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Former Iowa State Olympian elected vice president of IOC

  Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco and Britain’s Craig Reedie have been elected vice presidents of the International Olympic Committee. Both members were elected unopposed Thursday to fill two vacancies, moving up from their regular positions on the 15 member executive board. El Moutawakel, who studied at Iowa State, received 81 votes in favor and 10 against. […]

More Academic Honors for Native Iowans

Linfield’s Catherine Street, Mount Union’s Aubree Jones, and Wartburg’s Laura Sigmund, South Hamilton and Alana Enabnit, Clear Lake were named as Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division III for the 2012 women’s track & field seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The group represents collegiate track & […]

Huskers Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Lists

Lincoln- The Nebraska track and field team once again set the academic standard in its sport as they produced the most USTFCCCA All-Academic women’s selections in 2012. Head Coach Gary Pepin’s women’s squad produced 15 honorees, while the Husker men posted eight selections. The women’s team has now led the nation the past four seasons […]

Miranda Leek Update: “Another Great Day in London”

Another great day in London! Today started out with a press conference, which I’m told I handled pretty well, so that’s definitely a plus! Then we shot in the afternoon at Lord’s Cricket Ground, our official venue, and I had a pretty good day of training. I’ve been shooting really strong recently and figuring out […]

Lolo-Time

Courtesy: LSU SPORTS INFORMATION OLYMPIC HOPEFUL LOLO JONES ON TIME MAGAZINE COVER  With the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games now just one week away, Lady Tiger great Lolo Jones, DM Roosevelt, is one of three U.S. Olympians gracing the cover for the July 30 issue of TIME Magazine that hit newsstands across the […]

Matt Clark-Ames-UNI Chasing His Olympic Dream!

Mat Clark was an outstanding high school athlete at Ames High, then went on to UNI where he became a Missouri Valley Conference Champion and a 3 time All American in the Combined Events.  The 2 time Drake Relays champion still chases his Olympic dream and will compete on Team USA, in the Decathlon, this […]

Miranda Leek’s Olympic Competition Schedule!

Miranda Leek, Dowling Catholic, will be making her Olympic debut in London one week from today.  On Friday July, 27, Miranda will compete in both the individual and team Archery competition.  The Archery competition begins at 7:00 AM on the 27th.  If things go well for Miranda on the 27th, she could compete for the […]

We Claim Jenny Simpson as Our Own!!!!

Jenny Barringer Simpson was born in Webster City and still has quite a number of relatives who call Iowa home.  Barringer-Simpson had an outstanding career at Colorado, winning 3 NCAA titles, and has been even more impressive as a professional.  She is a 5 time USA champion (1500m/steeplechase), a 2008 Olympian in the steeplechase and […]