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Melissa Dawkins
Melissa Dawkins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Moline, Ill.

High School:
Moline

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
12/16/1992

05/29/2013

57 Hawkeyes Earn Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors

3 UI student-athletes boast a 4.0 cumulative GPA

03/30/2013

Rowing Concludes Busy Day in East Lansing, Mich.

Hawkeyes take first place in 2V4.

03/26/2013

Hawkeyes Wrap Up Spring Break Competition

Iowa finishes trip to Texas with races against San Diego

03/23/2013

Hawkeyes Face SMU and Texas

Iowa continues action at Longhorn Invitational

2012-13... 2012-13... Competed in two spring events... placed first in the 2V4+ and helped team take home second place in the final team standings at the Dale England Cup... placed fourth in the 2V4+ and helped team place sixth in the final team standings at the Big Ten Championships... Named to the 2012-13 Dean's List... letterwinner.

Before Iowa... Valedictorian of her graduating class... National Honor Society member... Moline High School Merit Shield Award winner... Illinois State Scholar.

Personal... Born December 16, 1992... daughter of Michael and Marilyn Dawkins... mother, Marilyn, played tennis at Michigan State... journalism and mass communication, political science majors... lists her mother as the most influential person in her life.

Why Iowa... I chose Iowa because it seemed like the "yes" school. Everything I wanted to do, Iowa said, "Yes, you can do that!" Yes, I could double major. Yes, I could be in honors. And yes, I could try to walk on to the rowing team with no prior experience.

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