2013-14… Competed at Clemson with the 1N8+ boat in the season opener… competed with the 2N8+ at Iowa’s home regatta and helped the boat finish fourth (6:59.00)… helped Iowa finish fifth at the Clemson Invite on 1N8+ boat (8:06.60)… competed at Big Ten Championships with the 2N8+ crew that finished sixth (7:44.99).
Before Iowa… Member of high school’s swim team… team placed first at the conference meet and fifth at the state meet as a senior… placed second in 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay at the conference meet, placed 12th in the 100 backstroke and 18th in the 200 medley relay at the state meet… as a junior, team place first at the conference meet and fifth at the state meet… placed first in the 100 backstroke, fifth in the 500 freestyle, and second in the 200 medley relay at the conference meet, placed eighth in the 100 backstroke, 13th in the 500 freestyle, and 18th in the 200 medley relay at the state meet… as a sophomore, team placed first at the conference meet and eighth at the state meet… placed fifth in the 100 backstroke and second in the 200 medley relay at the conference meet and placed 18th in the 200 medley relay at the state meet… also a member of high school’s golf team… twice named first team All-Conference… honorable mention All-Metro in the Quad Cities… two-time academic All-Conference… National Honor Society member… high school coaches were Paul Eure, Seth Tweedy, Jay Smith, and Barb Pishke.
Personal… Born June 18, 1994 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa… daughter of Scott and Elaine Martin… sister, Danielle, was a member of the swim team at the University of Kansas… civil engineering major.
Why Iowa… I chose the University of Iowa because the engineering program is very small and I would get a more hands-on education with more opportunities.
My favorite aspect of rowing is… My favorite part is being a part of a team and knowing that in a boat, you have to work together to move the boat together. Also, you can have no idea of a sport until you get to college and become a division 1 athlete.
What made you want to become a rower… I knew that I wanted to do something in college and when swimming did not turn out I looked for a new sport. One of my friends from high school, who was a year older than me, told me to try it, so I went to an information meeting and by the end of the meeting, I knew I wanted to be a rower.