Marks 3rd-straight year 2 Hawkeyes have been named to squad
Caroline Blaum is in her first season as a member of the Hawkeye coaching staff. Blaum has been a member of the Iowa field hockey program for the last five years as a student-athlete.
"Caroline has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to this program as a student-athlete and we are excited to have her bring that to the coaching side of things," said Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum. "Caroline has been a part of championship seasons here and now she can work hard to maintain that level of excellence within the program. She will be a huge asset in recruiting, as well as helping to raise the level of our offensive production."
Blaum lettered at Iowa in 2004-05 and 2007-08. She was a four-time team captain, a three-time all-Big Ten selection and a two-time regional all-American. The Wilkes-Barre, PA, native started all 83 games in her career. As a senior, Blaum was named NFHCA first team all-American, leading the Hawkeyes in assists.
During her tenure as a student-athlete, the Black and Gold enyoyed a tremendous run. Iowa won three Big Ten Tournament championships, one regular season Big Ten championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times. As a senior, Blaum helped lead the Hawkeyes to the NCAA Semifinals.
Blaum also has a great deal of playing experience on the national scene. Last week, she was named to the 2009-2010 U.S. National Team. She recently competed with the National Team in a five-game test series in Argentina. Blaum was also a member of the 2007 and 2008 HPTC Midwest Region Teams, the 2006 EPTC Midwest Region Team and the 2005 U.S. Under-21 Team. In addition, Blaum served as an alternate on the 2004 U.S. Under-21 Squad.
Blaum graduated from the University of Iowa in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.