July 8, 2009
IOWA CITY, IA – – University of Iowa Head Field Hockey Coach Tracey Griesbaum announced that Caroline Blaum has been named assistant coach. Blaum has been a member of the Iowa field hockey program for the last five years as a student-athlete.
“Caroline will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” said Griesbaum. “She has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to this program as a student-athlete and we are excited to have her bring that to the coaching side of things. Caroline has been a part of championship seasons here and now she can work hard to maintain that level of excellence within the program. She will be a huge asset in recruiting, as well as helping to raise the level of our offensive production.”
Blaum lettered at Iowa in 2004-05 and 2007-08. She was a four-time team captain, a three-time all-Big Ten selection and a two-time regional all-American. The Wilkes-Barre, PA, native started all 83 games in her career. As a senior, Blaum was named NFHCA first team all-American, leading the Hawkeyes in assists.
Blaum also has a great deal of playing experience on the national scene. Last week, she was named to the 2009-2010 U.S. National Team. She recently competed with the National Team in a five-game test series in Argentina. Blaum was also a member of the 2007 and 2008 HPTC Midwest Region Teams, the 2006 EPTC Midwest Region Team and the 2005 U.S. Under-21 Team. In addition, Blaum served as an alternate on the 2004 U.S. Under-21 Squad.