University of Iowa Athletics

Marija Pritchard

Class Sr.
Hometown Ankeny, Iowa
High School Ankeny

2017-18 — Did not see action… earned Academic All-Big Ten… named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2016-17 — Appeared in one competition as coxswain on the 2V4+ crew and one competition on the 3V4+ crew… defeated Ohio State on the 3V4+ crew in the morning (7:23.30) and afternoon (8:07.30) sessions of the Big Ten Double Dual on April 8… defeated Kansas (7:35.22) on the 2V4+ crew in the morning session and helped Iowa to a runner-up finish (7:45.99) against Louisville on the 2V4+ crew in the afternoon session of the Double Dual on April 1… placed 11th (14:07.51) as coxswain on the V8 “B” crew at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23.

2015-16… Competed in four races with 3V4+ crew…­ placed second (8:19.6) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual… helped 3V4+ crew to first places finishes in the morning (7:44.50) and afternoon (8:00.04) sessions at the Big Ten Double Dual… placed fourth (7:47.735) at the Big Ten Championships… helped team to a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships (95 points)… named to UI Dean’s List for the spring academic semester.

Before Iowa… lettered in swimming and track all four years…Academic Letter 10th, 11th, and 12th grade… AP Scholar Award 12th grade… Central Iowa Metropolitan League All-Academic Recognition — 10th, 11th, and 12th grade

Personal… born July 16, 1996 in Des Moines, Iowa… daughter of Charles and Monika Pritchard… biology major… twin sister Elizabeth Pritchard also on rowing team…

Why Iowa… I choose Iowa because it had a really great biology program and I wanted to row in college. The University of Iowa gave me the opportunity to have both.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… I really enjoy the people on the rowing team. They are my favorite part.

What made you want to become a rower… I wanted to become a rower because heard about it from a close family friend. They made it sound really fun so I wanted to try it.