The University of Iowa Strength & Conditioning

National I-Club: The Complete Student-Athlete Experience: Strength & Conditioning

The Complete Student-Athlete Experience: Strength and Conditioning

Our goal is to fund the complete student-athlete experience. Contributors to the I-Club fund scholarships, team travel, medical and athletic training, equipment and uniforms, academic services, nutrition, and strength and conditioning.  Your gifts enable us to provide the best possible experience for our student-athletes.

During the 2015-16 athletics year, we will highlight the seven areas that make up I-Club members' investment in the complete Hawkeye student-athlete experience.


Part One: Strength and Conditioning - An average of $1,752 is spent per year, per student-athlete on strength and conditioning.

“For the student-athletes.” That is the motivation for Bill Maxwell, head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at the University of Iowa. “We want to reach every student-athlete that walks through our door and build a partnership with them so that they can become their best self.”

The UI strength and conditioning program works in collaboration with head coaches and team staff to improve the health and performance of Hawkeye student-athletes. Thanks to the assistance of private support, our strength and conditioning program is proactively implementing injury prevention techniques and increasing strength and flexibility in our student-athletes – resulting in success on the field of competition.

Transamerica -- one of the world’s leading financial services companies -- based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has a long history of supporting Iowa athletics, specifically, Iowa’s strength and conditioning programs.

“The integrity, work ethic, and professionalism of the coaches, student-athletes, and administration represents the same characteristics we value at Transamerica,” said Lon Olejniczak, senior vice president for Transamerica.

Transamerica’s most recent commitment was used to build the state of the art strength and conditioning room in the Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Center.

“We believe that building a strong foundation in any organization is critical to the success of the people involved,” said Olejniczak. “The Transamerica Student-Athlete Training Facilities in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and the Hansen Football Performance Center are critical to building successful programs for the men and women who compete for Iowa.”

“It is a privilege to be a Hawk and should never be taken for granted,” said Olejniczak. “Wearing the black and gold is something special, and we at Transamerica are pleased to be part of this great program.”

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