University of Iowa Athletics

Olivia Smothers

Class So.
Hometown Cedar Falls, Iowa
High School Cedar Falls
Olivia Smothers - Women's Rowing - University of Iowa Athletics

• Competed on the IV Varsity 8+/II Novice 8+ boat that won race at B1G/Big 12 Double Dual (7:22.0), placed second (7:36.75; 7:20.87) and fourth at B1G Invite (7:30.93), and placed seventh at B1G Championships (7:26.79)
• Dean’s List student (Fall 2022, Spring 2023)
• Letterwinner

High School
• Played volleyball all four years, earning all-conference honorable mention honors as a senior
• Also played basketball and soccer for two years
• Earned 2022 GPA award
• Mentors in Violence Prevention Leader, Food bank volunteer, and church group leader and volunteer
• Coached by Travis Hansen, Matthew Johnson and Adam Timmins

• Born May 3, 2004
• Parents are Tony and Joan Smothers
• Has three siblings – Lauren, Jacob, and Claire
• Her dad played football at Drake, her grandfather – Terry Smothers – wrestled at Iowa, and her aunt – Amy Smothers – played softball at Ohio State
• Nursing major