University of Iowa Athletics

Olivia Taeger

Class So.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School West
Olivia Taeger - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

2023-24
• Raced on the I Varsity 4+ boat that placed third in two races (8:02.03; 7:59.67), and fifth in one race (7:32.90) at Lake Wheeler Invite
• Competed on the II Varsity 4+ boat that won race (7:29.59), and placed second (7:37.76) and third (7:38.93) at B1G Invite
• Raced on the II Varsity 4+ boat that won both races at B1G/B12 Double Duals (7:59.65, 7:48.38)
• Competed on the II Varsity 4+ boat that won both races at Sunshine State Invite (7:57.91; 7:17.33)

2022-23
• Competed on the III Varsity 8+/I Novice 8+ boat that won race (6:55.28), placed third (7:25.87) and fourth (8:01.02) at Lake Wheeler Invite and placed seventh at B1G Championships (7:14.59)
• Competed on the Novice 8+ boat that placed fourth vs. Yale & Ohio State (8:49.80) and second vs. Syracuse (7:36.10)
• Competed on the III Varsity 8+/I Novice 8+ boat that placed second at B1G Invite (6:54.00) and at B1G/Big 12 Double Dual (7:14.3), and third at B1G Invite (6:57.38, 7:29.02)
• Dean’s List student (Spring 2023)
• Letterwinner

High School
• Three-time All-American in swimming as part of 200 and 400 free relays
• Member of state champion 400 free relay junior year, placing second in that event senior year and third as a freshman
• 16-time state meet qualifier in swimming
• 11-time first team all-conference in swimming, winning 10 conference titles and placing second three times
• Set school swimming records as part of 200 and 400 free relay, and state record as part of 400 free relay junior year
• Helped swimming team to four regional and conference titles and four top-6 finishes at state meet
• Two-time academic all-conference, earning academic all-state honors senior year
• National Honor Society member, earning Gold Cord and Academic Medal senior year
• Earned Silver Cord all four years for recording 200 volunteer hours

Personal
• Born December 18, 2003
• Parents are Vince and Kelli Taeger
• Vince played football and competed in track at Loras College, and Kelli competed in cross country and track at Loras College
• Has one sibling – Zach
• Human Physiology major