2016-17 — Appeared in one competition on the 2N8+ crew… helped Iowa to a runner-up finish against Michigan State in the morning (7:21.78) and afternoon (7:33.72) sessions of the Double Dual on April 1.
Before Iowa…Won the Charon Scholastic Competition for Flash Fiction in 2015 and 2016…Earned the Senior Student of Excellence Award in 2016…Collected the Stevens High School Arion Award…Was SHS STARS best company member, best props crew member, and best senior female dancer…National Honors Society President.
Personal…Born July 31, 1998…daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Martin…Has three sisters (Alannah, Emma, Deirdre)…English and Creative Writing major.
Why Iowa…I’ve wanted to come to the University of Iowa since I was in middle school. My dream is to attend the Writers’ Workshop and that is what originally drew me to this school. When I first arrived, however, I fell in love with the atmosphere and the campus and knew that Iowa was the place for me.
My favorite aspect of rowing is…I love being a part of a team like this. You can’t form bonds with other people like the ones I have formed with my team. There’s so much support from everyone around you and they all want you to be at your best so the team is at its best. I have learned and grown so much from being a rower and it has honestly changed my life.
What made you want to become a rower…I wanted to try something that I had never even thought of doing before and rowing was something that really stuck out to me. The opportunity to participate in a sport at the Division I level was something that I couldn’t pass up. I may never get a chance like this one again.