University of Iowa Athletics

Kirsten Jurgersen

Class Jr.
Hometown Wilton, Iowa
High School Wilton
Kirsten Jurgersen - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

Before Iowa… three-time track and field letterwinner… senior year cross country letterwinner… earned 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award… member of National Honors Society… former class president… involved in band and YoungLife… earned Outstanding Senior Award for academic achievement… was Academic All-Conference… named to honor roll…

Personal… Born October 22, 1999… daughter of Kent and Lynn Jurgersen… therapeutic recreation major.

Why Iowa… I always knew that someday I would attend the University of Iowa. After visiting a few times, it felt like a good place to call home. We also have a great pre-child life program.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… being able to feel the boat glide on the water and being part of a team that feels like a family.

What made you want to become a rower… At orientation someone on the team approached me about it. After thinking it over all summer, I decided to give it a try and instantly fell in love with the sport.