Rachel Engel
Rachel  Engel


Glen Iris, Australia

High School:
Caulfield Grammar School




Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Five Buckeyes Earn CRCA All-Region Honors

Twenty-two athletes names CRCA Scholar-Athletes


First Varsity Eight Wins Title, Buckeyes Finish Second Overall

Ohio State becomes first team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive 1V8 championships


No. 2 Ohio State Advances All Crews to NCAA Grand Finals

2V8 wins semifinal heat; 1V8 and 1V4 collect runner-up finishes


No. 2 Buckeyes Place All Three Crews in NCAA A/B Semifinals

1V8 and 2V8 win first-round heats, 1V4 collects runner-up finish


2016 NCAA Championships

Photos by Noah Dutton


2016 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Trevor Ruszkowski


WROW: 2015 NCAA Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography


2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
Two-time NCAA champion (1V8)
Two-time Big Ten champion (1V8)
2016 Second Team All-Big Ten

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

2016 (Sophomore)
Competed for the First Varsity Eight at all eight regattas … helped 1V8 win third-straight national title at the NCAA Championships with a time of 6:19.04 to edge California … represented Australia at the World U23 Championships … won a title with the First Varsity Eight (6:22.72) at the Big Ten Championships to help Ohio State win its fourth-consecutive conference title … aided the 1V8 in defeating No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State at the Griggs Reservoir with a season-best time of 6:11.5 … member of the First Varsity Eight boat that went 17-0 over three races (6:37.5 – 6:15.4 – 6:34.7) at the Clemson Invite to defeat a slew of ranked teams … helped 1V8 post two dominant victories over Michigan and Michigan State with times of 6:34.8 and 7:00.8, respectively … member of First Varsity Eight that went 3-0 over No. 4 Virginia, No. 7 Michigan and Clemson at Griggs Reservoir … rowed at season-opening regatta with the 1V8 and beat No. 11 Princeton and No. 6 Yale with times of 6:38.0 and 6:34.1.

2015 (Freshman)
Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Eight at the first five events of the season and the First Varsity Eight for the Big Ten championships and NCAA championships ... opened the season with two wins at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir 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 ... won both races at the Big Ten Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir April 11; earned the first victory (6:04.88) by 12 seconds over No. 19 Minnesota and the second over No. 18 Wisconsin (6:09.25-6:10.07) … won two of three races over two days at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C., on Lake Hartwell April 18-19 … captured a second-place finish (6:38.2) behind Virginia in the morning session (6:25.7) and defeated Washington State by three-tenths of a second in the evening (6:32.5) on day one, followed by a win on day two (6:36.9-6:38.2) over No. 16 UCLA … captured a win in the regular-season finale at Griggs Reservoir April 25 with a time of 6:36.1 … placed first with the 1V8 at the 2015 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 6:42.11, helping the Buckeyes’ to a third consecutive Big Ten championship and fifth overall … recorded the second-fastest time ever (6:18.15) at the NCAA Regatta to claim the gold medal over top-ranked and unbeaten California at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif., clinching the program’s third consecutive national team title ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State
Attended Caulfield Grammar School ... competed in rowing and netball, serving as captain of both teams in 2013 ... spent two years with the Mercantile Rowing Club and three years with the Monash Netball Club.

Daughter of Celia and Chris Engel ... has a sister, Emily, and brother, Ben ... majoring in exercise science ...enjoys reading, spending time with family, cooking and listening to music ... hopes to row with the Senior Australian Rowing Team in the future and work in architecture.