University of Iowa Athletics

Laura Kanaris

Class Sr.
Hometown Brisbane, Australia
Previous School Brisbane State

2007-2008… Competed in the championships eights at the Head of the Charles… member of the V8+ that earned Big Ten Boat of the Week April 15 during the spring season… stroked in the eight seat of every race… helped Iowa to wins over UCF, Duke and Kansas Sate at the Longhorn Invitational… contributed to the Hawkeyes first place team finish at the George Washington Invitational with wins over George Washington, Navy and St. Josephs… posted a win against Indiana at the Big Ten Challenge… placed second in the Petite Finals at the Big Ten Championships… earned a fourth place finish in the Petite Finals at the South-Central Regionals.

2006-2007… Raced in the first varsity eight and pairs…sat in the two seat in the V8+ that placed second at Head of the Rock… won the varsity pairs at the Head of the Rock… was a member of the first varsity eight for every race during the spring season… member of the Big Ten Boat of the Week during the week of April 9th… helped Iowa finish first in the V8+ Petite Final at the Big Ten Championships… raced to a first place finish in the V8+ in Final C at the Central Regional Sprints.

2005-2006… Member of both the 1V8+ and the 2V8+ boats during the year… member of the 2V8+ boat that placed second in the Petite Finals of the Big Ten Championships.

Before Iowa… 2003 and 2004 Queensland School State Champion in the Women’s Open Lightweight 1x… 2004 Queensland School State Champion in the Women’s Open 1x… 2004 Queensland State Champion in the Women’s Junior 4-… Queensland Senior State Champion in the Women[apos]s 1x… placed sixth in Junior Women’s 1x at 2005 Australian National Titles.

Personal… Born November 20, 1987… daughter of Janette Hepburn and Peter McIlwraith… health promotion major.