Iowa celebrated the life of Chris Street during a halftime ceremony at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday. Street, one of the most-beloved players in Iowa history, was killed in a car accident during his junior year in 1993.
Iowa fans did not have much to cheer for on the court Saturday as the Hawkeyes were blown out by Purdue, but they’re going to want to see the celebration video the program played for Street at halftime. Iowa released the video on its Twitter account Saturday afternoon.
Iowa celebrates Hawkeyes legend Chris Street in video
— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) January 20, 2018
Prior to Saturday’s ceremony, Land of 10’s Scott Dochterman reached out to past winners of Iowa’s Chris Street Award to learn what the honor means to them. Here are some of the responses:
Matt Gatens, 2012 winner: “To me the Chris Street Award stands for being a great teammate as well as a great person. Exemplifying the spirit of Chris is to show great courage, respect and humility to all on and off the court. It reflects someone who plays the game with great joy and intensity with his teammates and coaches respect.”
Aaron White, 2015 winner: “I think the Chris Street Award stands for embodying what it means to be a Hawkeye. Somebody that plays with passion and showcases the university, himself and the program in the best light possible.”