Former Buckeye Margot Shumway is Headed Back to World Rowing Championships

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Margot Shumway, an Ohio State rowing letterwinner in 2001 and 2002, will return to the World Rowing Championships in 2010 as a member of the U.S. National Team. This time, Shumway will row stroke in the women's quadruple sculls on Lake Karapiro Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in New Zealand.

Sky Sport will air every race of the championships live and present daily highlights during its 40-plus hours of coverage.

Sky Sport Television Coverage
Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Nov. 6, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 7, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*All LIVE on SKY Sport 1 SKY (HD)
** All times are local

Shumway, a Westlake, Ohio, native, competed in the 2009 World Rowing Championships in the single scull in Poznan, Poland. Shumway definitely has experience in the quad too, taking up the same position in her first Olympic appearance in Beijing, China, in 2008. She also raced in the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2009.  

She began her rowing career at Ohio State as a walk-on to the novice team in 2001. During the spring of 2001, she was promoted to the First Varsity Four at the NCAA championships in Georgia. The following season, Shumway raced in both the First and Second Varsity Eights and was instrumental in helping the 2V8 and the team win their first Big Ten Conference titles.

A number of other firsts, with the assistance of Shumway, occurred during the 2002 campaign. Ohio State achieved its first Top 3 national ranking and the 1V8 became the program's first boat to qualify for the Grand Final of the NCAA championships.