Women's Rowing

Catherine Shields

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rangiora, New Zealand

High School:
Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Height:
5-8

Catherine Shields

12/04/2014

First Varsity Eight Named Collegiate Crew of the Year by Rowing Magazine

1V8 finished 2014 with a perfect 12-0 record

09/08/2014

Buckeyes Celebrate 2014 Season at Awards Banquet

Friends, family and staff look back on a second-consecutive national championship

08/14/2014

Ohio State at the Morning Sports Report

Gene Smith and student-athletes spoke at the GCSC Morning Sports Report Thursday morning

04/23/2013

Athletics Good Stuff

April 16 - 22, 2013

04/23/2013

Second Varsity Eight Named Big Ten Boat of the Week

Buckeyes earn third consecutive weekly honor

09/08/2014

2014 Awards Banquet

Ohio State gathered to celebrate its 2014 national championship Sunday, Sept. 7, at The Blackwell.

08/14/2014

Ohio State at the Morning Sports Report

Gene Smith & several Buckeye student-athletes spoke Thursday morning at the GCSC Morning Sports Report.

Athletic Accolades
Two-time NCAA champion (1V8, 2V8)
Two-time Big Ten champion (1V8, 2V8)
2014 First Team CRCA Pocock All-American
2014 First Team CRCA All-Central Region
2014 First Team All-Big Ten
2014 Ohio State Female Athlete of the Year
2014 Big Ten Athlete of the Year
2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year

Academic Achievements
Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2013 (Freshman Season):
Rowed as stroke seat of the Second Varsity Eight in every race of the season ... earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 16 & 23) ... earned an undefeated 12-0 record ... opened the season with a win (6:51.4) over No. 3 Princeton and No. 13 Brown at Carnegie Lake, N.J. on March 30 ... earned two wins at the OSU Invitational April 6 at Griggs Reservoir; the first over Tennessee (7:15.7-7:29.8) and the second over No. 13 Notre Dame (7:18.80-7:32.75) ... claimed first place (6:48.1) over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana at the Big Ten Duals April 13 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... captured three wins at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. ... the first (6:33.4) over No. 3 Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisville and Central Florida ... the second (6:23.4) over Clemson, Penn, Miami, Texas and Central Florida and the third and final race (6:55.1) over UCLA, Minnesota, Oregon State, Texas and UCF ... defeated 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 ... named rowing Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Represented Rangi Ruru Girl's School at the National Cycling Championships and came in third at the 2008 South Island Championships Road Pursuit (2008) ... raced with the U18 pair, U17 Eight, U18 Four, U16 Eight and U18 Eight at the New Zealand Secondary School Championships (2009) ... competed for New Zealand at the World Rowing Junior Championships (2009) ... raced with the U18 pair, U17 Eight, U18 Four and U17 Four at the New Zealand Secondary Championships (2010) ... member of the New Zealand U21 Team at the Youth Cup in Sydney (2010) ... member of the Southern Regional Performance Centre Squad at the Banklink New Zealand Rowing Championships (2011) ... member of the New Zealand U19 Rowing Squad at the World Rowing Junior Championships (2011) ... member of the Southern Regional Performance Centre Team, competed at the New Zealand Rowing Championships (2012).

Personal: Daughter of Adrian Shields and Julie Batchelor ... enjoys baking, reading, catching up on events going on back home via Facebook, shopping and Skyping with friends and family ... plans to return home and row for New Zealand and also travel after completion of undergraduate studies ... lists greatest sports thrill as lining up in the starting blocks at the World Championships and knowing that she was racing against the best in the world.

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