Josephine Panitz


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-4
  • Hometown Armonk, N.Y.
  • Last School The Ursuline School
  • Club Team Empire Swimming

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Career Bests

Career Honors

  • CSCAA First Team All-American
    • 100 Breast (2020)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2021)
  • CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American (2020, 2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)

2020-21 (Sophomore)

  • Won the 200 Breast (2:14.95) in the season opener against Penn State
  • Also competed in the meets against Indiana, Rutgers and Purdue
  • Earned points for the Buckeyes in the 200 IM and 100 and 200 Breast

2019-20 (Freshman)

  • Had a great performance against Denison where she placed first in the 200 Breast and 200 Medley Relay as well as second and third 100 Breast and 100 Back respectively
  • Scored points in six events at the Big Ten Championships
  • Had a solid performance against Kentucky where she placed third and fourth in the 200 and 100 Breast respectively
  • Continued to improve throughout the season and had a great showing against Michigan the week after Kentucky where she placed second and set personal bests in both the 200 and 100 Breast
  • Swam personal best times in all five of her finals events at the OSU Invitational
  • Earned second place finishes against Akron/Kenyon in the 100 Breast, where she set a PR of 1:01.97, as well as the 200 Breast

Prior to Ohio State

  • Four year letterwinner at The Ursuline School
  • Competed in breaststroke and individual medley
  • Four-time section one 200m IM champion
  • Two-time section one 100m breaststroke champion
  • All-American and two-time Scholastic All-American
  • Finished second at the state championships in the 200m IM
  • Named team captain her senior season
  • Competed for Empire Swimming
  • Attended US Winter Nationals from 2017-19


  • Daughter of David and Lisa Panitz
  • Has two sisters, Beatrix and Georgia
  • Sister Beatrix swam at Michigan State and Georgia currently swims at Williams College
  • Greatest sports thrill: Winning states