Fight for Victories

In 2017, University of Iowa athletics continued its upward trajectory in the Big Ten Conference and on the national stage. Whether it's competing for conference titles or contending for national championships, together, we have cheered on our more than 650 student-athletes to great success.

689 Student-Athletes

183 Academic All-Big Ten selections

107 all-time Big Ten Team Championships

29 all-time NCAA team championships

24 Sports




Here's a look at what our Hawkeyes have accomplished in the past year:

Baseball
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1st – Iowa baseball claimed its first Big Ten Tournament title in program history, qualified for the NCAA Tournament, and earned a silver medal in the World University Games.

Wrestling
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No. 1 – Cory Clark won the 133-pound NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship, finishing his career as a four-time All-American.

Women's Basketball
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No. 1 – Ally Disterhoft became the all-time scoring leader for Iowa women's basketball, amassing 2,102 points during her four-year career.

Rowing
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2nd – Iowa Rowing broke numerous team records on its way to its second ever NCAA Championship berth in program history.

Women's Gymnastics
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3rd – Iowa women's gymnastics finished third in the Big Ten Championships with 196.725 points, the team's best championship score in program history.

Track & Field
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15 – Iowa track and field qualified 15 individuals for the NCAA Championships

Fight for Classroom Success

Iowa's student-athletes hone their leadership skills, give back to local communities, and compete for championships – all while earning a degree. Success in the classroom is a team effort and University of Iowa student-athletes continue to outperform their peers.

Here's how:
  • This past year, Iowa's student-athletes graduated at an all-time high of 90 percent.
  • Iowa's student-athlete Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is second highest in the Big Ten Conference.
  • Iowa's student-athlete GSR is highest among Iowa's four Division I institutions.
  • A total of 183 UI student-athletes – more than 25 percent of our Hawkeye student-athlete population - earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the last academic year.
  • 45 UI student-athletes earned the Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar Award.

Those Who Fight For Iowa

Our Hawkeyes depend on you – the best fans and supporters in the country – to invest in world-class academic and athletic experiences. Your support allows Hawkeye athletics to provide student-athletes with academic services, medical and athletic training, nutritional support, scholarships and so much more.

Because UI athletics is 100 percent self-sustaining and receives no state funding, your giving is so important.

Total Donors

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110% Hawkeyes


Donors Who Increased Giving From Prior Year




The Importance of Supporting the Complete Student-Athlete Experience

In 2016-17, the UI Athletics Department's annual operating budget exceeded $100 million for the first time, with 100 percent of the revenue generated by the department through external funding.

We are grateful for all gifts.

  • Hawkeye contributors gave more than $11 million last year, which accounted more than 10 percent of our operating budget.
  • 58 percent of annual gifts were less than $600.
fiscal year giving totals
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Thanks, Hawks!

Whether it's cheering on the Hawkeyes in competition or proudly wearing the black and gold, one thing is certain: It's great to be a Hawkeye! Hawkeye student-athletes continue to succeed in competition, in the classroom and in the community thanks to your passion and support.

Thank you for your loyalty and generosity to Hawkeye athletics! You play such an important role in our success.