Women's Rowing

Holly Norton


Johannesburg, South Africa

High School:
St Stithians Girls College


Holly Norton


Ohio State Voted Crew of the Year in row2k Fan Poll

Buckeyes receive 38.6 percent of votes cast


First Varsity Eight Named Collegiate Crew of the Year by Rowing Magazine

1V8 finished 2014 with a perfect 12-0 record


No. 4 Ohio State Posts Two Wins at Clemson Invitational Sunday

Buckeyes claim wins in first and second varsity eights


No. 4 Ohio State Claims 10 Wins at Clemson Invitational Saturday

Buckeyes post 14 Top 3 finishes throughout two sessions


No. 4 Ohio State Travels to South Carolina for Clemson Invitational

Buckeyes will face five ranked teams at regatta

Athletic Accolades
2014 NCAA champion (1V8)
Two-time Big Ten champion (1V8)
2014 First Team CRCA Pocock All-American
2014 First Team CRCA All-Central Region
2014 First Team All-Big Ten
2013 Second Team All-Big Ten

Academic Achievements
2014 Academic All-Big Ten selection
2014 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2013 (Freshman 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 ... named Second Team All-Big Ten.

Prior to Ohio State: Vice Captain of St. Stithian's Girls School Rowing (2009-11) ... member of South African National Team (2011) ... earned Most Promising Rower, National Colours and Vice Captain honors (2011) ... won gold in the Women's Double event at the Senior South African Championships (2010) ... won bronze in the Women's Four and Women's Eight events as well ... won three bronze medals and one silver medal at the South African Schools Championships (2010-11).

Personal: Daughter of Ross and Sheila ... has one sibling, Josh ... plans to travel following undergraduate studies ... enjoys mountain biking and water sports ... lists greatest sports thrill as representing South Africa in the Women's Pair Event at the World Junior Rowing Championships in London (2011).

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