Jessica Thow


Player profile

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

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in psychology in Summer 2021
  • Honorable Mention All-MFC in 2020
  • A two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice and a USFCA All-Academic Team selection

Junior Season (2020-21)

  • Picked up 16 wins on the year
  • Buckeye women were the CCFC team co-champions and won the epee squad title
  • USFCA All-Academic Team honoree, Academic All-Big Ten selection and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

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