May 23, 2001

%^$GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The Ohio State women’s rowing team had four team members selected to the all-Central Region team Wednesday night at the 2001NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship Banquet, held at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville, Ga., host-city of the championships.%^$

%^$Maxi Meissner (So., Schoenow, Germany) and Conny Kirsch (Jr., Potsdam, Germany) were first-team all-region selections. Sasha Kildelund (Fr., Nyborg, Denmark) and Susi Wesenburg (Fr., Rostock, Germany) were honored as members of the second team.%^$

%^$Meissner moved from the seven-seat to the stroke position prior to the Big Ten Championships.%^$

%^$”When we moved Maxi to the stroke position, the performance of the first varsity improved dramatically,” Andy Teitelbaum, OSU head coach, said. “She’s been vital to our success this season.”%^$

%^$Kirsch, who positions the five-seat in the first varsity eight boat, was honored as an all-region selection for the third-consecutive year.%^$

%^$”It is quite an accomplishment to be named all-region three straight years,” Teitelbaum said. “Conny is the strongest rower we have in the program. She was the first world-class rower we had come here and she has remained a top performer as the quality of our program has escalated.”%^$

%^$Kildelund and Wesenburg are both freshman, but have made an immediate impact in the first boat. Kildelund holds the six-spot and Wesenburg is rows at the seven-position.%^$

%^$Sasha and Suzi have been a great addition for us,” Teitelbaum said. “Despite this being their first year at the collegiate level, they provided skill and leadership. We’re excited to have them be recognized.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes will begin competition at the championships Thursday morning. The I Eights heat begins at 8 a.m.