Friends, family and staff look back on a second-consecutive national championship
Buckeyes post 14 Top 3 finishes throughout two sessions
Buckeyes will face five ranked teams at regatta
Buckeyes sweep varsity races against No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana
Buckeyes will race Michigan and Michigan State at Belleville Lake
2013 (Junior Season): Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Four for the majority of the season ... opened the season with a second-place finish (8:00.3) to No. 3 Princeton at Carnegie Lake, N.J. on March 30 ... earned two wins at the OSU Invitational April 6 at Griggs Reservoir; the first over Tennessee (8:15.40-8:25.47) and the second over No. 13 Notre Dame (8:27.00-8:42.96) ... placed first (7:42.4) over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana at the Big Ten Duals April 13 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... placed second to No. 3 Virginia (7:44.8) but ahead of Louisville and Oklahoma in the first session of the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. ... placed first (7:26.7) over Texas, Clemson and Penn during the second session ... earned a third-place finish (8:06.50) behind the first varsity four (7:54.47) and second varsity four (8:05.69) but ahead of No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe (8:08.57) at Griggs Reservoir May 4 ... captured a first-place finish and gold medal at the 2013 Big Ten Championships with the Third Varsity Four after crossing the line in 7:42.46 ahead of second-place Michigan and third-place Iowa.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Raced as a member of the Fourth Varsity Four at Griggs Reservoir on April 28 ... placed second to No. 2 Virginia in both the morning and afternoon sessions with times of 8:37.99 and 7:58.39, respectively.
2011 (Freshman Season): Did not see action for the Buckeyes.
Prior to Ohio State: Played rugby for the Lakewood Rangers ... won the state championship in rugby in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... received player of the match honors at the 2009 rugby nationals, where Lakewood finished runner-up for the second consecutive season.
Personal: Daughter of Peggy and the late Billy Getz ... has two siblings, Sammy and Lexi ... plans to major in international studies and pursue a career with an international business firm ... hobbies include rock climbing, biking, reading and boating ... lists scoring the first tri in the rugby national game her senior year as her greatest sports thrill.
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