June 5, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ulrike Denker and Emily Walsh, seniors on the Ohio State rowing team, were named Pocock All-Americans the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced. Denker earned first- team honors and Walsh was a second-team recipient.

Denker and Walsh rowed for the First Varsity Eight during the 2012 season and helped the Buckeyes to a fifth-place finish in the NCAA championships on Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J., May 27. The 1V8 finished fourth in the Petite Final of the national championships for an overall placing of 10th. The crew clocked in at 6:32.69. Concluding the 2012 season with a 25-15 record, the First Varsity Eight won the Silver medal at the Big Ten championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis May 13.

Denker, a graduate student specializing in business, earned her second All-America laurel as she was named a second-team All-American last season. Hailing from Essen, Germany, Denker also was named to the CRCA All-Central Region First Team in 2012. Additionally, Denker was lauded with First Team All-Big Ten honors and was a member of the 1V8 that earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors April 10. A Capital One Academic All-District At-Large recipient, Denker was presented with CRCA Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades this spring.

Walsh, a Pittsburgh, Pa., native majoring in exercise science education, is a first-time All-American. Walsh’s All-America laurels complement her CRCA First-Team All-Central Region honor, as well as her First Team All-Big Ten award. Like Denker, Walsh rowed in the First Varsity Eight boat that received Big Ten Boat of the Week recognition April 10. A CRCA Scholar-Athlete, Walsh is also an Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar Athlete.