2016-17 — Appeared in seven competitions as the coxswain 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 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 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 on 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 CRCA National Scholar Athlete… earned Academic All-Big Ten.
2015-16 — Competed in six races with the 2V8+ crew… placed second (6:58.5) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual… Placed seconded in the morning (6:53.30), and afternoon (6:58.50) at the Big Ten Double Dual. Helped the 2V8+ crew finish second (6:45.73) at the Lake Natoma Invitational… helped the 2V8+ crew to first place finishes at the Big Ten/Big 12 Double Dual (7:00.743), and the Tennessee Invitational Conference Challenge (6:42.4)… placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships (6:40.558)… helped team place fifth at the Big Ten Championships (95 points)… letterwinner.
Before Iowa… lettered in diving sophomore through senior year… made second team all-metro and second team all-districts her junior year… second team all-conference and second team all-districts her senior year… state qualifier for diving junior and senior year… did gymnastics for 11 years… in 2009 at state won beam, bars and all round at stat… 2007 won beam and floor at state… All together won 5 state gymnastics titles, club coach was John Mangold… did University of Iowa Club Diving for 2 years doing Regional platform diving and placing top 12 in 2013…
Personal… born April 10, 1997 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa… daughter of Paul and Jane Sanderson… Radiation sciences major…
Why Iowa… It was the best school for my major and I love the way the campus is set up. I have always wanted to be a hawk.
My favorite aspect of rowing is… I love the team and the way we work together, it feels as though we are all a family. The best feeling is when you get up even with a boat and start to pass them, motivating the rowers along the way.
What made you want to become a rower… I always wanted to do a sport in college and during orientation it caught my eye and it only went on from there.