IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa rowers Contessa Harold (first team), Hunter Koenigsfeld (second team), and Kaelynn Heinberg (honorable mention) have been named Collegiate Rowers Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Americans for the 2018 season.
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.
Iowa’s trio of honors marks the first time in program history the team has had multiple All-America honors in a single season. In addition, Harold’s first team All-America honor is a first for the program.
Of Iowa’s eight All-Americans in program history, six have come under head coach Andrew Carter.
“The All-America nods for Contessa, Hunter and Kaelynn are really exciting and fitting rewards for a terrific body of work over the past year,” Carter said. ” All three represent an ethic and commitment to excellence shared throughout our team and, as a result, having them recognized for their outstanding achievements is something we all can be proud of.”
The three rowers competed in all 11 races during the 2018 spring season, guiding Iowa to a fourth place finish and school record 111 points at the Big Ten Championships. At the NCAA Championships, Iowa placed 11th overall, its highest finish in modern history.