Svea Pichner

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Lübeck, Germany
  • Height 6-1
  • High School Thomas-Mann-Schule Lübeck
  • Major Business

Career Honors

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

2022 (Sophomore Season)

  • Rowed in one race for the 1V4 boat that finished 6-7 on the year
  • Placed second in the 2022 Big Ten Championship 3V4 race, which helped the Buckeyes win the 2022 Big Ten Conference Team Title
  • Rowed in one race for the 3V4 boat that finished 2-6 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 Maren and Olaf Pichner
  • Has four siblings: Tjorven, Tjark, Finn, Lasse
  • Rowed for club Lübecker-Ruder-Gesellschaft from 2012-20
  • Plans to move back to Germany, pursue a master’s degree and travel
  • Enjoys traveling, watching movies, making new friends, spending time with family
  • Greatest thrill in sports is staging at the starting line and waiting from red light to turn green