Buckeyes receive 38.6 percent of votes cast
1V8 finished 2014 with a perfect 12-0 record
April 16 - 22, 2013
Buckeyes earn third consecutive weekly honor
Buckeyes claim wins in first and second varsity eights
2014 NCAA champion (1V8)
Two-time Big Ten champion (1V8, 2V8)
2014 First Team CRCA Pocock All-American
2014 First Team CRCA All-Central Region
Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
Two-time CRCA National Scholar-Athlete
Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
2013 (Sophomore Season): Coxswain of the Second Varsity Eight for the majority of the season ... earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 16 & 23) ... opened the season with a win (6:51.4) over No. 3 Princeton and 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 (7:15.7-7:29.8) and the second over No. 13 Notre Dame (7:18.80-7:32.75) ... claimed first place (6:48.1) over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana at the Big Ten Duals April 13 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... captured three wins at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. ... the first (6:33.4) over No. 3 Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisville and Central Florida ... the second (6:23.4) over Clemson, Penn, Miami, Texas and Central Florida and the third and final race (6:55.1) over UCLA, Minnesota, Oregon State, Texas and UCF ... defeated No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe (6:53.29 -6:56.98) May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... placed first at the 2013 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. with a time of 6:29.46, helping to capture the Buckeyes' fourth Big Ten Championship ... placed third at the 2013 NCAA Championships (6:23.19) at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. clinching the program's first national team title ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2012 (Freshman Season): Coxswain for the Second Varsity Eight throughout the season ... coxed the crew to a win over Notre Dame (6:37.70-6:44.25) at Griggs Reservoir on March 24 ... led team to wins over No. 7 Yale (6:25.25-6:34.66) and No. 11 Michigan State (6:59.6-7:11.1) at Griggs Reservoir (March 31) ... earned a pair of wins over Wisconsin (6:57.40-7:09.1) and Minnesota (6:59.60-7:11.1) on April 7 in Bloomington, Ind. ... crossed the line in 6:48.20 to capture a win against Oklahoma on April 14 in the morning session at Griggs Reservoir ... followed that performance with wins over Oregon State and Tennessee in the afternoon session with a time of 7:00.40 ... placed first against No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson in 6:49.20 at Griggs Reservoir (April 28) ... placed second at the Big Ten Championships (May 13) with a time of 6:32.025 ... placed second (6:38.94) at the NCAA Championships (May 25-27), matching the crew's previous best NCAA performance (2008) ... Big Ten Boat of the Week (May 1) ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Coxswain for Upper St. Clair rowing team ... captained crew to first-place finish in Women's Junior Varsity Four at Mercyhurst Prep Invitational Regatta (2010) ... finished first in Women's Coxswains Race at Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championship (2010) ... Junior Varsity Eight finished second at Mercyhurst Prep Invitational (2010) ... high school finished second overall at Mercyhurst Prep Invitational and Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championship ... guided Men's Junior Varsity Four to first-place finish at Mercyhurst Prep Invitational (2009) ... also ran cross country.
Personal: Daughter of Mark and Maria ... has two siblings, Nicholas and Zachary ... plans to join the Peace Corps and travel after completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys working out, ceramics and listening to music ... involved with the John Glenn Civic Leadership Committee, OSU Honors Program, Athletes in Action and Leadership Committee ... lists greatest sports thrills as racing at the NCAA Championships (2012) and watching the OSU vs. Wisconsin football game (2012).
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