University of Iowa Athletics

#5 Denali Loecker

Height 5-10
Class Jr.
Hometown Ogden, Iowa
High School Ogden
Instagram @denaliloecker
Denali Loecker - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2022 as a sophomore

  • Started in 51 games.
  • Hit .281, batting 135 times, with 38 hits.
  • Lead the team with 10 homeruns, the second highest in school history.
  • Notched 27 RBI’s this season, with a career high of four against Ohio State on April 17.
  • Pitched 131.1 innings with 67 strikeouts.

2021 as a freshman

  • Started 39 games and appeared in 43.
  • Led team in batting average (.322), slugging percentage (.504), and on base percentage (.399).
  • Tied for ninth in Big Ten with 28 RBIs.
  • Made first career start in the circle against Michigan on February 27.
  • Had four RBIs and hit first career home run against Purdue on March 28.
  • Was named second team All-Big Ten.
  • Was named to Big Ten All-Freshman team.
  • Was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on April 27 and May 11.

High School

  • Ranked 75th in the nation by Extra Innings Softball.
  • Two-time all-state honoree.
  • Batted .627 her junior season, going 22-6 in the circle with 204 strikeouts.
  • Holds single-season school records for doubles, homeruns, RBIs, batting average, and strikeouts.
  • Holds career school records for doubles, homeruns, and RBIs.
  • Three-time all-conference honoree.
  • Two-time Iowa Preps DMACC All-Star.
  • Three-time all-district honoree.
  • Honorable mention all-state following her freshman season.
  • USSSA World Series 13U Championship Defensive MVP playing for Diablas Club
  • Member of Iowa Premier Fastpitch from 2013-2020.
  • Competed in volleyball, basketball, and track in high school.
  • High school coach was Mike Moses
  • Club coach was Greg Dickle.


  • Born Aug. 1, 2002.
  • Daughter of Tara and Jason Loecker
  • Has one sibling – Madison.
  • Business major with sport and recreation management minor.