Hawkeyes land 2022 Cedar Rapids Washington product Hannah Stuelke

Dargan Southard
Hawk Central
Cedar Rapids Washington's Hannah Stuelke (44) drives to the basket during a Class 5A girls' basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at City High School in Iowa City, Iowa.

After Sunday’s win over Missouri clinched Iowa’s first Sweet Sixteen trip since 2015, the Hawkeyes got a nice cherry on top afterward.

Cedar Rapids Washington freshman Hannah Stuelke committed to Iowa, which she confirmed to the Register via a Twitter direct message. The 6-foot-1 2022 prospect attended Sunday’s win and cemented her pledge amid the postgame celebration.

Stuelke averaged 16.5 points for the Warriors — second best among freshmen across all classes. She shot 56 percent from the field and averaged nearly eight rebounds per contest. Stuelke helped Washington to a 16-6 record with a regional appearance.

The Hawkeyes offered Stuelke in August 2017 before her eighth-grade year. She runs with All-Iowa Attack, one of the state’s — and the Midwest’s — most reputable AAU programs.

Stuelke won’t take the court in black and gold until more than three years from now, but there’s no denying Iowa’s current success had a hand in landing its first 2022 commit.

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at msouthard@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.