University of Iowa Athletics

Elise Perkins

Class Fr.
Hometown Arlington Heights, Ill.
High School Buffalo Grove

Before Iowa… All-Academic senior Cross Country, Track 2018… XC and Track team captain 2017, 2018… named Most Dedicated freshman 2014… seven-time NGHS honor roll student… 2018 AP Scholar with honors… Illinois State Scholar… former president of Buffalo Grove environmental club… member of auto club.

Personal… Born April 4, 2000… daughter of Marcia and Tracy Perkins… environmental science major.

Why Iowa… I have been a lifelong Hawkeye since both of my parents are alumni. I grew up coming to football games.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… It pushes your body both mentally and physically to your limits, teaching you to keep going no matter what.

What made you want to become a rower… It was a sport I had never heard of before coming here and I wanted to try something new to get out of my comfort zone.