings for students, they actively engage in innovative research projects within their specialty areas. • Students can easily travel a half day by car to a number of large American cities, including Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Omaha. • Iowa City holds a cosmopolitan charm all its own as a gathering place for the world’s writers, for world-renowned artists, and for noted visiting lecturers. • The university’s 400+ student organizations include fraternities, sororities, and many professional and cultural societies. • The university’s career and placement services match students with companies for internships and other professional experiences throughout their education. • The university’s graduates excel in their careers, often holding leadership positions within their professions and communities.


IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF The Colleges Most first-year students who enroll at The University of Iowa are admitted to either the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Engineering. The General Education Program allows students to sample courses in more than 100 areas of study. At Iowa, students are required to take electives, major courses, and general education course work. Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Science (BS) in 58 major fields; Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Music (BM) and of Liberal Studies (BLS). Admission: First-year and transfer students are to meet the college’s admissions requirements. Engineering Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in six majors- biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering. Admission: Students must meet the college’s high admissions requirements. Business Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in six majors: accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing. Admission: Usually requires two years of pre-business study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Details at tippie. Education Iowa’s Teacher Education Program transforms the way future teachers are taught. As the state’s only teacher preparation program where students earn a degree in an academic subject and the nation’s only program where students obtain a Teacher Leader Certificate, majors include elementary education and seven secondary education areas: art, English, foreign language, mathematics, music, science, and social studies. Forty-four graduate-level programs prepare students for careers as counselors, administrators, psychologists, student development professionals, testing specialists, and other fields at all levels of education.For more information, visit

The Tippie School of Management’s MBA program was recently ranked 20th best in the country by Forbes.

Nursing Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Admission: Students typically complete one year of prerequisite courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and apply for admission during the second semester of the first year. The College of Nursing has competitive admission. Pharmacy Professional Degree Offered: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). Admission: Students must successfully complete required pre-pharmacy course work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These requirements may be met in two years but do not guarantee admission. Students must also take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Graduate and Professional Degrees Many student-athletes who have attended The University of Iowa and completed their undergraduate degrees continue their education at the University. Studentathletes who attend graduate or professional school must first complete course work toward a bachelor’s degree in their field of study. The University also offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in research and overseas study programs, as well as internships that will help prepare them for graduate school.



IOWA WOMEN’S GOLF Housing Each athletics team has its own rules regarding residence of incoming freshmen. Across the university, about 90 percent of freshmen choose to live on campus in one of the 10 residence halls. Most student-athletes live at least two years on campus. The residence halls have full-service dining rooms, study lounges, laundry facilities, recreational facilities, vending, and bank machines. Each room has highspeed computer connections for e-mail and internet access, plus there are wireless networking hot spots in a variety of locations across campus. Iowa also offers wireless networking in 110 buildings and several outdoor areas, providing more than 2,000 access points across campus. Safety • 11:55 p.m. - 2:10 a.m.: Free SafeRide buses take students home Fridays and Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters. • Public Safety offers Nite Ride, a safe means of late night transportation for women only. Nite Ride operates 10 p.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. • Special telephones with blue lights are stationed across campus with a direct link to the UI Department of Public Safety. • University of Iowa Police personnel educate students on safety during summer orientation. • The Rape Victim Advocacy Program cooperates with the UI Department of Public Safety and participates in Sexual Crime Awareness Week.

Libraries The University of Iowa Libraries supports the academic achievement of all student-athletes with specialized courses, one-on-one consultations with librarians, 24/7 access to electronic resources through the web site (www.lib.uiowa. edu), and extended hours, which can accommodate complicated practice and travel schedules. UI Librarians help students find answers, whether they’re on a web site, in a book, journal, government document, or database. Librarians also plan and teach students how to find, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources--skills they will use throughout their lives.

Cambus There are six primary bus routes throughout the Iowa campus. The University Cambus provides over three million free rides to class and to the dorms for students each year. Some routes run seven days a week, and some run until 2:30 a.m. Cambus also operates a specialized transportation service for persons with disabilities.

Career Planning Finding and pursuing a career takes careful planning. The Pomerantz Career Center is extremely valuable for student-athletes and can help identify stills that transfer from athletics to the workplace. The program suggests a timeline each student-athlete may follow throughout his or her stay at Iowa. The components of the program include:

Health Services The University of Iowa provides the student-athlete with the most up-to-date and highest-quality medical care available. Students at Iowa can go to Student Health Service, which is open Monday through Friday. The service is supported by a fee paid by all full-time students. It offers students unlimited free office visits (there is a charge for other procedures done in the office, such as blood tests).

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Skills Labs & Support Many academic departments offer skills labs to help students improve skills necessary to succeed at Iowa, such as writing, speaking, math, science, and foreign language. Assistance with skills such as note-taking, time-management, and test-taking are available through resources such as the College Transition Seminar (a credit-bearing course offered through University College), University Counseling Services, and Athletic Student Services staff.


Individualized career advising Career education programs Summer job/internship opportunities Resume and cover letter development Preparing for life after college athletics

Computers There are 26 Instructional Technology Centers all over the campus which are filled over 1,000 computers. These facilities are open at least 50 hours a week. Some are open 24 hours. The Computer Demo Center provides information for students who want to purchase computers and software. Cultural Centers Four cultural centers on campus provide a welcoming setting where students from various cultures can find cultural, academic, and personal support services: the Latino and Native American Cultural Center, the Afro American Cultural Center, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource and Education Center.

2011-12 Iowa Women's Golf Media Guide  

2011-12 Iowa Women's Golf Media Guide