Iowa Hawkeyes softball

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Iowa Hawkeyes softball
Founded1978
UniversityUniversity of Iowa
Head coachRenee Luers-Gillispie (1st season)
ConferenceBig Ten
LocationIowa City, IA
Home stadiumBob Pearl Softball Field (Capacity: 1500)
NicknameHawkeyes
ColorsBlack and gold[1]
   
NCAA WCWS appearances
1995, 1996, 1997, 2001
NCAA Tournament appearances
1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Conference Tournament championships
2001, 2003
Regular Season Conference championships
1989, 1990, 1997, 2000, 2003

The Iowa Hawkeyes softball team represents University of Iowa in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Big Ten Conference. The Hawkeyes are currently led by head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie. The team plays its home games at Bob Pearl Softball Field located on the university's campus.[2]

History[edit]

Coaching history[edit]

Years Coach Record %
1978-1980 Jane Hagedorn
1981-1987 Ginny Parrish
1988-2010 Gayle Blevins
2011-2018 Marla Looper
2019–present Renee Luers-Gillispie

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Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Season Conference Record Head coach
1989 Big Ten Conference 17–7 Gayle Blevins
1990 Big Ten Conference 17–7 Gayle Blevins
1997 Big Ten Conference 22–0 Gayle Blevins
2000 Big Ten Conference 14–4 Gayle Blevins
2003 Big Ten Conference 13–4 Gayle Blevins

Conference tournament championships[edit]

Year Conference Tournament Location Head coach
2001 Big Ten Ann Arbor, MI Gayle Blevins
2003 Big Ten Iowa City, IA Gayle Blevins

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position coached Consecutive season at
Iowa in current position
Renee Luers-Gillispie Head coach 1st
Brian Levin Assistant coach 1st
Mandy Gardner Assistant coach 1st
Erin Doud Johnson Volunteer Assistant Coach 1st
Jessica Ujvari Director of Softball Operations 2nd
Reference:[4]

Awards[edit]

Big Ten Player of the Year
  • Terri McFarland, 1990
  • Karen Jackson, 1991
  • Debbie Bilbao, 1997
Big Ten Pitcher of the Year
  • Karen Jackson, 1994
  • Kristi Hanks, 2000
  • Kristi Hanks, 2001
  • Lisa Birocci, 2003
Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • Terri McFarland, 1989
  • Karren Jackson, 1991
  • Kari Knopf, 1994
  • Jessica Bashor, 2000
  • Stacy May, 2003
Big Ten Coach of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Branding Guide 2020". HawkeyeSports.com. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  2. ^ "Bob Pearl Softball Field". HawkeyeSports.com. The University of Iowa Athletics. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Iowa Softball Record Book" (PDF). HawkeyeSports.com. The University of Iowa Athletics. p. 54. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Iowa Hawkeyes Softball Roster". HawkeyeSports.com. The University of Iowa Athletics. Retrieved 1 May 2019.