Women's Rowing

Boston Shields

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

Height:
5-9

Boston Shields

Prior to Ohio State - Former short-track speed skating athlete ... coached by U.S. Olympic Coach Jimmy Jang ... attended training camps with two-time gold medalist Shani Davis as well as Olympians Jordan Malone, J.R. Celski, Anthony Lobello and Halie Kim ... earned Most Inspirational Athlete and Most Valuable Athlete honors ... two-time Junior National Championships/World Trials Competitor ... ranked in the top 20 in U.S. Women's Short-Track Speed Skating ... also five-time letterwinner with the Westerville Rowing Club ... placed second at the U.S. Rowing Midwest Championships ... also competed at U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals.

Personal - Daughter of Tim and Victoria ... plans to pursue a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience after completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys reading, art, in-line and ice speed skating, singing, music and traveling ... lists greatest sports thrills as qualifying for U.S. Short Track Speed Skating National Championship after having fallen in a short-track speed skating competition and breaking and rotating her tibia ... also lists achieving second place at the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships by 0.2 seconds to advance to compete at Youth Nationals ... served as Chief Judge and Timer at the Winter Regional Special Olympic Games in Johnstown, Pa. ... sponsored artist for Via Colori, a non-profit charity event ... member of the Arts Scholars program at Ohio State.

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