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The Iowa Hawkeyes softball team represents University of Iowa in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Big Ten Conference. The Hawkeyes are currently led by head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie. The team plays its home games at Bob Pearl Softball Field located on the university's campus.[2]

Iowa Hawkeyes softball
UniversityUniversity of Iowa
Head coachRenee Luers-Gillispie (1st season)
ConferenceBig Ten
LocationIowa City, IA
Home stadiumBob Pearl Softball Field (Capacity: 1500)
ColorsBlack and Gold[1]
NCAA WCWS appearances
1995, 1996, 1997, 2001
NCAA Tournament appearances
1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Conference Tournament championships
2001, 2003
Conference championships
1989, 1990, 1997, 2000, 2003


Coaching historyEdit

Years Coach Record %
1978-1980 Jane Hagedorn
1981-1987 Ginny Parrish
1988-2010 Gayle Blevins
2011-2018 Marla Looper
2019-Present Renee Luers-Gillispie



Conference ChampionshipsEdit

Season Conference Record Head Coach
1989 Big Ten Conference 17-7 Gayle Blevins
1990 Big Ten Conference 17-7 Gayle Blevins
1997 Big Ten Conference 22-0 Gayle Blevins
2000 Big Ten Conference 14-4 Gayle Blevins
2003 Big Ten Conference 13-4 Gayle Blevins

Conference Tournament ChampionshipsEdit

Year Conference Tournament Location Head Coach
2001 Big Ten Conference Ann Arbor, MI Gayle Blevins
2003 Big Ten Conference Iowa City, IA Gayle Blevins

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position coached Consecutive season at
Iowa in current position
Renee Luers-Gillispie Head coach 1st
Trena Prater Assistant Coach 1st
Rick Dillinger Assistant Coach 1st
Lori Duncan Volunteer Assistant Coach 1st
Keely McMillon Director of Softball Operations 2nd
Brooke Rozier Student Assistant Coach 1st
Makenzie Ihle Student Assistant Coach 1st


  1. ^ The University of Iowa Official Colors (PDF). University of Iowa Hawkeyes Brand Standards Manual. March 22, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bob Pearl Softball Field". The University of Iowa Athletics. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Iowa Softball Record Book" (PDF). The University of Iowa Athletics. p. 54. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Iowa Hawkeyes Softball Roster". The University of Iowa Athletics. Retrieved 1 May 2019.