Mackenzi Hefel Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
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Mackenzi Hefel
Mackenzi Hefel


Farley, Iowa

High School:
Western Dubuque




Hawkeyes Close Season at Big Ten Championships

Ribar, Subler earn All-Big Ten honors; Watson receives Sportsmanship Award


Iowa Completes Home Regatta

No. 2 Ohio State shows dominance, wins all races


Hawkeyes Perform Strong in Clemson

Iowa places in top-three in five races; second V4+ boat records win

2013-14... Competed in Clemson as a part of the 1N8+ boat... competed in Iowa's home regatta at Lake MacBride with the 1N8+, which finished fourth... helped Iowa to a sixth place finish in 2N8+ boat at Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park.

Before Iowa... Member of high school's volleyball team... four-time varsity letterwinner... team took second place at conference tournament... team MVP and captain her sophomore year... member of high school's basketball team... two-time varsity letterwinner... team was conference champions senior year... member of high school's track and field team... four-time letterwinner... qualified for state track and field meet sophomore year... received WAMAC academic honors... also a Summer Weight Club qualifier from 2010-2012... honor roll member from 2009-2013... student council vice-president all four years... FBLA member... took second place at state FBLA senior year... high school coaches were Carrie Edgin, Amy Oswinkle, Mark Digman, and Rachael Rogers.

Personal... Born January 22, 1995... daughter of Jay and Brenda Hefel... business marketing major.

Why Iowa... I chose the University of Iowa because of the campus and academic programs.

My favorite aspect of rowing is... The competitiveness while still having to perform all together as a team and being out on the water.

What made you want to become a rower... I wanted to be apart of a team and continue to compete.

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