Alaina Hawthorn

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-1
  • Hometown Tipp City, Ohio
  • High School Bethel High School
  • Last School Lawrence Technological University
  • Major Architecture

Academic Accolades 

  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)

2022 (Senior Season)

  • Ohio State’s 1V4 finished second (Silver Medal) at the 2022 NCAA Championships to help the Buckeyes to an 8th place finish as a team
  • Won the 1V4 2022 Big Ten Championship race, which helped the Buckeyes win the 2022 Big Ten Conference Team Title
  • Rowed in 12 races for the 1V4 boat that finished 6-7 on the year
  • Rowed in all three races at the 2022 NCAA Championships to help the 1V4 to a second-place finish nationally
  • Helped the 1V4 to a first-place finish at the 2022 Big Ten Championships
  • Rowed in one race for the 2V4 boat that finished 4-6 on the year

2021 (Junior Season)

Helped the Buckeyes to a No. 2 finish in the Big Ten and to the No. 6 spot in the NCAA Championships

Competed in all eight 2N8 races … the Buckeye 2N8 finished the year with a 4-4 record

Prior to Ohio State

Lettered one year in volleyball at Lawrence Technological University


Daughter of Scott and Laura Hawthorn

Has two siblings: Winfield and Evan

Played four sports at Bethel High School in Tipp City, Ohio: Soccer (1/midfield); Volleyball (3/outside); Basketball (2/forward) and track and field (2)

2016: Volleyball second team all-conference, honorable mention all-district, MVP, captain

2017: Volleyball district 9 all-star, first team all-conference, MVP, captain

2017-18: Basketball first team all-conference, captain

2016-17: Basketball second team all-conference

Plans to get a master’s degree in urban design in Spain following graduation

Hobbies include training service dogs, traveling, volunteering and working on design projects

Mother was a Division I athlete at Ohio University in track (1 yr.) and volleyball (3 yrs.)

Involved with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) from 2019-present and 4 Paws for Ability (2019-2021)