Class of 2007, Finance and Marketing
When Adam Haluska was growing up in Carroll, Iowa, he idolized former Hawkeye men’s basketball greats Chris Street and Jess Settles, and fantasized about wearing the black and gold himself one day.
Now—after a brief detour at Iowa State—he’s realized his dream.
“To be in that Iowa locker room is an overwhelming feeling,” says Adam, a starting guard. “I’m thankful to be able to step on the court for every practice or game.”
Hawkeye fans are thankful that Adam’s there, too:
- He’s an ironman—as of the end of the 2005-2006 season, he’d started all 98 games in his career, the 10th-longest streak in the nation heading into the 2006-07 season.
- He was the 2006 winner of the Chris Street Award, named in honor of Adam’s Hawkeye hero and presented annually to an Iowa player who best exemplifies the spirit, enthusiasm, and intensity of Chris Street (Street died in an auto accident January 19, 1993, midway through his junior year).
- He’s been named all-Big Ten, academic all-Big Ten, and academic all-American.
In other words, Adam gives everything he’s got to his University.
And he’s inspired to do so in part by all those who give so much to support him and his fellow Hawkeye student-athletes—from the cheering fans to the contributors who endow scholarships through the Hawkeye Visions initiative to the thousands of I-Club members who help the UI cover the day-to-day costs of Hawkeye athletics.
“People take for granted what it takes to have an athletics program,” Adam says. “Every time I go to an I-Club event, I’m amazed at how many people I meet who just want to make sure that my teammates and I have the best experience and the best education possible. It’s what makes Iowa a great University.”