University of Iowa Athletics

Alexis Chamness

Class So.
Hometown Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School Thunder Ridge

2017-18 — Appeared in three competitions on the 3V4+ crew… finished sixth (8:04.466) at the Big Ten Championship on May 13 to help Iowa to a fourth-place conference standing… earned Academic All-Big Ten.

2016-17 — Appeared in three competitions on the 2N8+ crew… finished fourth (7:16.58) at the Big Ten Championship on May 14… defeated Ohio State in the morning (7:23.30) and afternoon (8:07.30) sessions of the Big Ten Double Dual on April 8… helped Iowa to a runner-up finish against Michigan State in the morning (7:21.78) and afternoon (7:33.72) sessions of the Double Dual on April 1.

Before Iowa…Played soccer…four-time letterwinner…all state academic…5A Continental league champion…second team all-league…played for Real Colorado Second National team…Principles honor roll…valedictorian…two academic letters…member of National Honor Society

Personal…daughter of Mark and Michelle Chamness…one sister Amanda…Nursing (interest) major

Why Iowa…For the nursing program, because my dad went here, and to experience somewhere new.

What is your favorite aspect of rowing…Pushing myself to improve while still working as a team.

What made you want to become a rower…After a long decision, I decided not to play soccer, but I still wanted to stay athletics and be part of a team so the rowing team was a perfect opportunity.