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New women’s gymnastics assistant coach finds home again at Iowa

Iowa’s all-around Allyson Steffensmeier huddles with her teammates during a gymnastics meet at Carver Hawkeye Arena against Michigan State on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The Hawkeyes won three out of four events against the Spartans with a score, 195.450-195.275.
The Des Moines, Iowa, native spent seven years coaching in California before returning to Iowa City.
November 12, 2020

Jessa Hansen Parker, Iowa women’s gymnastics’ new assistant coach, brings a unique kind of coaching experience to the Hawkeye program. The Des Moines, Iowa, native competed as a GymHawk under...

Iowa women’s gymnastics adds new assistant coach

Iowa head coach Larissa Libby speaks with her team during the Women's Gymnastics Black and Gold Intrasquad Meet in the Field House on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
Head coach Larissa Libby expanded her staff Monday, bringing on former Hawkeye gymnast Jessa Hansen Parker.
October 26, 2020

Iowa's women's gymnastics coaching staff just got bigger. Head coach Larissa Libby announced Monday that former Hawkeye gymnast Jessa Hansen Parker would be joining her staff as an assistant coach...

Iowa coaches express concerns during COVID-19

Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder calls a formation during a women's basketball match between Iowa and Indiana at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers, 91-85, in double overtime.
Coaches from multiple Hawkeye sports discussed the risks with their teams, families, and themselves in order to hold their respective seasons.
October 11, 2020

After an abrupt end to many seasons in March because of COVID-19, Iowa teams are back to practice. Both athletes and coaches put their health at risk to play the game they love coming back to practices....

Iowa women’s gymnastics back to work after unexpected months off

Iowa's Jax Kranitz competes on uneven bars during a women's gymnastics meet between Iowa and Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, March 1, 2019. Kranitz scored 9.8 in the event. The Hawkeyes, celebrating senior night, fell to the Cyclones, 196.275-196.250.
The team couldn't practice for up to three months because of closed facilities.
September 23, 2020

Gymnasts never take time off. They’re in the gym almost every day of the week, maintaining and improving their craft. So, when gymnastics facilities closed around the country in March, the Iowa...

Broderick Binns leads Multicultural Focus Group for Iowa Athletics

Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for UI Athletics, Broderick Binns, sits down for an interview over Zoom on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Iowa Athletics looks to be a voice for student-athletes in his selective group.
August 30, 2020

Helping student-athletes on campus is a passion for Broderick Binns. The former Hawkeye defensive end from 2008-11 was named the executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Iowa Athletics...

Guerin named first team All-Big Ten

Iowa gymnast Lauren Guerin performs her floor routine during the Gymhawks' home opener on Jan. 11 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
She is the first Hawkeye to earn the honor since 2017.
May 14, 2020

Iowa sophomore Lauren Guerin has been named first team All-Big Ten, the conference announced Thursday. She is the first Hawkeye to earn that honor since Mollie Drenth and Angel Metcalf in 2017. The...

Spring-sport athletes to receive extra year of eligibility, winter-sport athletes denied

Players prepare to take the field during the baseball game against Nebraska at Duane Banks Field on Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Cornhuskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-2.
The NCAA Division I Council ruled on Monday to give spring-sport student-athletes an extra year of eligibility. The Council didn't include winter-sport student-athletes in the waiver.
March 30, 2020

It's been a tough and unprecedented time for student-athletes who compete at the Division I level. On Monday, some received some good news while others did not. The NCAA Division I Council approved...

Guerin named WCGA second-team All-American

Iowa gymnast Lauren Guerin performs her floor routine during the Gymhawks' home opener on Jan. 11 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Iowa sophomore earns the honor for her work on the floor routine.
March 24, 2020

Iowa sophomore Lauren Guerin was named to the 2020 WCGA All-American second team on the floor routine, the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association announced Tuesday. Guerin is one of 17 student...

NCAA postseason events, Big Ten events canceled

Fans leave the game after the men's basketball game against Western Carolina at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Catamounts 78-60.
The NCAA and Big Ten Conference both announced Thursday afternoon that all future tournaments and sporting events will be canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 is a day sports fans will not soon forget. The sports world seemed to stop spinning Thursday afternoon as NCAA announced that it would not conduct any of its postseason championships,...

GymHawks cancel final home meet of 2020

Iowa's Alex Greenwald walks with head coach Larissa Libby during a women's gymnastics meet between Iowa and Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, March 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes, celebrating senior night, fell to the Cyclones, 196.275-196.250.
In another shocking turn of events, the University of Iowa Women's Gymnastics program has elected to cancel its final home meet of the year.
March 12, 2020

Amid growing fears of COVID-19, the University of Iowa Women’s Gymnastics team has canceled its final home meet of the season at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The announcement was made via social media early...

Big Ten to conduct winter and spring sporting events without fans

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta dresses Faculty Senate members during a Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 29, 2019.
In addition to its announcement of a fanless 2020 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, the conference announced that fans would be barred from all its spring and winter sports.
March 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday evening that fans will not be granted entry to any of its remaining 2020 winter or spring events. Those granted access include student-athletes, coaches,...

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