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Hawkeyes Rowing Add 31 Walk-ons to the Roster


September 22nd, 2023 by Asa Lucas

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa Head Rowing Coach Jeff Garbutt added 31 student-athletes to the roster on Thursday.

“I’m excited to welcome the new rowers to the program”, Garbutt said. “As everyone knows, we take our walk-on process very seriously here at Iowa. Our homegrown Hawkeyes are the lifeblood of the program and from what I can see we have another great class that I look forward to working with in the future.”

Iowa finished 20th in the CRCA Pocock Final Poll for the first time since 2019 a season ago and tallied 17 outright victories. Iowa spent four weeks in the top-20 which was also the best since 2021.

The Hawkeyes look to build off last season’s fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships for the second consecutive season earning 90 points, 15 more points from the previous year.

The 31 student-athletes named on Thursday tried out and made the team. The Hawkeyes will hit the water for the first time this year on Oct. 7, in a scrimmage against the Drake Bulldogs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CT) on the Iowa River.


Lauren Adams

Taylor Arbuckle

Kamryn Becker

Megan Bretwisch

Olivia Christie

Katherine Ebeling

Abby Ensenberger

Whitney Farmer

Eileen Fierke

Maren Gibbons

Elise Gosset

Amanda Hamann

Imani Hedt

Alysaa Hinderaker

Smara Hruska

Brianna Hynick

MaKinley Levin

Avery Moore

Laura Murphy

Brynne Nock

Nina Osborne

Ashley Ownes

Rowena Papson

Madeline Reid

Madeline Rodgers

Sophia Scanlan

Avery Schmidt

Evan Schwickerath

Sammie Swafford

Emma Tate

Abby Vetsh