University of Iowa Athletics

Carly Millerd

Class Sr.
Hometown Bainbridge Island, Wash.
High School Bainbridge

2017-18 — Appeared in six competitions on the 2V+ crew…finished 29th at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 22… conquered Michigan State (7:39.04) and fell to Michigan (7:43.4) in Ann Arbor on April 7… fell to Yale and Princeton (7:35.7) on April 14… finished fourth (8:00.010) against Virginia, Texas, and Oklahoma at the Jayhawk Jamboree on April 28… placed sixth (7:40.719) to help Iowa to a fourth-overall conference standing at the Big Ten Championship on May 13… earned Academic All-Big Ten… named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2016-17 — Appeared in three competitions on the 2V4+ crew… helped Iowa to a seventh-place finish (7:33.49) at the Big Ten Championship on May 14… defeated Ohio State with the 3V4+ crew in the morning (7:23.30) and afternoon (8:07.30) sessions of the Big Ten Double Dual on April 8… defeated Kansas (7:35.22) in the morning session and helped Iowa to a runner-up finish (7:45.99) against Louisville in the afternoon session of the Double Dual on April 1… won the first heat (7:11.24) against Duke, Oklahoma, and Central Florida and placed fourth (7:34.26) in the A Final at the Longhorn Invitational on March 25… placed 11th (14:07.51) on the V8 “B” crew and 18th (15:22.98) on the V4 “C” crew at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23.

2015-16… Competed in four races with the 2N8+ crew… helped the 2N8+ crew to first places finishes at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual (7:37.1), the afternoon session of the Big Ten Double Dual (7:16.70), and the Big Ten/Big 12 Double Dual (7:40.599)… helped 2N8+ crew finish  fourth at the Big Ten Championships (7:02.720)… helped Hawkeyes to a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships (95 points)… named to UI Dean’s List for the spring academic semester.

Before Iowa… 1st place in the novice a8 at the Regional competition her freshman year… 3rd place in JV 8 at Regionals her sophomore year… 2nd in High School 8 at Regionals her junior year… Team Captain and 2nd in High School 8 at Regionals her senior year… best performance in the 2000m was in 2014 with 7.30.8… best performance in the 6000m was in 2014 with 24.33.1… member of the National Honor Society from 2012-2014… won Social Studies Department Award from 2011-2013… Presidential Service Award 2013… Editor-in-Chief for the Spartan Standard… secretary for the Marge Williams Center… volunteer for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation… rowing coach was Barb Trafton.

Personal… Born in Ventura, California… daughter of Greg and Janet Millerd… two siblings, Amalie and Quinn… mass communication and journalism major…

Why Iowa… I chose the University of Iowa because of the excellent academics and the fantastic support offered to students and student-athletes. The coaches and team were very welcoming during my visit and I thought that the team environment was something that I wanted to be a part of.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… It’s the ultimate team sport. There isn’t one person that you can point out in the boat and say that they’re working harder or are better than the rest of the girls in the boat. Everyone has to work together in order to make the boat better and when you are, the feeling is incredible.

What made you want to become a rower… I had played other sports through middle school and was planning on playing volleyball in the fall of my freshman year of high school but my friend suggested trying rowing in the fall instead. I loved the sport right away and have been rowing since.