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Track

  • Ten Northern Iowa track and field athletes as well as the Panther women's track team were honored by the USTFCCA for academic success.

The women's track and field team earned a cumulative 3.43 GPA to earn a chance to be considered the Scholar Team of the Year.

In addition to the women's team as a whole, individual athletes Isaac Holtz, Jordan Pingel, Brad Walski, Lauren Frederick, Allison Griffin, Lindsey Kite, Hope Koerperich, Sarah Pate, Lyndsie Schinkel and Kassidy Sharp were honored by the USTFCCA.

In order to earn academic honors from the USTFCCA a student-athlete must compile a GPA of 3.25 or better as well as finished the regular season in the national top 96 of an individual event or top 48 of a relay event.

The Hawkeye Community College track and field team has signed East Sac High School 800 meter specialists Konner Roth. Roth finished sixth in the 800 (2:00.01) in the Class 1A state championship this past May.

The RedTails additional added East Marshall sprinter Theresa Hatch to its women's team.

Hockey

  • The Waterloo Black Hawks released the 2017-18 preseason exhibition schedule Tuesday.

The Black Hawks will play home-and-home exhibitions with both Des Moines (Sept. 15 at  Young Arena, Sept 16 in Des Moines) and Cedar Rapids (Sept. 22 at Young Arena and Sept. 23 in Cedar Rapids).

Additionally, Waterloo will participate in the USHL Fall Classic in Pittsburgh, Pa., from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. Specific match ups, including opponents and start times for the Fall Classic will be released by the United States Hockey League at a later date. 

College

  • Drake athletic director Sandy Hatfield-Clubb is leaving the Bulldogs after 11 years.

The school announced Tuesday that Hatfield-Clubb's last day will be Friday. It says Hatfield-Clubb has accepted a senior partner position with the Pictor Group, an intercollegiate athletics consulting firm.

Associate director Megan Franklin will serve as Drake's interim athletic director while the school searches for a new director.

Hatfield-Clubb is perhaps best known for expanding the Drake Relays track meet and hiring current women's basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk, who led the Bulldogs back to the Top 25 a year ago.

Hatfield-Clubb's last two men's basketball coaching hires, Mark Phelps and Ray Giacoletti, failed to turn the program into Missouri Valley Conference contenders.

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