2019 Impact Report

Faces of our Fight

We all Fight for Iowa and we THANK YOU for joining in our Fight!

We Fight in Competition


Iowa finished 38th in the Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup with 629.5 points. The No. 38 ranking is the Hawkeyes' highest ranking in the Directors' Cup since finishing 29th in 2000.

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The University of Iowa overall athletics program ranked seventh-best nationally for 2018-19 in the Best in College Sports Award Rankings published by CBS Sports.

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Our Hawkeye student-athletes won four Big Ten Conference championships—women's basketball, men's gymnastics, men's track and field, and wrestling—during the 2018-19 athletic year.


Two University of Iowa student-athletes won national championships in the past year—Laulauga Tausaga won the national championship in the discus and Spencer Lee won his second national championship on the mat at 125 pounds.

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"Thank you for providing everything that Hawkeyes need to succeed on the court, in the classroom, and beyond. Your gifts have allowed me to develop as a leader and gain the confidence to believe that my dreams can become reality."

Jason Kerst, Senior, Men's Tennis

2019-20 Iowa Student Athlete Advisory Council Chair

We Fight in the Classroom


Sixty-five University of Iowa student-athletes were named Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars. Among those individuals, 20 maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the 2018-19 academic term.


For the fourth consecutive year, Iowa's student-athletes graduated at an all-time high of 90 percent.

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Iowa's Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is tied for first in the state of Iowa and sixth in the Big Ten Conference.

"I just want to take a moment and sincerely thank you for your support of the Hawkeye Athletics Department. Your generosity provides opportunities for students like me to grow athletically, academically, personally and professionally. I know I can speak for all student-athletes in extending our sincere appreciation for investing in us and our mission. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do."

Marissa Mueller, Junior, Iowa Track and Field Javelin Thrower

2019-20 Iowa Student Athlete Advisory Council Chair

We Fight for Hawkeyes


I-Club members help Hawkeye athletics invest in $44,782 per student-athlete, which includes; scholarships, team travel, athletic and medical training, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and athletic equipment and uniforms for 650 Hawkeyes.


I-Club members live in 98 of Iowa's 99 counties.


I-Club members live in 47 U.S. states and Washington, DC.

"Hawkeye loyalty and passion are shown through your support of the I-Club. You represent the driving force of Iowa Athletics and allow the Athletics Department to achieve our vision of providing a first-class experience for Hawkeye student-athletes to 'Win. Graduate. Do It Right.' in competition, in the classroom, and in the community. On behalf of 24 sports, 650 student-athletes, and 250 coaches and staff, thank you for your support through the I-Club."

Gary A. Barta

Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair

Thank You!