Kaylee Koker
Kaylee  Koker


Athens, Ohio

High School:




Buckeyes Win Nine Races to Open Up 2018 Season

Buckeyes will host first of two home regattas next weekend


Big Ten Recognizes 91 Buckeyes as Distinguished Scholars

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


Five Buckeyes Earn CRCA All-Region Honors

Twenty-two athletes names CRCA Scholar-Athletes


First Varsity Eight Wins Title, Buckeyes Finish Second Overall

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


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

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


2016 NCAA Championships

Photos by Noah Dutton


2016 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Trevor Ruszkowski


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
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

2017 (Junior)
Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Four or Second Varsity Four all season…  placed first in 2V4 at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 6:58.77 to help the Buckeyes secure their fifth-straight conference title...earned bronze in 1V4 at the NCAA Championships...defeated No. 9 Harvard and Yale with 2V4 at Belleville Lake with times of 7:40.41 and 7:34.09...closed out the PAC-12 challenge with a win over No. 10 Stanford at 1V4 with a time of 7:17.59…earned wins over No. 13 Iowa and No. 18 Indiana at Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Indiana at the 1V4 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.

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

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.