Grastorf Earns Pocock All-America Honor

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa rowing senior Morgan Grastorf earned 2017 Pocock All-America second team honors, announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).

“I’m very pleased for Morgan,” said UI head coach Andrew Carter. “This is her second All-America award, which is a tremendous achievement.  We’re all very proud of her accomplishments and how they’ve helped elevate the entire program over the past four years.”

The Pocock All-America awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains on the national level in women’s collegiate rowing. Nominated student-athletes are selected based on the strength of finish of the institution’s varsity eight within the country, coach comments, and 2k erg score. 

This is the second All-America honor for Grastorf, who garnered second team honors as a freshman in 2014. The Naperville, Illinois, native is the first two-time All-American in program history. This is the third time in four years a Hawkeye has earned All-America honors. Grastorf was named a CRCA All-Region Athlete on June 7.

Grastorf appeared in seven competitions on the 1V8+ crew in 2017. She helped guide the Hawkeyes to a 15th place finish overall at the NCAA Championship on May 28.

For a complete list of CRCA honorees, visit