On the Rise



Training Center

University of Iowa women’s gymnastics is known as a consistent top 25 program and perennial power in the Big Ten Conference. Founded in 1977 and under the leadership of Head Coach Larissa Libby for the past 19 years, Iowa women’s gymnastics continues to break barriers. In fact, the GymHawks won the 2021 Big Ten Conference regular season title for the first time in program history.

It’s time to take Iowa’s elite women’s gymnastics program to the next level. We are excited to pursue a state-of-the-art practice facility that matches the caliber of our women’s gymnastics program. Our GymHawks currently practice in the Field House, which is out-of-date and lacks necessary modern amenities needed for our student-athletes to reach new heights.

A new, climate-controlled practice facility will feature competition-style beams, vault runways, uneven bars, and a floor-exercise space. In addition to 16,000-square-feet of practice space, the facility will house a team locker room, coaches offices, and training room.

To help us gain a competitive advantage and work toward additional titles in the Big Ten and on the national stage, we need your help to make this new facility a reality.

By the


23rd straight NCAA Regional appearances


record in 2021, with a Big Ten Conference regular season title


2nd place finish for Adeline Kenlin on the balance beam at the 2022 NCAA Championships

Please Rise to the Occasion

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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