No. 11 Ohio State
Bucknell, No. 15 Michigan, No. 9 Tennessee
noon, Saturday
Griggs Reservoir
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State Projected Lineups
First Varsity Eight (from bow)
Claudia Wurzel
Zuzanna Trzcinska
Anniken Ellingsen
Charlott Goldstein
Gabriele Albertaviciute
Katie Flarida
Patricia Goodeman
Susanne Herbrand
Coxswain: Erika Benford
Second Varsity Eight (from bow)
Simone Haubner
Cleonice Renzetti
Peta-Leigh Dakyns
Carolin Helmholz
Nora Franzen
Tess Prescott
Mary Sheehan
Sara Wallace
Coxswain: Kate Hanseman
First Varsity Four (from bow)
Ingrid Aasaaren
Sara Reardon
Caroline McPherson
Farrah Edwards
Coxswain: Kristin DiJosie
Second Varsity Four
(from bow)
Ashley Korfel
Andrea Dymalski
Erin Shropshire
Jackie Ruetenik
Coxswain: Samantha Getz

First Novice Eight (from bow)
Kyla Ferguson
Kate Sweeney
Jessica Neiding
Jill Mohr
Katie Burwell
Alicia Caldwell
Lindsey Titus
Danielle Ewart
Coxswain: Elena Reynolds
Second Novice Eight (from bow)
Debra Leitch
Katie Rasfeld
Ally Smith
Bethany Harris
Courtney Tooman
Adrienne Eichenlaub
Aly Day
Alissa Sullivan
Coxswain: Regina Steigerwald
Mackenzie Pecor
Melissa Sillanpaa

Regatta Schedule
Saturday April 12, 2008
                     Lane 1     Lane 2     Lane 3      Lane 4
Second Novice Eight
Noon                 Michigan   Tennessee  Ohio State  Bucknell

First Novice Eight
12:15 p.m.           Bucknell   Michigan   Tennessee   Ohio State

Second Varsity Four
12:30 p.m.           Ohio State Bucknell   Michigan    Tennessee

First Varsity Four
12:45 p.m.           Tennessee  Ohio State Bucknell    Michigan

Second Varsity Eight
1:00 p.m.            Michigan   Tennessee  Ohio State  Bucknell

First Varsity Eight
1:15 p.m.            Ohio State Michigan   Tennessee

COLUMBUS, Ohio The 11th-ranked Ohio State rowing team will host Bucknell, No. 15 Michigan and No. 9 Tennessee at noon Saturday at Griggs Reservoir. This is the second of three-consecutive regattas the Buckeyes will host this season.

Ohio State Garners Big Ten Boat of the Week Honors
The Second Varsity Eight garnered Big Ten Boat of the Week honors Tuesday when it recorded a 2-0 mark in the Big Ten/ACC duals last weekend at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes defeated Virginia in its morning race finishing at 6:30.8. The Cavaliers clocked in at 6:35.9. The Ohio State crew ended the day with a victory over Duke with a time of 6:33.5, ahead of the Blue Devils’ 6:56.6.

Ohio State Posts Six Wins at Big Ten/ACC Duals
The Buckeyes garnered six wins at the Big Ten/ACC duals last weekend. All Ohio State boats improved their times from the duals last year, when it was hosted by Virginia.

The First Varsity Eight went 1-1 when it lost to No. 3 Virginia in the morning race. The Buckeyes recovered in the afternoon defeating, Duke by 13 seconds.

Ohio State’s Second Varsity Eight remains undefeated (5-0), beating the Cavaliers and Blue Devils.

The Buckeye crew of the First Varsity Four defeated Duke after falling to Virginia in the morning. It went 1-1 for the day.

The Second Varsity Four beat the Cavaliers by four-tenths of a second and defeated Virginia’s Third Varsity Four in the afternoon posting a 2-0 mark.

The Scarlet and Gray raced two novice boats in the duals. The First Novice Eight lost to Michigan and Virginia and the Second Novice Eight fell to Virginia, while defeating Michigan in the morning. Both novice boats were defeated by the Cavaliers and Wolverines in the afternoon races.

