2014-15…Competed with the 2N8+ crew against Kansas in the fall… competed with the 2N8+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual and the Big Ten Championships… helped the 2N8+ crew defeat last year’s Big Ten runner-up by a 6.4 second margin at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… helped the 2N8+ finish a full 44 seconds ahead of Minnesota and sixth place in the finals at the Big Ten Championships… helped the team to a sixth place finish, the second highest scoring performance at the Big Ten Championships in program history, and the highest since 2003.
Before Iowa… Member of high school’s swim team all four years… member of high school’s water polo team all four years… captain of the water polo team senior year… third place in the American Water Polo National State Challenge in 2014… Vice President of the French Honor Society… and National Honor Society member.
Personal… Born June 24, 1996… daughter of Robert Morris and Tracy Usinov… audiology and speech pathology major.
Why Iowa… The University of Iowa is ranked the number one academic institution for audiology and speech pathology.
My favorite aspect of rowing is… My favorite aspect of rowing is the team dependency. Everyone has to put in 100% effort to succeed, so we all encourage each other to give our absolute best.
What made you want to become a rower… I wanted to become a rower after meeting and talking to the varsity rowers. Their enthusiasm and love for the sport was contagious.