Ava Tenaglia


Player profile

  • Hometown Medina, Ohio
  • Last School Medina
  • Year Redshirt Freshman
  • Major Microbiology

Ohio State Career

  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a freshman and carried a 4.0 grade-point average


  • Did not compete
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree

Prior to Ohio State

  • Ran personal bests of 2:15 (800), 59.48 (400) and 18:59 (5k, cross country)
  • Competed for Medina H.S. as part of the 4×800 relay team at the 2018 New Balance Nationals
  • Came back from injury to help Medina win the Greater Cleveland Conference and Medina D-I District in 2019 and then to a school-record fifth-place finish at the Ohio State cross country championships
  • Desert Empire League offensive MVP in water polo as a senior
  • Ranked fourth in high school graduating class


  • Only child of Julie and Davide
  • Human nutrition sciences major and plans to attend physical therapy school in Colorado
  • Enjoys hiking, reading, cooking and singing
  • Works as a barista at Starbucks
  • Born and raised in Boulder, Colo.