Women's Rowing

Nicole Becks
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Canton, Ohio

High School:
GlenOak

Height:
5-10

Nicole Becks

Athletic Accolades
Two-time NCAA champion (2V8)
Three-time Big Ten champion (2V8, 1N8)

Academic Achievements
2014 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete
Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2013 (Sophomore Season):
Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Eight in every race of the season ... earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 16 & 23) ... earned an undefeated 12-0 record ... opened the season with a win (6:51.4) over No. 3 Princeton and No. 13 Brown at Carnegie Lake, N.J. on March 30 ... earned two wins at the OSU Invitational April 6 at Griggs Reservoir; the first over Tennessee (7:15.7-7:29.8) and the second over No. 13 Notre Dame (7:18.80-7:32.75) ... claimed first place (6:48.1) over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana at the Big Ten Duals April 13 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... captured three wins at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. ... the first (6:33.4) over No. 3 Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisville and Central Florida ... the second (6:23.4) over Clemson, Penn, Miami, Texas and Central Florida and the third and final race (6:55.1) over UCLA, Minnesota, Oregon State, Texas and UCF ... defeated No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe (7:01.94-7:15.35) May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... earned a first-place finish at the 2013 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. with a time of 6:31.41 ... captured the boat's first NCAA Championship with a first-place finish (6:27.86) at the 2013 NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2012 (Freshman Season): Rowed as a member of the First Novice Eight in every competition of the season ... earned first career Buckeye win over Notre Dame (7:08.12-7:15.94) at Griggs Reservoir (March 24) ... followed that outing with a pair of wins at Griggs Reservoir over No. 7 Yale (6:54.32-7:03.48) and No. 11 Michigan State (6:51.31-7:01.47) on March 31 ... placed first against Minnesota with a time of 7:14.9 in Bloomington, Ind. on April 7 ... earned win over Oklahoma (7:06.80-7:08.99) during the morning session at Ann Arbor, Mich. on April 14 ... defeated No. 19 Clemson (7:15.27-7:27.10) at Griggs Reservoir on April 28 ... captured a Big Ten title with the First Novice Eight (May 13) ... crew sounded the horn with a time of 6:40.67 ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Four-year letterwinner on high school varsity soccer and swimming teams ... also competed on the North Canton YMCA Swim Team (1998-2011) ... named First Team All-Federal League and First Team All-Stark County in soccer (2007-10) ... also earned First Team All-District (2009-10), Team Captain (2010) and Team MVP (2009-10) honors in soccer ... earned First Team All-Federal League and First Team All-Stark County honors in swimming (2007-10) ... also named First Team All-Ohio (2011), NEAC All-Star (2008-11) and NEAC Female Performer of the Year (2011) in swimming.

Personal: Daughter of Larry and Kathy ... has two sisters, Stephanie and Chrissy ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning a Big Ten title as a member of the First Novice Eight (2012) ... enjoys reading, playing games with her family, sports and playing guitar.

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