Alexandra Kushnir

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Ravenna, Italy
  • Height 5-10
  • High School I.T. Morigia-Perdisa
  • Major Environmental Science

Career Honors

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

2021 (Freshman 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 one 3V4 (0-8) race, two with the 2V4 (2-6) and five with the 2V8 (4-7)
  • The Ohio State 2V8 finished No. 4 nationally at the NCAA Championships


  • Daughter of Yuliya V. Filonenko and Oleh V. Kushnir
  • Has one sibling, Victor
  • Rowed for Canottieri Ravenna Rowing Club (2016-2021)
  • 2019 Second place at the European Rowing Junior Championships in the quadruple scull (Italian National Team)
  • 2019 Second place at the Italian U23 Championship in the single scull (Canottieri Ravenna)
  • 2018 First place at the Italian Junior Championships in the single scull (Italian junior record) and second place at the Italian U23 Championship (Canottieri Ravenna)
  • Plans to pursue a Master’s in Environmental Science
  • Enjoys art, drawing, the outdoors, scuba-diving, hiking, climbing and camping
  • Greatest thrill in sports was her last European Championship with the Italian Junior National Team in 2018 (2nd) and winning the Italian Junior Championship in 2018 in the single scull.