2013-14 - Racing: Raced in the 7 seat of the 1V8 throughout the Spring...defeated Oklahoma at the Longhorn Invitational...defeated KU at the Sunflower Showdown...6th place in Cal Cup Grand Final at San Diego Crew Classic...Gold medal at SIRAs...Silver at Big 12 Championship...Bronze at C-USA Championship...Athletic: Part of the 1V8 that was voted C-USA Boat of the Week once and Big 12 Boat of the week twice...Big 12 Newcomer of the Year...earned 1st varsity letter...Academic: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters...C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...Academic-All Big 12 First Team.
High School - Lettered in basketball her junior year...Sub-State runner-up both her junior and senior year in basketball...participated in volleyball at St. James Academy...honor roll, KAY Club and Spanish Club member...retreat leader at Operation Breakthrough and volunteered time with Girl Scouts.
Personal - Born on March 4, 1994...daughter of Roger and Mary Dykmann...related to former Indiana Pacer and Dallas Maverick, Greg Dreiling...has one brother, Nick, and one sister, Natalie.
Athlete Q&A How is rowing different than other sports you've been involved in? Coming from a basketball background, rowing is different because there are no timeouts, no half times, no jogging down the court, and no breaks. You have to be willing to push yourself past the point of mental and physical exhaustion; but crossing the finish line is the best feeling in the world.
What has rowing taught you about yourself? I have learned so much about myself through rowing. I am doing things everyday that I never thought I was capable of doing. I have learned that when I push myself as hard as my teammates are pushing themselves, really great things can happen.
What was it like to be recruited to the team? I was recruited having no rowing experience in high school and I was very unsure about it at first. Without any knowledge of the sport, I came on the first day and found out that almost everybody felt the same way I did. It was very comforting to know that I had all these other girls who were going to walk through this with me and soon become my best friends.