2014-15… Academic All-Big Ten… did not compete in the fall… competed with the 2N8+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual and the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, and the Big Ten Championships… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… 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 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 softball team her junior and senior year… won 2013 softball defensive player of the year… Regional Champions for softball her senior year… member of high school’s basketball team her senior year… helped basketball team win Conference, Regional, and Sectional Championships her senior year… and member of Key Club.
Personal… Born April 17, 1995… daughter of Jim and Marilyn Hayes, two brothers (John and Brian) and one sister (Katie)… human physiology major.
Why Iowa… I attended Bradley University for my first semester of freshman year and decided that I wanted to attend a much bigger school. After visiting Iowa, I loved the campus and the Big Ten atmosphere and knew it would be the perfect fit for me.
My favorite aspect of rowing is… I love how much of a team effort it takes to be successful and how mentally and physically challenging it is everyday.
What made you want to become a rower… I have always loved to compete and sports have always been a huge part of my life so when I heard about rowing it sounded like a great challenge to be a part of.