Women's Rowing

Amanda Poll
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Albany, Ohio

High School:
New Albany

Height:
5-2

Amanda Poll

2013 (Sophomore Season): Coxswain of the First Varsity Eight for the majority 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 ... led the team to 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 ... coxed the Second Varsity Eight for the remainder of the season, defeating 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): Coxswain of the First Varsity Eight for every race of the season ... opened the season with a win over Notre Dame (6:28.09-6:35.39) at Griggs Reservoir on March 24 ... led the team to a first-place finish against No. 7 Yale (6:23.66-6:32.28) and No. 11 Michigan State (6:24.70-6:32.92) at Griggs Reservoir on March 31 ... tallied two more wins on April 7 in Bloomington, Ind., defeating Wisconsin and Minnesota with a time of 6:45.5 ... coxed the team to three more wins at Ann Arbor on April 14, defeating Oklahoma (6:41.80-6:57.24) during the morning session and Oregon State (6:48.25-6:53.73) and Tennessee (6:48.25-7:04.56) during the afternoon session ... placed first against No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson in 6:40.63 at Griggs Reservoir on April 28 ... finished second at the Big Ten Championships (May 13) with a time of 6:29.809 ... finished the NCAA Championships (May 25-27) in tenth place overall (6:32.69) ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Letterwinner at New Albany in both swimming and rowing ... led women's varsity four and women's varsity eight at the Head of the Ohio ... also led the women's varsity four at the Head of the Hooch ... placed second at the 2011 Midwest Championships and 19th at the 2011 U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals in the women's varsity eight.

Personal: Daughter of Wayne and Karen ... has two siblings, Zachary and Claire ... plans to be an elementary school teacher or marine mammal rehabilitator after completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys running and reading ... lists greatest sports thrill as placing ahead of Cal and Princeton at the 2012 NCAA Championships ... member of Student Athlete Advisory Board.

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