University of Iowa Athletics

Brenna Parke

Class Fr.
Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Thomas Jefferson

2014-15… Competed with the 1N8+ and the 1N4+ crews against Kansas in the fall… competed with the 2N8+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual… competed with the 1N8+ crew at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee, and at the Big Ten Championships… 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 volleyball team… received the MVC All-Academic award junior and senior year of high school… member of high school’s track and field team… also a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal… Born October 12, 1995… daughter of John Parke and Melinda Myers… chemistry major.

Why Iowa… The pre-medicine program is nationally ranked and the academic reputation of the university is outstanding. Iowa has also been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, so when I went to apply to colleges, all I could think about was becoming a Hawkeye.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… I like the combination of power and technique being the deciding factors in how fast the boat goes.

What made you want to become a rower… My mom has been talking about rowing since I was little and thought I would be perfect for it. Having this to share with my mom was exciting, but I also wanted to continue with athletics and being part of a team in college.