April 8, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State first varsity eight has been named Big Ten Boat of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. The weekly honor marks the second-consecutive accolade for the No. 2 Buckeyes as the second varsity eight earned the honor last week.

The crew of Stephanie Williams, Claire-Louise Bode, Eelkje Miedema, Ashley Bauer, Katie King, Elodie Ravera-Scarramozzino, Holly Norton, Catherine Shields and coxswain Victoria Lazur went undefeated at the Oregon State Classic Saturday, claiming two out of six overall wins for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State posted a time of 6:24.70 in the morning session to earn wins over No. 9 Michigan and No. 11 Stanford, also posting a time of 6:24.50 in the afternoon session to earn wins over the Wolverines, the Cardinal, No. 20 Oregon State and Duke.

The Buckeyes next travel to Iowa City, Iowa, April 12 to compete against Iowa and No. 17 Louisville.