24 Hawkeyes to Watch

More than 650 talented student-athletes are preparing for the 2019-20 athletics year at the University of Iowa.

Some will be freshmen, new to the University of Iowa and the highest level of intercollegiate athletics competition. Others will bring to their team a season or two of experience in competition and in the classroom. Still others will be upperclassmen who have experienced each of the 14 Big Ten Conference campuses, Big Ten tournament competition, NCAA championship competition, or the fun and excitement of a postseason bowl game.

Beginning Aug. 7, HawkeyeSports.com will introduce 24 Hawkeyes who, for one reason or another, are poised to play a prominent role in the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Iowa in the coming year. The list includes student-athletes from football and field hockey to soccer, women’s basketball, and baseball.

A tentative list of Hawkeyes to be profiled, as well as the date they will be featured, is listed below:

Thursday, Aug. 8:Michael Ojemudia (football)
Thursday, Aug. 29:Maddy Murphy (field hockey)
Tuesday, Sept. 3:Claire Graves (soccer)
Wednesday, Sept. 4:Brie Orr (volleyball)
Wednesday, Sept. 18:Megan Schott (women's cross country)
Thursday, Sept. 19:Karson Sommer (men's cross country)
Wednesday, Oct. 9:Luka Garza (men's basketball)
Wednesday, Oct. 23:Kathleen Doyle (women's basketball)
Tuesday, Oct. 29:Cash Wilcke (wrestling)<
Tuesday, Dec. 10:Sam Tamborski (women's swimming & diving)
Friday, Jan. 17:Mallory King (women's indoor track & field)
Wednesday, Feb. 5:Jaylan McConico (men's indoor track & field)
Thursday, Feb. 20:Mia Ruther (softball)
Monday, Feb. 24:Michael Tenney (men's swimming & diving)
Tuesday, April 14:Mitch Mandozzi (men's gymnastics)
Tuesday, April 21:Erin Castle (women's gymnastics)
Monday, April 27:Will Daniels (men's outdoor track and field)
Tuesday, April 28:Tia Saunders (women's outdoor track and field)
Monday, May 4:Michelle Bacalla (women's tennis)
Tuesday, May 5:Oliver Okonkwo (men's tennis)
Monday, May 18:Molly Rygh (rowing)
Monday, June 1:Gonzalo Leal Montero (men's golf)
Tuesday, June 2:Lea Zeitler (women's golf)
Monday, June 15:Peyton Williams (baseball)