Katie Castaneda

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Troy, Ohio
  • Height 5-7
  • High School Troy High School
  • Major Electrical and Computer Engineering

Academic Accolades 

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

2022 (Junior Season)

  • Rowed in one race for the 3V4 boat that finished 2-6 on the year
  • Rowed in both races for the 5V4 boat that finished 1-1

2021 (Sophomore 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 2N8 race … the Buckeye 2N8 finished the year with a 4-4 record


  • Daughter of Anthony and the late Marianne Castaneda
  • Has one sibling, Sarah
  • Lettered in track, swimming and cross country at Troy High School
  • In track was all-conference in the  GWOC in 4×800 relay, and was a regional qualifier in the 3200
  • In cross country was all-conference, team regional qualifier
  • As a swimmer, earned all-conference, was s district qualifier and was the relay anchor and helped set the mile relay record
  • Also was a scholar athlete in high school
  • Hopes to work in electrical design, emerging technology in medical devices, health devices, outer space applications, electrified vehicles, etc.
  • Greatest thrill in sports is winning a big race and experiencing the energy and joy in the accomplishments of the team
  • Member of the society of women engineers – elementary outreach chair, the institute of electrical engineers and diversity outreach and inclusion – involvement scholarship