2013-14… Competed in Clemson apart of 1N8+ boat… helped Iowa finish fourth on 1N8+ boat (7:25.90)at Iowa home Regatta… helped Iowa to a fifth place finish in day one of Clemson Invite on 1N8+ (8:06.60)… Finished first against Tennessee on 1N8+ in regular season finale… competed in Big Ten Championships apart of 1N8 finishing sixth place (7:28.03).
Before Iowa… Member of high school’s cross country team… co-captain of state qualifying team senior year… holds a personal best in the three mile race (22:44)… member of high school’s track and field team… National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member… Illinois State scholar… AP Scholar with honors(2012) and distinction(2013)… high honor roll member all four years of high school… graduated in top ten percent of graduating class… involved in Best Buddies… high school coaches were Evon Schlotter and Erin Truesdale.
Personal… Born June 3, 1995 in LaGrange Park, Ill… daughter of Jim and Karin Miller… brother, Jim, is a member of the baseball team at Ashford University… biomedical engineering major.
Why Iowa… I chose Iowa because the engineering program here is nationally renowned, and also, once I visited campus, I felt like I fit in well here. I could not see myself going anywhere else.
My favorite aspect of rowing is… I like that our success is based off of the team’s effort. As a runner, my performance was always based on how hard I pushed myself; however, now I have even more motivation to work harder because I know I cannot let my teammates down.
What made you want to become a rower… I have always enjoyed watching rowing on TV, even from a young age, and I thought about trying it out once I got to college. I figured that my distance running background would help with the endurance needed for rowing, so I gave it a shot. I walked onto the team with no previous experience, and I have loved every second of it.