June 2017

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151 Iowa opened the 2017 season with a double-dual sweep of Michigan State and Louisville on April 1 in Bloomington, Indiana. at was the beginning of one of the most successful seasons in recent Hawkeye history. ere was also a league victory over Rutgers and a critical nonconference win over Syracuse. "Every race we have gone faster than we ever have," Hartman said. "We make progress and are better at racing. It is a good season." From an individual perspective, Hartman enjoyed logging the work it takes to be a successful rower. "You don't get instant gratification in rowing," Hartman said. "It is the work ahead of time and I like doing the work. When you're doing the workouts and preparing, you are motivating yourself." Hartman appreciated Carter's mantra of "rowing smart." It is Carter who taught the Hawkeyes about the dynamics of the sport. In turn, the Hawkeye head coach appreciated Hartman's leadership. "It is her experience and understanding what she has gone through and how she has evolved through that process," Carter said. "She has become a stronger rower and person through that. I joked with her at the beginning of the year: She said whatever you do, don't put me in the stroke seat, so that of course meant I automatically was going to put her in the stroke seat. I never took her out because she did a fantastic job and there has been no argument to make a change. She has persevered through difficult times and has come out on top. A lot of the women looked at her as an example of how to do that." Iowa's 1V8 boat finished 14th overall at the 2017 NCAA Championships on Mercer Lake.

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