University of Iowa Athletics

Trisha Huerta

Class Sr.
Hometown Griswold, Iowa
High School Griswold

2017-18 — Finished eighth on the 2V4+ crew (13:13.53) at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 22… appeared in three competitions on the 3V4+ crew in the spring… placed sixth (8:04.466) to help Iowa to a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Championship on May 13… earned Academic All-Big Ten.

2016-17 — Appeared in three competitions on the 3V4+ crew… finished sixth (7:41.02) 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… defeated Kansas (7:46.81) in the morning session and Louisville (7:54.37) in the afternoon session of the Double Dual on April 1… placed 11th (14:07.51) on the V8 “B” crew at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23.

2015-16 — Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… competed in six races with the 2V4+ crew…  placed first (7:56.20) in the afternoon session of the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the 2V4+ crew to second place finishes in the morning session of the Big Ten Double Dual (7:45.10), the Lake Natoma Invitational (7:33.93), and the Tennessee Invitational Conference Challenge (7:42.5)… helped the 2V4+ crew finish sixth at the Big Ten Championships (7:43.837)… helped team to a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships (95 points)… named to UI’s spring Dean’s List … letterwinner.

2014-15… Competed with the 2N8+ crew against Kansas in the fall… competed with the 2N8+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual, the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee, and the Big Ten Championships… collected a sixth place finish in the 2N8+ finals, finishing a full 44 seconds ahead of the Golden Gophers crew at the Big Ten Championships… 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.

Before Iowa… Member of high school’s basketball team all four years… member of high school’s track team for three years… and won back to back state championships with high school’s track team.

Personal… Born May 23, 1996… daughter of Sam and Terri Liddell… sociology major with a criminology track.

Why Iowa… The University of Iowa appeared to the best college opportunity for me and to help me reach my future goals. I believe I take full advantage of my potential and abilities at Iowa.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… My favorite aspect is being out in the boat with my teammates. Although it is hard work, it is always fun being out there, especially with an encouraging team supporting one another. There is nobody better to push me harder and farther than my teammates, and that is how one overcomes weakness.

What made you want to become a rower… I have always enjoyed being a part of a team in high school and wanted to be apart of an official collegiate team. I just never thought I would have the opportunity to do so. However, a few of the rowers talked to me at orientation and intrigued me. So, after talking with them, I realized it was an opportunity I could not pass up. It gave me inspiration to try something new that I could possibly succeed in.