Aug. 17, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa assistant track and field coach Joey Woody will be inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference’s Hall of Fame, March 2, 2012, in Saint Louis, Mo. Woody, a Northern Iowa track and field standout, is one of six former MVC student-athletes being honored in the ceremony.
Woody was the first Northern Iowa student-athlete to win a Division I track title when he sprinted to a 400-meter hurdles title at the 1997 NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Iowa City native went on to earn four All-America honors at UNI. Following his stellar career as a Panther, Woody competed at the World Cup of Track and the World Track Championships for the United States, earning a gold medal at each competition as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team.
The fifth year assistant coach was previously inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame, and is still the only student-athlete in Drake Relays history to have earned Athlete of the Meet in both high school and college.
Woody joined the Hawkeye staff in 2007 and was twice named USTFCCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year in 2011. He helped lead Iowa to the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championship and saw the Hawkeyes break eight school records in 2011.
Tickets to the 2012 Hall of Fame event – which is scheduled to be held in the newly-renovated Peabody Opera House which is adjacent to Scottrade Center – can be obtained by calling the league office at (314) 444-4300. Seating is limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.