University of Iowa Athletics
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#9 Brooke Backes

Height 5-6
Class Sr.
Hometown Carmel, Ind.
High School Carmel

2015 — Competed in and started all 18 games, logging 1,239 minutes… ranked fourth on the team with four points… scored the game-winning goal in Iowa’s 2-1 win over Utah State on Sept. 4… fired off 20 shots on the year…named Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2014 — Appeared in 19 games as a midfielder, logging 694 minutes… started three games, including the Big Ten Tournament championship game against No. 11 Wisconsin… fired off nine shots on the year… named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Dean’s List honoree for the fall and spring semesters… letterwinner.

2013 — Saw action in 14 matches, logging 618 minutes… recorded an assist in the Hawkeyes’ 3-0 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series victory over Iowa State… took four shots during the regular season… member of an Iowa team that posted a school-record 15 victories, advanced to its first Big Ten Tournament championship game and earned the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… letterwinner.

2012 — Saw action in 12 matches, logging 271 minutes… closed season with five points off two goals and an assist… recorded first career goal against North Dakota… scored a goal in the 67th minute against Iowa State… tallied an assist against Northern Iowa… took eight shots… part of team that earned second most wins in a season in program history… letterwinner.

High School — Named Indiana Miss Soccer and High School Player of the Year in 2011… two-time all-state selection… Indiana Super Team Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011… led team to a state championship in 2011 and three-straight conference titles… finished her high school career with 42 goals and 26 assists… played club soccer for the Carmel United Soccer Club… team won five-straight state championships and the ECNL Division B National Championship in 2011… earned scholar athlete accolades from 2008-12 and academic all-state honors in 2010 and 2011.

Personal — Born April 4, 1994… daughter of Todd and Jody Backes… has two siblings, Taylor and Chandler… high school coach was Frank Dixon… club coach was Ralph Richards… majoring in health and human physiology.