University of Iowa Athletics

Contessa Harold

Class Sr.
Hometown Chancellor, S.D.
High School Parker

2017-18 — Appeared in 12 competitions on the 1V8+ crew… named Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Year… finished 13th overall (15:35.304) at the Head of the Charles on Oct. 22… defeated Southern California (6:19.4) in the third round of the Pac-12 Invitational on April 1… conquered Michigan State (6:17.70) in the morning and defeated Michigan (6:17.8) in the afternoon at Ann Arbor on April 7.. won against Yale and Princeton (6:10.8) on April 14… finished second (6:45.954) at the Longhorn Invitational on April 28.. placed third (6:24.668) to help Iowa to a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Championship on May 13… finished second in Heat 2 of the prelims (6:26.997), first in Heat 1 of the semifinals (6:28.33), and fifth in the petite final (6:35.50) to help the Hawkeyes to an 11th-place national standing at the NCAA Championship on May 27… named CRCA First Team All-American.

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… finished second (14:05.22) on the N8 “A” crew at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23.

Before Iowa…Played volleyball, basketball, and track and field…captain of volleyball team…most valuable defensive player…third place in state 2014 and 2015…seventh place in state for basketball 2013…most valuable field athlete …President of National Honor Society…President of 4H club…honor roll all four years…valedictorian.

Personal…Born November 29, 1997…daughter of Phillip and Brenda…civil engineering major.

Why Iowa…I chose Iowa because I wanted to go to a big school and I loved the downtown feel and all the opportunities available.

What is your favorite aspect of rowing…I love the mental and physical challenge rowing presents and that it truly is a team sport.
Also, it is way more fun than running races.

What made you want to become a rower…My roommate mentioned it to me and I knew I wanted to join some activities and also stay in shape so I tried it out and enjoyed the new and unique experience.