Women's Rowing

Anna Ralph


Loveland, Ohio

High School:



Anna  Ralph


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


First Varsity Eight Wins Third B1G Weekly Award of the Season

1V8 finishes the regular season unbeaten at 27-0 overall, 10-0 in races


No. 1 Ohio State Wins All Six Races Saturday in Regular Season Finale

Buckeyes have two weekends off prior to the Big Ten championships


Ohio State's First Varsity Eight Named B1G Boat of the Week

1V8 finishes 3-0 over the weekend to win second weekly award of the season


2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
2014 NCAA champion (1V4)
Three-time Big Ten champion (1V8, 1V4, 1N8)
2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award

Academic Achievements
Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
Three-time Ohio State 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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