Cassandra Johnson
Cassandra  Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Southwest Christian High School

Height:
5-11

Position:
Varsity

03/24/2018

Buckeyes Win Nine Races to Open Up 2018 Season

Buckeyes will host first of two home regattas next weekend

05/15/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

06/01/2016

Five Buckeyes Earn CRCA All-Region Honors

Twenty-two athletes names CRCA Scholar-Athletes

05/29/2016

First Varsity Eight Wins Title, Buckeyes Finish Second Overall

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

05/28/2016

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

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

06/01/2016

2016 NCAA Championships

Photos by Noah Dutton

05/26/2016

2016 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Trevor Ruszkowski

06/01/2015

WROW: 2015 NCAA Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

05/19/2015

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
2017 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

2017 (Junior)
Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Eight or Second Varsity Eight all season… edged Michigan in 1V8 at the Big Ten Championships to boost the Buckeyes over the Wolverines in overall points and secure their fifth-straight conference title...earned First Team All-Big Ten...finished seventh overall in 1V8 to win the Petita Final and help place Ohio State at fifth in the NCAA Championships...won two races against No. 9 Yale and Harvard at 1V8 at Belleville Lake with times of 6:38.59 and 6:34.24...handed No. 1 California’s 2V8 boat their first loss of the year with a time of 6:25.55...earned wins over No. 13 Iowa and No. 18 Indiana at Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Indiana at the 1V8 position...defeated No. 20 Duke and Notre Dame on April 15 with a time of 6:32.0 at the 2V8 position...first in a 2V8 race with six other teams, including two ranked teams, with a time of 6:25.383, on the first day of the Clemson Invite...earned bronze the next day, defeating four teams with a time of 6:42.2...first in a 2V8 race with six other teams, including two ranked teams, with a time of 6:25.383, on the first day of the Clemson Invite...earned bronze the next day, defeating four teams with a time of 6:42.2.

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.

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