University of Iowa Athletics

Kaitlyn Daugherty

Class Jr.
Hometown Fairfield, Iowa
High School Fairfield
Kaitlyn Daugherty - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

2016 — did not compete… named to UI Dean’s List.

2014-15… Competed with the 3V4+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual, B1G/Big 12 Challenge, and the Big Ten Championships… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… 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.

2013-14… Competed with the 2N8+ crew at Iowa’s home opener at Lake MacBride and helped the boat to a runner-up result with an effort of 7:43.30.

Before Iowa… Member of high school’s cross country team… two-time varsity letterwinner… two-time team captain and voted team’s Most Improved member junior year… Coaches Award winner senior year… member of high school’s soccer team… two-time varsity letterwinner… also a member of high school’s basketball team… named Southeast Conference All-Academic team for all three sports… National Honor Society member… Student Council member… graduated with a cumulative 4.0 GPA… National Society of High School Scholars award winner… 4-H president… high school coaches were Jerrod Belzer(cross country), Roeland Hekker(soccer), Billy Strickler and Mick Flattery(basketball).

Personal… Born August 27, 1995 in Iowa City… daughter of Joe and Stacey Daugherty… pre-med/chemistry major.

Why Iowa… I chose to attend the University of Iowa because of all of the opportunities that are available here. There are more clubs, organizations, and ways to get involved than anyone could possibly imagine.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… The team aspect. I have gotten to know my teammates in a way that would not be possible otherwise.

What made you want to become a rower… I wanted to become a rower to challenge myself both physically and mentally. I was approached by my coach at orientation about rowing. I had not considered rowing before, but I thought I would give it a shot.