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Front Rush is an online management system used by student-athletes, coaches, and athletics department staff members. Once downloaded to a smart phone, student-athletes may access forms related to NCAA Compliance Certification, summer school aid request and other sport-specific information. Link to Front Rush website: (password protected).

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TeamWorks is the primary collaboration tool for coaches and Hawkeye student-athletes and can be downloaded at any smart phone app store. The platform helps student-athletes navigate and adapt to the demanding schedule of a Division 1 athlete. TeamWorks  is a way for Hawkeyes to:

  • Connect  and engage with teammates and coaches.
  • Travel like champions by streamlining competition logistics and itineraries.
  • Have Information readily available.
  • Be at the right place at the right time with scheduling and calendar tools as well as reminders and alerts.  
  • Link to TeamWorks site: (password protected).


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Helper Helper is the premier volunteer and event platform for intercollegiate athletics. After downloading from a smart phone app store, the application connects student-athletes to event opportunities within the six pillars of the Hawkeye Life Program. Interested in community engagement? Sign up to work on a habitat house via the Helper Helper app. Do you want to create a budget after graduation? Sign up for the financial literacy workshop. Throughout your collegiate experience, the app can provide a detailed report of volunteerism, track a student’s leadership activities and easily mobilize volunteers — capturing accurate data to include on a resume after graduation. Link to Helper-Helper website: (password protected).

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GradesFirst is a web based tool to help student-athletes manage their academic lives on campus through automated student services and academically related communications. Student-athletes can review academic information, schedule tutor appointments, communicate with professors, counselors, and mentors.  Staff at the Student-Athlete Academic Services office also use the tool to alert professors of travel schedules. Link to GradesFirst website: (password protected).

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Hawkeye Connections is a mentoring program for University of Iowa student-athletes that connects students’ with UI faculty and staff, as well as local community members. Mentors are identified as someone who has either taught, made, or willing to make a direct academic or personal impact on student-athletes at the University of Iowa. The program is open to all student-athletes, but specifically targets freshmen. Students have the opportunity to receive advice from mentors on their majors, potential careers, and life skills. 

Student-Athlete Handbook

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The Student-Athlete Handbook serves as a resource guide for student-athletes at the University of Iowa. The book contains helpful links, and important policy summaries.

Download Student-Athlete Handbook [PDF]