Friends, family and staff look back on a second-consecutive national championship
April 16 - 22, 2013
Buckeyes earn third consecutive weekly honor
Buckeyes post 14 Top 3 finishes throughout two sessions
Buckeyes sweep varsity races against No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana
2013 (Junior Season): Rowed with the Second Varsity Four, First Varsity Four and Second Varsity Eight throughout the season ... earned two wins with the Second Varsity Four at the OSU Invitational April 6 at Griggs Reservoir; the first over Tennessee (8:15.40-8:25.47) and the second over No. 13 Notre Dame (8:27.00-8:42.96) ... claimed first place (7:33.9) with the First Varsity Four over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana at the Big Ten Duals April 13 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... captured three wins with the Second Varsity Eight at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. ... the first (6:33.4) over No. 3 Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisville and Central Florida ... the second (6:23.4) over Clemson, Penn, Miami, Texas and Central Florida and the third and final race (6:55.1) over UCLA, Minnesota, Oregon State, Texas and UCF ... defeated No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe (7:01.94-7:15.35) May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... earned a first-place finish at the 2013 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. with a time of 6:31.41 ... captured the boat's first NCAA Championship with a first-place finish (6:27.86) at the 2013 NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Started the season as a member of the Varsity Four, defeating Notre Dame (7:25.60-7:49.13) at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus on March 24 ... raced the remainder of the season as a member of the Second Varsity Eight, defeating No. 7 Yale and No. 11 Michigan State at Griggs Reservoir on March 31 with times of 6:25.25 and 6:29.10, respectively ... earned a pair of wins over Wisconsin (6:57.40-7:09.1) and Minnesota (6:59.60-7:11.1) on April 7 in Bloomington, Ind. ... crossed the line in 6:48.20 to capture a win against Oklahoma on April 14 in the morning session at Griggs Reservoir ... followed that performance with wins over Oregon State and Tennessee in the afternoon session with a time of 7:00.40 ... placed first against No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson in 6:49.20 at Griggs Reservoir on April 28 ... placed second at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 6:32.025 (May 13) ... placed second (6:38.94) at the NCAA Championships (May 25-27), matching the crew's previous best NCAA performance (2008) ... Big Ten Boat of the Week (May 1).
2011 (Freshman Season): Did not compete for the Buckeyes.
Prior to Ohio State: Rowed for Vineland High School (2007-10) ... also rowed for the Atlantic Coast Rowing Club (2009) and Viking Rowing Club (2010) ... high school Varsity Four finished third at the New Jersey State Championships in 2010 after a second-place outing at county championships ... highs school Varsity Eight finished sixth at Stotesbury Cup Regatta (2009) ... competed at the Independent Day Regatta finishing second in the varsity eight and third in the varsity four (2009) ... Most Improved Rower (2008) ... junior varsity eight placed fifth at Stotesbury Cup Regatta and fourth at Scholastic National Regatta (2008).
Personal: Daughter of James and Ruslana ... would like to pursue master's degree in chemistry following undergraduate studies ... enjoys going to the beach, amusement/water parks and playing ultimate Frisbee ... lists greatest sports thrill as advancing to final of Scholastic National Championship with the junior varsity eight and finished fourth overall ... Vineland High School Vice President of National Honor Society (2010) ... member of the Russian Club.
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