University of Iowa Athletics
M

#6 Isabella Blackman

Height 5-6
Class Senior
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Bettendorf

Hawk Item — Played in 75 of 77 career games with 67 starts.

2019 Honors — Honorable Mention TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week (Sept. 10)… third-team United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-North/Central Region honoree… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… recipient of the team’s Hawk Award… named to the Dean’s List for fall semester. 2019 — Team co-captain… started all 21 games, logging 1,736 minutes — fourth-most on the team… played 90 or more minutes in 10 games… scored one goal and had one assist… attempted 26 shots with 11 being on goal… tallied an assist in a 1-0 win over Nebraska (10/3)… scored the game-winning goal in the Senior Day victory over Maryland (10/13)… assisted the an Iowa defense that had eight shutouts and allowed seven or fewer shots in 13 games.

2018 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters. 2018 — Started 16-of-18 contests and saw action in 17… took seven shots, putting three on target… letterwinner.

2017 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten… named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters. 2017 — Started 18-of-19 games and saw action in all 19 contests… logged 1,280 minutes… collected an assist in Iowa’s season opening win against Richmond (8/20)… letterwinner.

2016 — Saw action in 18 of 19 games, including making 12 starts… logged 948 minutes, scoring one goal on 11 shots and tallying one assist… scored her first career goal — a game-winner — in Iowa’s 2-1 road victory at Missouri (8/21)… tallied an assist in the season-opening road loss at Creighton (8/19)… named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester… letterwinner.

High School — All-state selection as a sophomore… two-time all-conference and all-area honoree… two-time team Defensive Most Valuable Player… Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year nominee… helped team to two MAC Conference titles in 2013 and 2014 and to three sixth-place state finishes… scored three goals and had three assists in 18 games as a freshman, one goal and five assists in 19 games as a sophomore, five goals and two assists in nine games as a junior, and five goals and six assists in nine games as a senior… played for Iowa City Alliance Club Team… won a State Cup title in 2013 and was runner-up in 2014… two-time USYSA Region II qualifier (2013, 2014)… USYSA Nationals qualifier in 2013… USYSA ODP Region II player from 2012-15, attending National Camp in Phoenix in 2012-13, Inter-Regionals in Boca Raton, Florida, in 2014, and the Costa Rica Tournament Team in 2015… was a USYSA ODP team member from 2011-14, helping squad to a runner-up finish at nationals… was named the “Star Girl” by TopDrawerSoccer.com… also was a three-time state qualifier in cross country, helping team to a third-place finish in 2015… earned three all-area honors and was an all-conference selection in 2015…member of the National Honor Society and Student Council… four-year Honor Roll recipient, three-year academic letter, two-time academic all-conference, and academic all-state in cross country in 2015… high school coach was Todd Hornaday… club coach was Paul Dayrell.

Personal — Born June 12, 1998… daughter of Add and Jennie Blackman… has three siblings, Faye, Walter, and Lillian… father played collegiate soccer at DePaul… grandfather, John Blackman, and great grandfather, Ken Blackman, played baseball at Iowa… Ken played professionally at Triple A-level with Cincinnati Reds… majoring in management.