Taylor Benedict

Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 5-9
  • Hometown McLean, Virginia
  • High School McLean High School
  • Major Psychology

Academic Accolades

  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2022)

2022 (Freshman at Ohio State)

  • Won the 2022 1N8 Big Ten Championship race, which helped the Buckeyes win the 2022 Big Ten Conference Team Title
  • Rowed in nine races for the 1N8 boat that finished 5-4 on the year


  • Daughter of Michael and Barbara Benedict
  • Has one sibling, Lauren, who rows at the University of Virginia
  • Lettered four times in rowing at McLean High School, once with the freshman boat and three times in the first varsity eight
  • First at the VARSA state championships – stroke of the freshman 8 in 2018
  • Eighth at Stotesbury Cup Regatta – strok of the freshman 8 in 2018
  • Second at the VASRA state championships  – first varsity 8 in 2019
  • First in petite finals at Stotesbury Cup Regatta – first varsity 8 in 2019
  • Third at the VASRA state championships – first varsity 8 in 2021
  • Greatest thrill in sports is competing at the highest level
  • Plans on going to medical school and working in pediatrics while also continuing to row (racing and coaching)
  • Has participated in triathlons since age 7 … also enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies and exploring towns where she lived