Italy, Croatia Headline Hawkeye Women’s Basketball Summer Tour

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s basketball team will cap its summer with a three-game tour of Southern Italy and Croatia in August, the program announced today.

P. Sue Beckwith, MD, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Lisa Bluder’s squad will make its way across the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 4 before returning home Aug. 16. The Hawkeyes’ trip will take them to the Amalfi Coast, Dubrovnik, Naples and Split with three games against opponents to be determined at a later date.

“We are incredibly excited to have the resources and opportunity to expose our program and give our players an opportunity to travel abroad. It will add tremendous value to their life experience, education and allow our team to get practice and game reps we wouldn’t get otherwise,” Bluder said.

The trip will be the first for Iowa since the program visited Spain in the summer of 2019.

“We’re all super excited to share this trip with our teammates that haven’t been overseas yet. It should be a great team bonding experience for us,” Gabbie Marshall said.