Women's Rowing

Anna Gackowski

Midland Park, N.J.

High School:
Midland Park


Anna Gackowski

2013 (Freshman Season): Rowed as a member of the first novice eight in every race of the season ... opened the season with a fourth-place finish (7:45.3) at No. 3 Princeton with No. 13 Brown at Carnegie Lake, N.J. March 30 ... claimed two third-place finishes at the OSU Invitational at Griggs Reservoir April 6, both to Michigan and Notre Dame in times of 7:47.82 and 7:50.52, respectively ... placed second behind Michigan (6:58.8-7:01.1) at the Big Ten Duals April 13 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., ... captured two first-place finishes at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. April 20-21; the first over Virginia, Oklahoma, UCF and Louisville in 6:58.2 and the second over Clemson, Texas, Penn, UCF and Miami in 6:45.0 ... placed second (7:17.00) to No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... captured a first-place finish and gold medal at the 2013 Big Ten Championships after crossing the line in 7:06.90 ahead of second-place Wisconsin and third-place Michigan.

Prior to Ohio State: Four-year member of River Rowing Association (2008-12) ... N.J. State Champion in Women's 2V (2011) ... placed third in U.S. Rowing Mid-Atlantic Championships in Women's 2V (2012) ... competed at U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals in the Women's 2V (2012).

Personal: Daughter of Roman and Roberta ... has two siblings, Catherine and Mary Claire ... plans to attend medical school for either pediatric medicine or pediatric dentistry upon completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys reading, traveling and yoga ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning the 2013 Big Ten Championships in the first novice eight.

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