Walsh and U.S. Women's Eight beat runner-up Germany by 4.55 seconds
Walsh will compete in Women's Eight at World Rowing Under 23 Championships this week
Pair of seniors rowed in First Varsity Eight during 2012 season
May 21 - 27, 2012
Buckeyes finish fifth as a team behind 2V8 Silver Medal, 10th-place finish by 1V8
2011 (Junior Season) - Rowed with First Varsity Eight ... began season with impressive win over No. 11 Michigan in Columbus; Buckeyes dominated rival 6:30.2-6:42.0 ... finished first in 6:40.2 vs. Louisville (6:40.8) and Bucknell (6:59.8) in 2011 Big Ten Duals (April 9) hosted in Columbus ... defeated Michigan State in home regatta (April 23) in morning session (6:34.9-6:36.1), while outlasting Michigan for second time of season in afternoon (6:52.3-7:01.1) ... finishing runner-up at Big Ten championships (May 15), 1V8 helped Scarlet and Gray leave Indianapolis with Big Ten title; squad beat out Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota and Iowa in 6:20.53 ... moving on to NCAA championships in Gold River, Calif., 1V8 qualified for Third-Level Final where group finished runner-up to Harvard in 6:36.62 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Sophomore Season) - Rowed in First Varsity Eight all of regular season before taking over three seat in Second Varsity Eight during postseason action ... contributed to 1V8's upset over Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge (April 3) on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va.; Buckeyes clocked in at 6:49.40, compared to Tigers' 6:57.00 ... in Big Ten championships (May 1) on Lake Ovid in Laingsburg, Mich., moved to five seat of Second Varsity Eight and helped crew post third-place finish in Grand Final with a time of 6:22.63, just 1 one-hundredths of a second behind runner-up Wisconsin ... moved to 2V8 for South/Central Region Sprints on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and boat recorded third-place time of 6:41.20 in Grand Final before heading to NCAA championships (May 28-30) on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Previous Ohio State Experience - Competed in Buckeye First Novice Eight in 2008-09 ... crew finished third in Grand Final of Big Ten championships at Griggs Reservoir on Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio (May 2).
Prior to Ohio State - Competed for Fox Chapel's rugby team from 2004-08; led team to undefeated record in sectional play as co-captain in 2007 and captain 2008.
Personal - Daughter of Tom and Nicolette ... has three sisters, Leslie, Julie and Natalie ... Julie also rows for Buckeyes ... enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with family and friends ... would like to attend medical school following undergraduate studies ... greatest sports thrill was First Novice Eight's third-place finish at 2009 Big Ten Championships ... father, played soccer at Ohio State from 1970-74 ... great grandfather ran track for Buckeyes from 1932-36.