IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday the introduction of the Hawkeye Women RISE Podcast, sponsored by the Iowa City Area Sports Commission & Athletic Club.
The Hawkeye Women RISE podcast will highlight the past, present and future of Iowa women’s sports. It will highlight the remarkable stories and incredible accomplishments both in competition and in life. This podcast will allow listeners to feel inspired by stories of adversity overcome and celebrate UI women’s athletics and empower.
“The Hawkeye Women: RISE campaign is a comprehensive effort in support of all women’s sports at Iowa,” said Sloane Tyler, senior director of development. “The Hawkeye Women Rise podcast will allow us to share our vision for the female student-athlete experience, and how supporters can be a part of our teams’ success.”
Hawkeye Women: RISE is a transformational initiative to advocate for, and support Iowa women’s athletics. Together, we will build facilities, create endowments, and invest in our female student-athletes. The goal is to assist the women’s teams to build championship-caliber programs, that ensure our Iowa student-athletes are ready to be the next generation of leaders upon graduation.
“I am honored to host The Hawkeye Women Rise Podcast and excited to continue telling the inspiring stories within Hawkeye Athletics in a podcast format. We look forward to enhancing the podcast with the Hawkeye community’s presence with a live audience.”Sasha Schmid, Iowa head women’s tennis coach
“Our organization is especially proud of this partnership and the advocacy programs Hawkeye Women RISE provide to girls and women’s athletics,” said Josh Schamberger, President of Think Iowa City. “We are very thankful for the opportunity.”
Below is a schedule for the monthly podcast recordings, located at the Athletic Club (200 E 9th Street) in Coralville at noon.
• Tuesday, Oct. 24 — Lisa Bluder (Head Women’s Basketball Coach)
• Tuesday, Nov. 7 — Clarissa Chun (Head Women’s Wrestling Coach)
• Tuesday, Dec. 5 — TBD
• Tuesday, Jan. 9 — TBD
• Tuesday, Feb. 6 — TBD
“I am honored to host The Hawkeye Women Rise Podcast and excited to continue telling the inspiring stories within Hawkeye Athletics in a podcast format,” said Sasha Schmid, Iowa head women’s tennis coach. “ We look forward to enhancing the podcast with the Hawkeye community’s presence with a live audience.”