Hawkeye Highlights

A handful of Hawkeyes made a name for themselves with standout performances.

Home Run King Jake Adams

In just one season at Iowa in 2017, power-hitting first baseman Jake Adams raised the bar and set the standard for what it means to play in the Black & Gold. He hit 29 home runs — to lead the nation and set a new Iowa and Big Ten single-season record — along with a .335 batting average, a school record .747 slugging percentage, and 72 RBIs to help lead the Hawkeyes to a 39-22 record and an NCAA Regional.

Adams’, a JUCCO product from Brandon, South Dakota, unprecedented numbers earned himself Big Ten Player of the Year, All-America, and All-Conference recognition. He was Iowa’s first Big Ten Player of the Year since 1992, a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten honoree and was named an All-American by seven different publications. Adams was a sixth-round MLB Draft Pick by the Houston Astros in 2017.

"They have really matured me as a baseball player and got me to this level where I am at now. If not for them, I do not know if I would be here."

Jake Adams on Iowa coaching staff two years after being drafted.

Individual Accolades

Seven All-Americans and eight First-Team All-Big Ten selections in the Hellerball Era.

Nick Allgeyer, P

2018 First-Team All-Big Ten

Joel Booker, OF

2016 First-Team All-Big Ten

Tyler Cropley, C

2018 First-Team All-Big Ten, 2018 Second-Team All-American

Blake Hickman, P

2015 First-Team All-Big Ten, 2015 Third-Team All-American

Robert Neustrom, OF

2018 First-Team All-Big Ten

Ben Norman, OF

2017 Freshman All-American

Tyler Peyton, P/1B

2015 Third-Team All-American

Nick Roscetti, SS

2016 First-Team All-Big Ten

Kyle Shimp, P

2017 Freshman All-American

Peyton Williams, 1B

2020 Freshman All-American

Jake Yacinich, SS

2014 First-Team All-Big Ten