University of Iowa Athletics

Skye Sperry

Class Fr.
Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
High School Franklin Central

2016-17 — Appeared in four competitions on the 1N8+ crew… finished fourth (7:16.58) on the 2N8+ crew at the Big Ten Championship on May 14… placed third (7:08.60) against Syracuse and Princeton on April 28… defeated Rutgers (7:14.00) in the morning session and helped Iowa to a runner-up finish (7:15.02) against Ohio State in the afternoon session of the Big Ten Double Dual on April 8… finished runner-up to Michigan State (7:10.75) in the morning session and Louisville (7:07.59) in the afternoon session of the Double Dual on April 1… finished third (6:53.60) in the first heat and fourth (7:13.15) in the A Final at the Longhorn Invitational on March 25… helped Iowa to a fifth-place finish (14:37.97) on the N8 “B” crew at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23.

Before Iowa… Rowed with the Indianapolis Rowing Center…won most improved oarswoman…played soccer and softball in high school.

Personal… Born March 6, 1998…daughter of Travis Sperry and Dianna Scott…one sister (Bryanna) and one brother (Elijah)…creative writing major.

Why Iowa… I chose Iowa for the creative writing program and the big school in a small town feeling.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… The feeling of race day, being so excited and nervous and all around prepared for whatever happens out there with your favorite people right there with you.

What made you want to become a rower… My father encouraged it in high school since I’ve always played sports and I wanted to continue something in college.