DR. GRANT HERKY

About the Herky

The idea for this Herky is to embody the charisma of Dr. Christine Grant who was a pillar in women’s collegiate sports and a pioneer for Title IX. You see this Herky sporting all the black and gold possible. A “kilt” pattern painted on the legs as to respresent Dr. Grant’s very proud Scottish heritage. Followed with the argyle socks and spats footwear to continue to represent that Scottish/highlands heritage. The Iowa women’s athletics logo adopted in 1974 by Dr. Grant will be painted large on the sweatshirt that the Herky is wearing. On the back side of the cape: a collage of women in sports that span farther than just Iowa athletes because we all know that if it weren’t for Dr. Grant’s advocacy, women’s sports wouldn’t be what it is today.

Making the Herky

Meet the Artist

Jaycie Womack Spake

Jaycie Womack Spake is an Illustrator and Muralist based in the Midwest. She graduated from The Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in Illustration. During her time at school, she discovered her love for seeing all the ways in which she can apply her art. Her recent projects have been some of her largest. One of those was for a non-for-profit in Camp Point, IL measuring 24 ft long and another in Palmyra, MO for Carter’s Coffee Bar measuring 30 ft tall. Lastly, her most favorite was the creation of a treehouse inspired mural for Quincy Children’s Museum in Quincy, IL which measured 16 ft. tall! Each project she has tackled has given her something new to navigate and she has taken those challenges head on and completed the project with confidence. Recently, Jaycie was awarded the “Young Professional of the Year” in her hometown. This award is for outstanding young people within the community. It was given to Jaycie specifically for her work within the arts community. Through Jaycie’s hard work and perseverance she has been able to take on her art business full time and is “ready for next” all the time.

Meet the Artist

Jaycie Womack Spake

Jaycie Womack Spake is an Illustrator and Muralist based in the Midwest. She graduated from The Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in Illustration. During her time at school, she discovered her love for seeing all the ways in which she can apply her art. Her recent projects have been some of her largest. One of those was for a non-for-profit in Camp Point, IL measuring 24 ft long and another in Palmyra, MO for Carter’s Coffee Bar measuring 30 ft tall. Lastly, her most favorite was the creation of a treehouse inspired mural for Quincy Children’s Museum in Quincy, IL which measured 16 ft. tall! Each project she has tackled has given her something new to navigate and she has taken those challenges head on and completed the project with confidence. Recently, Jaycie was awarded the “Young Professional of the Year” in her hometown. This award is for outstanding young people within the community. It was given to Jaycie specifically for her work within the arts community. Through Jaycie’s hard work and perseverance she has been able to take on her art business full time and is “ready for next” all the time.

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University of Iowa Athletics

The University of Iowa Athletics Department is represented by 22 intercollegiate teams that compete in the Big Ten Conference. The Iowa Hawkeyes loyal mascot is Herky the Hawk. Together We Fight For Iowa.

The best Hawkeye memories are when the incredible Iowa fans cheer on the Hawkeyes at the home events.

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