March 28, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 13th-ranked Ohio State rowing team will race in its second regatta this weekend when it hosts No. 7 Yale and No. 11 Michigan State on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus Ohio. The first session will begin at 7:30 a.m. against Yale with the second session against Michigan State slated to begin at 10:20 a.m. Michigan will also be present to race against Yale and Michigan State.

Home Schedule

April 28 vs. Harvard 9 a.m.
vs. Virginia 9 a.m.
vs. Clemson 1 p.m.

Race Schedule
Session 1
7:30 a.m. Michigan vs. Michigan State
7:40 a.m. Ohio State vs. Yale

7:50 a.m. Michigan vs. Michigan State
8 a.m. Ohio State vs. Yale

8:10 a.m. Michigan vs. Michigan State
8:20 a.m. Ohio State vs. Yale

8:30 a.m. Michigan vs. Michigan State
8:40 a.m. Ohio State vs. Yale

8:50 a.m. Michigan vs. Michigan State
9 a.m. Ohio State vs. Yale

9:10 a.m. Ohio State vs. Michigan and Michigan State

9:20 a.m. Ohio State vs. Michigan and Michigan State

Session 2
10:20 a.m. Michigan vs. Yale

10:30 a.m. Michigan vs. Yale

10:40 a.m. Michigan vs. Yale

10:50 a.m. Michigan vs. Yale

11 a.m. Michigan vs. Yale

11:10 a.m. Ohio State vs. Michigan and Michigan State

11:20 a.m. Ohio State vs. Michigan and Michigan State

11:30 a.m. Ohio State vs. Michigan State

11:40 a.m. Ohio State vs. Michigan State

11:50 a.m. Ohio State vs. Michigan State

12 p.m. Ohio State vs. Michigan State

12:10 p.m. Ohio State vs. Michigan State

Ohio State Probable Lineup
Claire Sasowsky (cox)
Sarah Milota
Meghan Rewick
Heather Truthan
Carolyn Schneller
Sarah Kessler
Kelsey Albrinck
Nicole Becks
Ellen Zwick 

Melissa Trejo (cox)
Anne Fruth
Andie Bonamer
Sarah Marshall
Julie Walsh
Rachel Layfield
Sara Handa
Chloe Meyer
Katherine Skouby

Alexandra Sawatzki (cox)
Taylore Urban
Julie Dick
Lauren Eckles
Sarah Cornish 

Dara Schnoll (cox)
Katie King
Ashley Dzurnak
Katherine Cook
Katherine Tylinski

Amanda Poll (cox)
Stephanie Johnson
Kara Shropshire
Brittney Wex
Meghan Birkbeck

Katie Beletskaya
Samantha Fowle
Ashley Bauer
Eelkje Miedema
Claudia Schiwy
Emily Ralph
Corinne Meinert
Nadine Seehaus
Victoria Lazur (cox) 

Ellen Heister
Claudia Herpertz
Kate Sweeney
Allison Elber
Ilse Paulis
Emily Walsh
Ulrike Denker
Claire-Louise Bode
Jenni Gill (cox)

Starting Strong
Ohio State is ranked 13th in the CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll that was released March 15. Ohio State is one of four Big Ten teams in the Top 20. Michigan (9), Wisconsin (10) and Michigan State (11) rank in the Top 20.

CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll (Preseason March 15, 2012)

Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes
1. Virginia (15) 461
2. California Berkeley (5) 438
3. Princeton 395
4. Brown (4) 381
5. Stanford (1) 373
6. Southern California 368
7. Yale 309
8. Washington 304
9. Michigan 303
10. Wisconsin 296
11. Michigan State 275
12. Harvard 264
13. Ohio State 246
14.Washington State 182
15. Cornell 137
16. Clemson 121
17. Dartmouth 97
18. Tennessee 79
19. Texas 73
20. California 61

Come Watch!
The rowing team will host one more regatta on the Scioto River this spring. In addition to the races Saturday the Buckeyes will return to Columbus April 28 to close out the regular season. The Buckeyes will welcome Harvard, Virginia and Clemson, with races beginning at 9 a.m.

What an Honor
Assistant Coach Diana “Didi” Albrecht was a 2011 inductee into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. Albrecht was a member of the rowing team from 2002-05. During her letterwinner seasons, Albrecht was named First Team Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-America twice (2004 and 2005). Additionally, Albrecht was a First Team All-Central Region and First Team All Big Ten selection during those seasons. The Buckeye 2005 team captain and most valuable player, Albrecht collected CRCA National Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten laurels in 2003, ’04 and 05. The Dresden, Germany, native added a 2005 Big Ten Medal of Honor finalist recognition to her list of scholastic and athletic awards.

Summer Training
When the official season ended last spring many of the Ohio State rowers did not stop to rest. The Buckeyes continued training throughout the summer at many training camps and on their home rivers. Several Buckeyes also made an impact on the international level.

Sophomore Claire-Louise Bode raced in the 2011 Under-23 World Championships July 20-24 in Amsterdam. Bode and her partner Kate Christowitz advanced to the A final and finished with a fifth-place medal.

Freshmen Nadine Seehaus and Ilse Paulis both competed at the 2011 World Rowing Junior Championships Aug. 3-7 at Dorney Lake in Eton, Great Britain. Seehaus completed the competition with a gold medal while Paulis earned the silver medal.

Strong Start
The Buckeyes had an impressive performance in their 2012 home opener March 24, winning all six races against Notre Dame March 24 on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir.  To view a complete recap CLICK HERE.

Up Next
The Buckeyes will travel to Bloomington, Ind., for the Big Ten Duals to face No. 10 Wisconsin and Minnesota April 7.