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 sweep Tennessee and Notre Dame in varsity competition
Buckeyes face two ranked teams in first home regatta of the season
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: Member of The Hun School, Saratoga Rowing Association, Mercer Junior Rowing Club, Penn AC Juniors and Penn AC U23 Rowing (2008-12) ... three-year recipient of The Hun School's MVP/Coaches Award for Rowing ... placed first at the 2012 Independence Day Regatta as a member of the Women's Intermediate Four with Penn AC ... multi-year finalist and semifinalist at the Philadelphia City Championships, Stotesbury Regatta, Club Nationals and Canadian Henley ... U.S. Rowing Youth National Championship participant (2010) ... also a U.S. Rowing sculling and development camp participant (2010) ... also played soccer for The Hun School, Ewing and Lawrence Travel Teams and UK Elite Travel Team in Spain (1998-2010).
Personal: Daughter of James and Karen Vari ... has one sibling, James ... plans to try out for the U.S. National Team and pursue a career that combines rowing, food and fitness after completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys kayaking, photography and traveling ... lists greatest sports thrill as riding 300+ miles across New York State (Saratoga Springs, NY to Canada) as a novice cyclist to participate in the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta ... member of the OSU Honors program.
Ilse Paulis Receives Prestigious Dutch Award