University of Iowa Athletics

Clara Francois

Class So.
Hometown Gent, Belgium

2007-2008… Member of the V8+ that earned Big Ten Boat of the Week April 15 during the spring season… stroked in the two seat of every race… helped Iowa to wins over UCF, Duke and Kansas Sate at the Longhorn Invitational… contributed to the Hawkeyes first place team finish at the George Washington Invitational with wins over George Washington, Navy and St. Josephs… posted a win against Indiana at the Big Ten Challenge… placed second in the Petite Finals at the Big Ten Championships… earned a fourth place finish in the Petite Finals at the South-Central Regionals.

Before Iowa… Member of the Royal Rowing Federation Club Gent since 2000… member of the Belgian National Team since 2005…placed second at the Coupe De La Jeunesse (European Junior Championships) in the single scull… competed in the Belgian Championships ten times… placed tenth at the Junior World Championships in 2006 in the single scull… placed third in C final at the Junior World Championships in 2007 in the double scull.

Personal… Born March 2, 1989… daughter of Bart Francois and Marijke Mortier… pre-medical major.