Time And. 49: Iowa ‘hour-story center opens, rowing has achieved new success over a decade since
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Jane Meyer took some athletes from the Hawkeye rowing team to the P. Sue Beckwith Boathouse in the summer before the Iowa River station opened.
When they saw their new rowing house, they wept for joy.
“Just to see that excitement (makes) sense,” said Meyer, Iowa’s senior athletics director at the time, in 2009.
Ni was a $ 7.33 million investment in the rowing program through the construction of a 22,501 square foot facility.
The center included a “16 portable water tank” that allows the team to practice technique in the same conditions that athletes would go through outside.
“There are not many people in the world who can compare with this,” The rower said in a video released by the team in 2014.
Water speeds can reach 20 feet per second, which is more than 13 miles per hour.
Since the Beckwith Boathouse opened in 2009, rowing has found some of its best seasons in program history.
In 2010, Jessica Novak became the first athlete of the program to win the All-America awards. Iowa finished fourth in the Big Ten in 2017 and 2018, marking the first time the Hawkeyes finished fourth or better in a row.
“It was another step forward for us this year as a team,” then-head coach Andrew Carter said in a 2018 news release.
The 2019 season was the first time for the Hawkeyes to have so many All-American winners, let alone three. It was also the third consecutive year with the appearance of the NCAA Tournament after reaching that stage just once before 2010.
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