University of Iowa juniors Connor McCaffery and Joe Wieskamp, and incoming senior transfer Filip Rebraca were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Men’s Basketball First Team on Thursday. McCaffery, a native of Iowa City, is a finance major boasting a 3.61 grade point average. This marks the second consecutive year that McCaffery earned academic all-district recognition by CoSIDA.
One more weight up, at 220, features Bettendorf’s Bradley Hill, a 2021 state champ, Iowa City High’s Ben Kueter, a two-time state champ, and Southeast Polk’s Kalob Runyon, a recent double All-American at the UWW Junior world team trials. How about the 16U division? At 113 pounds, there’s Prairie’s Blake Gioimo and the Waukee duo of Carter Freeman and Koufax Christensen.
Lisa Cellucci’s Iowa field hockey team has taken the baton for Hawkeye sports this week, with a Friday matchup in the program’s first Final Four in 13 years. Before that, it was the Iowa women's soccer team that captured the attention of Hawkeye fans everywhere with a magical and unlikely postseason run. It seems like there’s been one history-making thing after another for University of Iowa athletics in this unconventional 2020-21 calendar … because there has been.