The Daily Iowan

Tennis’s Alexis Dorr balances 21 semester hours, job, tennis

ROBBIE LEHMAN

February 19, 2009

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Iowa women’s tennis player Alexis Dorr’s favorite professional tennis player is Roger Federer. And Dorr and Federer share a common characteristic in their lives: They both have incredibly busy schedules. While Federer has...

Farley rockets into history

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

February 19, 2009

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The hurdles event is one of precision. One small mistake can make the difference between first and last place. Karessa Farley knows this. Last week at the Iowa State Classic, she was perfect, clearing the 60-meter hurdles with...

‘Newbie’ senior sparks softball offense

MIKE SLUSARK

February 18, 2009

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Sam Heinzman found herself in an oddly familiar situation when she arrived at Iowa. “I was referred to as ‘the new people’ with the freshmen,” she said. “It kind of felt like I was reliving my freshman year all over...

Underdog AquaHawks determined heading into Big Ten championships

EVELYN LAU

February 18, 2009

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Underdogs all season, the members of the Iowa women’s swimming and diving team feel as though they have something to prove. The AquaHawks will compete in the Big Ten championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., this week, hoping to improve...

Lady Hawks look to the relays

EVELYN LAU

February 18, 2009

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Marc Long knows the importance of relay teams in competition. As team captain of the Iowa men’s swimming team in 1989, he was a member of the Big Ten record-setting 200-freestyle relay team that broke an NCAA record. In...

Record breaking senior is leaving his mark on UI

ZACH SMITH

February 18, 2009

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A typical NCAA field-athlete possesses a combination of strength, balance, and quickness. Iowa senior John Hickey certainly has all three of those essentials. But the Piermont, N.Y., native would be better described as explosive...

Major-league umpire talks baseball, steroids

RYAN YOUNG

February 18, 2009

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From pine tar to steroids, major-league umpire Tim McClelland has seen it. After graduating from umpire school and ascending the minor-league ladder, McClelland has been behind the plate during several historical games, such as...

GymHawks prevail in close ‘pink meet’ against Iowa State

EVELYN LAU

February 17, 2009

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Iowa’s fourth-annual Pink Meet kicked off with rival teams coming together for a common cause. But by evening’s end, the two squads were anything but cordial as they battled in a closely contested competition. No. 23 Iowa...

Men’s tennis thinking inside the boxing

AMIE KIEHN

February 17, 2009

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Tuesday is “Fightin’ Day” for the Iowa men’s tennis team. Assistant coach Steve Nash loves it. He walks onto the courts clad in his brightest, sunshine yellow Hawkeye T-shirt, sporting a beguiling grin. Swung over his...

Weil tosses 1st no-hitter

JON LINDER

February 17, 2009

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Brittany Weil has spent the better part of the last three years accumulating staggering numbers pitching for the Iowa softball team. On Feb. 13, it was what the senior didn’t accumulate that stood out. For the first time in...

Will the Big Ten have more than six teams in the NCAA’s?

DI SPORTS STAFF

February 17, 2009

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YES March is rapidly approaching, and that means the NCAA Tournament is drawing near as well. The Big Ten looks poised to secure seven bids in the 65-team field. First, the lock: Michigan State is on the road to securing a No...

Baseball senior Justin Toole’s head not turned by preseason accolades

RYAN YOUNG

February 17, 2009

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Justin Toole doesn’t like to read anything into preseason accolades. He’s honored, but the Iowa senior shortstop isn’t about to hang his sweat-stained ball cap on them just yet. He was lauded as a preseason third-team...