April 16, 2002

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About the Meet
The No. 3 Ohio State women’s rowing team will travel to Bloomington, Ind., Saturday for the 2002 Indiana Invitational. The Buckeyes will race against club teams from Marquette and Northwestern as well as Indiana’s varsity team in the morning regatta held on Lake Lemon.

All of the Ohio State teams including the first and second novice 8, the first and second varsity 4 and the first and second varsity 8 will compete.

Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State head coach, sees this weekend as an opportunity to continue their preparation for the Big Ten Championship.

“We’re eager to test ourselves against some Big Ten opponents,” Teitelbaum said. “We’re working hard to position ourselves to be one of the top seeds for the conference championships and solidify our ranking.”

After the races Saturday, the Buckeyes will get a well-deserved week away from competition before the Big Ten championships in East Lansing, Mich., May 4.

Ohio State Boat Lineups
First Varsity 8

Bow – Maxi Meissner
2 – Natalie Legge
3 – Didi Albrecht
4 – Conny Kirsch
5 – Heather Feldmann
6 – Franzi Scubert
7 – Kaja Fiserova
st. – Tanya Grigorieva
cox – Vikki Agate
Second Varsity 8
bow – Margot Shumway
2 – Amanda Spires
3 – Heather Arndts
4 – Megan McCartney
5 – Alex Leslie
6 – Anja Kalder
7 – Katie Buttine
st – Susi Wesenberg
cox – Ashley Orr

First Varsity 4
Bow – Maggie Kathman
2 – Liz Tuppen
3 – Nicole Ginn
st – Angie Wendel
cox – Laureen Ellison

Second Varsity 4
Bow – Christen Opperman
2 – Jess Dolle
3 – Devin Walsh
st – Merideth Corley
cox – Jamie Berning

First Novice 8
Bow – Christina Neveu
2 – Mimi Webb
3 – Jennifer Washco
4 – Mellina Musni
5 – Samantha Pfitzer
6 – Marisa Moldovan
7 – Casey Cook
st – Jessica Gittings
cox – Jessica Kress

Second Novice 8
Bow – Shauna Headrick
2 – Illaina Euvrard
3 – Shelley Payne
4 – Sydney Williams
5 – Shannon Mahoney
6 – Emily Super
7 – Marie Schmid
st – Courtney Hamilton
cox – Molly Ballman

Indiana Invite Race Schedule
First Novice 8 – 10 a.m.
First Varsity 8 – 10:15 a.m.
First Varsity 4 – 10:30 a.m.
Second Varsity 4 – 10:45 a.m.
Second Novice 8 – 11 a.m.
Second Varsity 8 – 11:45 a.m.

2002 Buckeye Invitational Recap
The Ohio State first varsity 8 won its morning race over Michigan State and Texas with a time of six minutes, 29.60 seconds but could not overcome Michigan in the afternoon. The Wolverines finished with a time of 6:14.98, 2.76 seconds ahead of the second-place Buckeyes.

The second varsity 8 boat had a strong day winning its races over Texas and Michigan State in the morning at a time of 6:37.60 and beating Michigan and Cincinnati in the afternoon at 6:30.24. The Michigan boat they defeated was the reigning Big Ten Boat of the Week. The first and second novice 8 boats and second varsity 4 also won races, with the second varsity four winning its races in both the morning and afternoon.

Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State head coach, was happy with what he saw from his entire team Saturday.

“The lower boats, I thought, raced really well,” Teitelbaum said, “(It was) better than they had raced earlier and they showed good speed. The varsity ‘B’ beating Michigan was a great sign for us and even the varsity 4 raced a great race.”

Buckeyes Earn Highest Ranking In Program History
The Ohio State women’s rowing team achieved a No. 3 ranking in the first USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll of the season. The University of Washington garnered 19 first-place votes to claim the top spot. Washington, which won the NCAA title in the women’s eight in 2001, earned 493 points, while Brown University earned six first-place votes and 480 total points to take the second spot in the poll.

Ohio State opened the 2001 season tied for No. 7, at the time the highest program ranking, and finished the year No. 7 at the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes held onto the No. 3 spot in the most recent edition of the polls released April 10.

About Coach Teitelbaum
Now in his seventh year at the head of the Ohio State rowing program, Teitelbaum has guided the Buckeyes to national prominence. With a record of 48-17, including a 4th-place finish at the 2001 NCAA Championships, Teitelbaum’s career record at OSU now stands at 175-96.

2002 Collegiate Rowing Polls