University of Iowa Athletics

Anna Varley

Class So.
Hometown Dubuque, Iowa
High School Wahlert Catholic

2017-18 — Appeared in one competition on the III N8 crew…placed 10th (15:48.38) at the Jayhawk Jamboree on October 22…also appeared in one competition on the II N8 crew…placed seventh (7:43.859) at the Big Ten Championship on May 13.

Before Iowa…Member of cross country, basketball, track, and soccer teams…basketball and cross-country team captain senior year…basketball Academic All-State team 2017…graduated with High Honors…student body vice president.

Personal…Born April 8, 1999…daughter of Doug and Becky Varley…Radiation Sciences and Spanish major.

Why Iowa…I chose Iowa because of the many opportunities to excel in a variety of areas. Plus, there is nothing better than being a Hawkeye.

My favorite aspect of rowing is…How the work of individuals leads to the success of the team. Each person in the boat has a responsibility and it takes the strength of everyone together to be able to compete and win.

What made you want to become a rower…I was immediately interested in rowing because of the physical and mental challenges that it presents. I love being a part of a team and being surrounded by my hard-working, goal-focused teammates every day.