2nd-year coach says Hawkeyes remain hungry during spring ball
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
UI field hockey has a team record 12 honorees
Hawkeyes host second annual Heroes Game with Cornhuskers
Hawk-Item - - One of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2011.
2011 - - Recorded four solo tackles and three assists, including a shared tackle for loss . . . saw first action of career in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 13-3 loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-31 win over Northwestern, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana, recording two assisted tackles, including a shared tackle for loss . . . saw action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 323 yards total offense . . . did not see actin in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . did not see action in 31-21 win at Purdue . . . did not see action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . did not see action in Insight Bowl.
High school honors - - Selected to compete in Chesapeake Bowl as a regional all-star as a senior, despite missing majority of final season due to injury . . . first team all-Group III and all-conference as a junior, while earning second team all-state honors . . . Career - - saw action in just two games as a senior due to injury . . . recorded 80 tackles, including four QB sacks and 12 tackles for loss, as a junior . . . recorded six tackles while playing for North team in Chesapeake Bowl . . . two-year team captain while helping team make three straight playoff appearances . . . earned three letters in football as linebacker, defensive end and running back.
Personal - - Born 9/7/93 in Philadelphia, PA . . . business or pre-physical therapy major . . . earned academic recognition in each of last four years . . . parents are Connie and Quinton Alston . . . high school coach was Rob Hinson.