May 17, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 3 Ohio State women’s rowing team travels to Indianapolis, Ind., this weekend to compete at the 2013 Big Ten Championships Sunday at Eagle Creek Park.
SETTING THE SCENE
Hosted by the Indianapolis Rowing Center for the third consecutive year, the 2013 Big Ten Championships are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. ET as a seven-lane finals-only regatta with the winner of the team event named the conference champion.
The 2012 Big Ten Rowing Championship was claimed by Michigan, the program’s fifth conference title and its first since 2004. Ohio State and Michigan State have each captured three program titles, while Minnesota and Wisconsin each have one.
Admission to the 2013 Big Ten Rowing Championships is free; however, there is a $6 fee per car to gain entry to the park.
For updates throughout the morning, follow Ohio State rowing on twitter (@OhioState_WROW). Updates can also be found at www.bigten.org and @BigTenChamps on twitter.
The Big Ten Network will televise the 2013 Big Ten Rowing Championships on tape delay at 4 p.m. ET Sunday, May 26.
9 a.m. – II Novice Eights
9:20 a.m. – I Novice Eights
9:40 a.m. – III Varsity Fours
10 a.m. – II Varsity Fours
10:20 a.m. – I Varsity Fours
10:40 a.m. – II Varsity Eights
11 a.m. – I Varsity Eights
12 p.m. – Awards Presentation
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
I Varsity Eight 63 52 45 36 27 18 9
II Varsity Eight 42 36 30 24 18 12 6
I Varsity Four 21 18 15 12 9 6 3
II Varsity Four 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
I Novice Eight 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
II Novice Eight 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
III Varsity Four 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Ohio State boasts five top-seeded boats this weekend as the First Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, First Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four and Third Varsity Four crews all claimed No. 1 seeds.
The Buckeye First Novice Eight earned the No. 3 seed, while the Second Novice Eight earned the No. 4 seed.
Victoria Lazur (coxswain)
Amanda Poll (coxswain)
Dara Schnoll (coxswain)
Sami Jurofsky (coxswain)
Claire Sasowsky (coxswain)
Sarah Asad (coxswain)
Alexandra Irving (coxswain)
BUCKEYES AT THE BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ohio State has won three Big Ten team titles throughout program history, most recently claiming the conference title in 2011 (142 points). The Buckeyes also won the conference championship in 2006 (130 points) and 2002 (138 points). In all, the Buckeyes have earned 12 Top 3 finishes at the conference championships.
IN THE RANKINGS
Ohio State remains No. 3 in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll. With their Top 5 ranking, the Buckeyes remain the highest ranked Big Ten team followed by No. 13 Michigan, No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 20 Minnesota. Michigan State and Iowa are also in the mix, both having received votes towards the rankings.
The Buckeyes have ranked within the Top 5 for all but one week of the 2013 season, and have ranked No. 3 for four consecutive weeks (April 24-May 15).
LAST TIME OUT
Ohio State hosted No. 8 Harvard on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir May 4. The Buckeyes swept varsity competition against the Crimson, with wins in the first varsity four, second varsity eight and first varsity eight.
The first varsity four opened varsity competition, claiming first place with a time of 7:54.47 over Ohio State ‘C’ (8:05.69), Ohio State ‘B’ (8”06.50) and Harvard (8:08.57). Next, the second varsity eight sounded the horn in 7:01.94, 14 seconds ahead of Harvard (7:15.35) while the first varsity eight concluded competition with the third and final varsity win of the morning. The crew finished the race three seconds ahead of Harvard (6:56.98) with a time of 6:53.29.
Of the 19 opponents the Buckeyes have faced throughout the regular season, 16 are currently ranked or receiving votes towards the rankings. Ohio State has posted a combined 30 wins over these opponents, including five over defending national champion No. 4 Virginia.
First Varsity Eight: 6-2
Second Varsity Eight: 8-0
First Varsity Four: 6-1
Second Varsity Four: 4-3
Third Varsity Four: 4-2
The Buckeye varsity crews have combined for an overall regular season record of 28-8.
Ohio State’s second varsity eight continues its regular season undefeated streak from the 2012 campaign (9-0), and now stands at 8-0 this season and 17-0 in regular season competition dating back to March 24, 2012.
In postseason action last year, the second varsity eight placed second to Michigan at both the 2012 Big Ten Championships and the 2012 NCAA Championships, falling short of a national title by just 1.90 seconds.
BIG TEN BOAT OF THE WEEK
The Buckeyes have won three Big Ten Boat of the Week Awards this season (April 9-April 23). The first varsity eight earned the first award, while the second varsity eight has tallied the last two.
2013 Boats of the Week
March 12: Minnesota First Varsity Eight
March 19: Indiana First Novice Eight
March 26: Minnesota First Varsity Eight
April 2: Michigan First Varsity Eight
April 9: Ohio State First Varsity Eight
Michigan First Varsity Four
April 16: Ohio State Second Varsity Eight
April 23: Ohio State Second Varsity Eight
April 30: Wisconsin First Varsity Four
Ohio State won its first national title in 2012 when the 1V4 of coxswain Alexandra Sawatzki, Taylore Urban, Katie King, Stephanie Johnson and Emily Ralph crossed the line in 7:13.09 to defeat Virginia by 2.09 seconds. Previously, the Buckeye 1V4 had placed as high as third at the NCAA Championships in 2006 in West Windsor, N.J.
NCAA SELECTION SHOW
The field for the 2013 NCAA Division I Rowing Championships will be announced Tuesday, May 21 at 5 p.m. during the selection show streamed live at NCAA.com.
Ohio State travels to Indianapolis, Ind., to compete at the 2013 NCAA Championships May 31-June 2 at Eagle Creek Park.