IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa women’s rowing head coach Andrew Carter announced the addition of Alison Whitty to the team’s coaching staff on Monday.
Whitty will serve as an assistant with the Varsity crews and manage the Program’s recruiting efforts by coordinating outreach and communications with prospective students.
Whitty joins the Hawkeye staff after serving as a graduate assistant at the University of Louisville for two seasons. Whitty helped develop novice and varsity crews and assisted in recruiting and operations.
Prior to Louisville, Whitty spent time rowing at the elite level in her native Canada, training as a member of the Senior Women’s Lightweight Squad at the National Training Center in Victoria, British Columbia.
Whitty rowed competitively as an undergrad at the University of Miami where she was named All-ACC, an All-Region honoree, and team captain in 2016. She has also distinguished herself as an elite competitor by winning the prestigious Royal Canadian Henley Regatta eight times in five different event classes.
Whitty graduated from the University of Miami in 2016 as a member of the Dean’s List and Provost’s honor roll with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Exercise Physiology and minor in Sport Administration. Whitty earned a Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services (2020) from the University of Louisville.