Morgan Zahner

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Galena, Ohio
  • Height 5-8
  • High School Olentangy High School
  • Major Computer Science & Engineering

Academic Accolades 

  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)

2022 (Junior Season)

  • Helped the 2V8 finish eighth at the 2022 NCAA Championships and the Buckeyes to an eighth-place finish as a team
  • Placed second in the 2022 2V8 Big Ten Championship race, which helped the Buckeyes win the 2022 Big Ten Conference Team Title
  • Rowed in 14 races for the 2v8 boat that finished 5-9 on the year
  • Rowed in all four races at the 2022 NCAA Championships to help the 2V8 to an eighth-place finish nationally
  • Helped the 2V8 to a second-place finish at the 2022 Big Ten Championships

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 all eight 1N8 races … the Buckeye 1N8 finished the year with a 3-5 record


  • Daughter of Ted and Christy Zahner
  • Has two siblings, Max and Mich
  • Lettered as a midfielder in soccer three times
  • Played club soccer for Express FC
  • Hobbies include cooking, reading, doing Crossfit and being outside.
  • After graduation, she wants to go to the Crossfit Games and the Olympics, and also find a job she enjoys that allows her to train
  • Favorite pastimes includes reading mystery novels, CrossFit, cooking, and riding my motorcycle.
  • Her greatest sports thrill is the feeling of when you are so focused that you forget the pain and worries, and accomplish things you never thought you could.