University of Iowa Athletics

Kathleen Meek

Class Fr.
Hometown Des Moines, Iowa
High School Dowling Catholic
Kathleen Meek - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

2013-14… Competed at Clemson meet on 1N8+ boat… competed in Iowa’s home regatta, finishing fourth on 1N8+ boat (7:25.90)… 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 as a part of the 1N8+ crew, which finished sixth (7:28.03).

Before Iowa… Member of high school[apos]s basketball team… three-time varsity letterwinner… team finished runner-up at the state tournament senior year… member of high school’s track and field team… competed in the long jump and 200 meter at state competition sophomore year… academic letterwinner… awarded high school’s excellence medal… Aquinas Key award winner… National Honors Society member… Presidential Honor Roll member.. also active in choir, art club, People to People, and as a peer tutor… high school coaches were Bob and Sharon Hanson and Larry Weier.

Personal… Born October 10, 1994 in Chicago… daughter of John and Molly Meek… mother, Molly, is an Iowa alum… sports recreation and business major.

Why Iowa… The University of Iowa is close to my hometown so it makes it easier for me to see my family that I am very close to. I also loved the large campus city feel of Iowa with the smaller number of students than other Big Ten colleges.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… Having a team, a second family at the University of Iowa.

What made you want to become a rower… I talked to some of the current athletes at orientation this summer, and being on a team again sounded great. So I decided to participate this fall and I am thoroughly enjoying it.