University of Iowa Athletics

Laura Bates

Class Jr.
Hometown Waverly, Iowa
High School Waverly-Shell Rock
Laura Bates - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

2021-22
• Competed on the I V4+ crew that won grand final at Sunshine State Invite (7:20.66), earning B1G Boat of the Week honors (4/5)
• Raced on the I V4+ crew that placed second vs. #4 Yale (7:36.8) and at Harvard (7:41.0), and third (7:20.92) and fourth (8:01.95) at Pac 12 Invite
• Competed on the II V8+ crew that placed second (6:46.867; 6:44.287) and fourth (6:58.952) at B1G Invite, hird (6:58.80; 7:05.30) at B1G/Pac-12 Challenge, and fifth at B1G Championships (6:41.639)
• Raced on the III V8+ crew at Jayhawk Jamboree
• Letterwinner

2020-21
• Appeared in seven competitions, one with the II Varsity Eight crew and six with the I Varsity Four crew
• Brought home two second place finishes at Southern Methodist and Ohio State
• Helped Iowa capture two second place and one fourth place finish at the Big Ten Invitational with a best time of 7:36.9
• Finished second at the Hawkeye Regatta
• In her first race with the II Varsity 8 crew, helped Iowa finish second at Michigan in 6:55.7
• Letterwinner

2019-20
• Appeared in one competition at the Indiana/Wisconsin Scrimmage High School
• Competed in Basketball, Volleyball and Track at Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School
• Earned all-conference honors in basketball and volleyball as a senior
• Led basketball team to two conference championships and one state appearance
• Led volleyball team to a conference championship and a state appearance
• 2018 USAV Girls Junior National Championships qualifier

Personal
• Born on Oct. 9, 2000
• Daughter of Dave and Barb Bates
• Mom (track/volleyball) and Dad (football) competed at South Dakota State University
• Secondary Science Education major