Nov. 9, 2006
IOWA CITY – Head Coach Gayle Blevins has announced that Jenny Schuelke and Lindsey Major have signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of Iowa. Schuelke is from Solon while Major is a native of Orland Park, IL.
Schuelke is a four-time all-state selection, including Elite Team honors in 2006 and second team honors in 2003 as an eighth grader. She is a four-time all-conference pick and has led her team in batting average for three seasons. Schuelke, who was high school teammates with current Hawkeye Quinn Morelock, was a member of the 2003 Solon team that claimed the class 2-A state title and the 2004 and 2006 squads that finished runner-up. Schuelke was named to the all-tournament team four-straight years. She also helped the Solon basketball team qualify for the state tournament in 2005 and was named honorable mention all-conference. Schuelke is also a sprinter and has participated in five events at the state track meet and two events at the Drake Relays.
“Jenny is a tremendous athlete and possesses excellent speed, strength and power,” Blevins said. “She is an exceptional hitter and will be a great addition to our program. Jenny has played center field and played shortstop last season. She is by far one of the best hitters in the state of Iowa. She has always been around the Iowa program and I’m sure she would tell you this is a dream come true. We are thrilled to have Jenny join the Hawkeyes.”
Major is from the same hometown as current Hawkeye Erin Riemersma. Major was both a first team all-area and all-conference selection. She has lettered in three different sports and also plays for the Orland Park Sparks coached by Joe Tholl. Major has led the Sparks to a seventh and ninth place finish at the national ASA tournament. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National French Honor Society.
“Lindsey is a great addition to our catching corp,” Blevins said. “She has an excellent arm along with great strength. Her competitiveness is probably her strongest attribute. We have seen this in every sport she competes in. Having a strong minded, determined catcher is a huge plus to our pitching staff. Lindsey’s travel ball experience with Joe Tholl’s Orland Park Sparks will serve her well as a Hawkeye. We are thrilled to have Lindsey join our Hawkeye family.”
“Both Jenny and Lindsey are outstanding students as well,” Blevins said. “Jenny plans to major in business while Lindsey will major in music. They are the complete package as student-athletes.”