Buckeyes finish fifth as a team behind 2V8 Silver Medal, 10th-place finish by 1V8
2V8, 1V4 will compete in Grand Final, 1V8 will seek Top 7 finish in Petite Final
1V8, 2V8 and 1V4 win respective heats
Buckeyes aim to capture title in 14th NCAA championship appearance
First Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four, First Novice Eight win races
Kate Sweeney Bio
2011 (Junior Season) - Rowed with Second Varsity Eight ... captured first win at home regatta vs. Michigan (March 26); group finished in impressive fashion outlasting Wolverines 6:37.6-6:46.3 ... crew's success continued with win over Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge hosted by Buckeyes ... captured two wins at 2011 Big Ten Duals in Columbus; first victory came against Louisville and Bucknell, outlasting second-place Louisville (6:48.6-6:57.2), and second was recorded against Iowa and Rhode Island in time of 7:04.4 ... finished first over Harvard-Radcliffe, Dartmouth and Northeastern at River Challenge (April 17) in Boston, Mass. (7.33.7) ... had another first vs. Washington State at home (April 24) in 6:55.6 ... helped lead Buckeyes to Big Ten title with win over Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Michigan State, Indiana and Iowa at Big Ten championships held in Indianapolis, Ind. (6:25.33) ... competed with 2V8 in Grand Final of NCAA championships; group finished fourth with their fastest time of three races at championships (6:33.42) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Sophomore Season) - Sat in two seat of First Varsity Four for most of season ... opened season with win at Princeton, vs. Brown (March 27), finishing in 7:55.60 ... next victory was vs. Michigan and Michigan State at Big Ten dual (April 10) on Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Ind.; Buckeyes raced past Wolverines in 8:03.80, beating UM by 9.60 seconds; continued dual with 6.50-second (7:51.20-7:57.70) victory over Spartans ... 1V4 was fourth in Grand Final (7:30.83) of Big Ten championships (May 1) on Lake Ovid in Laingsburg, Mich. ... moved to two seat of Second Varsity Four for South/Central Region Sprints (May 15-16) on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Scarlet and Gray posted second-place time of 7:35.13 ... returned to First Varsity Four for NCAA championships (May 28-30) on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2009 (Sophomore Season) - Redshirted for Buckeyes ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Previous Ohio State Experience - Competed on 2007-08 Buckeye novice teams. Prior to Ohio State - Member of Oakland Catholic rowing team from 2003-07 ... named rowing team captain in 2007 ... captured gold medal in V4+ in Midwest Scholastic championships in 2007 after earning gold in Junior 4+ in 2006 ... at Stotesbury Regatta, claimed gold medal in Junior 4+ in 2006 ... three-year letterwinner in basketball as a guard.
Personal - Daughter of Patrick and Maggi ... has three sisters, twins Erin and Maureen and Nora ... greatest sports thrill was winning Diocesan basketball championships ... would like to attend law school upon completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys reading and playing basketball.
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