Name: Meghan O'Leary
Sport: Rowing
Event(s): Quadruple sculls
Height: 6-0
DOB: 8/24/1984
Birthplace: Tulsa, Okla.
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Episcopal High School (Baton Rouge, La.) ‘03
College: University of Virginia ’08, Social Foundations and Policy
Team/Club: USRowing Training Center – Princeton, New York Athletic Club
Coach(es): Hilary Gehman
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 10th (quad sculls)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 6th (double sculls)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – bronze (double sculls)
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Silver – 2017 (double sculls)
  • Bronze – 2018 (double sculls)
Personal: Daughter of Dan and Kathy O’Leary...Has one twin brother, Jon, and one older brother, Bryan...Was a two-sport athlete (softball and volleyball) at the University of Virginia, as well as a recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship...Picked up rowing post-college while living in Hartford, Conn., and working for ESPN before deciding to train full-time at the USRowing Training Center...After leaving ESPN in 2013, co-founded Turazo, a software startup helping companies recruit and hire more inclusively...Is an Athlete Representative on the USRowing Board of Directors, Ambassador with the Women's Sports Foundation, and a professional speaker represented by the BrightSight Group.