Laura Monteso Esmel
Laura  Monteso Esmel


Tortosa, Spain

High School:
INS Joaquin Bau

Last College:
Universitat de Girona




Five Buckeyes Earn CRCA All-Region Honors

Twenty-two athletes names CRCA Scholar-Athletes


Big Ten Champs! Buckeyes Win Fourth Consecutive Conference Title

1V8, 2V8, 1V4 and 3V4 earn gold medals


No. 3 Ohio State Rows for a Fourth Consecutive B1G Title

Buckeyes travel to Indianapolis to face conference rivals


Buckeyes Sweep Varsity Races vs. Syracuse, MSU

Team has three weeks off prior to the Big Ten championships


Ohio State Wins Four Races on Final Day of Clemson Invitational

1V8, 2V8 finish the weekend unbeaten


2016 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Trevor Ruszkowski


2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
2016 Big Ten champion (3V4)

Academic Achievements
CRCA National Scholar-Athlete

Academic All-Big Ten
Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2016 (Junior)

Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Four in three races and as a member of the Third Varsity Four in seven race during the season … won gold in the 3V4 at the Big Ten Championships to help Ohio State claim its fourth-consecutive conference title … represented Spain at the World U23 Championships in the lightweight two’s … pushed the Second Varsity Four to a 12-2 overall record at the Clemson Invitational with times of 7:45.2, 7:27.0 and 7:37.3 … started the season at Princeton, N.J. with victories over No. 3 Brown and No. 6 Yale in the 3V4, finishing in 8:37.0 and 7:46.5 … split races against No. 4 Virginia in the Third Varsity Four in the home opener at Griggs Reservoir, with times of 7:26.1 and 7:49.0 … ended the regular season with a victory over No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State, crossing the finish line in 7:07.4.


2015 (Sophomore)
Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Eight throughout the season ... opened the year with two wins at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir in Columbus March 28 … the first (6:23.95) 14 seconds ahead of No. 9 Notre Dame and the second (6:24.97) over No. 18 Louisville … captured two first-place finishes at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., April 4, the first (6:25.9) over No. 4 Virginia and the second (6:29.5) over Clemson ... captured a win in the regular season finale at Griggs Reservoir April 25 with a time of 6:36.1 … placed second at the 2015 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 7:02.29, helping the Buckeyes to a third consecutive Big Ten team championship and fifth overall ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State
Attended INS Joaquin Bau and Universitat de Girona ... finished third at the 2013 Junior Rowing Championships and fifth in 2012 ... placed 12th at the 2014 U-23 Rowing World Championships. 

Daughter of Jose and Aurora ... majoring in business ... hopes to own her own company in the future ... enjoys shopping with friends and reading.