CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0552; fax (319) 335-0558
Release: November 18, 2002
President Boyd congratulates Hawkeyes on undefeated Big Ten season
University of Iowa Interim President Willard L. "Sandy" Boyd has
issued a congratulatory message to Hawkeye football coach Kirk Ferentz, his
coaching staff, and the members of the Hawkeye football team following the
completion of an unbeaten Big Ten Conference season. The message is as follows:
"The University of Iowa takes enormous pride in the spectacular season
of the 2002 Hawkeye football team. I take particular pride in their undefeated
season in the Big Ten. Winning the Big Ten title is an achievement I have
prized since growing up on the Minnesota campus. I am very pleased that the
team clinched at least a share of the title in Minneapolis.
"Iowa's membership in the Big Ten Conference has been defining for the
entire University as the nation's premier public universities are members,
and we regularly associate and compare ourselves with them academically as
well as athletically.
"I want to salute the outstanding leadership of Coach Ferentz and his
coaching staff as well as the exceptional student athletes who won the games.
All of us look forward to seeing them win once more in a Bowl game."