Anjali Fernandes

Player profile

  • Hometown Perrysburg, Ohio
  • Last School Notre Dame Academy
  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-4
Academic Awards:
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • CRCA National Scholar Athlete
  • Coxswain for the 1V8.
  • Helped the boat to a second-place finish at the 2019 Big Ten Championships and sixth-place finish at NCAA Championships.
  • Named second-team Pocock All-America honoree.

Prior to Ohio State:

  • Attended Notre Dame Academy
  • Served as a coxswain from 2014-16 under coach Matthew Connolly
  • Midwest Finalist all three years in the JV4
  • Scholastic Rowing Association semifinalist in 2015 with the JV4.


  • Daughter of Dr.’s Shaila and Karl Fernandes
  • Has three siblings
  • Majoring in English with a focus on medicine
  • Has aspirations to attend medical school after graduation
  • Hobbies include writing, reading, doing homework, spending time with family, doing community service, and playing the violin in her spare time
  • She is also a member of the Honors College, volunteers at the James Cancer Center, is a Pen Pals Club letter writer, and has performed research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Her greatest sports thrill was the 2019 NCAA Championships