Sarah Peffley
Sarah  Peffley


Englewood, Ohio

High School:




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


Big Ten Champs! Buckeyes Win Fourth Consecutive Conference Title

1V8, 2V8, 1V4 and 3V4 earn gold medals


No. 3 Ohio State Rows for a Fourth Consecutive B1G Title

Buckeyes travel to Indianapolis to face conference rivals


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
Three-time Big Ten champion (2V8, 1V4, 2V4)

2016 (Junior)
Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Eight in every race of the season … took silver at the NCAA Championships in the 2V8, finishing just 0.836 seconds behind champion California, with a time of 6:28.9… captured gold at the Big Ten Championships in the Second Varsity Eight to drive Ohio State to it’s fourth-consecutive conference title … finished the Clemson invitational with an undefeated record of 17-0 for the weekend, beating No. 3 Virginia, No. 8 Texas, No. 14 Washington State and No. 20 Louisville in the Second Varsity Eight … split races against No. 10 Michigan and Michigan State at the Big Ten Double Dual in Princeton, NJ with times of 6:52.0 and 7:37.4 … finished the regular season with a commanding victory in the 2V8 against No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State with a time of 6:18.5, winning by 20.2 seconds and 34.0 seconds, respectively.

2014 (Freshman)
Rowed as a member of the First and Second Varsity Four throughout the season ... placed second behind Michigan at Griggs Reservoir on March 29 with the first varsity four ... finished second to No. 9 Michigan (7:19.08) but ahead of No. 11 Stanford in the first session of the Oregon State Classic at Dexter Lake in Lowell, Ore.; placed first (7:17.20) over Michigan, Stanford, Oregon State and Duke during the second session ... claimed first place (7:28.8) over No. 19 Louisville, Indiana and Iowa at the Big Ten Challenge April 12 in Iowa City, Iowa ... captured a win over No. 9 Notre Dame (7:34.4-7:43.75) and placed second (7:28.5) to No. 4 Virginia at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge April 19 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... defeated Michigan State (7:40.40-7:58.98) and No. 17 Louisville (8:12.93-8:46.76) May 3 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich. with the second varsity four ... captured the boat's second-consecutive conference title in a time of 7:34.32 at the 2014 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

Prior to Ohio State
Three-year member of the Dayton Boat Club where she rowed port ... named Most Valuable Novice Rower in 2011 ... awarded Hammer Award in 2012 and Coaches Award in 2013 ... also named Team Captain in 2013.

Daughter of Brian and Pam ... has two siblings, Greg and Rachel ... plans to attend veterinary school after graduation ... enjoys drawing, reading and volunteering at animal shelters ... member of high school National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society ... lists greatest sports thrill as racing at the Governor's Cup in Columbus (2013) with the Dayton Boat Club and placing first in the first varsity four.