Homegrown Hawkeyes

The Homegrown Hawkeyes search is for Iowa’s top female athletes who are driven to compete at the highest level of NCAA athletics and excited about idea of transferring their athletics talents to a new sport at the collegiate level. Through this unique program, we provide a pathway for Iowa’s leading student-athlete(s) to become key members in the next generation of Hawkeyes.

What makes our University truly homegrown is the strong legacy of providing young Iowans a world-class education and a premier athletic experience. Our program has had tremendous success with our Homegrown Hawkeyes pathway. Despite no prior rowing experience, these athletes have become All-Big Ten honorees, All-Americans, and National Team members.

By answering ‘yes’ to the following questions, you could increase your success in becoming a Homegrown Hawkeye.

  • Are you a High school junior or senior?
  • Are you 5-9 to 6-3?
  • Are you somebody who has high kinesthetic awareness?
  • Are you mentally tough, team oriented, coachable, and committed to excellence?

If you believe you have what it takes to become a Homegrown Hawkeye or know of an athlete, please use the links below to nominate.