Olivia Clotten

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Wevelinghoven, Germany
  • High School Marienberg Gymnasium Neuss
  • Height 6-1
  • Major International Business

Academic Accolades

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

2022 (Sophomore Season)

  • Rowed for the 1V8 that finished seventh at the 2022 NCAA Championships to help the Buckeyes to an eighth-place finish as a team
  • Won the 2022 1V8 Big Ten Championship race, which helped the Buckeyes win the 2022 Big Ten Conference Team Title
  • Rowed in nine races for the 1V8 boat that finished 6-7 on the year
  • Rowed in all three races at the 2022 NCAA Championships to help the 1V8 to a seventh-place finish nationally
  • Helped the 1V8 to a first-place finish at the 2022 Big Ten Championships
  • Rowed in one race for the 2v8 boat that finished 5-9 on the year

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 all 11 1V8 races … the Buckeye 1V8 finished the year No. 7 nationally at NCAA Championships with a 6-5 record


  • Daughter of Tatjana Bialas, Marcus Clotten
  • Has one sibling: Cosima
  • Played club field hockey for 12 years and was on a rowing club team for six
  • Member of the German National Team that won silver in both the European and World championships in 2019
  • The National Team earned bronze at the world championships in 2022
  • Plans to pursue a master’s degree and row as long as it’s enjoyable
  • Enjoys traveling and exploring the world, cycling, being with friends and walks by the ocean
  • Winning the Big Ten Championships in 2022 has been the greatest thrill in sports
  • Sister Cosima also is a member of the German National Team
  • Was a student leader for three years in high school