Janessa Mathews


Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 5-6
  • Hometown Westerville, Ohio
  • Last School Westerville North High School
  • Club Ohio State Swim Club

Career Bests

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)

2020-21 (Freshman)

  • Swam in all three regular season meets for the Buckeyes
  • Helped the Buckeyes to the 2021 Big Ten Championship, earning points for her finishes in the 100 and 200 Breast
  • Recorded a personal-best time in the 200 Breast (2:11.50) at the conference championship
  • Raced a personal-best 1:00.06 in the 100 Breast at the Last Chance meet
  • Competed in the 100 and 200 Breast at the NCAA Championships

Prior to Ohio State

  • Was a member of the Ohio State Swim Club from 2012-19 for coach Kyle Goodrich
  • Represented the US at the 2019 Mel Zajac Championship in Canada
  • Was the national team caption of the Ohio State Swim Club
  • Competed at the 2016 US Olympic Trials
  • Likes to play the piano as well as cliff jump and kayak
  • Her brother Jason is a member of the Ohio State men’s swim team
  • Has a total of four older siblings — Janel, Justin, Joel and Jason
  • Daughter of Greg and Elizabeth