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Women's Rowing

Gabrielle Watson
Gabrielle  Watson


Danville, Ill.

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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


Iowa Set For B1G/Big12 Challenge

The Hawkeyes take on Kansas & Oklahoma


Iowa Finds Racing Success At Double Dual

The Hawkeyes collect six 1st place finishes

2014-15... 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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