Women's Rowing

Taylore Urban

Medina, Ohio

High School:


Taylore Urban

2013 (Junior Season): Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Four in every race of the season ... opened the season with a second-place finish (7:57.8) to 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 (8:09.50-8:34.83) and the second over No. 13 Notre Dame (8:16.87-8:29.47) ... claimed first place (7:33.9) over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana at the Big Ten Duals April 13 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... captured two wins at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. ... the first (7:21.4) over No. 3 Virginia, Louisville, Oklahoma and UCF and the second (7:13.4) over Clemson, Penn, Texas, Miami and UCF ... defeated No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe (7:54.47-8:08.57) May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... placed first at the 2013 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. with a time of 7:25.74 ... captured the boat's second consecutive NCAA Championship with a first-place finish (7:08.26) at the 2013 NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2012 (Sophomore Season): Competed with the Third Varsity Eight in the opening race of the season, defeating Notre Dame (7:04.52-7:24.46) at Griggs Reservoir on March 24 ... rowed with the Third Varsity Four on March 31 at Griggs Reservoir, defeating No. 9 Michigan (7:16.67-7:37.70) in the morning session, and No. 11 Michigan State and No. 9 Michigan in the afternoon session after crossing the line in 7:25.20 ... as a member of the First Varsity Four, earned wins against Wisconsin and Minnesota in Bloomington, Ind., on April 7 with times of 6:57.4 and 6:59.6, respectively ... defeated Oklahoma (7:37.20-8:13.07) in the morning session and Tennessee (7:44.42-7:57.72) and Oregon State (7:44.42-8:04.86) in the afternoon session in Ann Arbor, Mich. on April 14 ... tallied two wins over No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson with a time of 7:38.47 on April 28 at Griggs Reservoir ... won a Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis on May 13 with a time of 7:01.815 ... won the program's first ever NCAA Championship at Lake Mercer, N.J. on May 27, crossing the line in 7:13.09 ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2011 (Freshman Season): Rowed as a member of the Novice Team ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: All-around gymnast at Medina High (2009-10) ... named team captain, MVP, scholar athlete, and First Team All-County (2010) ... All-Conference for two consecutive seasons (2009-10) ... earned Coaches Award (2009) ... also involved with club gymnastics (2001-09) ... also involved with track and field as a pole-vaulter and middle distance runner at Medina High ... named team captain and scholar athlete (2010) ... honored with Coaches Award (2010) ... All-Conference athlete (2009-10).

Personal: Daughter of Dave and Kim ... has a brother, Dane ... would like to pursue a career as a sports nutritionist and compete in a triathlon at some point in the future ... hobbies include traveling, biking, swimming and reading ... lists greatest sports thrill as being a member of the First Varsity Four, which won Ohio State's first ever rowing National Championship (2012) ... attends Heartland Community Church, where she was involved with the youth program.

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