Anna Gackowski
Anna  Gackowski


Midland Park, N.J.

High School:
Midland Park




National Champions! No. 3 Buckeyes Win Third Consecutive Title

Ohio State becomes the first team in NCAA history to win three consecutive national titles


No. 3 Ohio State Advances All Three Crews to NCAA Grand Finals

Buckeyes battle for a third-consecutive national title Sunday


No. 3 Buckeyes Place All Three Crews in NCAA A/B Semifinals

Buckeyes are well positioned in pursuit of a third-consecutive national title


Big Ten Champions! No. 1 Buckeyes Win Third-Consecutive Title

Ohio State wins six of seven finals on its way to a championship-record 186 points


No. 1 Ohio State Sweeps B1G Preliminary Heats

Buckeyes finish 4-0 on day one of the Big Ten championships, are well positioned for day two


WROW: 2015 NCAA Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography


2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
Three-time Big Ten champion (1V4, 1N8)

2015 (Junior Season):
Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Four … opened the season finishing first in front of No. 9 Notre Dame (7:13.35) and No. 18 Louisville (7:11.51) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir March 28 … first place at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., defeating No. 4 Virginia and Clemson … raced with the 2V8 at the Big Ten Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir April 11; earned the first victory (6:04.88) by 12 seconds over No. 19 Minnesota and the second over No. 18 Wisconsin (6:09.25-6:10.07) … finished second to Virginia (7:31.1) but ahead of Syracuse, Harvard, UCLA, Indiana and Dartmouth in the first session at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C., April 18; placed first in the second session, defeating Washington State (7:23.6-7:24.7) … claimed first place against Michigan, Michigan State and Syracuse on April 25 at Griggs Reservoir … helped the 1V4 to a fourth consecutive conference title at the 2015 Big Ten Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., in a time of  7:52.17… finished second in the semifinals and fifth overall at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif.

2014 (Sophomore Season):
Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Four and First Varsity Four throughout the season ... earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 1) with the second varsity eight after opening the season with a win (6:30.42) over No. 12 Michigan at Griggs Reservoir March 29 ... captured a win (6:32.10) over No. 11 Stanford and a second-place finish at the Oregon State Classic April 5 in Lowell, Ore. ... placed first (7:55.2) over No. 19 Louisville, Iowa and Indiana with the second varsity four at the Big Ten Challenge April 12 in Iowa City, Iowa ... earned a win over No. 9 Notre Dame (7:31.9-7:52.15) in the first session of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor; placed second (7:20.01) behind No. 4 Virginia in the second session ... defeated Michigan State (7:33.40-7:40.34) and No. 17 Louisville (7:59.08-8:21.66) May 3 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., with the first varsity four ... captured the boat's third-consecutive conference title at the 2014 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 7:27.30 ... finished first in the Petite Final (7:53.05) and seventh overall at the 2014 NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

2013 (Freshman Season): Rowed as a member of the first novice eight in every race of the season ... opened the season with a fourth-place finish (7:45.3) at No. 3 Princeton with No. 13 Brown at Carnegie Lake, N.J. March 30 ... claimed two third-place finishes at the OSU Invitational at Griggs Reservoir April 6, both to Michigan and Notre Dame in times of 7:47.82 and 7:50.52, respectively ... placed second behind Michigan (6:58.8-7:01.1) at the Big Ten Duals April 13 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., ... captured two first-place finishes at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. April 20-21; the first over Virginia, Oklahoma, UCF and Louisville in 6:58.2 and the second over Clemson, Texas, Penn, UCF and Miami in 6:45.0 ... placed second (7:17.00) to No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... captured a first-place finish and gold medal at the 2013 Big Ten Championships after crossing the line in 7:06.90 ahead of second-place Wisconsin and third-place Michigan.

Prior to Ohio State: Four-year member of River Rowing Association (2008-12) ... N.J. State Champion in Women's 2V (2011) ... placed third in U.S. Rowing Mid-Atlantic Championships in Women's 2V (2012) ... competed at U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals in the Women's 2V (2012).

Personal: Daughter of Roman and Roberta ... has two siblings, Catherine and Mary Claire ... plans to attend medical school for either pediatric medicine or pediatric dentistry upon completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys reading, traveling and yoga ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning the 2013 Big Ten Championships in the first novice eight.