Friends, family and staff look back on a second-consecutive national championship
Buckeyes post 14 Top 3 finishes throughout two sessions
Buckeyes will face five ranked teams at regatta
Buckeyes sweep varsity races against No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana
Buckeyes will race Michigan and Michigan State at Belleville Lake
2013 (Junior Season): Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Four and Third Varsity Four throughout the season ... opened the season with the Third Varsity Four at the OSU Invitational April 6, placing second to Michigan (8:13.44-8:23.02) during the first session and claiming first (8:29.60) over Michigan and Notre Dame in the second session ... placed first (7:42.4) as a member of the Second Varsity Four over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana at the Big Ten Duals April 13 in Ann Arbor, Mich.... earned two wins with the Third Varsity Four at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. April 20-21, both over Virginia `A', Virginia `B', Duke, Louisville and Indiana in times of 7:43.0 and 7:19.7, respectively ... placed second (8:05.69) to No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe at Griggs Reservoir May 4 ... captured a first-place finish and gold medal at the 2013 Big Ten Championships after crossing the line in 7:42.46 ahead of second-place Michigan and third-place Iowa ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Rowed with Second Novice Eight in every race of the season ... took second against Notre Dame, finishing behind OSU's Third Varsity Eight in 7:22.29 at Griggs Reservoir on March 24 ... earned first career Buckeye victories with wins over No. 11 Michigan State and No. 9 Michigan in the morning session at Griggs Reservoir on March 31 with a time of 7:04.87 ... defeated No. 11 Michigan State (7:08.25-7:32.07) for a second time during the afternoon session ... crossed the line in 7:08.25 to defeat Wisconsin in the morning session and in 7:34.3 to defeat Minnesota in the afternoon session April 7 in Bloomington, Ind. ... swept the competition in both sessions at Ann Arbor, Mich., on April 14 defeating Michigan, Michigan's Third Novice Eight and Oklahoma twice with times of 7:18.31 and 7:26.07, respectively ... tallied wins over No. 3 Michigan and No. 19 Clemson in 7:01.80 at Griggs Reservoir on April 28 ... placed second at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 6:49.145 ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2011 (Freshman Season): Did not compete for the Buckeyes.
Personal: Daughter of Thomas and Nicolette ... has three siblings Leslie, Emily and Natalie ... plans to attend medical school after graduation ... hobbies include dancing, reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling ... grandfather ran track at Ohio State (1932-36) ... father played soccer for the Buckeyes (1970-74) ... sister, Emily, rowed for the Buckeyes (2008-12) ... lists greatest sports thrill as watching her sister, Emily, win gold at the Under 23 Rowing World Championships in Trakai, Lithuania (2012) ... member of Honors Program at Ohio State ... Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2011-12) ... University Ambassador and member of Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Med Fraternity.
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