Women's Rowing

Stephanie Williams

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Tasmania, Australia

High School:
Launceston College

Height:
5-10

Position:
Varsity

Stephanie  Williams

Athletic Accolades
2014 NCAA champion (1V8)
2014 Big Ten champion (1V8)

Academic Achievements
2014 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2014 (Freshman Season):
Rowed as a member of the First and Second Varsity Eight throughout the season … earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 1) with the second varsity eight … opened the season rowing for the second varsity eight with a win (6:30.42) over No. 12 Michigan at Griggs Reservoir March 29 … claimed two wins with the first varsity eight at the Oregon State Classic April 5 at Dexter Lake in Lowell, Ore., the first (6:24.70) over No. 11 Stanford and No. 9 Michigan and the second (6:24.50) over Stanford, Michigan, No. 20 Oregon State and Duke … claimed first place (6:42.40) over Indiana, No. 19 Louisville and Iowa at the Big Ten Challenge with the second varsity eight April 12 in Iowa City, Iowa … competed with both the first varsity eight and second varsity eight at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge April 19 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich.; earned two wins with the second varsity eight, the first over No. 9 Notre Dame (6:36.0-6:48.27) and the second over No. 4 Virginia (6:32.6-6:42.17) and two wins with the first varsity eight, over No. 9 Notre Dame (6:25.3-6:32.06) and the second over No. 4 Virginia (6:21.3-6:25.91)  … defeated Michigan State (6:38.56-6:44.58) and No. 17 Louisville (6:54.95-7:09.46) May 3 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., as a member of the first varsity eight … placed first with the first varsity eight at the 2014 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. with a time of 6:29.37, helping to capture the Buckeyes’ second-consecutive Big Ten championship and fifth overall … claimed the individual gold medal with the 1V8 at the 2014 NCAA Championships (6:44.48) at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., clinching the program’s second-consecutive national team title ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State:
Represented Australia at the 2012 Junior World Championships as a member of the U-19 women's four ... rowed for the Tamar Rowing Club under coach Stu Sayer.

Personal: Daughter of Gerald and Elisa ... has one sibling, Emily ... plans to travel the world and go back to Australia to study further after graduation ... enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports and reading ... lists greatest sports thrill as representing Australia at the 2012 Junior World Championships.

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