University of Iowa Athletics

Arika Henry

Class Jr.
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Pleasant Valley

2016 — Competed in four races with 3V4+ crew…­ placed second (8:19.6) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual… helped 3V4+ crew to first places finishes in the morning (7:44.50) and afternoon (8:00.04) sessions at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped 3V4+ crew finish fourth (7:47.735) at the Big Ten Championships… helped team to a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships (95 points)… named to UI’s spring Dean’s List.

2014-15… Competed with the 2N8+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual, the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, and the Big Ten Championships… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… collected a sixth place finish in the 2N8+ finals, finishing a full 44 seconds ahead of the Golden Gophers crew 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.

Before Iowa: Member of high school’s swimming team and varsity letter winner all four years… member of the honors program… and National Honor Society member.

Personal:Born June 19, 1995… daughter of George and Tammy Henry, one brother (Adam)… health sciences major.

Why Iowa: I chose to attend the University of Iowa because of the academic challenge in the pre-med program.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… I love being on the water and the large amount of teamwork that is involved with the sport. It is challenging but very rewarding.

What made you want to become a rower? I knew I wanted to continue participating in a sport in college, and rowing was a fun challenge to begin.