MISSION

The HERkys' community celebrates the rich history and tradition of women’s athletics at the University of Iowa, and is committed to supporting, engaging, and empowering the next generation.

Enhancing the visibility of our female student-athletes, and programs. Highlighting their experiences and providing resources to help them succeed as female leaders while at the University of Iowa and in the future.

Creating opportunities for our community of student-athletes, coaches, letterwinners, contributors and community leaders to come together and interact, celebrate, learn and network at sporting events, fundraising events, educational events, etc.

Providing opportunities for our Hawkeye women to pursue excellence, and grow as people, contributors, athletes, leaders, and women – preparing them for success now and in the future.

EVENTS

Women in Athletics Luncheon

February 22nd, 2023 | 11:30am

Join us at our Women in Athletics Luncheon where we will celebrate 50 years of women’s athletics at Iowa and hear from several Hawkeye head coaches who will discuss how they empower women through sport.

Register

The Black & Gold Gala; Celebrating 50 Years of Iowa Women's Athletics

May 6th, 2023

Save the Date for the Black & Gold Gala, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Iowa Women’s Athletics. Will be held in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

 

WHY SUPPORT?

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Serving for almost 40 years in intercollegiate athletics, including my time as a two-sport Division I student-athlete, I understand and appreciate the value of participation in sports for girls and women. Without these opportunities, I would not be where I am today. While the competitive and career opportunities for young women have grown exponentially, there’s still much work to do.

I take great responsibility in carrying on the work of the countless women that have come before me and paying forward opportunities for young women and girls. As a professional woman, if I am not willing to support, lead, guide, and direct how can I ask others to support the HERkys mission?

We cannot do this alone. Now more than ever, we need your help! The opportunities for you to support Iowa Women’s Athletics are endless. Endowments, scholarship, and facility enhancements are just three areas where your investment would directly impact the life of a young woman and their program.

Help us sustain our proud history for the long term. Consider investing in Iowa Women’s Athletics today!

-Barbara Burke
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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“If people have the opportunity to be exposed to women’s athletics in a way like is happening with HERkys and HERkys’ Voice, they’ll be hooked. If they then find they enjoy watching and appreciate the opportunities it’s providing these student-athletes, then support it. Show up at stuff or give back financially. Whatever they have the ability to do. It’s important for us to show support.”

-Dr. P. Sue Beckwith
3X IOWA GRADUATE, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LETTERWINNER, IOWA ATHLETICS SUPPORTER

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MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT

HERkys’ VOICE PODCAST

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CONTACT US

For more information on HERkys or how to get involved, please contact our team:

(319) 467-3410
iclub@foriowa.org