University of Iowa Athletics

Laura Bates

Class Jr.
Hometown Waverly, Iowa
High School Waverly-Shell Rock
Laura Bates - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

• Raced on the III V8+ crew at Jayhawk Jamboree

• Appeared in seven competitions, one with the II Varsity Eight crew and six with the I Varsity Four crew
• Brought home two second place finishes at Southern Methodist and Ohio State
• Helped Iowa capture two second place and one fourth place finish at the Big Ten Invitational with a best time of 7:36.9
• Finished second at the Hawkeye Regatta
• In her first race with the II Varsity 8 crew, helped Iowa finish second at Michigan in 6:55.7
• Letterwinner

• Appeared in one competition at the Indiana/Wisconsin Scrimmage High School
• Competed in Basketball, Volleyball and Track at Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School
• Earned all-conference honors in basketball and volleyball as a senior
• Led basketball team to two conference championships and one state appearance
• Led volleyball team to a conference championship and a state appearance
• 2018 USAV Girls Junior National Championships qualifier

• Born on Oct. 9, 2000
• Daughter of Dave and Barb Bates
• Mom (track/volleyball) and Dad (football) competed at South Dakota State University
• Secondary Science Education major