The University of IowaAnnual Report 2008-09
Profile One: Julia Howell Profile Two: Larry Weber Profile Three: Renee Houser Profile Four: Isabel Barbuzza Profile Five: Loyce Arthur Profile Six: Ferman Milsterright arrow
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Softball squad makes spring splash

In June 2008, the softball team’s main diamond had more water than the facilities for the swimming and diving teams—at least it seemed that way. But Gayle Blevins’s self-described team of vagabonds found places to practice in the fall while urgent recovery efforts took shape at Pearl Field. That autumn, the Hawkeyes hosted a four-team tournament, and by the spring, the team’s mentality of working hard developed the Hawkeye squad into a real winner.