2013-14... First Team All-Big Ten... Academic All-Big Ten... competed as part of the 1V8+ crew eight times during the 2014 competition season... placed third in a 6:55.18 effort at the season-opener at Clemson... took the runner-up spot (7:02.40) on day one and finished fifth (7:04.38) on the final day of the San Diego Crew Classic... helped the Hawkeyes to a fourth place finish (6:54.00) in the home opener... finished seventh (7:31.90) and sixth (7:05.30) on day one and two, respectively, at the Clemson Invitational... beat Tennessee with a 6:47.50 effort... helped Iowa to a seventh place finish (6:53.982) 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... Four-year member of high school rowing team... coached optimist basketball... Link Leader freshman mentor and peer collaborator... high school coaches were Michael Rice and Chris Bock.
Personal... Born December 16, 1993 in Chicago... daughter of Donald and Tracee Ribar... graduated Magna Cum Lade... pre-physical therapy major...
Why Iowa... Rowing was not only a great opportunity at the University of Iowa, but Iowa is also home to a great selection of health sciences. Not to mention I thoroughly enjoyed the people and atmosphere here at Iowa.
My favorite aspect of rowing is... Not everybody can do it.
What made you want to become a rower... I wanted to do field hockey, but was convinced to do rowing instead. And I had never expected it to be such a life changing decision.