Iowa’s Varsity Eight Named Big Ten Boat of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa’s Varsity Eight was named the Big Ten Boat of the Week on Tuesday after racing past Kansas and Kansas State last weekend at the Big Ten/Big 12 Double Dual at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas.

This honor marks the 18th time in school history a boat has tabbed as the Big Ten’s best of the week. It is also the first weekly honor for the Hawkeyes since April 18, 2023.

The Hawkeyes won both V8 races with the lineup of: Natalie Maher (coxswain), Orla Cuffe, Emma Dabinett, Karire Evans, Claire Wragge, Molly Shannon, Taryn Lindaman, Abbey Klostermann, and Hailey Mercuri.

Varsity Eight
IOWA (6:59.07)
Kansas (7:05.93)

IOWA (6:54.16)
Kansas State (7:06.59)

“We are honored to be recognized for our performance this week in the double duals. This crew raced hard, overcame some challenges and were able to come away with two convincing victories this past weekend. We are excited to get down to Sarasota this weekend for the Big Ten Invitational and race against some of the top teams in the country.”

The Hawkeyes will return to action April 19 for the Big Ten Invitational in Sarasota, Florida.