Grant Field

Grant Field








dr. christine h.b. grant field

Christine GrantHonoree: Dr. Christine H.B. Grant


  • Dr. Christine Grant served as the University of Iowa Women's Athletic Director from 1973 until 2000
  • Under her direction and vision, Iowa's athletics department grew to include 12 NCAA Championship sports that won a combined 27 Big Ten titles
  • During her long career, Christine's name and voice become familiar to the world of sports as she crusaded for gender equity in intercollegiate athletics and championed Title IX nationwide
  • Grant received her Diploma of Physical Education at Dunfermline College in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1956
  • She received her bachelor’s degree in 1969 at the University of Iowa, and continued her graduate work, earning a master’s degree in physical education in 1970, and a Ph.D. in physical education with an emphasis in administration in 1974
  • She was the first and only athletic director of the Department of Women’s Athletics at the University of Iowa
  • Grant also served as associate professor within the Department of Physical Education for Women (1973-2006)
  • Grant has spoken and published widely and has held numerous leadership positions as an advocate of gender equity in sports
  • She served as the president of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) from 1980 to 1981, and testified as an expert witness and advisor in Title IX lawsuits
  • Grant received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious Billie Jean King Award presented by the Women’s Sports Foundation, two honorary doctorates, and induction into the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame and the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame


Description of facility:
Grant Field is one of the finest facilities in the nation with a state-of-the-art playing surface, water system, permanent grandstand, concessions, rest rooms and press box. Originally named the Hawkeye Field Hockey Field, the facility was renamed in honor of former University of Iowa Women's Athletics Director and founder of Iowa Field Hockey Dr. Christine Grant on Sept. 22, 1991. The new field was re-dedicated on Oct. 8, 2006.

Address: 2555 Prairie Meadow Drive
Year built: 1991
Additional building information and map: Grant Field

Grant Field

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