University of Iowa Athletics

Alexandra Wejner

Class Jr.
Hometown Oswego, Ill.
High School Oswego
Alexandra Wejner - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

2014-15… Competed in the 2N8+ at the Big Ten Double Dual, B1G/Big 12 Challenge and the Big Ten Championships… helped the 2N8+ crew defeat last year’s Big Ten runner-up by a 6.4 second margin at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… helped the 2N8+ finish a full 44 seconds ahead of Minnesota and sixth place in the finals at the Big Ten Championships… helped the team to a sixth place finish, the second highest scoring performance at the Big Ten Championships in program history, and the highest since 2003.

2013-14… Did not see action.

Before Iowa… Member of high school’s badminton team… member of English Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and Technical Honor Society… awarded for over 150 hours of community service.

Personal… Born April 30, 1994 in Farmington, Mich… daughter of Craig and Angela Wejner… computer science and art majors.

Why Iowa… I knew I wanted to go to college out of state, and when I took a tour of the campus, I loved the atmosphere. I also received a scholarship from the university.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… I love the competition and overall energy of the sport. Also, I liked the idea of getting to be a leader on the team as a coxswain.

What made you want to become a rower… When I came to Iowa, I really wanted to continue to be involved in sports. When my friend, who was on the team, told me about rowing, I became really interested.