University of Iowa Athletics

Taylor West

Class So.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School West

2017-18 — Appeared in one competition on the II V4 crew…placed 29th (17:44.01) at the Jayhawk Jamboree on October 22… named Academic All-Big Ten… named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2016-17 — Appeared in two competitions on the 2N8+ crew… finished fourth (7:16.58) at the Big Ten Championship on May 14… defeated Ohio State in the morning (7:23.30) and afternoon (8:07.30) sessions of the Big Ten Double Dual on April 8… helped Iowa to a fifth-place finish (14:37.97) on the N8 “B” crew at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23.

Before Iowa…Ran track and cross country…two-time letter winner…two year member of the National Honor Society…graduated with highest honors.

Personal…Born November 4, 1997…daughter of Doug and Michele West…one brother Austin…Sport and recreation management and communication studies major.

Why Iowa…Growing up I cheered for the Hawks and couldn’t wait for the day I officially became one. The opportunity to row also played a big part in my decision.

My favorite aspect of rowing is…The discipline and preciseness that the sport requires. I like that each crew is like a smaller team within our team.

What made you want to become a rower…I love sports and personal fitness. I grew up around Iowa coaches and athletes and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to become a student-athlete at the University of Iowa.