COLUMBUS, Ohio- Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State rowing head coach announced, Ashley Bauer, Anne Hockenberry, Leah Miller and Carolyn Schneller have signed National Letters of Intent to row for the Buckeyes in 2012.

“The coaching staff and I are excited and thrilled these four young ladies will join the Buckeyes for the 2011-12 season,” Teitelbaum said. “Their enthusiasm for the program is what impressed us the most. We are confident they will be a great addition to our team and keep up the tradition and excellence of Ohio State rowing in the next four years. They will be a great fit for the school and the program.”

Ashley Bauer, New Albany, Ohio; New Albany High School, Westerville Crew

Bauer, an Ohio native, will join the Buckeyes from the Westerville Crew team. After rowing competitively for only a year-and-a-half, Bauer attended the Southeast Juniors Developmental Camp and US Rowing’s ID camp this past summer. When rowing at the Head of the Ohio, both the varsity four and varsity eight boats Bauer was a part of finished first.  Bauer rowed in Westerville’s varsity four and varsity eight this past year, placing third at the Head of the Hooch in the varsity four. A relatively young rower, Bauer is excited to remain in Ohio as a Buckeye.

Anne Hockenberry, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Vincentian Academy, Three Rivers Rowing Association

Hockenberry hails from Pittsburgh, Pa. In only her third season of competitive rowing, the Pittsburgh, Pa., native is part of the Three Rivers Rowing Association. This past summer Hockenberry placed 22nd at the Head of the Charles, competing in the women’s youth varsity eight. Hockenberry and the women’s youth varsity eight received first place in both the Head of the Ohio and Head of the Occoquan this past summer.

Leah Miller, Kansas City, Kan.; St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City Rowing Club

Miller will travel to Ohio State from her hometown Kansas City. She attended St. Teresa’s Academy and rowed for the Kansas City Rowing club.  New to the sport of rowing, Miller quickly became the top female junior in the program. She was voted captain for the 2010-11 season and has the top erg score on the team. Miller comes to Ohio State with strong family ties, following in the footsteps of her mother, aunt and cousin. She is proud to continue on the tradition of being a Buckeye.

Carolyn Schneller, Crozet, Va.; Western Albermarle High School, Western Albermarle

A native of Crozet, Va., Schneller attended Western Albermarle High School. A versatile rower who started sculling in the spring of 2009, Schneller can row both port and starboard. The highlight of Schneller’s career thus far includes a second-place finish in the junior age group at the CRASH-B’s in Boston last February. The CRASH-B’s are the World Championships of indoor rowing. In addition to rowing, Schneller was a member of the varsity basketball team for two years and was voted to the all-district team both years. Schneller plans on studying international relations while attending Ohio State.