Megan Fitzpatrick joined the Hawkeye rowing staff in July and will serve as the program's graduate assistant coach.
Fitzpatrick comes to Iowa from the University of Tulsa, where she was a four-year rowing letterwinner. She competed in 32 regattas as a part of the team's V8, 2V8, V4, V2, 2x, N4, or N8 crews. The Absecon, New Jersey, native captained the Golden Hurricane and earned the Tulsa Rowing Hurricane Spirit Award as a junior and senior. Fitzpatrick also excelled in the classroom, earning CUSA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulsa Athletic Directors Honor Roll recognition all four years.
Prior to her collegiate career, Fitzpatrick rowed for Holy Spirit High School in New Jersey. The four-year letterwinner competed in more than 40 regattas with either the Freshman 8+ or the Lightweight 8+ crews. She was a SRAA National Champion (Lightweight 8+) and a two-time Stotesbury Champion (Lightweight 8+ and Freshman 8+), who also medaled at Philadelphia Cities, New Jersey State Championships and SRAA Nationals all four years.
Fitzpatrick has also spent several years in the coaching ranks. Most recently, she served as the assistant coach at Holy Spirit High School where she guided the V4 crew to Garden State (NJ) and Atlantic County championships. In addition, she spent summers assisting with the Brigantine Rowing Club Summer Youth Program from 2008-10, taught kayaking, canoeing and sailing at Girl's Youth Summer Camp in 2011, and student taught Physical Education in 2013.
Fitzpatrick graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Tulsa in December of 2013. At Iowa, she will pursue a master's degree in Sport Management within Leisure Studies.