University of Iowa Athletics

Baillie McCunn

Class Sr.
Hometown Orion, Ill.
High School Orion

2017-18 — Placed sixth on the 1V4+ crew (17:46.917) at the Head of the Charles on Oct. 22… appeared in 11 competitions on the 2V8+ crew in the spring… defeated Southern California (6:35.8) in third round of the Pac 12 Invite after falling to California (6:34.08) and Stanford (6:31.6) at the Pac 12 Invite on April 1… conquered Michigan State (6:36.1) and fell to Michigan (6:28.0) on April 7… finished runner-up to Yale and defeated Princeton (6:21.0) on April 14… placed third (7:04.420) against Virginia, Texas, and Oregon State at the Longhorn Invitational on April 28… finished third (6:30.463) to help Iowa to a fourth-overall conference standing at the Big Ten Championship on May 13… placed second in Heat 1 of prelims (6:36.964), sixth in Heat 2 of semifinals (6:46.86) and sixth in the petite final (6:41.92) to help the Hawkeyes to an 11-place finish at the NCAA Championship on May 27… earned Academic All-Big Ten.

2016-17 — Appeared in six competitions on the 2V8+ crew… placed 15th overall at the NCAA Championship on May 28 with a third-place finish (6:50.97) in the C Final… placed third in the C/D semifinal  (6:39.00) at the NCAA Championship on May 27… placed fourth (6:38.72) in the fourth heat and sixth (6:33.29) in the repechage at the NCAA Championship on May 26… finished fourth (6:23.43) at the Big Ten Championship on May 14… placed second (6:26.80) against Princeton, Syracuse, and Penn on April 28… defeated Rutgers (7:57.40) in the morning session and placed runner-up (8:02.00) to Ohio State in the afternoon session of the Big Ten Double Dual on April 8… defeated Michigan State (6:40.68) in the morning session and Louisville (6:53.50) in the afternoon session of the Double Dual on April 1… finished runner-up to Duke (6:16.67) in the first heat and runner-up to Texas (6:24.77) in the A Final at the Longhorn Invitational on March 25… helped Iowa to a fifth-place finish (13:34.59) on the V8 “A” crew and finished fifth (13:34.59) on the V4 “A” crew at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23… earned Academic All-Big Ten.

2015-16… Competed in every event with the 1V4+ crew… placed first (7:38.4) in the 1V4+ boat at the Big Ten/ ACC Double Dual… competed in both sessions of the Big Ten Double Dual in the 1V4+ boat, placing second (7:23.80) and first (7:42.30)… placed second in both sessions at the Lake Natoma Invite… placed second (7:30.0) at the Tennessee Conference Invite… placed sixth (7:33.879) in the 1V4+ boat at the Big Ten Championships… helped Hawkeyes to a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships (95 points)… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… letterwinner.

2014-15…Competed with the 1V8+ crew at the Head of the Des Moines and against Kansas in the fall… competed with the 1N8+ crew at the Nordic Nine, the Big Ten Double Dual, the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee, and the Big Ten Championships… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… 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 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 soccer team all four years… soccer captain and leading scorer senior year… member of high school’s volleyball team… volleyball captain senior year… received high academic honors all four years… Illinois state scholar senior year… valedictorian… and member of the National Honor Society.

Personal… Born October 12, 1995… daughter of Gregory and Carrie McCunn… health and human physiology major.

Why Iowa… I chose the University of Iowa because of the campus and the strength of the program I would be entering.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… My favorite aspect is making the boat cut across the water when we are all rowing together.

What made you want to become a rower… I just wanted to try something new. After my first time on the water, I absolutely loved it.