Cassandra Johnson
Cassandra  Johnson


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Southwest Christian High School




Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Five Buckeyes Earn CRCA All-Region Honors

Twenty-two athletes names CRCA Scholar-Athletes


First Varsity Eight Wins Title, Buckeyes Finish Second Overall

Ohio State becomes first team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive 1V8 championships


No. 2 Ohio State Advances All Crews to NCAA Grand Finals

2V8 wins semifinal heat; 1V8 and 1V4 collect runner-up finishes


No. 2 Buckeyes Place All Three Crews in NCAA A/B Semifinals

1V8 and 2V8 win first-round heats, 1V4 collects runner-up finish


2016 NCAA Championships

Photos by Noah Dutton


2016 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Trevor Ruszkowski


WROW: 2015 NCAA Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography


2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
2016 Big Ten champion (1V8)

Academic Achievements
CRCA National Scholar-Athlete
Academic All-Big Ten
Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2016 (Junior)
Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Eight at every regatta … helped 1V8 capture its third-consecutive national title with a readout of 6:19.04 to edge California … won gold with the 1V8 at the Big Ten Championships with a readout of 6:22.72 to help Ohio State win its fourth-consecutive conference title … represented the United States at the World U23 Championships in the women’s eight and came away with gold with a finals time of 6:36.90 … led the 1V8 to victories over No. 6 Yale and No. 11 Princeton at the season-opening regatta … beat No. 4 Virginia and Clemson at Griggs Reservoir with the 1V8 (6:30.2) … aided the First Varsity Eight to a 17-0 record at the Clemson Invite with wins over No. 3 Virginia, No. 8 Texas, No. 14 Washington State and No. 20 Louisville … defeated No. 10 Michigan and Michigan State in Princeton, N.J. on the 1V8 with times of 6:34.8 and 7:00.8 … helped 1V8 win races over No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State at Griggs Reservoir with a time of 6:11.5.

2015 (Freshman)
Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Eight in all but one race as a freshman ... opened the season with two wins at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir in Columbus March 28, the first (6:23.95) 14 seconds ahead of No. 9 Notre Dame and the second (6:24.97) 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 (6:25.9) over No. 4 Virginia and the second (6:29.5) over Clemson ... won both races at the Big Ten Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir April 11 as a member of the First Varsity Eight; 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) … won two of three races with the 2V8 over two days at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C., April 18-19; captured a second-place finish (6:38.2) behind Virginia in the morning session (6:25.7) and defeated Washington State by three-tenths of a second in the evening (6:32.5) on day one, followed by a win on day two (6:36.9-6:38.2) over No. 16 UCLA … captured a win over Michigan, Michigan State and Syracuse in the regular season finale at Griggs Reservoir April 25 with a time of 6:36.1 … placed second with the 2V8 at the 2015 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., in a time of 7:02.29, helping the Buckeyes’ to a third consecutive Big Ten team championship and fifth overall ... earned a silver medal with the 2V8 at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif., clinching the program’s third consecutive national team title ... OSU Scholar-Athlete. 

Prior to Ohio State
Attended Southwest Christian High School ... competed with Twin Cities Youth Rowing from 2010-14.

Daughter of Pam and Wes Johnson ... has a brother, Blake, and two sisters, Alyssa and Brooke ... majoring in health sciences.