Ava Fortney

Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Bexley, Ohio
  • Height 5-8
  • High School Columbus School for Girls
  • Major Health Professions Exploration

Academic Accolades

  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2022)

2022 (Freshman at Ohio State)

  • Rowed for the Ohio State 2N8 that placed second in the 2022 Big Ten Championship race, which helped the Buckeyes win the 2022 Big Ten Conference Team Title


  • Daughter of Chris and Matt Fortney
  • Has one sibling, Ayden
  • Lettered four times in swimming and twice in track and field at Columbus School for Girls
  • In 2021: All-American in 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay … 200 Medley Relay State Champion, fourth in state in the 100 Breaststroke, all-league, all state, team captain
  • In 2020: All-American in 200 medley Relay, all-league, second in the state in 200 Medley Relay and sixth in 400 Freestyle Relay
  • Plans to go in to critical care for two years and then attend graduate school for certified registered nurse with an anesthetist degree
  •  Enjoys working out, singing and watching movies
  • Greatest thrill in sports was winning the 200 Medley Relay at the state meet as a senior after finishing second the previous two years