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Aug. 18, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Diana Albrecht will join the Ohio State rowing staff as an assistant coach, head coach Andy Teitelbaum announced Friday. Albrecht, who was a four-year letterwinner from 2002-05, was a two-time First Team All-American. She will primarily work with Ohio State’s second varsity eight, as well as recruiting.

“Didi was a great athlete and a great leader while in our program,” Teitelbaum said. “I’m excited to have her working with our students, recruiting future Buckeyes and working with the rest of our staff.”

A three-year member of the first varsity eight boat, Albrecht helped Ohio State win a Big Ten Championship in 2002 and appear in at the NCAA championships all four seasons. She earned All-Central Region honors as well as First Team All-Big Ten selections in 2004 and 2005.

Albrecht also was recognized for her accomplishments in the classroom as a three-time CRCA National Scholar-Athlete, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete. She graduated from Ohio State in 2006 with degrees in communication and political science.

A native of Dresden, Germany, Albrecht was a member of Germany’s junior national team prior to attending Ohio State. She finished second at the 2000 Junior World Championships rowing in the pair.