University of Iowa Athletics

Faith Wieland

Class Sr.
Hometown Bloomington-Normal, Ill.
High School Central Catholic

2017-18 — Appeared in one competition as the coxswain on the I V4 crew… placed sixth (17:46.917) at the Head of the Charles on October 22…also appeared in 11 competitions as the coxswain on the II V8 crew…fell to Cal (6:34.08), fell to Stanford (6:31.6), and defeated USC (6:35.8) at the PAC 12 Invite on March 31-April 1…defeated No. 18 Michigan State (6:36.1) on April 7…fell to No. 6 Michigan (6:28.3) on April 7…finished runner-up (6:21.0) against No. 6 Yale and No. 4 Princeton on April 14…placed third (7:04.42) at the Longhorn Invitational against Virginia, Texas, and Oregon State on April 28…placed third (6:30.463) at the Big Ten Championship on May 13…helped Iowa to second place (6:36.964) in the Heat 1 Prelim…sixth place (6:46.86) in the Heat 2 Semifinal…sixth place (6:41.92) in the Petite Final at the NCAA Championship on May 25-27… earned Academic All-Big Ten.

2016-17 — Appeared in six competitions as the coxswain 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 seventh (19:57.65) as coxswain on the 1V4+ crew at the Head of the Charles Regatta on Oct. 22… earned Academic All-Big Ten.

2015-16– Was the coxswain in six races for the 1V4+ crew…placed first (7:38.4) at the Big Ten/ ACC Double Dual… competed in both sessions of the Big Ten Double Dual in the 1V4+ boat, placing second (7:23.80) in the morning session and first (7:42.30)… placed second in both sessions at the Lake Natoma Invite on April 16… placed second (7:30.0) at the Tennessee Conference Invite… placed sixth (7:33.879) in the 1V4+ boat at the Big Ten Championships…letterwinner.

Before Iowa… All-Conference, All-Regional, All-State, MVP in cross country freshman and sophomore year… All-Conference relay and All-Sectional relay for track freshman and sophomore year… tenth place at state and school record holder for track sophomore year… four time letter winner… injured junior and senior year..

Personal… Born September 11, 1996 in Moline, Ill…. daughter of Mike and Michon Wieland… Health and Human Physiology major…

Why Iowa… The school fits well for me. Iowa is the perfect size, offers a good Exercise Science program, and has a great atmosphere. Iowa also gave me another shot at collegiate athletics.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… The team aspect is my absolute favorite because it takes responsibility from every person in your boat to stick together and be fast.

What made you want to become a rower… I am injury prone, so in my last few years of distance running I took up rowing on the erg to cross train. My coach, Janet, suggested I do this to maintain endurance and keep my mind off of my injuries. In the last year I participated in a couple of Iowa’s rowing clinics while on school visits, and I was hooked.