Rowing Adds Ernst to Staff

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s rowing head coach Andrew Carter announced the addition of Abby Ernst to the team’s coaching staff on Monday.

Ernst will coordinate the coaching of the Talent Transfer division and serve as the team’s Director of Operations.

Ernst comes to Iowa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was a graduate assistant from 2018-2020, helping the 2019 crew to a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships. In addition, Ernst was an assistant coach for the 2019 USRowing U23 Development Camp staged at Wisconsin and a resident advisor and coach for the 2018 USRowing Junior National Team.

As an athlete, Ernst was a two-time bronze medalist at the NCAA Championships (2015; 2V8, 2017;1V4) and a 2017 Henley Royal Regatta qualifier while competing for Washington (2013-2016) and Ohio State (2016-2017). She was a member of the Buckeye’s Leadership Team and a Big Ten sportsmanship honoree in 2017.

Ernst earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from The Ohio State University (2018) and a Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin (2020).