Senior point guard Tania Davis suffered two ACL tears in a span of 10 months, but has overcome the injuries to help lead the Hawkeyes to the Sweet Sixteen.
“Obviously this is something that I’ve been dreaming of and wanting since I’ve gotten to Iowa, but I’m just living in this moment and enjoying this opportunity, because for me especially, it only comes around once,” said Davis.
The senior guard almost called it a career after her second knee injury in December 2017, but her teammates were there for encouragement when she needed it the most.
“Just sitting through practices and games, that definitely got to me a lot, but huge credit to my family and close friends to keep me level-headed and helped me see that there is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel,” Davis said.
“Tania Davis loves basketball more than anyone I know,” senior forward Hannah Stewart adds. “She’s always watching it. She’s got an amazing basketball IQ. To have that happen to her a second time, it was just heartbreaking for all of us.”
Davis and the Hawkeyes will have an opportunity to secure their mark on the program Saturday morning when they take on NC State in the Sweet Sixteen. They’re looking to make it back to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1993.