58 Ohio State student-athletes posted 3.7 or better GPAs in 2011-12
First Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four, First Novice Eight win races
Buckeyes travel to Indianapolis for Sunday regatta
Ohio State wins 10 races at regatta Saturday
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Kara Shropshire Bio
2011 (Junior Season) - Rowed with First Varsity Four throughout season ... started campaign with win over rival Michigan (7:27.3-7:28.9) at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus (March 26) ... defeated Clemson at ACC/Big Ten Challenge (April 3) hosted by Buckeyes; Scarlet and Gray clocked in at 8:15.22, while Clemson finished in 8:26.24 ... crossed finish line in 7:37.3, while Louisville (7:43.4) and Bucknell (7:57.6) finished in second and third, respectively ... in first race for 1V4 at Big Ten Duals (April 9) in Columbus; team also recorded win in second session of competition vs. Iowa (8:00.2) and Rhode Island (8:16.3) in 7:44.0 ... took first over Yale (7:28.8) and Princeton (7:39.7) at Eisenberg Cup (April 16) in Derby, Conn., in 7:26.2 ... also won at River Challenge (April 17) in Boston, Mass., vs. Dartmouth (8:55.3), Northeastern (9:09.0) and Harvard-Radcliffe (9:20.1), finishing in 8:44.5 ... took down Big Ten foe Michigan State (7:38.7-7:49.8) and Washington State (7:40.4-7:43.6) at final two home regattas of season (April 23-24) ... helped Scarlet and Gray bring home Big Ten title with third-place finish at Big Ten championships (May 15) in Indianapolis, Ind.; finished in 7:20.48, ahead of Michigan State, Minnesota, Indiana and Iowa ... concluded season runner-up to Brown in Petite Final of NCAA championships on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.; Buckeyes clocked in at 7:18.32, beating out Princeton (7:19.24), Washington State (7:24.00), Michigan (7:26.72) and Yale (7:29.57) for the spot ... Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Sophomore Season) - Rowed in two seat in Second Varsity Four majority of season ... in Big Ten dual (April 10) vs. Michigan State and Indiana on Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Ind., 2V4 finished second in 8:22.70, overcoming Hoosiers by more than nine seconds ... went on to win Petite Final at Big Ten championships (May 1) on Lake Ovid in Laingsburg, Mich.; Buckeyes clocked in at 7:36.40, while Iowa (7:51.68) and Indiana (8:15.98) finished second and third, respectively ... time of 7:42.16 was good for fourth place in Grand Final of South/Central Region Sprints (May 15-16) on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. ... named an alternate for NCAA championships (May 28-30) ... also rowed seven seat in 4V8 lineup at Princeton and vs. Brown (March 27) on Lake Carnegie ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Previous Ohio State Experience - Competed in Buckeye First Novice Eight in 2008-09 ... crew finished third in Grand Final of Big Ten championships at Griggs Reservoir on Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio (May 2).
Prior to Ohio State - Ran cross country for McNicholas from 2005-08.
Personal - Daughter of Allan and Robin, has a sister Erin, who rowed for Buckeyes (2007-10) and a brother, Luke ... plans to join the Peace Corps following graduation ... greatest sports thrill was Buckeye First Novice Eight finishing third at Big Ten championships.
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