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Sports Briefs

BY DI SPORTS STAFF | FEBRUARY 26, 2009 7:37 AM

2 more Hawks to transfer

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz announced Wednesday two Hawkeye defensive backs, sophomores Lance Tillison and Diauntae Morrow, have decided to transfer.

Tillison didn’t start, but he played in all 13 of Iowa’s games during the 2008 season. The Seffner, Fla., native finishes his Hawkeye career with eight tackles and one interception.

Morrow was a reserve last year for the Hawkeyes, but he did garner playing time as a true freshman during the 2007 campaign. The Cleveland native played in 11 games during 2008 and had 12 tackles.

Tillison and Morrow are now the third and fourth players to announce their intentions to transfer since the Hawkeyes’ 31-10 win over South Carolina in the 2009 Outback Bowl. Linebacker Khalif Staten announced his departure earlier in the month, and quarterback Jake Christensen’s decision to depart the Hawkeyes came shortly after the team returned from Tampa. In addition to the four transfers, junior running back Shonn Greene declared for the NFL draft immediately following the Outback Bowl.

— by Brendan Stiles

Meyer to head tournament selection panel

Jane Meyer, the Iowa senior associate athletics director, has been selected to serve as the head of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Selection Committee for the 2009-10 academic year. The announcement came Wednesday by the committee, of which Meyer has been a member for four years.

She will exchange positions on the committee Sept. 1 with current head Jacki Silar, an associate athletics director at Duke.

“With so many good things happening in our game, it’s an exciting time to be working with the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship,” Meyer said in a statement.

Meyer will be the second athletics administrator at Iowa this decade to head a basketball selection committee. Former Iowa Athletics Director Bob Bowlsby, now at Stanford, was the head of the men’s selection committee for both the 2003-04 and 2004-05 basketball seasons.

— by Brendan Stiles

Griesbaum’s college honors her

Iowa field-hockey head coach Tracey Griesbaum was inducted into West Chester University’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 21 for her athletics achievements while attending the school.

Griesbaum was a two-time field-hockey All-American and four-year letterwinner in both field hockey and softball. She still holds West Chester’s field-hockey record for most career points with 107 and is second all-time with 46 career goals.

“The West Chester University Athletics Hall of Fame event was incredible,” Griesbaum said in a release. “I am very honored to be in my alma mater’s hall of fame. My years at West Chester were very rewarding.”

While attending West Chester, Griesbaum was a member of the U.S. national reserve team in 1988. In 1987, she was named the Pennsylvania Association Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Field Hockey Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year.

— by Jeff Pawola


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