University of Iowa Athletics

Rachel Canon

Class Sr.
Hometown Ames, Iowa
High School Ames

2017-18 — Placed fifth in the 1V8+ boat (12:55.18) and eighth in the 1V4+ boat (14:25.31) at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 22… appeared in 11 races with the 2V8+ crew in the spring… defeated Southern California (6:35.8) during the third round of the Pac-12 Invitational on April 1… conquered Michigan State (6:36.1) on April 7… placed second (6:21.0) against Yale and Princeton on April 14… finished third (7:04.420) at the Longhorn Invitational on April 28… placed third (6:30.463) at the Big Ten Championship on May 13 to help Iowa to a fourth-place conference standing… finished sixth overall (6:14.92) in the petite final to help the Hawkeyes to an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Championship on May 27… earned Academic All-Big Ten… named CRCA National Scholar… named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2016-17 — Appeared in six competitions on the 2V8+ crew… placed 15th overall at the NCAA Championship on May 28 with a third-place finish (6:50.97) in the C Final… placed third in the C/D semifinal  (6:39.00) at the NCAA Championship on May 27… placed fourth (6:38.72) in the fourth heat and sixth (6:33.29) in the repechage at the NCAA Championship on May 26… finished fourth (6:23.43) at the Big Ten Championship on May 14… placed second (6:26.80) against Princeton, Syracuse, and Penn on April 28… defeated Rutgers (7:57.40) in the morning session and placed runner-up (8:02.00) to Ohio State in the afternoon session of the Big Ten Double Dual on April 8… defeated Michigan State (6:40.68) in the morning session and Louisville (6:53.50) in the afternoon session of the Double Dual on April 1… finished runner-up to Duke (6:16.67) in the first heat and runner-up to Texas (6:24.77) in the A Final at the Longhorn Invitational on March 25… helped Iowa to a fifth-place finish (13:34.59) on the V8 “A” crew and finished fifth (13:34.59) on the V4 “A” crew at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23… named a CRCA National Scholar Athlete… earned Academic All-Big Ten.

2015-16 — competed in four competitions in the 1N8+ boat… placed first (7:37.1) at the Big Ten/ ACC Double Dual… competed in both sessions at the Big Ten Double Dual, placing second (7:00.10) and first (7:00.50)… placed first (7:20.370) at the Big Ten/ Big 12 Double Dual… placed fourth (6:48.556) at the Big Ten Championships… letterwinner

Before Iowa… Lettered in diving for sophomore, junior, and senior year… Two-time state qualifier in 1-meter diving and scored in both state appearances… Voted Team Captain in 2014… In 2013, helped her team win their 4th team state championship title with an individual 15th place finish… In 2014, placed 10th in her event at the state championships and helped her team earn a Runner-Up finish…

Personal… Born May 6, 1997 in Ames, Iowa… daughter of Doug and Dawn Canon… Human Physiology major…

Why Iowa… I chose to attend the University of Iowa because it offered great academic opportunity in the health field and because I enjoyed the atmosphere of the campus.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… I love the team aspect of the sport of rowing. Before rowing, I competed in diving where I scored points for the team by competing individually. In rowing, you can feel everyone’s efforts come together at the same time and feel your work pay off as you cross the finish line, together.

What made you want to become a rower… Coming to college, I knew that I wanted to get involved and stay active. A friend mentioned rowing to me and as I dwelled on it, I thought that it could be something new and fun to try out. I went to the try-outs and found myself falling in love with the team and the sport.