McKiver, Henderson Named January’s Student-Athletes of the Month

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa student-athletes Jenoah McKiver (track & field) and JerQuavia Henderson (gymnastics) were named January’s Student-Athletes of the Month. The University of Iowa Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) made the announcement Tuesday.

McKiver, a High Point, North Carolina, native, ran the second-fastest 400-meters in the NCAA this season (45.78) and won the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on January 29. His mark leads the Big Ten and ranks third all-time at Iowa. He also anchored the conference-leading 4×400-meter relay (3:05.68) with a 45.12 split. Iowa’s time currently ranks eighth in the NCAA and is fifth all-time at Iowa.

Additionally, McKiver leads the conference in the 600 meters. He shattered the school record on January 22 at the Wieczorek Invitational, breaking the meet, track, and facility records (1:16.08) before improving that mark his last time out (1:15.36). That time is the seventh-fastest ever (all surfaces) in NCAA history.

Henderson, a Peoria, Illinois, native, ranks in the top 20 nationally in three events (tied for 12th in AA, 18th on floor and 20th on vault). Henderson posted a career-high (9.925) on vault in Iowa’s season-opening win over Eastern Michigan on January 8.

The Hawkeye junior picked up seven event titles in four meets and posted 12 top-three finishes in January. She posted a career-high (39.475) to win the all-around in Iowa’s win over No. 43 Nebraska and helped Iowa to a 196.825 team total, which is tied for the fifth-best score in program history.