University of Iowa head softball coach Marla Looper announced today that Elizabeth Wiegand and Katy Taylor will join the team this fall.
The Hawkeyes finished the 2015 season with a 19-40 overall record and 8-15 in conference action.
Three University of Iowa softball student-athletes have been named to the 2015 spring Academic All-Big Ten team, the conference office announced Thursday.
University of Iowa shortstop Megan Blank signed a one-year professional contract and will continue her softball career in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) with the Chicago Bandits. The senior is the first Hawkeye to play professionally since 2010, and the eighth to extend her career into the professional ranks in program history.
University of Iowa shortstop Megan Blank earned her fourth consecutive NFCA award on Thursday, garnering first team All-Midwest Region recognition.
The University of Iowa softball team rallied to come within three runs, but could not complete the comeback in Big Ten Tournament semifinal action against third-seeded Nebraska on Saturday. The Huskers recorded the 9-6 victory to move on to the tournament final to face top-seeded Michigan.
With back-to-back upset wins against No. 7 Rutgers and No. 2 Minnesota in the 2015 Big Ten Softball Tournament, the University of Iowa softball team is on a roll in the post season with nothing to lose.