The University of Iowa softball team played 44 games, finishing 26-18 and placing fourth in the Big Ten, its highest regular season conference finish since 2012. In the circle, senior Allison Doocy (fifth; 2.00) and senior Lauren Shaw (sixth; 2.03) ranked inside the conference’s top 10 in ERA. Freshman Denali Loecker led the Hawkeyes in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, doubles, and was tied for the lead in home runs.
- Senior pitcher Allison Doocy was named second team All-Region.
- Doocy is the first Hawkeye to receive NFCA second team All-Region honors since Megan Blank in 2014.
- Freshman Denali Loecker was named second team All-Big Ten.
- Loecker and Brylee Klosterman were both named to the All-Freshman team.
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
- 12 Hawkeyes were named Academic All-Big Ten, matching the program record set in 2020.
- The honorees include Aralee Bogar, Erin Carter, Nia Carter, Kate Claypool, Allison Doocy, Avery Guy, Ashley Hamilton, Sarah Lehman, DoniRae Mayhew, Emma Olejniczak, Lauren Shaw, and Riley Sheehy.
- Grace Banes, Nia Carter, and Riley Sheehy started all 44 games for the Hawkeyes.
- Denali Loecker was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on April 27 and Co-Freshman of the Week on May 11.
- Allison Doocy was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on May 4.
- Brylee Klosterman was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week on May 4.
- Brylee Klosterman was named D1 Softball’s Freshman of the Week on May 4.
- Klosterman hit .615 on the weekend and drove home five runs. She slugged 1.077 and had an on base percentage of .667. She scored six runs for the Hawkeyes. Klosterman also hit her first and second career home runs.
NO HITTER NO PROBLEM
- Allison Doocy threw the 18th no hitter in program history on May 2.
- The Hawkeyes defeated Rutgers, 8-0, in five innings.
THREE NUMBER ONES
- Iowa’s ERA ranked 31st in the nation (2.34).
- Two of Iowa’s three senior pitchers ranked in the top 10 in the Big Ten in ERA.
- Allison Doocy was fifth (2.00).
- Lauren Shaw was sixth (1.97).
- Sarah Lehman was 18th (2.82).
LEADING THE WAY
- Freshman Denali Loecker led the team in batting average, doubles, home runs, RBIs, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage.
UNTIL THE GAME IS WON
- The Hawkeyes played seven extra-inning games won five of the seven.
- It was the most extra-inning games since 2012 when the Hawkeyes played seven.
- The school record is 11 extra-inning games in 1995.
NEVER SAY DIE
- The Hawkeyes scored 31 runs in the seventh inning or later.
- Sophomore Nia Carter hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh against Ohio State (2/26).
- Freshman Grace Banes hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning to defeat Penn State (3/11).
- Senior Aralee Bogar and sophomore Nia Carter pulled off a successful double steal in the bottom of the eighth against Maryland to win the game (3/13).
- Freshman Lindy Milkowski hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Maryland (3/14).
- Junior Riley Sheehy hit a walk-off single against Indiana in the bottom of the 10th inning (4/4).
- Nia Carter ranked as the toughest batter to strikeout in the Big Ten (23.7 K Average).
- She ranked 38th in the country.
MOVE ‘EM OVER
- Junior Riley Sheehy ranked 54th in the country and fourth in the Big Ten in sacrifice bunts per game (0.20).
DON’T RUN ON THE HAWKS
- The Hawkeyes tied for 11th in the country with 17 runners caught stealing. They trailed only Rutgers and Boston College for most among power five schools.
- The Hawkeyes ranked first in the Big Ten with a stolen base allowed percentage of .685.
- Lindy Milkowski caught seven attempted base stealers. Marissa Peek caught eight.
MOVING UP THE IOWA LEADERBOARD
- Senior Allison Doocy finished her career ranked eighth in career pitching appearances (134).
- She ranks eighth in career complete games (75).
- She ranks sixth in career strikeouts (730).