University of Iowa Athletics

Rachel Chambers

Class Sr.
Rachel Chambers - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

2016 — named to UI Dean’s List… Academic All-Big Ten… did not compete… letterwinner

2014-15… Competed with the 1V4+ crew as coxswain at the Head of the Des Moines… competed with the V8+ crews against Indiana and Kansas in the fall… competed with the 3V4+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual, B1G/Big 12 Challenge, and the Big Ten Championships… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… 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 of the 2V4+ that earned Big Ten Boat of the Week recognition after finishing first (7:40.60) in season-opening competition at Clemson… guided the 2V4+ crew to a third place (8:09.20) result in Iowa’s home opener at Lake MacBride, 15 seconds ahead of fourth place Indiana… came in second (8:49.10) and first (8:05.40) in day one and two, respectively, of the Clemson Invite… ended the regular season with a first place result (7:53.70) by 35 seconds at Tennessee… concluded the year with a sixth place finish (7:55.662) at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park, finishing more than eight seconds ahead of seventh place Michigan State.

Before Iowa… Participated in club gymnastics… national qualifier in 2010… place fourth on uneven bars, eighth on floor, and sixth in all-around… four year honor roll member… club coach was Teri Crumley

Personal… Born August 12, 1994 in Chicago… daughter of Tim Chambers and Donna Primack… mother, Donna, is an Iowa alum… elementary education major.

Why Iowa… I chose to attend the University of Iowa because I loved the overall atmosphere of the campus and all of the people here made me feel welcome instantly. It gives me the experience of a Big Ten school, while also giving me the comfort of knowing that I can have individual help and small class sizes if I need them. Additionally, I have always been a Hawkeye fan because my mom attended the university in part of her undergraduate years.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… My favorite aspect about rowing is that it is a team sport. I have never been a part of a team sport before and it’s exciting to see a team working all together. Additionally, since I am a coxswain, I like that I get to be a leader on the team.

What made you want to become a rower… I joined rowing because I wanted to try something new that I had never done before. I attended the informational meeting and wanted to try out a sport besides gymnastics, and I was ready for a new challenge!