2013-14... Academic All-Big Ten... competed in the Hawkeye 1V8+ crew in every regatta of the season... helped the 1V8+ finish third (6:55.18) in the season-opener at Clemson, second (7:02.40) in day one and fifth (7:04.38) in the finals of the San Diego Crew Classic, fourth (6:54.00) in the home opener at Lake MacBride, seventh (7:31.90) and sixth (7:05.30) at the Clemson Invitational and first (6:47.50) at Tennessee by four seconds... concluded the post season with a seventh place (6:53.982) at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park.
2012-13... Did not compete.
2011-12... Member of the 1V8 at the Head of the Iowa... stroked for the 2V8 at the San Diego Crew Classic and Big Ten Championships... posted a personal best in the 2k with 7:22.
Before Iowa... Competed in the Youth National Championships in 2011 and 2010, placing first in the Women's Double (2011) and fifth in the Women's Single Scull (2010)... placed second in the Women's Single Scull and 4x1 at the 2010 Club National Championships... took first place in the Women's Double at the Head of the Charles in 2010... club coaches were Brent Peterson, Peter Sharis, and Drew Baustain.
Personal... Born November 24, 1992... daughter of Dan and Terri Baustian... exercise science major.
Why Iowa... I chose to attend the University of Iowa because of the immense athletic and academic opportunities available.
My favorite aspect of rowing is... If you work hard, you will see results.
What made you want to become a rower... I wasn't exactly successful at any other sports and I really enjoyed the simplicity of rowing. I got involved after my brother rowed in high school for several years and encouraged me to give it a try.