University of Iowa Athletics

Zora Marinkovich

Class Sr.
Hometown Hales Corners, Wis.
High School Whitnall

2017-18 — Finished fifth on the 1V8+ crew (12:55.18) and eighth on the 1V4+ crew (14:25.31) at the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 22… appeared in 11 competitions on the 2V8+ crew in the spring… defeated Southern California (6:35.8) in third round of the Pac 12 Invite after falling to California (6:34.08) and Stanford (6:31.6) at the Pac 12 Invite on April 1… conquered Michigan State (6:36.1) and fell to Michigan (6:28.0) on April 7… finished runner-up to Yale and defeated Princeton (6:21.0) on April 14… placed third (7:04.420) against Virginia, Texas, and Oregon State at the Longhorn Invitational on April 28… finished third (6:30.463) to help Iowa to a fourth-overall conference standing at the Big Ten Championship on May 13… placed second in Heat 1 of prelims (6:36.964), sixth in Heat 2 of semifinals (6:46.86) and sixth in the petite final (6:41.92) to help the Hawkeyes to an 11-place finish at the NCAA Championship on May 27… earned Academic All-Big Ten.

2016-17 — Appeared in five competitions on the 2V4+ crew… helped Iowa to a seventh-place finish (7:33.49) at the Big Ten Championship on May 14… helped Iowa to a runner-up finish (7:25.80) against Princeton, Syracuse, and Penn on April 28… defeated Rutgers (8:01.00) in the morning session and finished runner-up (7:57.50) to Ohio State in the afternoon session of the Big Ten Double Dual on April 8… defeated Kansas (7:35.22) in the morning session and helped Iowa to a runner-up finish (7:45.99) against Louisville in the afternoon session of the Double Dual on April 1… won the first heat (7:11.24) against Duke, Oklahoma, and Central Florida and placed fourth (7:34.26) in the A Final at the Longhorn Invitational on March 25.

2015-16… Did not compete… named to UI Dean’s List for the fall academic semester.

2014-15…Competed with the 2N8+ crew against Kansas in the fall… competed with the 1N8+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual, the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee, and the Big Ten Championships… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… helped beat 1N8+ beat Michigan by 6.4 seconds at the Big Ten Double Dual…helped the 1N8+ crew collect a first place finish with a comfortable 16-second margin over the Jayhawks at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… 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 soccer all four years… member of high school’s cross country team for two years… member of the National Honor Society… and member of high school’s tennis team senior year.

Personal… Born October 28, 1995.. daughter of Dragomir and Donna Marinkovich… biomedical engineering major.

Why Iowa… Iowa has a distinguished engineering program and an awesome campus.

My favorite aspect of rowing is… I love the team dynamic and the way we push each other to perform at the best of our ability.

What made you want to become a rower… My soccer coach put me in contact with Coach Julie here at Iowa. After talking to her and a few of the varsity rowers, I was intrigued to try a new sport.