University of Iowa Athletics

#23 Alex Rath

Height 5-8
Class So.
Hometown Kalona, Iowa
High School Mid-Prairie
Alex Rath - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2020 as a senior (season cut short due to Coronavirus)

  • Appeared in 15 games as a pinch runner.
  • Recorded one at-bat against UMKC, scoring one run.

2019 as a junior

  • Appeared in 30 games with one start
  • Mostly entered as a pinch-runner
  • Scored eight runs
  • Tallied one hit against Illinois on April 12
  • Drew a walk against Rutgers on April 19

2018 as a sophomore

  • Appeared in 26 games with three starts at second base
  • Scored seven runs as a pinch runner
  • Stole a base and scored a run against Georgetown on March 11
  • Registered a hit and scored a run against Minnesota on April 13

2017 as a freshman

  • Appeared in 28 games and started seven
  • Tallied four hits, three runs, one RBI, one sacrifice bunt, and one stolen base
  • Scored a run as a pinch runner in win over Nebraska (G2) on April 12
  • Went 1-for-2 against Drake on March 12
  • Had one sacrifice bunt against No. 20 Arizona State on March 3
  • Went 1-for-2 against No. 7 Washington
  • Was 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI against Fresno State on March 2
  • Was walked and scored one run as a pinch hitter at Georgia Tech on Feb 19

High School

  • Played for four years at Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman, Iowa
  • Three-time 3A Southeast All-District and All-River Valley Conference selection (sophomore-senior year)
  • Earned All-Cedar Valley Conference second team honors as a freshman
  • As a sophomore, was selected second team all-state
  • Named 3A first team all-state as a junior
  • Named first team all-state as a senior
  • Chosen for the River Valley Conference Senior Game and the Iowa Girls Senior All-Star Game as a senior
  • Stole 118 bases over five years, which included 34 as a senior
  • As a senior, amassed 59 hits in 116 at-bats for a .509 batting average
  • Racked up 41 runs in 2016
  • Had seven doubles, four triples and 22 RBI as a senior
  • In 2016, tallied a .575 on-base percentage and a .638 slugging percentage
  • Helped guide team to two first-place conference finishes (2013, 2015) and one second-place finish (2015)
  • Played basketball all four years.


  • Full name is Alex Marie Rath
  • Born on Feb. 25, 1998 in Iowa City
  • Parents are Amy Hartsock-Williams, Scott Williams (step father) and Allen Rath
  • Has six siblings
  • Mother Amy played softball at Iowa and father Allen played baseball at Iowa
  • Relatives Holly Mateer played softball at Central College, Billy Hartsock played football at Central College and Adam Rath played baseball at Buena Vista
  • Psychology and pre-occupational therapy