Women's Rowing

Taylor Branstool

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Johnstown, Ohio

High School:
Johnstown-Monroe

Height:
5-10

Taylor Branstool

2013 (Freshman Season): Rowed as a member of both the First and Second Novice Eight crews throughout the season ... opened the season with the Second Novice Eight at the OSU Invitational ... claimed a third-place finish (7:59.09) behind Michigan (7:25.94) and Notre Dame (7:57.90) in the first session and a second-place finish (7:55.1) behind Michigan (7:34.0) but ahead of Notre Dame (8:07.01) in the second session ... placed second to Michigan (6:58.8-7:01.1) as a member of the First Novice Eight at the Big Ten Duals April 13 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., ... captured two first-place finishes at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. April 20-21; the first over Virginia, Oklahoma, UCF and Louisville in 6:58.2 and the second over Clemson, Texas, Penn, UCF and Miami in 6:45.0 ... placed second (7:17.00) to No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... captured a first-place finish and gold medal at the 2013 Big Ten Championships after crossing the line in 7:06.90 ahead of second-place Wisconsin and third-place Michigan ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Three-year member of the softball team at Johnstown-Monroe under coach Steve Smith ... named team captain and was named Mid Buckeye Conference Honorable Mention her senior year (2012).

Personal: Daughter of David and Paulette ... has two siblings, Samuel and Grace ... plans to attend medical school and become an ER doctor or orthopedic surgeon after graduation ... Biological Sciences Scholar ... enjoys going to the movies and hanging out with friends ... lists greatest sports thrill as defeating Virginia (2013) and hitting a walk-off homerun at home against rival team during her senior season.

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