University of Iowa Athletics

McKinzie Cowley

Class Jr.
Hometown Urbandale, Iowa
High School Valley
McKinzie Cowley - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

2016 — did not compete.. letterwinner

2014-15… Academic All-Big Ten… competed with the 3V4+ crew as coxswain at the Head of the Des Moines and against Kansas in the fall… competed with the 2V4+ crew at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee and the Big Ten Championships… competed with the 1V4+ at the Nordic Nine, and the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the 2V4+ crew pull out an impressive one-second victory over Kansas at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… helped the 1V4+ crew defeat Michigan State by 15 seconds at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the team to a sixth place finish, the second highest scoring performance at the Big Ten Championships in program history, and the highest since 2003.

2013-14… Coxswain for the 3V4+ crew that placed third (8:29.70) at Iowa’s home opening regatta… closed the season with a sixth place finish (8:21.787) with the 3V4+ boat at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park.

Before Iowa… Member of Des Moines Rowing Club… two-time team captain… Three year member of high school’s debate team… four-year honor roll member… four-time academic letterwinner… graduated in top 3 percent of graduating class with a 4.2 GPA… science scholar winner… club coach was Jessica Lambert.

Personal… Born August 19, 1995 in Bethlehem, Pa… daughter of Scott and Tina Cowley… grandfather played football, basketball, and baseball at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn… has a cousin who wrestles at Oregon State… pre-dentistry major.

Why Iowa… I choose to attend Iowa because they have a well-established and successful dental program which I would like to, eventually, attend.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… The constant challenge and the sense of community. More than any other sport I have ever played, you are always learning and always challenged to grow as an athlete.

What made you want to become a rower… My friend convinced me to try rowing when I was in high school and I fell in love with the sport.