Buckeyes finish fifth as a team behind 2V8 Silver Medal, 10th-place finish by 1V8
2V8, 1V4 will compete in Grand Final, 1V8 will seek Top 7 finish in Petite Final
1V8, 2V8 and 1V4 win respective heats
Claire-Louise Bode, Allison Elber are second team recipients
Buckeyes aim to capture title in 14th NCAA championship appearance
2011 (Junior Season) - Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/Pocock All-American ... CRCA All-Central Region first team ... first team All-Big Ten ... rowed with First Varsity Eight for the entire 2011 campaign ... with win over Michigan (6:30.2-6:42.0), crew kicked off season in impressive fashion at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus (March 26) ... took first in two races at Big Ten Duals (April 9) hosted by Buckeyes; after crossing finish line first in close race vs. Louisville (6:40.2-6:40.8), 1V8 maintained early lead in afternoon to outlast Iowa (7:04.0) and Rhode Island (7:14.5) in 6:58.2 in final race of afternoon ... recording two wins on day for second time of the season, 1V8 took down Big Ten foes Michigan State (6:34.9-6:36.1) and Michigan (6:52.3-7:01.1) in Columbus (April 23) ... moving on to postseason, 1V8 helped Buckeyes clinch Big Ten title with runner-up finish in Indianapolis, Ind.; team finished ahead of Michigan (6:21.01), Wisconsin (6:27.01), Indiana (6:31.45), Minnesota (6:32.03) and Iowa (6:36.85) to take top spot in conference championships ... 1V8 concluded season with runner-up finish in Third-Level Final of NCAA championships, finishing ahead of Clemson (6:38.47) and Dartmouth (6:40.63) in 6:36.62 ... CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Sophomore Season) - Placed in three seat of Second Varsity Eight for most of season ... 2V8 had impressive outing in Big Ten dual vs. Michigan and Michigan State on Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Ind. (April 10); Buckeyes secured consecutive wins, first beating Wolverines, 6:59.40-7:03.00, before racing past Spartans by .40 seconds (6:55.10-6:55.40) in second race ... finished second in Ohio State's only home regatta of season at Griggs Reservoir (April 18) in time of 6:29.10 against Michigan, Michigan State and USC ... posted strong outing at Big Ten championships (May 1) on Lake Ovid in Laingsburg, Mich., where crew placed third (6:29.82) in Grand Final; won preliminary heat earlier in day with time of 6:32.70 ... moved to three seat of First Varsity Four for South/Central Region Sprints (May 15-16) on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Buckeyes finished second in Petite Final with time of 7:35.13 ... CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2009 (Freshman Season) - Saw first action for Buckeyes in three seat of First Varsity Four at ACC/Big Ten Challenge (April 4); crew beat Virginia by 2.5 seconds ... during postseason races, helped lead 1V4 to back-to-back championship performances, first at Big Ten championships (May 2) at Griggs Reservoir on Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio, and then again at Aramark South/Central Region Sprints (May 16-17) in Oak Ridge, Tenn. ... First Varsity Four concluded season with Petite Final win at NCAA championships (May 29-31) at Cooper River Park in Cherry Hill, N.J., for overall seventh-place finish.
Prior to Ohio State - Won gold medal at 2007 Junior World Championships ... placed third at 2007 CRASH-B (world championships for indoor rowing).
Personal - Daughter of Karin ... enjoys reading and going out with friends ... cites rowing in first row of Best 10 at CRASH-B as greatest sports thrill.
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