Jessica Thow


Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Spring, Texas
  • Last School Oak Ridge High School

Ohio State Career

Sophomore Season (2019-20)

  • Honorable Mention All-MFC
  • Finished 10th at MFC Championships
  • Finished second at OSU Open
  • 45-30 in the regular season
  • 12-2 at OSU Duals and 11-1 at Detroit Mercy Invitational
  • Posted eight wins at Northwestern and six at St. John’s, with four at the Penn State Open
  • Placed 24th at PSU Open
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice

Freshman Season (2018-19)

  • Placed 15th at conference championships
  • Competed at St. John’s Invitational and Midwest Fencing Championships

Prior to Ohio State

  • Fenced for Alliance Fencing Academy for nine years
  • Placed 16th of 189 at the 2017 Junior Olympics in Cadets
  • Earned silver at the 2018 Junior Olympics as part of the junior team
  • Placed 15th at the 2015 Copenhagen Cadet Circuit
  • Placed third in Div1 at the October 2017 NAC


  • Daughter of Sarah and Paul Thow
  • Has a brother, Harrison
  • Would like to be a child life specialist after graduation