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Talent Transfers

The talent-transfer pathway is designed specifically for individuals who have never rowed but who have a strong athletic background and are interested in transferring their athletic talents to compete at the highest level of NCAA rowing.

Historically, many of the University of Iowa’s top rowing athletes have come through this unique pathway. At the past three NCAA Championships, an average of 70 percent of the roster started their rowing careers as freshmen, with several receiving All-Big Ten, All-American, and National Scholar-Athlete honors. Successful candidates embrace the opportunity to reinvent themselves athletically and approach challenges with excitement and determination.

This unique program provides opportunities for top student-athletes to become players in the next generation of Hawkeyes.

Do you have what it takes?

    • Are you 5’9” or taller?
    • Are you somebody who is athletically fit and coachable?
    • Are you mentally tough, team oriented, and committed to excellence?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, use the links below to complete the questionnaire.

To learn more about this pathway, please contact Coach Thurstin at