IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder was named the 2020 recipient of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Leader Award. The announcement was made Thursday afternoon.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by Girl Scouts,” Bluder said. “I believe in and teach their mission of building girls’ character, courage, and confidence.”
The annual award goes to a member of the community that instills courage, confidence, and character into young women and girls.
Coach Bluder is a lifetime Girl Scout and a longtime Girl Scout supporter. Each year, the Hawkeyes host Girl Scout Day at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, where Girl Scouts participate in team activities, interact with Coach Bluder and her student-athletes, and cheer on the Hawkeyes during a game.
The full award video release can be found here.