University of Iowa Athletics

Sam McElwain

Class Fr.
Hometown Prior Lake, Minn.
High School Prior Lake

2015-16… Competed in five races with the 2N8+ crew… helped the 2N8+ crew to first places finishes at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual (7:37.1), the afternoon session of the Big Ten Double Dual (7:16.70), and the Big Ten/Big 12 Double Dual (7:40.599)… helped 2N8+ crew finish  fourth at the Big Ten Championships (7:02.720)… helped Hawkeyes to a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships (95 points).

Before Iowa… All-conference for basketball junior year… true team state for track junior year… all-conference for basketball senior year… section runners up in basketball, shot 31 points…

Personal… Born December 21, 1996 in Prior Lake, Minn… daughter of David McElwain… engineering major…

Why Iowa… I choose the University of Iowa because of the money they have to research, beautiful campus, and it seemed like a small school with big ten sports.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… My favorite aspect of rowing is the teamwork and the competiveness of the sport.

What made you want to become a rower… I saw people rowing down the river when I was at a tour of the school and wondered if I could do that looked up and saw the opportunity and took it!