Monday, May 31, 2021

This year has been provided many challenges along with uncertainty. The strength staff has unending gratitude for the student-athlete’s willingness to train and long-lasting commitment to their sport program’s improvement. We can not say thank you loud enough, you all have made this time exciting and fun despite the circumstances. This school year and competitive seasons have resulted in notable academic honors and numerous championship titles by multiple sport programs! What a time to be a Hawkeye!

The strength staff is gearing up for the summer training schedule and we are excited for what is ahead. First, a huge thank you to our two volunteer coaches, Josh Wilkin & Katie Markan, for their help during the Spring Semester.

Finally, some congratulations are in order for the May accomplishments:

  • CONGRATS to the 139 Hawkeyes named Spring Academic All Big Ten

  • Track & Field NCAA Qualifiers for Eugene

    • Austin West & Will Daniels - Decathlon

    • Jenny Kimbro - Heptathlon

    • James Carter, Jr. - Long Jump

    • Laulauga Tausaga - Shot Put & Discus Throw

    • Kat Moody - Shot Put

    • Serena Brown - Discus Throw

    • (McConico, Woodard, Reed, Kresley) - 4×1 Relay

    • Jamal Britt - 110 Hurdles

    • Jaylan McConico - 110 Hurdles

    • Wayne Lawrence Jr. - 400 Meters

    • Jamal Britt - 400 Hurdles

    • (Mckiver, Lietz, Gillum, Lawrence Jr.) - 4×4 Relay

    • Nathan Mylenek - 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

  • Alexa Noel with Women’s Tennis on a 24-0 Season - Good Luck in the upcoming matches of the NCAA Tournament. Congratulations on the first All-American in program history & the Big Ten Conference Player and Freshman of the Year titles

  • Head coach Joey Woody on the Big Ten Men’s Track and Field Coach of the year title along with Jamal Britt being named Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Championships

  • Congratulations to Men’s Track and Field on winning the Big Ten Championship

  • Field Hockey on an amazing season & their NCAA Tournament bid, Elite 8 win and Final Four appearance

  • Caitlin Clark’s invitation to play for the 2021 USA U19 World Cup Team Trials

  • Ollie Okonkwo & Will Davies NCAA Tournament Doubles bid