Stephanie Williams
Stephanie  Williams

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tasmania, Australia

High School:
Launceston College

Height:
5-10

Position:
Varsity

04/26/2016

First Varsity Eight Named B1G Boat of the Week for the Third Time

Buckeyes posted season-best time Saturday to defeat Syracuse, Michigan

04/23/2016

Buckeyes Sweep Varsity Races vs. Syracuse, MSU

Team has three weeks off prior to the Big Ten championships

04/19/2016

First Varsity Eight Collects B1G Boat of the Week Honors

Buckeyes finish 3-0 in races and 15-0 overall at the Clemson Invitational

04/17/2016

No. 4 Buckeyes Win Five Races on Opening Day of Clemson Invitational

1V8, 2V8 finish the day unbeaten

04/17/2016

Ohio State Wins Four Races on Final Day of Clemson Invitational

1V8, 2V8 finish the weekend unbeaten

06/01/2015

WROW: 2015 NCAA Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

05/19/2015

2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

04/27/2015

Ohio State vs. Michigan, Michigan State, Syracuse

Photos by Jeff Mills

4/25/15 at Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River

Athletic Accolades
Two-time NCAA champion (1V8)
Two-time Big Ten champion (1V8)

Academic Achievements
2015 Academic All-Big Ten selection
Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2015 (Junior Season): Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Eight in every race of the season … earned three Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 28, April 21 and March 31) and an undefeated 15-0 race record (49-0 overall) … opened the season with two wins at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir in Columbus March 28, the first (6:10.65) 18 seconds ahead of No. 9 Notre Dame and the second (6:13.35) over No. 18 Louisville … captured two first-place finishes at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., April 4; the first (6:06.7) over No. 4 Virginia and the second (6:25.0) over Clemson … won both races at the Big Ten Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir April 11 … earned the first victory (5:54.78) by 16 seconds over No. 19 Minnesota and the second over No. 18 Wisconsin (5:58.74-6:03.04) … finished unbeaten over two days at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C., April 18-19, defeating No. 4 Virginia and No. 12 Indiana in the morning session (6:25.7) and Washington State in the evening (6:21.8) on day one; earned day two wins (6:23.5) over No. 16 UCLA and Cornell … finished the regular season with a victory (6:19.8) over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Syracuse at Griggs Reservoir April 25 … placed first at the 2015 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 6:42.11, helping the Buckeyes’ to a third consecutive Big Ten championship and fifth overall … recorded the second-fastest time ever (6:18.15) at the NCAA Regatta to claim the gold medal over unbeaten California at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif., clinching the program’s third-consecutive national team title ... Academic All-Big Ten selection and OSU 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.