IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa student-athletes Myreanna Bebe (women’s track and field), Peyton Haack (men’s track and field) and Adeline Kenlin (women’s gymnastics) were named January’s Student-Athletes of the Month, the University of Iowa Student-Athlete Advisory Committee announced.
Bebe, a junior hurdler from Orlando, Florida, broke the school record in the women’s 60-meter hurdles at the Wiezcorek Invitational on Jan. 21. Her time of 8.11 shattered a 14-year-old record held by Karessa Farley from 2009 (8.21). At the time, Bebe’s mark ranked sixth nationally. Her performance helped lead the Hawkeye women to the team title (98 points).
Haack, a junior multi-event athlete from Westfield, Indiana, set the school record in the men’s heptathlon at the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 28. Haack ranks fourth in the nation in the event. The Hawkeye junior used four personal bests to earn the crown (long jump, shot put, high jump, pole vault). Haack won individual titles in the high jump (2.04 meters | 6’ 8.25”) and tied for the pole vault win (5 meters | 16’ 4.75”). With his performance, Haack earned B1G Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career.
Kenlin, a junior from Iowa City, won two event titles and had six top three finishes through four contests in January. She is tied for 17th in the nation on floor exercise with a 9.912 average. Kenlin is also ranked eighth in uneven bars, seventh on the balance beam, and seventh on the floor in the Big Ten. She set a career high 9.925 on floor against Ohio State, and then matched it the following week against Minnesota. Kenlin has also scored 9.900 twice on beam and a 9.875 on the bars. She became the first Hawkeye to be named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week since 2017 on Jan. 14.