Friends, family and staff look back on a second-consecutive national championship
Buckeyes claim wins in first and second varsity eights
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
Two-time NCAA champion (2V8, 2V4)
Three-time Big Ten champion (1V8, 2V8, 2V4)
Two-time Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner
2014 Academic All-Big Ten selection
Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
2014 (Senior Season): Rowed as a member of the First and Second Varsity Eight throughout the season … opened the season rowing for the first varsity eight with a win (6:21.36) over No. 12 Michigan at Griggs Reservoir March 29 … earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 8) with the first varsity eight after claiming two wins at the Oregon State Classic April 5 at Dexter Lake in Lowell, Ore., the first (6:24.70) over No. 11 Stanford and No. 9 Michigan and the second (6:24.50) over Stanford, Michigan, No. 20 Oregon State and Duke … claimed first place (6:42.40) over Indiana, No. 19 Louisville and Iowa at the Big Ten Challenge April 12 in Iowa City, Iowa … earned two wins at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge April 19 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., the first over No. 9 Notre Dame (6:36.0-6:48.27) and the second over No. 4 Virginia (6:32.6-6:42.17) … defeated Michigan State (6:43.77-6:59.13) and No. 17 Louisville (7:08.87-7:26.50) May 3 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich. … with the 2V8, earned the boat’s second-consecutive conference title at the 2014 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 6:38.09 … captured the 2V8’s second-consecutive NCAA title with a first-place finish (6:59.43) at the 2014 NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. … Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Academic All-Big Ten selection and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2013 (Junior Season): Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Eight in every race of the season ... earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 9) ... opened the season with a second-place finish (6:43.8) at Princeton on March 30 ... claimed two wins at the OSU Invitational April 6 at Griggs Reservoir; the first over Tennessee (6:52.7-7:23.7) and the second over No. 13 Notre Dame (7:09.28-7:21.26) ... captured a first-place finish (7:33.9) at the Big Ten Duals April 13 in Ann Arbor, Mich., over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana ... opened the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. with a second-place finish to No. 3 Virginia (6:24.1-6:27.0) ... followed that performance with a pair of wins; the first in the second session (6:14.8) over Clemson, Miami (Fla.), Penn, Texas and Central Florida and the second (6:40.1) over UCLA, Minnesota, Oregon State, Texas and Central Florida ... defeated No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe (6:53.29 -6:56.98) May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... placed first at the 2013 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 6:29.46, helping to capture the Buckeyes' fourth Big Ten championship ... placed third at the 2013 NCAA Championships (6:23.19) at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., clinching the program's first national team title.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Opened the season with the Second Varsity Four, defeating Notre Dame (7:30.4-7:49.13) at Griggs Reservoir on March 24 ... earned two wins against No. 7 Yale (7:14.81-7:28.66) and No. 11 Michigan State (7:13.39-7:41.80) at Griggs Reservoir on March 31 ... as a member of the First Varsity Four, earned wins against Wisconsin and Minnesota in Bloomington, Ind., on April 7 with times of 6:57.4 and 6:59.6, respectively ... defeated Oklahoma (7:37.20-8:13.07) in the morning session and Tennessee and Oregon State in the afternoon session with a time of 7:44.42 in Ann Arbor, Mich. on April 14 ... tallied two wins over No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson with a time of 7:38.47 on April 28 at Griggs Reservoir ... won a Big Ten championship in Indianapolis on May 13 with a time of 7:01.815 ... won the program's first ever NCAA Championship at Lake Mercer, N.J. on May 27, crossing the line in 7:13.09.
2011 (Freshman Season): Competed with novice team during season ... rowed to a win with First Novice Eight at ACC/Big Ten Challenge hosted by Buckeyes; group outlasted Clemson with time of 7:49.14 ... finished runner-up at Big Ten championships in Indianapolis, Ind., with 1N8; recorded 6:37.0 time, placing Buckeyes ahead of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan State, Iowa and Indiana ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Rowed with Dublin Crew (2006-10) ... honored for rowing excellence as a novice (2007) ... earned most improved honors as a varsity team member.
Personal: Daughter of Dan and DeeAnn ... has two siblings, Charlie and Holly ... wants to attend graduate school for physical therapy and travel after earning undergraduate degree in health science ... interested in coaching high school rowing program ... enjoys reading, biking, cooking, listening to music and watching new movies ... lists greatest sports thrills as winning the Big Ten Championship as a team in 2011 and winning a NCAA Championship with the First Varsity Four in 2012... member of Ohio State University Scholars ... participates with OSU Athletes in Action.
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