IOWA CITY, IA -- Matthew Freedlund of Rockton, is one of 272 University of Iowa students who are members of the 2021 Hawkeye Marching Band, one of the top 10 college marching bands in the nation, according to CNN Headline News and one of the Big Ten Conference's marching bands whose halftime show is "worth the watch," according to Sports Illustrated.

Freedlund plays the trumpet and it is his third year as a member of the Hawkeye Marching Band.

IOWA CITY, IA -- This fall, the University of Iowa welcomed the most academically accomplished class in its history for the fifth year in a row. The incoming undergraduate class again topped previous records in achievement with a higher average high school grade-point average (GPA), at 3.81, than any previous class.

Among the incoming undergraduates are:

Dylan Collins of Roscoe, [Major: Pre-Business]

Mackenzie Passwaters of Roscoe,[Major: University College Open Major

Madeline Scheffel of Rockton, Major: Open Major

Daniel Settimi of Roscoe, Major: Mechanical Engineering.

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