IOWA CITY, Iowa — Amalie Millerd has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the University of Iowa rowing team in the fall of 2017, UI rowing head coach Andrew Carter announced Friday.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Amalie to our team,” said Carter. “She’s coming in with some solid performance measures so I’m very confident that she’s going to have a terrific impact on our program. I think her racing experience in the junior ranks are only the beginning and that she’s going to take off in the next four years.”
Millerd is from Bainbridge Island, Wash. and attends Bainbridge High School where she is coached by Barb Trafton. She has rowed for Bainbridge Island Rowing for four years and is currently the team captain. Millerd helped guide BIR to a first-place finish in the second novice 4 at the Northwest Junior Regionals in 2014. Under Millerd’s leadership in 2015 and 2016, BIR placed third in the second varsity 4 at the Northwest Junior Regionals.
In addition to rowing, Millerd played competitive soccer and competitive lacrosse in high school. Along with athletics, she won the Presidential Environmental Service Award in 2014 and was a member of the National Honors Society. Her sister Carly Millerd is a sophomore rower at the University of Iowa.