Buckeyes receive 38.6 percent of votes cast
1V8 finished 2014 with a perfect 12-0 record
Friends, family and staff look back on a second-consecutive national championship
Gene Smith and student-athletes spoke at the GCSC Morning Sports Report Thursday morning
155 to receive degrees in Ohio Stadium
Gene Smith & several Buckeye student-athletes spoke Thursday morning at the GCSC Morning Sports Report.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Eight in every race of the season ... defeated Notre Dame (6:28.09-6:35.39) at Griggs Reservoir on March 24 ... placed first against No. 7 Yale (6:23.66-6:32.28) and No. 11 Michigan State (6:24.70-6:32.92) at Griggs Reservoir on March 31 ... tallied two more wins on April 7 in Bloomington, Ind., defeating Wisconsin and Minnesota with a time of 6:45.5 ... earned three more wins at Ann Arbor on April 14, defeating Oklahoma (6:41.80-6:57.24) during the morning session and Oregon State and Tennessee during the afternoon session with a time of 6:48.25 ... placed first against No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson in 6:40.63 at Griggs Reservoir on April 28 ... finished second at the Big Ten Championships (May 13) with a time of 6:29.809 ... finished the NCAA Championships (May 25-27) in tenth place overall (6:32.69) ... Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Central Region Second Team ... All-Big Ten Second Team.
Summer 2011: Finished fifth (7:26.52) at U-23 World championships in Amsterdam; competed with Kate Christowitz for the Republic of South Africa and advanced to A Final.
2011 (Freshman Season): Rowed with First Varsity Eight in every race of the season ... named to Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-Central Region second team along with All-Big Ten second team ... picked up first win as a Buckeye with 1V8 at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus vs. Michigan (6:30.2-6:42.0) (March 26) ... captured two wins at 2011 Big Ten Duals (April 9) held in Columbus; first win was over Louisville and Bucknell in the morning session (6:40.2), and second came against Iowa and Rhode Island in the afternoon (6:58.2) ... finished the day with two wins at Griggs Reservoir (April 23) vs. Michigan State and Michigan with times of 6:34.9 and 6:52.3, respectively ... helped clinched Ohio State's third Big Ten title in program history with runner-up finish in 1V8 race (May 15) at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. ... finished second to Harvard in Third-Level Final of NCAA championships (May 27-29) held at Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. ... CRCA All-Central Region second team.
Prior to Ohio State: Competed in Under-23 World Championships in Brest, Belarus, in pair for South Africa; finished fourth, which marked first time a South African women's crew made A Final at U23 level ... member of Junior National Team in 2009 and 2008 ... also rowed for St. Andrews; won all sculling events during 2009-10 season and was 2009 Gauteng Champion with the crew ... competed with Old Edwardian Rowing Club; club team was 2010 South African Champions ... named 2010 National Blazer and Colors for U23 Team; earned same honor for Junior National Team ... St. Andrews Sportswoman of the Year and school honors in 2008-09 ... Willows Manroe Trophy for top rower ... Most Promising Rower award winner.
Personal: Daughter of Lars and Annelise ... has one brother, Sean ... would like to continue rowing internationally for South Africa and become a certified architect ... lists greatest sports thrill as making A Final at Under-23 championships and finishing fourth in women's pair ... enjoys photography, watching a good movie and reading.