Kaylee Koker
Kaylee  Koker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Athens, Ohio

High School:
Alexander

Height:
5-7

Position:
Varsity

07/06/2016

Big Ten Recognizes 91 Buckeyes as Distinguished Scholars

Record number of athletes honored, including 16 with 4.0 grade-point averages for the year

06/01/2016

Five Buckeyes Earn CRCA All-Region Honors

Twenty-two athletes names CRCA Scholar-Athletes

05/29/2016

First Varsity Eight Wins Title, Buckeyes Finish Second Overall

Ohio State becomes first team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive 1V8 championships

05/28/2016

No. 2 Ohio State Advances All Crews to NCAA Grand Finals

2V8 wins semifinal heat; 1V8 and 1V4 collect runner-up finishes

05/27/2016

No. 2 Buckeyes Place All Three Crews in NCAA A/B Semifinals

1V8 and 2V8 win first-round heats, 1V4 collects runner-up finish

06/01/2016

2016 NCAA Championships

Photos by Noah Dutton

05/26/2016

2016 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Trevor Ruszkowski

05/19/2015

2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
Two-time Big Ten champion (1V4, 1N8)

Academic Achievements
CRCA National Scholar-Athlete
Academic All-Big Ten
Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2016 (Sophomore)
Rowed with the 1V4 at the Big Ten Championships and won gold with a time of 7:10.36 to help Ohio State secure its fourth-straight conference title … helped First Varsity Four place fifth at the NCAA Championships with a time of 7:15.09 … picked up wins over No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State at Griggs Reservoir with the 1V4 with a time of 7:07.9 … aided the First Varsity Four in going 12-2 at the Clemson Invite including a win over No. 8 Texas … knocked off No. 10 Michigan and Michigan State as a member of the Second Varsity Four with times of 7:40.1 and 8:17.3 in Princeton, N.J. … helped 2V4 beat Clemson at Griggs Reservoir with a time of 7:38.2 … went 4-0 against No. 6 Yale, No. 3 Brown and No. 11 Princeton with the Second Varsity Four at the season-opening regatta with times of 8:06.0 and 7:25.5.

2015 (Freshman)
Rowed as a member of the First Novice Eight in every race of the season except the Big Ten/ACC Challenge ... opened the season with a win (6:44.04) over Notre Dame 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 races as a member of the Second Novice Eight at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., April 4  … 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., on Lake Hartwell April 18-19; earned a first-place finish in the evening session on day one in a time of 6:46.3 before closing 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 (6:48.3-6:51.00) 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 1V8 title in the last four years.

Prior to Ohio State
Attended Alexander High School ... four-year letter winner in basketball and softball, serving as a team captain and earning All-District and All-Conference honors in both sports ... two-year letter winner in soccer ... National Honors Society

Personal
Daughter of Kay Casto ... has a younger sister, Brooke ... majoring in physical education ... plans to be a physical education teacher and coach after college ... enjoys sports, being outdoors, spending time with family and playing and coaching softball ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning the Big Ten championship and seeing the reaction of her teammates.