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Gabrielle Watson
Gabrielle Watson


Danville, Ill.

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2013-14... Named Iowa's recipient of the Sportsmanship Award at the Big Ten Championships... CRCA Scholar Athlete... Academic All-Big Ten... Competed as part of the 2V8+ crew eight times during the 2014 competition season... finished second (6:56.42) in the season-opener at Clemson... helped the Hawkeyes qualify for the petite finals with a third place effort (7:02.40) and finish runner-up (6:53.38) in the San Diego Crew Classic finals... placed fourth (6:59.00) in the home opener... finished sixth (7:50.70) and third (7:10.80) on day on a two, respectively, at the Clemson Invitational... defeated Tennessee by two seconds in the regular season finale with a 7:39.00 effort... placed sixth (7:00.950) at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park.

2012-13... CRCA Scholar Athlete... competed in two fall events... placed second in the 1V8+ at the Head of the Des Moines... placed third in the 1V8+ at the Head of the Iowa... competed in all three spring events... qualified for the 1V8+ petite finals and placed third at the San Diego Crew Classic... placed second in the 1V8+ and helped team take home second place in the team standings at the Dale England Cup... placed sixth in the 1V8+ and helped team place sixth in the final team standings at the Big Ten Championships... letterwinner.

Personal... Born April 22, 1993... daughter of Gregory Watson and Odette Hyatt-Watson... communication sciences and disorders, pre-dentistry major... lists her parents as the most influential people in her life.

Why Iowa... I had only been to the state of Iowa once before my first visit to the university. But after my visit, I knew it was going to be my home away from home.

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