May 21 - 27, 2012
Buckeyes finish fifth as a team behind 2V8 Silver Medal, 10th-place finish by 1V8
2V8, 1V4 will compete in Grand Final, 1V8 will seek Top 7 finish in Petite Final
1V8, 2V8 and 1V4 win respective heats
Claire-Louise Bode, Allison Elber are second team recipients
2011 (Junior Season) - Rowed with First Varsity Four for majority of Big Ten championship season ... started with win over No. 11 Michigan (7:27.3-7:28.9) at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus (March 26) ... defeated Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge (April 3) in Columbus; 1V4 were ahead by almost full boat length at 500 meter mark and finished race at 8:15.22 ahead of Clemson's 8:26.24 ... rowing with Second Varsity Four for Big Ten Duals (April 9), also hosted by Buckeyes, Ralph and her teammates recorded two wins on the day (Louisville, 7:34.9-8:21.2; Iowa, 7:39.8-8:16.6) ... back with 1V4, squad had an impressive showing against No. 1 Princeton and No. 11 Yale at Eisenberg Cup (April 16) in Derby, Conn.; Buckeyes had first-place finish in time of 7:26.2, outlasting Yale (7:28.8) and Princeton (7:39.7) ... continuing to post fast times, 1V4 won comfortably (8:44.5) over Dartmouth (8:55.3), Northeastern (9:09.0) and Harvard-Radcliffe (9:20.1) at River Challenge (April 17) in Boston, Mass. ... Buckeyes crossed finish line 11.1 seconds over Big Ten foe Michigan State at Griggs Reservoir (April 23) (7:11.2-7:17.9) ... in last home regatta of season, 1V4 outlasted Washington State (7:40.4-7:43.6) ... with third-place finish at Big Ten championships, 1V4 helped Buckeyes claim their first title since 2006 ... after placing fourth in semifinals, 1V4 advanced to Petite Final of NCAA championships in Gold River, Calif.; with time of 7:18.32 Scarlet and Gray registered runner-up finish in Petite Final, edging out Princeton, Washington State, Michigan and Yale ... Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Sophomore Season) - Split time between First and Second Varsity Eights ... began season rowing six seat for 1V8 at Princeton, vs. Brown (March 27) ... First Varsity Eight upset Clemson the following week (April 3) in ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., finishing in time of 6:49.40, compared to Tigers' time of 6:57.00 ... moving to four seat of Second Varsity Eight, helped Buckeyes post back-to-back wins in Big Ten dual vs. Michigan and Michigan State (April 10) on Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Ind.; 2V8 first raced past Wolverines in 6:59.40 before beating Spartans in time of 6:55.10 ... remained in four seat of 2V8 for Big Ten championships (May 1) on Lake Ovid in Laingsburg, Mich., and helped crew to third-place finish in Grand Final with time of 6:29.82 ... finished remainder of postseason in four seat of Second Varsity Eight; 2V8 was third (6:41.20) in Grand Final of South/Central Region Sprints (May 15-16) on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and advanced to Petite Final in NCAA championships (May 28-30) on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. ... CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Previous Ohio State Experience - Competed in Buckeye First Novice Eight in 2008-09 ... crew finished third in Grand Final of Big Ten championships at Griggs Reservoir on Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio (May 2).
Personal - Daughter of Bill and Mary ... enjoys reading and road biking.
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