Iowa Travels to Indiana for Double Dual

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The No. 14 University of Iowa women’s rowing team travels to Bloomington, Indiana, to compete at the Double Dual on Saturday. The Hawkeyes will race against No. 16 Indiana, No. 17 Michigan State, No. 20 Louisville, and Kansas. Competition is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. (CT).

There will be two sessions of races, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. 

Boat Morning Session Afternoon Session
4V/2N8 8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
3V/N8 8:12 a.m.    11:42 a.m.
3V4 8:36 a.m. 12:06 p.m.
2V4 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
V4 9:24 a.m.. 12:54 p.m.
2V8 9:48 a.m.     1:18 p.m.
V8 10:12 a.m. 1:42 p.m.

‘Scoring’ for team competition is determined as follows:
V8: 27 points for 1st; 18 points for 2nd; 9 points for third
2V8: 18 points for 1st; 12 points for 2nd, 6 points for 3rd
V4: 9 points for 1st; 6 points for 2nd; 3 points for 3rd
2V4: 6 points for 1st; 4 points for 2nd; 2 points for 3rd
3V4: 3 points for 1st; 2 points for 2nd; 1 point for third
3V/N8: 6 points for 1st; 4 points for 2nd; 2 points for third
4V/2N8: 3 points for 1st; 2 points for 2nd; 1 points for third
The winner of the 1V8 boat shall serve as the tiebreaker.

A member of the Iowa rowing staff will offer interactive Twitter content live at every regatta this season via @iowarowing. This feature gives Hawkeye fans the opportunity to stay up to date on the latest news and scores during every regatta.


  • The University of Iowa competed at the Longhorn Invitational March 25. 
  • Iowa competed against No. 8 Texas, No. 14 Duke, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego, and UCF.
  • They were represented in the I Eight, II Eight, I Four, II Four, and N8 flights.
  • The I Eight crew defeated Duke, USD, and Oklahoma to win flight one before finishing runner-up behind Texas in the second flight.
  • The II Eight crew finished runner-up behind Duke in the first flight and was runner-up behind Texas in the second flight. 
  • The I Four crew defeated Duke, USD, and Oklahoma to win flight one and finished runner-up behind Texas in the second flight.
  • The II Four crew won the first flight but was defeated by Duke, Texas, and Notre Dame in the second flight. 
  • The N8 crew was defeated by Texas in the first and second flights. 

No. 16 Indiana scrimmaged Tennessee on March 18. This will be its first official competition of the spring season.

No. 17 Michigan State’s NCAA boats competed at Princeton with Brown on March 25, while its novices, 2V4, and 3V4 competed at Michigan with Ohio State. Its NCAA boats finished third. The N8 defeated Michigan and Radcliffe in the morning and was runner-up to Yale in the afternoon. The 2N8 was runner-up to Ohio State in the morning and defeated Ohio State and Michigan in the afternoon.

No. 20 Louisville competed at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational on March 11-12. Its V8, 2V8, V4, and 2V4 won races on the final day.

Kansas swept Creighton on March 25. 

The University of Iowa rowing team was ranked No. 14 in the CRCA/US Coaches Rankings March 28. This is the highest national ranking in program history.

The University of Iowa finished fifth at the 2016 Big Ten Rowing Championship. They concluded the event with 95 points, the second highest championship total in program history. Their fifth place finish is the highest finish since 2009.

  • The 1V8+ and 2V8+ boats finished fifth.
  • The 1V4+ and 2V4+ finished sixth.
  • The 3V4+ finished fourth.
  • The 1N8+ and 2N8+ finished fourth. 

The 2017 women’s rowing team breaks down into 32 freshman, 17 sophomores, 12 juniors and six seniors. 

Seven University of Iowa rowing student-athletes earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association recognition in 2016. Senior Beth Baustian earned Region 4 first team all-region honors and sophomore Izzy Dolba garnered a Region 4 second team all-region honors. Candidates are evaluated on their team’s regional finish, coach recommendation and 2,000-meter erg score. Senior Madeline Anglin, junior Victoria Bricker, senior Katie Brown, sophomore Kaelynn Heiburg and sophomore Gemma Kerr all earned CRCA National Scholar Athlete recognition. It is the third straight honor for Anglin and Brown, while Bricker earns her second consecutive award. To qualify for the honor, student-athletes must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher, race in 75 percent of their team’s races and be in their second, third, or fourth year of eligibility. 

20 rowing student athletes were named to the 2016 Spring Academic All-Big Ten team. This is the most for the program since 2009. 174 rowing students were honored. Iowa rower Skylar McSorley was one of 23 student athletes to have a perfect cumulative GPA. To be eligible for an Academic All-Big Ten selection, student athletes must be letter winners in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Seniors Madeline Anglin, Beth Baustian, Claire Benschoter, Katie Brown, Rachel Chambers, Hannah Hawks, Skylar McSorley, Zoe Ribar, Hannah Rochford, Jessica Streur, Lauren Subler, juniors Danielle Bender, Victoria Bricker, McKinzie Cowley, Ellen Cranberg, Sarah Powell, sophomores Kaelynn Heiberg, Trisha Huerta, Gemma Kerr and Baillie McCunn were named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

Seven rowing student athletes were honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2016. The recipients of the Distinguished Scholar Award must be letter winners in at least their second academic year at the institution and have a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year. Seniors Madeline Anglin, Katie Brown, Rachel Chambers, Hannah Hawks, Skylar McSorley, Hannah Rochford, and sophomore Kaelynn Heiberg were all recognized. Anglin, McSorley, and Rochford maintained perfect 4.0 GPAs. 

Junior Danielle Bender represented the Hawkeyes  over the summer in Hoa An and Thuan Hung, Vietnam. She was one of the 17 American student-athletes that was part of the Coach for College program. The Coach for College program brings together U.S. student-athletes from across the country and Vietnamese students. Bender taught math and coached baseball to junior high students in sixth through ninth grades.

Megan Fitzpatrick was promoted from graduate assistant coach to assistant coach, Megan Patrick was announced as an assistant coach, and Emma Gresson was appointed as graduate assistant coach in August 2016. Fitzpatrick was a graduate assistant from 2014-16. She came to Iowa from the University of Tulsa, where she was a four-year rowing letter winner. Patrick joins the Hawkeyes after a four-year stint at Alabama, where her primary duties included serving as the Crimson Tide’s recruiting coordinator and coaching UA’s small boats.  Gresson spent the past six seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma. She headed up Oklahoma’s novice program for four years before stepping into a varsity coach position. 

The Hawkeyes will compete in the Big Ten Double Dual against Ohio State and Rutgers on April 8.