Iowa men’s basketball assistant coach Courtney Eldridge helped bring fellow Bostonian Desonte Bowen to the Hawkeyes’ roster.
Moment No. 42 in The Gazette’s 50 Iowa moments since Title IX series is Iowa hiring Lisa Bluder as women’s basketball head coach in 2000. She faced some obstacles leading up to that moment.
Iowa women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder had some initial concerns about NIL, but now she asks “why should they not” get these opportunities to make money and develop “so many business skills.”
As The Gazette counts down the top 50 moments in Iowa women’s athletics history ahead of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, No. 46 is Angie Lee winning AP National Coach of the Year honors and leading the Hawkeyes to a Big Ten title and Sweet 16 in her first season.