University of Iowa Athletics

Tess Kopecky

Class So.
Hometown West Bend, Wis.
High School West
Tess Kopecky - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

2014-15…Did not see action.

2013-14…… Competed with the 1N8+ crew on five occasions… helped the boat to a first place finish at Tennessee by 24.5 seconds, a fourth place result at Iowa’s home opener at Lake MacBride (7:25.90) and fifth place finishes in day one (8:06.60) and day two (8:14.00) of the Clemson Invite… finished the year with a sixth place finish (7:28.03) at the Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park.

Before Iowa… Member of high school’s soccer team… named team MVP senior year, awarded the Coaches Award junior and sophomore years, and named Defensive MVP her freshman year… member of high school’s basketball team… awarded the Coaches Award junior… also a member of high school’s tennis team… National Honors Society member and treasurer… Honors Diploma recipient… member of Interact, S.E.E.D., and Key Club… high school coaches were Mark Maley(Basketball), Corey Petzold(Soccer), Mark Drake(Soccer), and Kara Petzold(Tennis).

Personal… Born May 8, 1995… daughter of Bob and Jill Kopecky… father, Bob, wrestled at the University of Wisconsin… biology major with a pre-physicians assistant interest.

Why Iowa… I chose to attend the University of Iowa because I loved the atmosphere on campus. I loved how it was a Big Ten school with competitive athletics but at the same time, the campus was intimate.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… I love being on the water and racing with seven other girls, trying to beat the other team to the final stroke.

What made you want to become a rower… I have always participated in sports and I love competition, so I cannot imaging my life without sport. Rowing combines my love of water and being on a team.