Allyson is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She found rowing as a walk-on and was part of four Big 10 Championship titles and an NCAA National title. Since graduating in 2017, Allyson has been living in Princeton, N.J., training at the U.S. Training Center with hopes of making the Olympic team in 2024. In 2019 she represented the U.S. at the World Rowing Championships in Austria.
“Allyson brings a deep passion for our mission to support the cancer community and a strong understanding of and relationship with the athletes training for the national team,” said Row for the Cure President Beth Kohl. “These athletes have been strong brand ambassadors for us in the past, and we look forward to working together in the years leading to Paris 2024. As a junior coach at PNRA, Allyson will be able to help our organization design new ways to engage with the junior rowing community, many of whom have had friends and family impacted by cancer and would like to help find a cure.”
“I am excited to join the Row for the Cure Board to broaden my reach in the rowing community,” said Baker. “I am looking forward to meeting, working with, and celebrating rowers and Row for the Cure community supporters. The work that has been done so far is so important. I hope to contribute through my knowledge of public health and understanding of the rowing background to strengthen this community and spread the love of Row for the Cure.”
Baker enjoys golfing, biking, and cheering on Ohio State athletics in her free time.
The Board would also like to recognize Grace Luczak, our Board member who brought tremendous dedication and creativity to our programming over the past three years. We are so grateful for her time and work.