Women's Rowing

Daphne Socha

Chablais, France

High School:
Lycee Anna De Noailles


Daphne Socha

Athletic Accolades
Two-time NCAA champion (2V8)
Two-time Big Ten champion (2V8)

Academic Achievements
2013 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2013 (Freshman Season):
Rowed as a member 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 ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Member of the French Junior National Team (2009-11) ... member of the French National U23 Team (2011-12) ... won gold at the French National Rowing Championships in the single scull event (2009, 2011) ... also won gold at the World Rowing Junior Championships (2010) ... won bronze at the World Rowing Junior Championships (2011).

Personal: Daughter of Remy and Florence ... enjoys drawing and skiing ... plans to pursue a master's degree in zoology and compete at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games upon completion of undergraduate studies ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning the World Rowing Junior Championship in the double scull event (2010).

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