March 23, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 13th-ranked Ohio State rowing team opens its season at 11 a.m. Saturday when it hosts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus, Ohio. The regatta marks the first of three home events for the Scarlet and Gray this spring. For complete schedule CLICK HERE.

Race Schedule vs. Notre Dame

2N8/3V8 Lane 1 Lane 2 Lane 3
11 a.m. Ohio State (3V8)  Notre Dame (3V8) Ohio State (2N8)
11:15 a.m. Notre Dame Ohio State
11:30 a.m. Ohio State Notre Dame
11:45 a.m. Notre Dame Ohio State
12 p.m. Ohio State Notre Dame
12:15 p.m. Notre Dame Ohio State

Ohio State Probable Lineup
Melissa Trejo (Cox)
Anne Fruth
Andie Bonamer
Sarah Marshall
Julie Walsh
Rachel Layfield
Sara Handa
Chloe Meyer
Katherine Skouby

Claire Sasowsky (Cox)
Sarah Milota
Meghan Rewick
Heather Truthan
Carolyn Schneller
Sarah Kessler
Kelsey Albrinck
Nicole Becks
Ellen Zwick

Charlene Jones
Kate Cline
Ashley Pryor
Taylore Urban
Julie Dick
Lauren Eckles
Katie Coons
Sarah Cornish
Alexandra Sawatzki (cox)

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

Sami Jurofsky (cox)
Stephanie Johnson
Eelkje Miedema
Yekaterina Beletskaya
Meghan Birkbeck

Brittney Wex
Samantha Fowle
Ashley Bauer
Emily Ralph
Claudia Schiwy
Kara Shropshire
Corinne Meinert
Nadine Seehaus
Victoria Lazur (cox)

Ellen Heister
Claudia Herpertz
Ulrike Denker
Allison Elber
Kate Sweeney
Emily Walsh
Ilse Paulis
Claire-Louise Bode
Amanda Poll (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. To See a complete list of the rankings CLICK HERE.

Come Watch!
The rowing team will host three regattas on the Scioto River this spring. In addition to the races Saturday the Buckeyes will host Michigan State and Yale March 31. The races against the Spartans will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the competition vs. Yale following at 10:20 a.m.

The Scarlet and Gray will return to Columbus April 28 as they 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.

Finished Strong
Ohio State had a strong finish to the 2011 season capturing the Big Ten title as well as a 10th place finish at the NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes claimed Top 3 finishes for all six boats at the Big Ten Championships including gold medal performances by the Second Varsity Eight and the Second Varsity Four. 

At nationals the Second Varsity Eight accrued 26 of the team’s 44 points with a fourth-place finish in the Grand Final. The First Varsity Four finished second in the Petite Final for an eighth-place finish overall. The First Varsity Eight was the second boat to cross the finish line in the third-level final.

2011 Boat Records Overall/Dual
Varsity Eight 19-16/3-3
Second Varsity Eight 2511/3-3
Varsity Four 28-9/3-1
Second Varsity Four


Novice Eight 10-5/4-2
Second Novice Eight 7-14/0-1

Coach of the Year
Head Coach Andy Teitelbaum was named the 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year. This marks the third time Teitelbaum has earned the distinction as he was named the coach of year in 2002 and 2006.

Up Next
The Buckeyes will welcome Michigan State and Yale March 31 on to the Scioto River. The first session will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the second set of races scheduled to begin at 10:20 a.m.