University of Iowa Athletics
GK

#1 Claire Graves

Height 5-8
Class Freshman
Hometown Noblesville, Ind.
High School Noblesville

Hawk Item — Finished her career ranking in the top four in school history in three categories… school record holder in career wins (38)… second in career shutouts (24.5) and fourth in career saves (236)… played in 72 of 77 career games with 71 starts.

2019 Honors — Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 10… honorable-mention TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week on Sept. 10… Iowa’s recipient for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award… first-team United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-North/Central Region honoree… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… recipient of the Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship… named to the President’s List for the fall semester and Dean’s List for fall and spring semesters. 2019 — Started all 21 games, logging 1,858:02 in goal… went 14-5-1 and made 45 saves… posted 7.5 shutouts, tied for the third-most in a single season in school history… 14 wins were the second-most all-time… tied for fourth in the Big Ten in shutouts (7.5), fourth in goals against average (0.87), and tied for fifth in shutouts per game (0.38)… posted three-straight shutouts in wins over No. 14 NC State (9/6), UNC Greensboro (9/8), and Northern Colorado (9/13)… had Big Ten shutout wins over Indiana (9/20), Nebraska (10/3), Michigan State (10/6), and Maryland (10/13)… made a season-high six saves and faced a season-high 17 shots against Ohio State (10/27).

2018 Honors — Earned the inaugural Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Week award (8/21)… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List and President’s List during the fall and spring semesters. 2018 — Led the Big Ten with 0.46 shutouts per game… finished sixth in the Big Ten in save percentage (.796) and goals against average (0.86), seventh in shutouts (6), and 10th in saves per game (3.30)… moved to third in program history in career victories (24), second in shutouts (17), and fifth in saves (191)… started 12 games, posting a 7-3-2 record with six shutouts… played 90 or more minutes in 11 games… made four saves to help Iowa top No. 22 Nebraska, 2-1, on Oct. 5… posted three straight shutouts to open the season against Missouri (8/17), Creighton (8/19), and Indiana State (8/26)… letterwinner.

2017 Honors — Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters.  2017 — Started every game in goal, posting a 9-8-2 record with a career-high seven shutouts… logged a team-leading 1,713 minutes of action… made 75 saves and posted a 1.21 goals against average… made four or more saves in 11 matches… finished fifth in the Big Ten in saves (75)… posted back-to-back shutouts in victories over No. 23 Rutgers (10/5) and Maryland (10/8)… tied a career-high with nine saves against Nebraska (10/18)… letterwinner.

2016 — Started every game in goal, posting an 8-11-0 record with four shutouts… made 73 saves and posted a 1.59 goals against average… made five or more saves in four contests… ranked fifth in the Big Ten in saves (73)… finished with seven saves in a road victory — the first of her career — at Missouri (8/21)… posted shutouts against Eastern Michigan (8/26), Iowa State (9/9), Purdue (9/30), and Maryland (10/21)… made a career-high nine saves at Michigan (9/16)… named to the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters… letterwinner.

High School — Three-time all-state, first-team all-district, and all-county selection… earned first-team all-state honors as junior and senior… second-team as a sophomore… TeamSnap Fall All-Mideast Region honoree… first-team all-conference as a senior, leading team to the Hoosier Crossroad Conference championship… helped team to a 42-16-10 record in high school career, including 12 victories as a senior… played club soccer for Carmel United Soccer Club (U13-15), Ohio Premier (U16-18), and Indy Premier (U16-18)… selected for ECNL PDP id2 from 2013-15… member of the ODP Regional Team… National Honor Society member… class Salutatorian… two-time academic all-state by the ISCAA… also academic all-state by ICGSA… top 10 percent all four years… all “A” Honor Roll all four years… high school coach was Michael Brady, club coaches were William Gage, Brett McIntosh, and Kirby Valle.

Personal — Born Sept. 18, 1997, in Indianapolis… daughter of Brad and Terri Graves… has two older siblings, Evan and Alex… majoring in human physiology.