University of Iowa Athletics

Abby Muhlenbruch

Class Jr.
Hometown Latimer, Iowa
High School C-A-L Community
Previous School North Iowa Area CC

2013-14… Competed in novice race in fall season on 3N8 finishing sixth.

Before Iowa… (North Iowa Area Community College) Played volleyball and ran track at North Iowa Area Community College… volleyball captain… took ninth place in the 400 meter dash at the indoor track national meet… qualified for 4×1 and 4×4 meters at the outdoor national meet.

High school… Member of high school’s track team… holds school records in the 4x1m., 4x2m., 4x4m., Distance Medley, Sprint Medley… state track 9 event qualifier… as a senior, she took 2nd place in 4×4, 7th place in the distance medley relay, and 12th place in the sprint medley relay at the state meet… has personal bests in the 400 meters(58.6 seconds),200 meters(26.8 seconds), and 100 meters(12.8 seconds)… named team MVP senior year… four-year member of high school’s volleyball, basketball, and softball teams… student council president… high school coaches were Kelli Showalter, Matt Delger, Ashley Atwood, Matt Pohlman, and Dallas Pals.

Personal… Born June 16, 1993 in Ames, Iowa… daughter of Steve & Je Muhlenbruch… health & human physiology and exercise science majors.

Why Iowa… I have always been a Hawkeye fan growing, and when the chance to become a Division 1 athlete here came up I had to turn my dreams into a reality!

My favorite aspect of rowing is… The competition. Everything you do in rowing is competitive because you are always fighting for a spot in a top boat. I live for competition so rowing really satisfies that need I have to see how much better I can get each and every day.

What made you want to become a rower… I did not even know about the sport until my volleyball coach at NIACC told me I could have the chance to be an athlete at the University of Iowa. Right then I was ready to row!