Big Ten Represented In Nation's Top-25

Feb. 18, 2009

IOWA CITY – The season’s first Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Coaches’ Poll has been released and four teams in the Big Ten were recognized, including the Hawkeyes. The 25-team list is a combination of resources from Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America. The complete results will appear in the Feb. 23 edition of Golf World and can be viewed online at

Illinois is the highest-ranked Big Ten team on the list at seventh, receiving one first-place vote. The 2009 Big Ten Match Play Champions, Indiana, came in ninth. Additionally, Iowa and Michigan State both received top-25 votes (three and 14, respectively).

After a disappointing match play tournament last weekend, the Hawkeyes are excited to travel to Dallas, TX, for the second annual Black and Gold Alumni Match Feb. 28. There, the Hawkeyes will compete against Iowa alumni on some of the nicest courses Texas has to offer. The weekend will be an opportunity for the golfers to get valuable practice on quality courses and spend time with former Hawkeyes.