Hannah Hites
Hannah  Hites


Fairport Harbor, Ohio

High School:
Fairport Harding




Buckeyes Win Nine Races to Open Up 2018 Season

Buckeyes will host first of two home regattas next weekend


Big Ten Champs! Buckeyes Win Fourth Consecutive Conference Title

1V8, 2V8, 1V4 and 3V4 earn gold medals


No. 3 Ohio State Rows for a Fourth Consecutive B1G Title

Buckeyes travel to Indianapolis to face conference rivals


Buckeyes Sweep Varsity Races vs. Syracuse, MSU

Team has three weeks off prior to the Big Ten championships


No. 4 Buckeyes Win Five Races on Opening Day of Clemson Invitational

1V8, 2V8 finish the day unbeaten


2016 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Trevor Ruszkowski


2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
2015 Big Ten champion (2N8)

Academic Achievements
2017 Academic All-Big Ten

2017 (Junior)
Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Four... placed second at the Big Ten Championships in 3V4 with a time of 7:09.98 to help the Buckeyes secure their fifth-straight conference title...defeated Harvard at Belleville Lake in 2V8 with a time of 6:38.79...closed out the PAC-12 challenge with a win over No. 10 Stanford with a time of 7:17.59…earned wins over No. 13 Iowa and No. 18 Indiana at Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Indiana...defeated No. 20 Duke and Notre Dame on April 15 with a time of 7:10.7...went 12-0 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 7:18.5.

2016 (Sophomore)
Helped Second Varsity Four take silver (7:06.82) at the Big Ten Championships to assist Ohio State in its fourth-consecutive conference title … rowed as a member of the 2V4 that defeated No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State at Griggs Reservoir with a season-best time of 6:58.1 … competed with the Second Varsity Four at the Clemson Invite to finish with a 12-2 record during a three-race weekend with times of 7:45.2, 7:27.0 and 7:37.3 … helped the 2V4 win races over No. 10 Michigan and Michigan State with times of 7:40.1 and 8:17.3 in Princeton, N.J. … won head-to-head race with the 2V4 against Clemson with a time of 7:24.9 at Griggs Reservoir on April 2 … captured wins in the regular-season opener with the 2V4 with times of 8:06.0 and 7:25.5 to defeat No. 3 Brown and No. 6 Yale.

2015 (Freshman)
Rowed as a member of the Second Novice Eight... earned a second-place finish (7:00.16) behind Notre Dame and a victory (6:56.95) over Louisville at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir March 28 ... finished second (7:02.5) behind Virginia's 4V8 and third (6:37.1) in two additional races at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., April 4 … earned a second-place finish (6:27.77) ahead of Minnesota but behind Wisconsin in the morning session and a win (6:22.57) over both schools in the afternoon at the Big Ten Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir April 11 … captured a win in the regular-season finale at Griggs Reservoir April 25, nearly ten seconds faster (7:01.9) than Syracuse ... Big Ten champion in a time of 7:27.06, securing the first 2N8 title for the Buckeyes in program history.

Prior to Ohio State
Attended Fairport Harding High School … three-year letter winner in volleyball, basketball and softball.

Daughter of Thomas Hites and Christine DeNicola … has two brothers, Zack and Jake … majoring in psychology … enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, reading, kayaking and playing competitive games with her family … plans to attend graduate school for occupational therapy after graduation … lists greatest sports thrill as winning a Big Ten championship last season with a team that is “family”.