University of Iowa Athletics

Zoe Ribar

Class Senior
Hometown Columbus, OH
High School Upper Arlington

2016 – Academic All-Big Ten…competed in six races on the 1V8+ crew… placed second (6:45.8) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual… placed second (6:40.90) and first (6:51.20) in the Big Ten Double Dual in Iowa City on April 9… helped Iowa to a second place finish (6:32.77) at the Lake Natoma Invitational… placed first (6:55.13) at the Big Ten/Big 12 Invite… placed first (6:34.7) at the Tennessee Conference Invitational on May 1… helped Iowa to a fifth place finish (6:35.99) at the Big Ten Championships on May 15…named to UI’s Spring Dean’s List…letterwinner

2014-15… Academic All-Big Ten… Sportsmanship Award recipient… competed with the 1V8+ and 1V4+ crews at the Head of the Des Moines, against Indiana and Kansas in the fall… competed with the 1V8+ crew at the Nordic Nine, the Big Ten Double Dual, the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee, and the Big Ten Championships… helped the 1V8+ crew top Big Ten foe Michigan State with a 4.4 second margin at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… helped the 1V8+ crew to a third place result (6:54.239) at the Big Ten Championships… earned a sixth place finish in the 1V8+ finals (7:15.131) 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.

2013-14… First Team All-Big Ten… Academic All-Big Ten… competed as part of the 1V8+ crew eight times during the 2014 competition season… placed third in a 6:55.18 effort at the season-opener at Clemson… took the runner-up spot (7:02.40) on day one and finished fifth (7:04.38) on the final day of the San Diego Crew Classic… helped the Hawkeyes to a fourth place finish (6:54.00) in the home opener… finished seventh (7:31.90) and sixth (7:05.30) on day one and two, respectively, at the Clemson Invitational… beat Tennessee with a 6:47.50 effort… helped Iowa to a seventh place finish (6:53.982) at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park.

2012-13… Competed in two fall events… placed second in the 1V8+ at the Head of the Des Moines… placed eighth in the 1V8+ at the Head of the Iowa… competed in all three spring events… qualified for the 2V8+ petite finals and placed second at the San Diego Crew Classic… placed second in the 2V8+ and helped team take home second place in the team standings at the Dale England Cup… placed sixth in the 2V8+ and helped team take home sixth place in the final team standings at the Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

Before Iowa… Four-year member of high school rowing team… coached optimist basketball… Link Leader freshman mentor and peer collaborator… high school coaches were Michael Rice and Chris Bock.

Personal… Born December 16, 1993 in Chicago… daughter of Donald and Tracee Ribar… graduated Magna Cum Lade… pre-physical therapy major…

Why Iowa… Rowing was not only a great opportunity at the University of Iowa, but Iowa is also home to a great selection of health sciences. Not to mention I thoroughly enjoyed the people and atmosphere here at Iowa.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… Not everybody can do it.

What made you want to become a rower… I wanted to do field hockey, but was convinced to do rowing instead. And I had never expected it to be such a life changing decision.