IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa student-athletes Jack Campbell (football) and Maddy Murphy (field hockey) were named September’s Student-Athletes of the Month. The University of Iowa Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) made the announcement Friday.
Campbell, a junior from Cedar Falls, Iowa, was named national and Big Ten Player of the Week following Iowa’s win over Colorado State on Sept. 25. The Hawkeye linebacker recorded a career-high 18 tackles, along with three pass break-ups and a recovered fumble. Campbell also recovered a fumble for a touchdown to help the Hawkeyes to their sixth-consecutive win in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series against the ninth-ranked Cyclones on Sept. 11. Campbell leads the Hawkeyes and is among the conference leaders in tackles and recovered fumbles.
In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Campbell has volunteered with several organizations, including Hawkeye Legacy Kids’ camps, Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Blood Drives, Book Hawk Story hour with Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and helped make Literacy Kits for the United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties.
Murphy, a senior from Riana, Tasmania, is a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week selection this season (Aug. 30, Oct. 4) and was named the NFHCA National Offensive Player of the Week on August 31. Murphy has helped lead the No. 1 Hawkeyes to seven wins over nationally-ranked opponents as the team has climbed to the top of the NFHCA rankings for the first time in program history behind 14-straight wins – the team’s best start to a season since 1992 (14-0). The Hawkeye senior has scored three game-winning goals, including the game-winner against No. 7 Maryland on the road – Iowa’s first ever win in College Park.
Murphy has served as an ISAAC Representative on campus since 2018 and was a participant in the Hawks to Professionals (H2P) summer career development program. Murphy has also dedicated time to volunteering with several organizations, including Senior Bingo at Legacy Pointe Senior Living Center, Hawk Night and Book Hawk Story Hour at Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, mentoring for youth in the Iowa City School District, the Iowa Dance Marathon, ISAAC Day of Caring, Habitat for Humanity, the UI Food Pantry and helping build a holiday store for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP).