Record number of athletes honored, including 16 with 4.0 grade-point averages for the year
Twenty-two athletes names CRCA Scholar-Athletes
Ohio State becomes first team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive 1V8 championships
2V8 wins semifinal heat; 1V8 and 1V4 collect runner-up finishes
1V8 and 2V8 win first-round heats, 1V4 collects runner-up finish
Two-time NCAA champion (1V8)
Four-time Big Ten champion (1V8, 1V4, 1N8)
2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
CRCA National Scholar-Athlete
Academic All-Big Ten
Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
2015 (Junior Season): Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Eight in every race of the season … earned three Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 28, April 21 and March 31) and an undefeated 15-0 race record (49-0 overall) … opened the season with two wins at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir in Columbus March 28, the first (6:10.65) 18 seconds ahead of No. 9 Notre Dame and the second (6:13.35) over No. 18 Louisville … captured two first-place finishes at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., April 4; the first (6:06.7) over No. 4 Virginia and the second (6:25.0) over Clemson … won both races at the Big Ten Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir April 11 … earned the first victory (5:54.78) by 16 seconds over No. 19 Minnesota and the second over No. 18 Wisconsin (5:58.74-6:03.04) … finished unbeaten over two days at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C., April 18-19, defeating No. 4 Virginia and No. 12 Indiana in the morning session (6:25.7) and Washington State in the evening (6:21.8) on day one; earned day two wins (6:23.5) over No. 16 UCLA and Cornell … finished the regular season with a victory (6:19.8) over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Syracuse at Griggs Reservoir April 25 … placed first at the 2015 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 6:42.11, helping the Buckeyes’ to a third consecutive Big Ten championship and fifth overall … recorded the second-fastest time ever (6:18.15) at the NCAA Regatta to claim the gold medal over unbeaten California at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif., clinching the program’s third-consecutive national team title ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... B1G Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten selection and OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2014 (Sophomore Season): Rowed as a member of the First and Second Varsity Four throughout the season ... placed second behind Michigan at Griggs Reservoir on March 29 with the first varsity four ... captured two wins with the second varsity four at the Oregon State Classic at Dexter Lake in Lowell, Ore., April 5, the first (7:20.20) over No. 9 Michigan, Oregon State `B' and Oregon State `C' and the second (7:21.36) over Michigan and Oregon State `B' ... 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., as a member of 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. ... Academic All-Big Ten selection and OSU Scholar-Athlete.
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 ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Three-year member of the Loveland High tennis team under coach Jeff Sharpless ... also played lacrosse under coach Art Jarvis and ran cross country under coach Deb Pomerov.
Personal: Daughter of Bill and Mary ... has two siblings, Emily and Michael ... sister, Emily, was a former member of the Ohio State Rowing Team (2010-12) ... plans to pursue a career in engineering or medicine after graduation ... member of Women in Engineering ... enjoys reading and running ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning the 2013 Big Ten Championships both as a team and as a member of the first novice eight.
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