Alessandra Montesano

Player profile

  • Hometown Cremona, Italy
  • Last School Liceo Scientifico Ettore San Felice
  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-7
Academic Awards:
• Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)
• Rowed with the 1V8 for the 2019 season.
• Helped the boat to a second-place finish at Big Ten Championships and sixth-place finish at NCAA Championships.
• Named First Team All-Big Ten following the conference championships.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018) 
• Member of the 1V8 boat that finished 31-1 overall and 901 in races
• Earned the B1G title with a time of 6:20.948 to help the team to its sixth consecutive conference title in as many years
• Finished sixth at the 2018 NCAA Championship with the 1V8

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Started rowing with Canottieri Erindanea in 2012
• 2013 Regional Champion of Lombardy in the double sculls
• 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Indoor Regional Champion of Lombardy
• 2016 National Champion in the single sculls, competed for the Italian National Team at the European Rowing Junior Championship in the double sculls and World Rowing Junior Championship in the quadruple sculls
• Competed for the Italian National Team at the 2017 World Rowing U23 Championship in the single sculls
• 2018 National Champion in the single sculls and bronze medalist at the World Rowing U23 Championship.

PERSONAL 
• Daughter of Marinella Parente and Roberto Montesano
• Has one sibling, Emanuele
• Majoring in Strategic Communication
• Plans to train to qualify for the Olympics and after graduation, row professionally for the Italian National Team.