University of Iowa Athletics

Ashley Duda

Class Sr.
Hometown Crystal Lake, Ill.
High School Prairie Ridge

2017-18 — Appeared in 12 competitions on the 1V8+ crew… finished 13th overall (15:35.304) at the Head of the Charles on Oct. 22… defeated Southern California (6:19.4) in the third round of the Pac-12 Invitational on April 1… conquered Michigan State (6:17.70) in the morning and defeated Michigan (6:17.8) in the afternoon at Ann Arbor on April 7.. won against Yale and Princeton (6:10.8) on April 14… finished second (6:45.954) at the Longhorn Invitational on April 28.. placed third (6:24.668) to help Iowa to a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Championship on May 13… finished second in Heat 2 of the prelims (6:26.997), first in Heat 1 of the semifinals (6:28.33), and fifth in the petite final (6:35.50) to help the Hawkeyes to an 11th-place national standing at the NCAA Championship on May 27.

2016-17 — Appeared in seven competitions on the 1V8+ crew… finished 14th overall at the NCAA Championship on May 28 with a runner-up finish (6:38.04) in the C Final… won the C/D semifinal  (6:24.52) at the NCAA Championship May 27… helped Iowa to a third-place finish (6:14.90) in the second heat and repechage (6:18.99) at the NCAA Championship May 26… placed fourth (6:16.53) at the Big Ten Championship on May 14… placed third (7:08.60) against Syracuse and Princeton on April 28… defeated Rutgers (7:02.20) in the morning session and finished runner-up (6:38.00) to Ohio State in the afternoon session of the Big Ten Double Dual on April 8… defeated Michigan State (6:30.06) in the morning session and Louisville (6:32.31) in the afternoon session of the Double Dual on April 1… won the first heat (6:11.51) against San Diego, Duke, and Oklahoma and placed runner-up (6:20.53) to Texas in the A Final at the Longhorn Invitational on March 25… helped Iowa to a 12th-place finish (17:34.06) at the Head of the Charles Regatta Oct. 22… named Second Team All-Big Ten.

2015-16 — Competed in six races with the 1V8+ crew… placed second (6:45.8) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual… helped the 1V8+ crew to a second place finish in the morning session (6:40.90), and a first place finish in the afternoon session (6:51.20) at the Big Ten Double Dual… placed second (6:32.77) on the first day of the Lake Natoma Invitational… helped the 1V8+ crew to first place finishes at the Big Ten/Big 12 Double Dual (6:55.132), and  the Tennessee Invitational Conference Challenge (6:34.7)… helped 1V8+ crew finish fifth (6:35.990) at the Big Ten Championships… helped team to a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships (95 points)… letterwinner.

2014-15… competed with the N8+ crew against Kansas in the fall… competed with the 1N8+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual, B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee, and the Big Ten Championships… helped beat 1N8+ beat Michigan by 6.4 seconds at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the 1N8+ crew collect a first place finish with a comfortable 16-second margin over the Jayhawks at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… 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 track and field team all four years… member of high school’s cross country team all four years… AP scholar… and an Illinois State Scholar.

Personal… Born May 4, 1996… daughter of Stanley and Tracy Duda… pre-pharmacy major.

Why Iowa… Several great opportunities were available here that I couldn’t find anywhere else, such as the honors program, undergraduate research, and a great pharmacy school.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… I love the physical and mental challenges of the sport. The team also has a great relationship.

What made you want to become a rower… I wanted to be involved in a sport. After I was approached by a rower at orientation, I found myself becoming more and more interested in the sport.