University of Iowa Athletics

Kristina Wainwright

Class Fr.
Hometown Tega Cay, S.C.
High School Plainfield North

2016-17 — Appeared in one competition on the 2N8+ crew… helped Iowa to a runner-up finish against Michigan State in the morning (7:21.78) and afternoon (7:33.72) sessions of the Double Dual on April 1…­ placed 10th (15:43.19) on the N8 “C” crew at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23.

Before Iowa… Level 10 gymnast…ten time state qualifier…eight time regional qualifier…national qualifier…member of Nationals Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.

Personal… Born November 7, 1997…daughter of Jimmy and Tess Wainwright…one brother (Ty)…Human physiology (pre-med) major.

Why Iowa… I choose Iowa because of all the many opportunities that are available here and the loving and family environment.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… The feeling you get knowing you are a part of the team and being on the water racing.

What made you want to become a rower… I wanted to become a rower once I went to the rowing clinic here at the University of Iowa. I was a gymnast and one of my former teammates became a rower here and told me how amazing it was, so I gave it a try and loved it.