Big Ten Medal of Honor finalists revealed
Twenty-two athletes names CRCA Scholar-Athletes
Ohio State becomes first team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive 1V8 championships
2V8 wins semifinal heat; 1V8 and 1V4 collect runner-up finishes
1V8 and 2V8 win first-round heats, 1V4 collects runner-up finish
Two-time Big Ten champion (1V4, 1N8, 1V4)
CRCA National Scholar-Athlete
2016 and 2017 Academic All-Big Ten
Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
2017 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Eight, First Varsity Four and Second Varsity Four... earned second in 1V4 at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 7:01.16 to help the Buckeyes secure their fifth-straight conference title...defeated No. 9 Harvard and Yale with 1V4 at Belleville Lake with times of 7:23.59 and 7:21.18...handed No. 1 California’s 2V8 boat their first loss of the year with a time of 6:25.55...closed out the PAC-12 challenge with a win over No. 10 Stanford at 2V8 with a time of 6:29.55...earned wins over No. 13 Iowa and No. 18 Indiana at Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Indiana at the 2V8 position...defeated No. 20 Duke and Notre Dame on April 15 with a time of 7:10.7 at the 1V4 position...went 12-0 for 2V4 at the Clemson Invite, beating six teams (two ranked) the first day and then winning gold at the finals the next day with a time of 7:31.1.
Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Eight and First Varsity Four … member of the First Varsity Four that placed fifth at the NCAA Championships … won gold with the 1V4 at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 7:10.36 to help Ohio State secure its fourth-consecutive conference title … rowed with the 2V8 to defeat No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State with a season-best time of 6:18.5 … helped Second Varsity Eight go 17-0 at the Clemson Invite over a three-race stretch … split races with No. 10 Michigan on the 2V8 in Princeton, N.J., with times of 6:52.0 and 7:37.4 … rowed with Second Varsity Eight at the Griggs Reservoir to knock off Clemson with a time of 6:33.1 … rowed with the First Varsity Four at the season-opening regatta and knocked off No. 11 Princeton with a time of 8:16.2.
Rowed with the First Novice Eight … opened the season with a win (6:44.04) over Notre Dame at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir in Columbus March 28... claimed a win (6:19.37) over Minnesota at the Big Ten Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir April 11 … won two of three races over two days at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C., April 18-19; opened the morning session with runner-up finish behind Virginia in a combined 3V8/1N8 race and began the evening with a first-place time of 6:46.3, three seconds faster than Syracuse … closed the two-day regatta with a neck-and-neck battle against Michigan State in a combined 3V8/1N8 contest, beating the Spartans in a photo finish (6:43.0-6:43.3) … defeated Michigan State by three seconds (6:58.3-6:51.00) in the regular-season finale at Griggs Reservoir April 25 … earned a narrow victory over No.1-seed Wisconsin at the Big Ten championships with a time of 7:10.29, claiming Ohio State's third 1N8 Big Ten title in the last four years ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State
Attended Cincinnati Country Day High School … four-year member of the soccer, swimming and rowing teams.
Daughter of Lynn Gottschalk … majoring in health sciences … enjoys cooking, hanging out with family and friends and watching movies … plans to attend dental school and become an orthodontist after graduation … lists greatest sports thrill as winning a Big Ten championship.