University of Iowa Athletics

#23 Grace Banes

Height 5-7
Class So.
Hometown Kansas City, KS
High School Piper
Twitter @gracebanes5
Instagram @grace.banes
Grace Banes - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2021 as a freshman

  • Started all 44 games at 2B and SS.
  • Scored 20 runs, hit five doubles, hit three home runs, and had 12 RBIs.
  • Had 15 walks and was hit by eight pitches.
  • Had 70 putouts and 67 assists.
  • Hit first career home run on April 25 at Minnesota.

High School

  • Two-time first-team All-State honoree.
  • Two-time All-Conference honoree.
  • Batted .610 and .656 her sophomore and junior years, respectively.
  • Holds school record for most RBIs in a season with 41 following her sophomore year.
  • 2017 and 2018 4A League Champions.
  • Member of KC Peppers Gold 18U during her freshman and sophomore years and Select Fastpitch her junior and senior years.
  • PGF Platinum National Championship Runner-up (2019).
  • 2019 PGF National All-Tournament selection.
  • Elite Select Fall Showcase Champions (2019).
  • Top Gun Champions (2019).
  • Four-year Basketball letterwinner, named second-team All-League.
  • Third place finisher at state in basketball in 2017 and 2018.
  • State basketball runner-up in 2019.
  • Holds a record of 69-4 on the basketball court.
  • 10th in school history in scoring and second in career 3PT FGM.
  • Kansas Honors Scholar in 2019.
  • High School coach was Rachel Milnark.
  • Club coach was Eric Jones.


  • Born July 7, 2002.
  • Daughter of Chuck and Carri Banes.
  • Has two siblings – Ryan and Tyler.
  • Dad played baseball at University of Nebraska/Kearney.
  • Brother, Ryan, played football and baseball at Highland Community College.
  • Brother, Tyler, played baseball at St. Mary’s University.
  • Human Physiology major.