University of Iowa Athletics

Rachel Crosley

Class Junior
Hometown Glencoe, Ill.
High School New Trier High School

2013-14… Member of the 2V4+ that earned Big Ten Boat of the Week recognition following the season-opener at Clemson… helped the 2V4+ crew to three event wins, at Clemson in the season-opener (7:40.60), on day two of the Clemson Invite (8:05.40) and at Tennessee by 35 seconds (7:53.70)… placed third (8:09.20) at Iowa[apos]s home opener at Lake MacBride in the 2V4+… finished runner-up (8:49.10) in day one of the Clemson Invite… ended the season with a sixth place result (7:55.662) in the 2V4+, more than eight seconds ahead of seventh place Michigan State, in the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park.

2012-13… Competed in one spring event… placed third in the 3V4+ and helped team take home sixth place at the Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

Before Iowa… Member of the New Trier Rowing team… high school coaches were Rose Marchuk, Sandy Culver, and Hope Poor… took fifth place in the varsity 8+ at the 2010 Head of the Charles… took first place in the varsity 8+ at the 2011 SRAA Nationals… took first place in the freshman 8+ at the 2008 SRAA Nationals.

Personal… Born November 26, 1993 in Evanston, Ill… daughter of Mark Crosley and Sheila Cohen… statistics major… lists her mother as the most influential person in her life.

Why Iowa… I loved Iowa when I visited. It had everything that I was looking for in a school; a beautiful campus, friendly people, and unlimited opportunities.

What is your favorite aspect about rowing… I love being in a boat and making that boat glide through the water is both thrilling and calming. Rowing gives you a chance to be outdoors and appreciate nature. And I love competing, all of the training, and my teammates.

What made you want to become a rower… I had participated in and tried almost every other sport and rowing was one I hadn[apos]t. I wanted to try something new.