September 14, 2021

Hall of Fame Class of 2021 – Amanda Purcell


Class of 2020 OSU HOF Release | Purcell HOF Intro | Purcell HOF Speech | HOF Interview

Amanda Purcell
Rowing (2003-05)
Initially a walk-on to the Ohio State rowing team, Amanda Purcell worked to become a First Team Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Pocock All-American in 2005 while also earning CRCA All-Central Region and Second Team All-Big Ten honors as well that year. She was just the second Ohio State walk-on to earn All-America honors.

A three-time Ohio State letterwinner (2003-05), Purcell led OSU’s first 1V8 boat to a No. 1 ranking in 2004 in a season when the Buckeyes recorded just their second Top 4 finish (1V8) nationally. She was equally accomplished in the classroom becoming a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree while earning three Ohio State Scholar Athlete awards.

Following her Ohio State career, Purcell was a volunteer coach at Ohio State, coached the Upper Arlington High School team and coached at Brown, Virginia and Indiana. She currently coaches junior rowing in Dallas, Texas.

Purcell HOF Speech

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