Paige  Austin

Paige Austin


West Chester, Ohio

High School:
Lakota West



Animal Science/Biology

2012-13 - Senior
  • In fall finale at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga placed 14th with a time of 17 minutes and 06.2 seconds in the Championship 8
  • Also rowed in the Open 8 at the Head of the Hooch placing 7th with a time of 17 minutes and 24.4 seconds
  • Placed ninth in the Club 8 at the Head of the Charles in Boston with a time of 17 minutes and 17.17 seconds
  • Helped the Lady Vols place fourth in the Collegiate 4+ with a time of 19 minutes and 47.27 seconds at the Chattanooga Head Race
  • Finished fourth at the Chattanooga Head Race in the Collegiate 8+ with a time of 17 minutes and 01.52 seconds
2011-12 - Junior
  • Lifted Tennessee to the 2012 C-USA Championship by helping her 2V8+ shell to gold
  • Helped the 2V8+ to a strong regular-season finish at No. 7 Princeton
  • Rowed with the V4+ at Michigan
  • Started season strong at Oak Ridge Invitational, rowing in the V4+ and winning two gold medals and one silver
  • Part of 2V4+ that defeated Central Florida on Lake Pickett
  • Part of the V4+ that finished fourth at the San Diego Crew Classic, earning C-USA Boat of the Week honors (April 3)
  • Finished eighth in both the Collegiate 4 and 8 at the Chattanooga Head Race
2010-11 - Sophomore
  • Against Minnesota, stroked 2V4+ to first
  • Was 2 seat in the V4+ vs. Louisville, finishing first
  • Rowed 3 seat in V4+ at Lake Natoma Invitational, finishing in second
  • Stroked V4+ against Princeton, finishing third, and in V4+ at C-USA, taking second
  • Finished ninth in Collegiate 4+ at Chattanooga Head Race
  • Took home a 21st-place finish in Collegiate 8+ at Head of the Hooch Regatta
High School
  • Attended Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio
  • Graduated with a 4.0 GPA
  • Named an Elite Athlete Academic Scholar
  • Member of the National Honor Society, Latin Club, Math Club, Student Government Association, Senior Board, Impact 21 Leadership Program and Down Syndrome Association
  • Was a four-year letterwinner in swimming, where she set three school records
  • Helped lead her school to the state meet in 2008 and 2009
  • Majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Biology
  • Chose Tennessee because of her love for the South and its strong academic programs in her areas of interest
  • Wants to open her own veterinary clinic
  • What she loves most about rowing is the unity that the team has, and the determination to be the best they can be
  • She loves Tennessee because of the Southern hospitality, warm weather and mountains
  • Achieved SEC honor roll
  • Paige rows starboard side
  • Her 2K erg is 7:39.1
  • Has one brother, Jarred
  • Chose UT over Clemson, Kentucky and Georgia
  • Paige Taylor Austin, daughter of Claire and Michael Austin, was born on Jan. 10, 1991, in West Chester, Ohio


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