Iowa Travels to Indiana to Compete at the Big Ten Double Dual

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THIS WEEK
The No. 13 University of Iowa women’s rowing team travels to Bloomington, Indiana, to compete at the Big Ten Double Dual on Saturday. The Hawkeyes will race against No. 4 Ohio State and Rutgers. Competition is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. (CT).

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

Boat  Morning Session Afternoon Session
3V4 8:00 a.m.     12:00 p.m.
2N8 8:12 a.m. 12:12 p.m.
N8 8:24 a.m. 1:36 p.m.
2V4 8:48 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
V4 9:12 a.m. 1:24 p.m.
2V8 9:36 a.m. 1:48 p.m.
V8 10:00 a.m. 2:12 p.m.

Scoring for Big Ten competition should be determined as follows:
18 points for winning 1V8 boat; 9 points for second-place 1V8 boat
12 points for winning 2V8 boat; 6 points for second-place 2V8 boat
6 points for winning 1V4 boat; 3 points for second-place 1V4 boat
4 points for winning 2V4 boat; 2 points for second-place 2V4 boat
4 points for winning 1N8 boat; 2 points for second-place 1N8 boat
2 points for winning 2N8 boat; 1 point for second-place 2N8 boat
2 points for winning 3V4 boat; 1 point for second-place 3V4 boat
The winner of the 1V8 boat shall serve as the tiebreaker

FOLLOW ALONG 
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.

LAST TIME OUT

  • The University of Iowa competed at the Double Dual in Bloomington, Indiana, on April 1.  
  • Iowa defeated No. 17 Michigan State, 63-54, and No. 20 Louisville, 65-50.
  • The NCAA boats swept the Spartans and Cardinals. 
  • The 3V4 crew defeated the Cardinals by more than 14 seconds. 

SCOUTING OHIO STATE
No. 4 Ohio State won two races on the second day of the Pac-12 Challenge. Its 2V8 and V4 crews defeated No. 10 Stanford . Its 2V8 boat was named the Big Ten Boat of the Week on April 4. 

SCOUTING RUTGERS
The Scarlet Knights competed at the first Doc Hosea Invitational April 2. Its 2V8 and V4 crews finished third in their respective petite finals. Its V8 crew finished fourth in its petite final. 

IN THE RANKINGS
The University of Iowa rowing team was ranked No. 13 in the CRCA/US Coaches Rankings April 5. This is the highest national ranking in program history.

B1G CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS: 
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. 

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

CRCA AWARDS ROUNDUP
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. 

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
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 Bailie McCunn were named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

B1G DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS
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. 

COACH FOR COLLEGE
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.

STAFF CHANGES
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. 

UP NEXT
The Hawkeyes travel to Princeton, New Jersey, to compete against No. 8 Princeton, No. 17 Syracuse, and Penn on April 29.

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