University of Iowa Athletics

Allison Hanson

Class Sr.
Hometown Kirkman, Iowa
High School Harlan
Allison Hanson - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

2014-15… Competed with the 3V8+ crew at the Head of the Des Moines, against Indiana and Kansas in the fall… competed with the 3V4+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual and the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… competed with the 2V8+ crew against Tennessee and at the B1G 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… Competed with the 2V8+ crew in every regatta of the season… helped the 2V8+ accomplish a second place finish (6:56.42) in the season opener at Clemson… finished third in day one (6:50.56) and second in day two (6:53.38) at the San Diego Crew Classic… placed fourth (6:59.00) at the home opener at Lake MacBride… finished sixth (7:50.70) and third (7:10.80) on day one and two, respectively, at the Clemson Invite… ended the regular season with a first place result (7:39.00) over Tennessee by two seconds… concluded the year with a sixth place finish (7:00.95) at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park.

Before Iowa… Academic Achievement Award winner… high school honor roll member.

Personal… Born May 10, 1993… daughter of John and Gwen Hanson… exercise science major… lists David Seilstad, family friend, as the most influential person in her life.

Why Iowa… I chose Iowa because of its amazing academic standing and my curiosity to explore another side of myself through new extra-curricular activities, like rowing.

My favorite aspect about rowing is… The feeling that you get when all the blades are off the water at the finish. It feels like flying.

What made you want to become a rower… Having the chance to find a new way to express myself and walking onto a sport that I have never even heard of before.