Hawkeyes Add 31 Walk-ons to Roster

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa head rowing coach Jeff Garbutt added 31 student-athletes to the roster Thursday.

“I’m excited to welcome the new rowers to the program,” Garbutt said. “As everyone knows, we take our walk-on process very seriously here at Iowa. Our homegrown Hawkeyes are the lifeblood of the program and from what I can see, we have another great class that I look forward to working with in the future.”

Iowa finished 20th in the CRCA Pocock Final Poll for the first time since 2019 a season ago and tallied 17 outright victories. Iowa spent four weeks in the top-20 which was also the best since 2021.

The Hawkeyes look to build off last season’s fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships for the second consecutive season earning 90 points, 15 more points from the previous year.

The 31 student-athletes named on Thursday tried out and made the team. The Hawkeyes will hit the water for the first time this year on Oct. 7 in a scrimmage against the Drake Bulldogs from 8-11 a.m. (CT) on the Iowa River.

Lauren Adams
Taylor Arbuckle
Kamryn Becker
Megan Bretwisch
Olivia Christie
Katherine Ebeling
Abby Ensenberger
Whitney Farmer
Eileen Fierke
Maren Gibbons
Elise Gosset
Amanda Hamann
Imani Hedt
Alysaa Hinderaker
Smara Hruska
Brianna Hynick
MaKinley Levin
Avery Moore
Laura Murphy
Brynne Nock
Nina Osborne
Ashley Ownes
Rowena Papson
Madeline Reid
Madeline Rodgers
Sophia Scanlan
Avery Schmidt
Evan Schwickerath
Sammie Swafford
Emma Tate
Abby Vetsh