Sports have the power to change
women's lives.

That’s why the University of Iowa is committed to building championship-caliber athletics programs. Now it’s time to set the stage for the next generation of Hawkeyes.

Hawkeye Women: RISE is an innovative campaign that will impact Iowa’s women’s teams and its student-athletes. This campaign will help us build top-notch facilities, provide needed resources to student-athletes and coaches, and more.

As we embark on a transformational initiative to support women’s athletics at Iowa, we need your help. And we know Hawkeyes rise to the occasion.

At Iowa, Progress
Can’t Wait.

From a field hockey national championship to the first Power 5 school to offer women’s wrestling, the University of Iowa is at the forefront of both excellence and equity. To support and empower the next generation of student-athletes at Iowa, we’re embarking on a campaign to invest in world-class facilities and provide additional resources for women’s athletics teams.

Our Hawkeye Women: RISE campaign will transform the student-athlete experience for future generations.

Women's Athletics
Lives Here.


Build a new Gymnastics Training Facility

Spirit Squads

Erect a new Spirit Squads Practice Facility

Field Hockey

Construct a Field Hockey Operations Center at Grant Field


Create a dedicated Volleyball Practice Facility and update locker rooms at Xtream Arena


Build a new Softball Stadium and enhance equipment and data analytics needs

Swimming & Diving

Enhance training spaces, including a new indoor dryland practice space


Support foreign trip and other programmatic needs


Contribute to foreign trip and support other programmatic needs


Modernize and update team locker room


Elevate practice spaces and locker room within James M. Hoak Family Golf Complex


Upgrade practice facility within Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Track and Field

Remodel locker rooms and resurface outdoor track

Cross Country

Renovate locker rooms and support other programmatic needs


Support Iowa’s newest program by providing funds for their most pressing needs

Site Plan

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For more information about the Hawkeye Women: RISE campaign, please contact:

Athletics Development

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement

One West Park Road | Iowa City, Iowa 52242

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