“My experiences are one of the reasons I feel so strongly about athletics, the lessons it teaches us,” Beckwith said. “Iowa was such a formative time for me — learning teamwork and time management, overcoming adversity, and gaining self-confidence and self-control.”
Bluder called Beckwith a “passionate and ardent supporter” of all women’s sports and has made a difference through her involvement and financial contributions.
“For me,” Bluder said, “this is truly a great day to be a Hawkeye.”
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