Hawkeyes post most wins since 2009, including six over ranked opponents
3 UI student-athletes boast a 4.0 cumulative GPA
Senior leadoff hitter earned All-Big Ten honors in both seasons following the switch at the plate
Hawkeyes and Illini open twin-bill Tuesday at 3 p.m. on BTN
Blank's hot bat not enough in DH at No. 9 Michigan
Iowa State at Iowa Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Nebraska at Iowa Sunday, April 7, 2013
Iowa vs. Northern Iowa Pearl Field Iowa City, IA 04-26-12
Iowa 1, Illinois 0 (10 innings) Sunday, April 1, 2012
Illinois at Iowa Saturday, March 31, 2012
Hawk Item... Two-time All-Big Ten selection (2012, 2013)... three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2011, 2012, 2013)... transitioned to the left side of the plate as a slapper in 2012 after batting from the right side during the first two years of her career -- earned All-Big Ten honors in both years following the switch... started 194-of-200 career games played... ended career ranked ninth in program history in runs (120) and 10th in stolen bases (53).
2013 as a Senior... Second team All-Big Ten selection... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... named a second team all-conference honoree by College Sports Madness... started all 54 games in the leadoff spot -- one of four Hawkeyes to start every game... eighth in the Big Ten in hits (65)... second in Big Ten and 47th nationally with four triples (ties 16th highest total in a single season in program history)... eighth in the conference in runs scored (46) and fifth in stolen bases (20) -- 46 runs this season equal the seventh-highest total in Iowa history... paced Iowa with 21 multi-hit games (2-hits 15 times, 3-hits six times)... led team with 186 at-bats, and finished second with a .349 batting average... named to the 2012-13 Dean's List.
2012 as a Junior... Third team All-Big Ten selection... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... started all 53 games, making her one of three Hawkeyes to start every game... batted .308 (53-of-172) with a team-high 35 runs and 13 RBIs... served as Iowa's leadoff hitter in 42 games... had four doubles and one triple... led the team with nine steals, converting on 9-of-13 attempts... led the team with a .381 (32-of-84) batting average in Big Ten play with 21 runs and eight RBIs... went 6-of-8 on the base paths... had 15 multi-hit and two multi-RBI games... went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI against Illinois State (2/17)... batted .500 (7-of-14) with four runs scored at the Cathedral City Classic... went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI in the win over Fresno State (2/24), 2-for-3 with a double and run scored against Oregon State (2/24) and matched a career-high in hits by going 3-of-4 with two runs in the 7-0 win over LIU Brooklyn (2/26)... batted .455 (5-of-11) with three runs in the three-game series against Wisconsin (3/24-25)... went 2-for-3 in the opener and 2-for-4 with two runs in game two... went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs in the series opener against Illinois (3/25)... had at least one hit in 16-of-the-final-20 games... went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI in the series finale at Northwestern (4/8) to begin a five-game hitting streak... hit .444 with five runs in the series win over Nebraska (4/14-15)... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in game two... had a career-long seven-game hitting streak from April 26 through May 6... batted .500 (5-of-10) with three RBIs and two runs against Indiana (4/28-29)... had four straight multi-hit games from April 28 through May 5... went 2-for-3 with a three-run triple in game two and 2-for-3 with a run in the 10-0 win in the finale... went 3-for-3 with a run scored in the opener at Ohio State (5/5) and was 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI in game two (5/5).
2011 as a Sophomore... Academic All-Big Ten selection... appeared in 45 games with 39 starts... had 13 starts in right field, 10 in center field, 10 as the designated player and six in left field... posted a .216 batting average (24-111) with 21 runs scored and 19 RBI... had five home runs, three doubles and two triples... led the team in triples and was tied for second in home runs... reached via the hit by pitch 10 times, which ranked seventh in the Big Ten... led the team in steals, going 11-of-15 on the base paths... had five multi-hit games and three multiple RBI contests... paced the team with nine sacrifice bunts... went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs in the win over Seattle (2/18)... missed the first game of her career Feb. 25 vs. Albany... had previously started the first 55 games of her UI career... had two hits, two runs scored and a career-high five RBI in the victory over Jackson State (2/12)... hit her first career grand slam in the win... went 3-for-5 with four runs scored in the series at Ohio State (3/26-27)... hit her second long ball of the season in the series opener... tied a career-high with three hits, going 3-for-4 with a triple against Michigan State (4/10)... hit a walk-off two-run home run to lift Iowa to the 10-8 extra inning victory over Northwestern (4/16)... hit her fourth and fifth home runs at Indiana (4/30) and vs. Illinois (5/4).
2010 as a Freshman... Started all 48 games, including 41 in center field and seven as the designated player... second on the team with five home runs... first career home run came against Cal State Northridge (3/5)... 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and career-high four RBI in win over Western Illinois (4/18)... 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored in win at Minnesota (5/9).
High School... Four-time first team all-state selection, including elite team honors as a sophomore, junior and senior... named Iowa Class 4A Player of the Year as a senior and class 4A Offensive Player of the Year as a junior... four-time first team all-conference pick... three-time all-district selection... led her high school team to conference titles and state tournament berths in all five years of play... high school team claimed state titles as an eighth grader, sophomore and junior... named to state tournament all-tournament team four times... collected 30 career home runs and 151 career RBI... high school team compiled a 173-15 record in her four-year career... high school coach was Tom Bakey... also lettered in soccer and led team to state championship.
Personal... Born Feb. 5, 1991... daughter of Reed and Connie Dowling... majoring in elementary education.