University of Iowa Athletics

Victoria Bricker

Class Sr.
Hometown Runnells, Iowa
High School Southeast Polk

2016-17 — Appeared in seven competitions on the 1V8+ crew… finished 14th overall at the NCAA Championship on May 28 with a runner-up finish (6:38.04) in the C Final… won the C/D semifinal  (6:24.52) at the NCAA Championship on May 27… helped Iowa to a third-place finish (6:14.90) in the second heat and repechage (6:18.99) at the NCAA Championship on May 26… placed fourth (6:16.53) at the Big Ten Championship on May 14… placed third (7:08.60) against Syracuse and Princeton on April 28… defeated Rutgers (7:02.20) in the morning session and finished runner-up (6:38.00) to Ohio State in the afternoon session of the Big Ten Double Dual o April 8… defeated Michigan State (6:30.06) in the morning session and Louisville (6:32.31) in the afternoon session of the Double Dual on April 1… won the first heat (6:11.51) against San Diego, Duke, and Oklahoma and placed runner-up (6:20.53) to Texas in the A Final at the Longhorn Invitational on March 25… helped Iowa to a 12th-place finish (17:34.06) at the Head of the Charles Regatta on Oct. 22… named a CRCA National Scholar Athlete… earned Academic All-Big Ten.

2015-16 — Named to UI Dean’s List… CRCA Scholar Athlete… competed in six competitions on the 1V4+ and 2V8+ boats… placed second (6:45.5) at the Big Ten/ ACC Double Dual… competed in the morning session of the Big Ten Double Dual in Iowa City, placing second (7:18.30) and first in the afternoon session (7:16.70)… placed second in both sessions at the Lake Natoma Invite on April 16… placed second (7:30.0) at the Tennessee Conference Invite… placed sixth (7:33.879) in the 1V4+ boat at the Big Ten Championships… letterwinner

2014-15… Academic All-Big Ten… CRCA Scholar Athlete… competed with the 1V4+ crew at the Nordic Nine, B1G/Big 12 Challenge, Tennessee, and the Big Ten Championship… competed with the 2V4+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… helped the 1V4+ crew defeat Michigan State by 15 seconds at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the 1V4+ crew to finish fourth, just over five seconds behind the second-place Michigan (07:58.903)…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.

2013-14… Helped the 2N8+ crew to a runner-up finish (7:43.30) at Iowa’s home opener at Lake MacBride… contributed to Iowa’s sweep of Tennessee, helping the 1N8+ boat finish first by a 24.5 second margin… closed the season with the 1N8+ crew that finished sixth (7:28.030) at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park… Dean’s List.

Before Iowa… Member of high school’s basketball team… member of 5A state championship team as a senior… led the 5A tournament in offensive rebounds and second in total rebounds… team made state semi-finals from 2011-13… named honorable mention eastern division as a senior and honorable mention all-conference as a junior… part of MaxPreps Tour of Champions… member of high school’s volleyball team… holds school records for individual single season blocks (92 in 2012), single season blocks per game and career serve aces (154)… team made it to state regional finals as a senior… named second team Eastern Division, second team all-conference as a senior and honorable mention all-conference as a junior… National Honors Society… graduated in top three percent of her class… earned academic letter in 2011… member of Student Activity Leadership team, National Council for Youth Leadership and FCA… high school coaches were Tracey Daily (basketball) and Matthew Parker (volleyball).

Personal… Born December 22, 1994 in Des Moines… daughter of Lance and Pam Bricker… health and human physiology-health promotion major… minoring in psychology and global health.

Why Iowa… Being a Hawkeye has always been in my family and with the University of Iowa being the only school in Iowa with a radiation therapy program, it made the choice of coming here easier.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… Pushing my body to new levels. Also, being a part of a team and competing.

What made you want to become a rower… Coach Quoss was after me to try-out and my doctor told me that rowing would be great for therapy for my knee, so I decided to give it a try!