Rachel Layfield
Rachel Layfield

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
O'Fallon, Ill.

High School:
O'Fallon Township

Height:
5-9

2012 (Freshman Season) - Rowed with the Second Novice Eight throughout the season ... took second against Notre Dame, finishing behind OSU's Third Varsity Eight in 7:22.29 at Griggs Reservoir on March 24 ... earned first career Buckeye victories with wins over No. 11 Michigan State and No. 9 Michigan in the morning session at Griggs Reservoir on March 31 with a time of 7:04.87 ... defeated No. 11 Michigan State (7:08.25-7:32.07) for a second time during the afternoon session ... crossed the line in 7:08.25 to defeat Wisconsin in the morning session and in 7:34.3 to defeat Minnesota in the afternoon session April 7 in Bloomington, Ind. ... swept the competition in both sessions at Ann Arbor, Mich., on April 14 defeating Michigan, Michigan's Third Novice Eight and Oklahoma twice each with times of 7:18.31 and 7:26.07, respectively ... tallied wins over No. 3 Michigan and No. 19 Clemson in 7:01.80 at Griggs Reservoir on April 28 ... placed second at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 6:49.145.

Personal - Daughter of David and Betsy ... has two siblings, Nathan and Meredith ... would like to work at a publishing company editing books after completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys watching all Ohio State sports and reading ... greatest sports thrill listed as any time Ohio State beats Michigan.