Yoho Named to StarHawk Squad

April 18, 2005

Nate Yoho is a true StarHawk,” said UI Head Coach Jack Dahm. Yoho, a senior outfielder from Des Moines, Iowa, on the UI baseball team, has been added to the McLeodUSA StarHawks team this week.

Yoho, a second team all-Big Ten selection in 2004, was the only Hawkeye to start all 55 games last season. He was second in the Big Ten with 31 RBIs in conference play and set a career high in all offensive categories, leading the team in hits (33), doubles (15), and RBIs (48). He was also second on the team in slugging percentage and stolen bases and led the team with 21 multi-hit games and 14 multiple RBI games.

“Nate is a very talented student-athlete. He is committed to help turn the Iowa baseball program around. He’s well respected by his teammates because of his natural abilities and also because of his work ethic.”
UI Coach Jack Dahm

“Nate is a very talented student-athlete,” Dahm said. “He is committed to help turn the Iowa baseball program around. He’s well respected by his teammates because of his natural abilities and also because of his work ethic.”

During his freshman season in 2002, Yoho started in nine out of 24 games played, recording seven hits, including one triple and 5 RBI. He was the only Hawkeye with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. In 2003, he appeared in 47 games, starting 42 games in right field, and was second on the team in homeruns, runs batted in, walks and stolen bases. He committed just one error in 90 chances for a .989 fielding percentage, the highest among Hawkeye outfielders.

The StarHawks program is an initiative funded in part by McLeodUSA, a leading telecommunications company with corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids and a long-time member of the UI’s Partners in Excellence corporate sponsorship program. The StarHawks team is a collection of student-athletes at the University of Iowa who truly represent the very best the intercollegiate athletics program at the UI has to offer. StarHawks typically excel athletically and academically, and also are active in community or leadership activities.