April 3, 2018

First Varsity Eight Named Big Ten Co-Boat of the Week


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s rowing team’s First Varsity Eight has been named Big Ten Co-Boat of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Competing in its first home regatta of 2018 last Saturday, the First Varsity Eight of Anjali Fernandes, Ida Kruse, Alexandra Nothdurft, Rachel Engel, Cassandra Johnson, Ida Petersen, Alessandra Montesano, Bridget Schodorf and Alice Riley edged No. 9 Virginia in its early race by .67 seconds with a 6:08.2 before topping Clemson by almost 30 seconds with a 6:32.1 in its second race. The First Varsity Eight owns a 3-1 record on the year after going 1-1 at the Buckeyes’ opening regatta March 24 against Harvard and Yale.

The Buckeyes will compete at the Big Ten Double Dual against Wisconsin and Minnesota at The Dells, Wis., Saturday.