University of Iowa Athletics

Sarah Powell

Class Sr.
Hometown Park Ridge, Ill.
High School Maine South

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 12th-place finish (17:34.06) on the 1V8+ crew at the Head of the Charles Regatta Oct. 22… earned Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Sportsmanship Award  honoree.

2015-16… Competed in six races with the 2V8+ crew… helped the 2V8+ crew finish second (6:45.73) at the Lake Natoma Invitational… helped the 2V8+ crew to first place finishes at the Big Ten/Big 12 Double Dual (7:00.743), and the Tennessee Invitational Conference Challenge (6:42.4)… helped 2V8+ crew finish fifth at the Big Ten Championships (6:40.558)… placed first (7:38.4) in the 1V4+ boat at the Big Ten/ ACC Double Dual… competed in both sessions of the Big Ten Double Dual with the 1V4+ crew, placing second (7:23.80) and first (7:42.30)… helped Hawkeyes to a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships (95 points… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… named to UI Dean’s List for both fall and spring academic semesters… letterwinner.

2014-15…Academic All-Big Ten… competed with the 3V8+ crew at the Head of the Des Moines and against Kansas in the fall… competed with the 2V4+ crew at the Nordic Nine and the Big Ten Double Dual… competed with the 1V4+ crew at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee, and the Big Ten Championships… helped the 1V4+ crew to finish fourth, just over five seconds behind the second-place Michigan (07:58.903)… 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… Competed as part of the 1N8+ crew three times during the 2014 competition season… finished fourth (7:25.90) in the home opener… recorded a win at Tennessee as they beat the Lady Vols by 24.5 seconds… helped the Hawkeyes to a sixth place finish (7:28.030) at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park… first year letter winner.

Before Iowa… Member of high school’s softball team… awarded for outstanding performance in Spanish from 2009-2012.. Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search Recognition Award winner… honored for academic excellence in United States History… Prairie State Achievement Award winner for mathematics… member of Key Club, Adventure Club, and Freshmen Student Council.

Personal… Born March 3, 1995… daughter of Brian and Suzanne Powell… mathematics major.

Why Iowa… I chose the University of Iowa because of all the opportunities presented to me here. I fell in love with the campus right away and lived everything about it.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… The challenge that it represents and the therapeutic effect it has on me.

What made you want to become a rower… I am always willing to try something new and I like to keep active. I wouldn’t consider rowing a traditional sport and I like that about it. It was a no-experience type thing which was the determining factor in my trying out for the sport.