2013-14... 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... Competed in two fall events... placed second in the 1V8+ at the Head of the Des Moines... placed eighth in the 1V8+ at the Head of the Iowa... competed in all three spring events... qualified for the 2V8+ petite finals and placed second at the San Diego Crew Classic... placed second in the 2V8+ and helped team take home second place in the team standings at the Dale England Cup... placed sixth in the 2V8+ and helped team take home sixth place in the final team standings at the Big Ten Championships... letterwinner.
Before Iowa... Rowed for E.L. Crossley for five years... awarded Overall Oarswoman in 2011 for SNRC... Won the Canadian Junior National Team Trails in 2010... as a senior, was the first lightweight women's crew to triple crown... earned two Schoolboy medals... earned two Schoolboy medals and one Henley Gold medal as a junior... earned two Schoolboy medals and one Stotesberry medal as a sophomore... member of the South Niagara Rowing Club... club coaches were Pay McNally, John Ruscitti, and Darcy Usborne.
Personal... Born September 9, 1993... daughter of Brian and Sherry Thompson... health and human physiology major... lists her club rowing coach, Pay McNally, as the most influential person in her life.
Why Iowa... I chose Iowa for its amazing athletic facilities and amazing academic support.