Rachel Serafy

Player profile

  • Hometown Columbus, Ohio
  • Last School Hilliard Davidson
  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-7

2016 (Freshman)
Rowed as a member of the First Novice Eight Four in all four regattas of the season … closed out the season with a fifth place finish in the 1V8 at the Big Ten Championships to help Ohio State win it’s fourth-consecutive conference title … defeated No. 13 Indiana by 11.4 seconds with a time of 5:16.8 at the Clemson Invitational in the First Novice Eight … raced against Clemson and No. 4 Virginia in the 1N8 at Griggs Reservoir in the first race of the season, finishing with times of 7:27.5 and 7:55.0 … faced conference foes No. 10 Michigan and Michigan State in Princeton, NJ, crossing the finish line in 7:24.7 and 7:58.3, respectively … closed out the regular season at Griggs Reservoir, racing against No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State with a time of 6:52.6.

Prior to Ohio State
Was homeschooled prior to college … one-year letter winner in swimming for Hilliard Davidson … four-year member of the Ohio State Swim Club … three-year rower for Dublin Crew; rowed one year for Arch City Rowing Club … lists greatest sports thrill as breaking the Ohio state record for her relay in the 13-14 age group at the Junior Olympics.

Personal
Daughter of Kim and Brian … has two brothers, Keith and Joel … majoring in strategic communications … plans to work in non-profit management or fundraising after graduation … enjoys volunteering at Rock City Church, baking and cooking … uncle, Ronnie Harris, won gold in lightweight boxing event at the 1968 Summer Olympics.