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Gabrielle Watson
Gabrielle  Watson


Danville, Ill.

High School:




Iowa Rowing Season In Review

A look back at the Hawkeyes' 2014-15 season highlights


8 Earn Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Honors

Grastorf tabs second Central 1st Team All-Region honor


Hawkeye Rowing Sends 6 Boats to B1G Finals

Iowa builds momentum with strong efforts in semifinal action on day 1


Iowa Heads To Big Ten Championships

The Hawkeyes will compete for the conference title


Iowa Set For Regular Season Finale

The Hawkeyes will take on Tennessee and UCF

2014-15... Academic All-Big Ten... CRCA Scholar Athlete... competed with the 2V8+ and 2V4+ crews at the Head of the Des Moines, against Indiana and Kansas in the fall... competed with the 2V8+ crew at the Nordic Nine, the Big Ten Double Dual, the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee, and the Big Ten Championships... helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge... lead the 2V8+ crew to a dominating performance in the Petite Finals of the Big Ten Championships, beating Rutgers by 28.528 seconds... helped the 2V8+ crew top Michigan State for a win of more than four seconds at the Big Ten Double Dual... helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge... helped the team to a sixth place finish, the second highest scoring performance at the Big Ten Championships in program history, and the highest since 2003.

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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