Iowa Hawkeyes facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsIowa Hawkeyes
|University||[[University of Iowa]]|
|NCAA||Division I (FBS)|
|Location||[[, |]], [[|]]|
|Football stadium||Kinnick Stadium|
|Baseball stadium||Duane Banks Field|
|Other arenas||Beckwith Boathouse
Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track
Iowa Field House
|Mascot||Herky the Hawk|
|Fight song||"Iowa Fight Song"
"Roll Along Iowa"
"Hawkeye Victory Polka"
The Iowa Hawkeyes are the athletics teams of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. The Hawkeyes have varsity teams in 24 sports. They have 11 teams for men and 13 for women. The teams are a part of Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are members of the Big Ten Conference.
The term "Hawkeye" first appeared in the book The Last of the Mohicans. It was later used in its plural form to describe the people of Iowa.
Historically, Iowa has done well in wrestling. They have 34 team Big Ten championships and 23 team national championships. The Hawkeyes have also won national championships in three other sports. These are men's gymnastics, football and field hockey. In basketball, Iowa has reached the Final Four four times. The men's team has done this three times and the women's team has done it once. The baseball team has reached the College World Series once, in 1972. Iowa's softball team has played in the Women's College World Series four times.
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