IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s rowing staff was named Region 4 Staff of the Year, announced the College Rowing Coaches Association.
The Regional Staff of the Year Award recognizes a staff that had outstanding success during the current season, demonstrated great team improvement from the prior season, fulfilled the team’s potential, and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity as a coach.
This year, the coaching staff led the Hawkeyes to their second NCAA Championship berth in program history, ending a 16-year drought dating back to 2001. The team broke its national poll record four times throughout the season, peaking at No. 11 in the country in the April 25 CRCA/USRowing Poll. Iowa also broke the team point record at the Big Ten Championships on May 14, scoring 116 points to tie for fourth place.
“This staff has put in such good work over the past few years and the success of our crews this year definitely reflects that steady body of work,” said UI head coach Andrew Carter. “It’s really special to have them recognized this year but, in my mind, it truly is an acknowledgment of the high standard our coaches have had throughout.”