24 Hawks to Watch

More than 700 talented student-athletes are currently busy preparing for the 2008-09 athletics year at the University of Iowa.

Some will be freshmen, new to the University of Iowa and the highest level of intercollegiate athletics competition. Others will bring to their team a season or two of experience in competition and in the classroom. Still others will be upperclassmen who will have experienced each of the 11 Big Ten Conference campuses, Big Ten tournament competition, NCAA championship competition or the fun and excitement of a post-season bowl game.

Beginning Aug. 7, will introduce you to 24 Hawkeyes who, for one reason or another, are poised to play a prominent role in the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Iowa in the coming year. The list will include student-athletes from football and field hockey to soccer, women's basketball and baseball.

A tentative list of Hawkeyes to be profiled, as well as the date they will be featured, is listed below:

Thursday, Aug. 7 Racheal Marchand (women's cross country)
Tuesday, Aug. 12 Conor Dwyer (men's swimming & diving)
Thursday, Aug. 14 Caroline Blaum (field hockey)
Tuesday, Aug. 19 Aimee Huffman (volleyball)
Thursday, Aug. 21 Mitch King (football)
Tuesday, Aug. 26 Kelsey Shaw (soccer)
Thursday, Aug. 28 Cole Peevler (men's golf)
Tuesday, Sept. 2 Charlie Falck (wrestling)
Thursday, Sept. 4 Ashley Dell (women's swimming & diving)
Tuesday, Sept. 9 Alexis Dorr (women's tennis)
Thursday, Sept. 11 Jesse Luciano (men's cross country)
Tuesday, Sept. 16 Cyrus Tate (men's basketball)
Thursday, Sept. 18 Colleen McGlaughlin (softball)
Tuesday, Sept. 23 Justin Toole (baseball)
Thursday, Sept. 25 Kristi Smith (women's basketball)
Tuesday, Sept. 30 Tyrette Metzendorf (women's golf)
Thursday, Oct. 2 Jolly Burke (women's indoor track & field)
Tuesday, Oct. 7 Jenifer Simbhudas (women's gymnastics)
Thursday, Oct. 9 Adam Hairston (men's indoor track & field)
Tuesday, Oct. 14 Diego Mercado-Austin (men's gymnastics)
Thursday, Oct. 16 Greg Holm (men's tennis)
Tuesday, Oct. 21 Chris Barton (men's outdoor track & field)
Thursday, Oct. 23 Karessa Farley (women's outdoor track & field)
Monday, Dec. 22 V8 Boat (rowing)