IOWA CITY, Iowa — Head Coach Fran McCaffery and three men’s basketball student-athletes will represent Iowa on select All-Star teams next month in Spain.
McCaffery will serve as an assistant coach under Frank Martin for the USA All-Stars Blue team, which includes nine players from the Ivy League.
Patrick McCaffery will play on the Red squad, which will be coached by Larry Brown. Twin brothers Keegan and Kris Murray will compete on the “White” team coached by Jim Boeheim.
USA East Coast Basketball will be conducting a two-day training camp at Manhattan College in New York City before heading to Valencia and Barcelona. They will face opponents from Spain and France.
Click on the following link for rosters and updated game information: USAEastCoast.
Schaake Ping All-American
Iowa men’s golf senior, Alex Schaake, earned PING Honorable Mention All-American honors on Monday.
Schaake led Iowa this season with three top-five finishes, including an individual championship at the Hawkeye Invitational in April where the Hawkeye veteran carded a 204 (12) to match the third lowest 54-hole score in school history. Schaake led the team in scoring average (71.9) and rounds at or below par (12) while posting three of Iowa’s lowest 18-hole scores on the year.
The native of Omaha, Nebraska, was recognized as the Big Ten Men’s Golf Co-Player of the Year and earned first-team All-Big Ten and All-Midwest Region selections. He was also named to the All-Big Ten Championships team after helping lead Iowa to a second-place finish. Schaake’s play earned himself a spot in the inaugural PGA TOUR University class of 2021, which tabs him as a top 15 graduating collegiate player this season and granted him a spot on the Forme Tour this summer.
“Alex joins an elite group of Hawkeyes receiving All-American honors further cementing his status amongst the best to have ever worn the Black and Gold,” head coach Tyler Stith said.
Schaake is the program’s seventh All-American, and the first since Joseph Winslow in 2012. He is the first Hawkeye to earn All-American honors during Coach Stith’s tenure at Iowa. Schaake is the only Hawkeye to be voted Big Ten Player of the Year twice (2019, 2021), only athlete to earn all-conference postseason honors four times, and one of three Hawkeyes to win the Hawkeye Invitational multiple times.
Schaake competed in his first PGA TOUR event last week at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois.
Linderbaum, Goodson Tabbed By Athlon
Iowa junior running back Tyler Goodson and junior center Tyler Linderbaum have been named to the Athlon Sports preseason All-American teams.
Linderbaum was named a first team selection, and Goodson was named a fourth team selection. Linderbaum was a third team selection last year.
Linderbaum (6-foot-3, 289-pounds) was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy a year ago and earned first-team All-America honors from The Athletic and Pro Football Focus. He was named second-team All-America by the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Phil Steele and the Walter Camp Foundation. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by league media.
Goodson (5-10, 200) earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from coaches and media in 2020 after leading Iowa’s rushing attack with 143 carries for 762 yards and seven touchdowns. Goodson in 2019 became the first freshman ever to lead Iowa in rushing. He rushed 134 times for 638 yards and five touchdowns, while recording 24 receptions for 166 yards in his first college season.
Kerst Earns NCAA Post-Grad Scholarship
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee has awarded Iowa men’s tennis graduating senior Jason Kerst a $10,000 scholarship for part-time or full-time graduate study.
Kerst, a member of the Hawkeye tennis team for five seasons (2017-21), will attend the University of South Carolina at the Darla Moore School of Business to pursue an MBA with career aspirations in Athletic Administration.
Kerst was a regular in the Hawkeye lineup the last two seasons, winning 42 career singles matches.
Off the court, Kerst was a model student-athlete representing the University of Iowa. He served as the Iowa Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President, was the recipient of the 2018 Male Hawkeye of the Year Award, was an ITA Scholar Athlete and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and was one of two University of Iowa recipients of the annual Big Ten Conference Postgraduate Scholarship in 2020.