2014-15… competed with the 2V4+ crew at the Nordic Nine… competed with the 1V4+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual… competed with the 2V4+ crew at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee, and the Big Ten Championships… helped the 1V4+ crew defeat Michigan State by 15 seconds at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the 2V4+ crew pull out an impressive one-second victory over Kansas at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… 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… Competed as part of the 1V4+ crew eight times during the 2014 competition season… finished second (6:56.42) in the season-opener at Clemson… placed third (7:35.63) in Group B of its race on the first day and finished sixth (7:56.63) in the finals of the San Diego Crew Classic… finished fourth (7:41.40) in the home opener… took fifth (8:41.30) on day one and first (8:01.40) on the final day of the Clemson Invitational… won the 1V4+ race with a time of 7:39.00 at Tennessee… finished sixth (7:49.300) at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park.
2012-13… Competed in all three fall events… placed first in the 1V4+ at the Head of the Des Moines… placed third in the 1V4+ at the Head of the Rock… placed third in the 1V4+ at the Head of the Iowa… competed in all three spring events… qualified for the 1V4+ petite finals and placed third at the San Diego Crew Classic… placed third in the 1V4+ and helped team take home second place in the final team standings at the Dale England Cup… placed fifth in the 1V4+ and helped team take home sixth place at the Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.
Before Iowa… Four-year varsity letterwinner for high school swim team… team captain her senior year… team MVP in 2009… three-year sectional team member… letterwinner in softball.
Personal… Born September 13, 1991… daughter of Mark and Rebecca Rhoads… human physiology/exercise science major… lists her mother as the most influential person in her life.
Why Iowa… I chose Iowa because of the feeling I get when I’m on campus.
My favorite aspect of rowing is… being in the last five hundred of a race and the point where you push past the exhaustion and cross the finish line with eight other girls working just as hard as you.
What made you want to become a rower… I was actually convinced by my roommate at the time to go to the walk on meeting for rowing. I thought she was crazy and it took a lot of convincing on her part. I eventually went and fell in love with the sport and could not imagine my life without it!