2V8, 1V4 will compete in Grand Final, 1V8 will seek Top 7 finish in Petite Final
1V8, 2V8 and 1V4 win respective heats
Buckeyes aim to capture title in 14th NCAA championship appearance
First Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four, First Novice Eight win races
Buckeyes travel to Indianapolis for Sunday regatta
Ellen Heister Bio
2011 (Junior Season) - Alternated time between First Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Eight during season ... started season on a high note with win at home regatta vs. Michigan with 1V8 (6:30.2-6:42.0) (March 26) ... had two wins on the day with 1V8 at 2011 Big Ten Duals (April 9) hosted at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus; first win came in morning session with time of 6:40.2 vs. Louisville (6:40.8) and Bucknell (6:59.8), with second in later session in 6:58.2 vs. Iowa (7:04.0) and Rhode Island (7:14.5) ... also had two wins April 23, one vs. Michigan State (6:34.9-6:36.1) and another vs. Michigan (6:52.3-7:01.1) in Columbus ... helped 2V8 to gold medal at Big Ten championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. (May 15) by beating second-place finisher Wisconsin by 1.77 seconds; that performance assisted Buckeyes in capturing program's third conference title ... rowed to fourth-place finish in Grand Final (6:33.42) with 2V8 at NCAA championships held on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. (May 27-29); earned spot in Grand Final after third-place finish in semifinals (6:43.89) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Sophomore Season) - Competed in First Varsity Four throughout season ... opened 2010 campaign with impressive outing at Princeton, vs. Brown on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. (March 27); Buckeyes surpassed both Bears and Tigers with time of 7:55.60 ... rowing stroke in Big Ten dual (April 10), surged past Michigan in morning heat by 9.60 seconds (8:03.80-8:13.40) and followed that performance with 6.50-second victory over Michigan State (7:51.20-7:57.70) on Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Ind. ... moved to three seat for Big Ten championships (May 1) on Lake Ovid in Laingsburg, Mich., and helped crew to fourth-place finish in Grand Final (7:30.83)... in South/Central Region Sprints on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., First Varsity Four was runner-up in Petite Final, recording a time of 7:35.13 with Heister in two seat ... rowed stroke for 1V4 in NCAA championships (May 28-30) on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2009 (Freshman Season) - Began season in four seat of Second Varsity Eight at Pac-10 Challenge (March 29-30); 2V8 went 2-0 on first day of regatta vs. UCLA and Stanford ... in ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 2V8 recorded largest Buckeye margin of victory with 8.2 second win over Virginia (April 4) ... moved to First Varsity Four during postseason action ... 1V4 won Big Ten title at Griggs Reservoir on Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio (May 2) ... continued successful postseason run at Aramark South/Central Region Sprints with 1V4 title (May 16-17) ... First Varsity Four won Petite Final at NCAA championships at Cooper River Park in Cherry Hill, N.J., for seventh-place finish overall ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
Prior to Ohio State - Four-year member of Miss Porter's varsity crew team ... 2008 team captain ... named to All-Founders League in 2008 ... second boat finished fifth at New England championships in 2007 ... third and first boats were sixth in 2006 and 2008, respectively ... two-year letterwinner in swimming and competed on junior varsity cross country team.