2008 Big Ten/ACC Double Duals Results
Hosted by Ohio State
April 5, 2008
Griggs Reservoir
Columbus, Ohio

Morning Session
Second Novice Eight

1. Virginia: Not Available*
2. Ohio State: +4.3
3. Michigan: +17.6
*Official finish times were not recorded

First Novice Eight
1. Virginia 6:59.9
2. Michigan 7:03.7
3. Ohio State 7:04.1

Second Varsity Four
1. Ohio State 7:21.6
2. Virginia 7:22.0

First Varsity Four
1. Virginia 7:19.8
2. Ohio State 7:25.5

Second Varsity Eight
1. Ohio State 6:30.8
2. Virginia 6:35.9

First Varsity Eight
1. Virginia 6:20.4
2. Ohio State 6:31.1

Afternoon Session
Second Novice Eight
1. Virginia 6:56.2
2. Michigan 7:06
3. Ohio State 7:06.2

First Novice Eight
1. Virginia 6:56.9
2. Michigan 7:00.1
3. Ohio State 7:03

Second Varsity Four
1. Ohio State 7:26.2
2. Virginia (Third Varsity) 7:38.8

First Varsity Four
1. Ohio State   7:23.2
2. Duke 7:47

Second Varsity Eight
1. Ohio State 6:33.5
2. Duke 6:56.6

First Varsity Eight
1. Ohio State 6:24.9
2. Duke 6:38.3

Improved Times
As hosts of the Big Ten/ACC duals last weekend, Ohio State posted six wins. All Ohio State boats improved their times from the duals last year, when it was hosted by Virginia. The First and Second Varsity Eight crews were able to increase their times by approximately 16 seconds each from the previous duals.

The First Varsity Eight defeated Virginia in 2007 with a time of 6:40.9. The Buckeyes increased their time when they clocked in ahead of Duke at 6:24.9 last Saturday. The Scarlet and Gray’s Second Varsity Eight also beat Virginia last year, posting a time of 7:58.5. This year, the crew recorded a 2008 dual-best time of 7:30.8.

The Buckeyes’ First Varsity Four and Second Novice Eight improved their times by half-a-minute. The First Varsity Four recorded a top time of 7:56.3 last year and defeated Duke this year with a time of 7:23.2. The Second Novice Eight posted a time of 7:41.6 over Virginia in 2007 and finished its afternoon race this season at 7:06.

The Second Novice Eight crossed the finish line last year at 7:56.3, beating Michigan and Virginia. This past weekend, the Buckeyes defeated Duke at 7:23.2, improving their time from last year by 2.2 seconds.

The Competition
Third Trip for the Wolverines
No. 15 Michigan will be making its third trip to the Griggs Reservoir to compete against Ohio State. The Wolverines traveled down from Ann Arbor, Mich., March 22 in a non-scoring race with the Scarlet and Gray and Alabama. Michigan then joined Ohio State in the Big Ten/ACC duals last weekend, defeating Duke in the morning races, but fell to Virginia to conclude the event. 

Bucknell competed against Dayton, Georgetown, George Washington and MIT, winning 12 of 13 races at the Occoquan Reservoir Sunday. The First Varsity Eight defeated Georgetown by 25 seconds. It also posted a win over MIT with a 30-second victory.

The Bison took first place in the Murphy Cup defeating Williams, Navy, Saint Joseph’s, Drowling and Drexel. The team also took first place in its season-opener against North Carolina, Delaware and George Mason.

The ninth-ranked Lady Vols opened their 2008 campaign with two wins over No. 13 Minnesota March 22. Tennessee competed against Louisville and was able to win the First Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Eight races.

Weekend Weather
There is a 30 percent chance of showers Saturday. The temperature is expected to reach a high of 47 degrees with southwest winds at 16 mph.

Scarlet and Gray Regatta
Saturdays regatta will serve as a Scarlet and Gray event. All members of the Athletics Department are encouraged to come out to Griggs Reservoir to support the rowing team as it takes on Bucknell, No. 10 Michigan and No. 7 Tennessee.

Kirsch Inducted into OSU Athletics Hall of Fame
Last September, Connie Kirsch (1998-2002) became the first rower to be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. She helped the Buckeyes earn their first Big Ten Championship in 2002. She was part of the First Varsity Eight that won the grand final and was named Big Ten Co-Rower of the year, a first in program history. That same varsity eight squad took first in the Central Region championship grand final and they finished the season with a then-program best fourth-place finish at the NCAA championships.

Kirsch’s individual accomplishments include earning first-team All-America honors in 2002 to contribute to her second-team honors in 2000 and 2001. She also was a three-time first-team All-Big Ten and All-Central Region selection in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Kirsch was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2001 and 2002, as well as a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Up Next
Ohio State will host its third-consecutive regatta of the season when it hosts Wisconsin and Iowa at 9 a.m April 19 at Griggs Reservoir.