Women's Rowing

Bridget Verdeyen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Willoughby South

Height:
5-10

Position:
Varsity

Bridget  Verdeyen

05/17/2015

Big Ten Champions! No. 1 Buckeyes Win Third-Consecutive Title

Ohio State wins six of seven finals on its way to a championship-record 186 points

05/16/2015

No. 1 Ohio State Sweeps B1G Preliminary Heats

Buckeyes finish 4-0 on day one of the Big Ten championships, are well positioned for day two

04/25/2015

No. 1 Ohio State Wins All Six Races Saturday in Regular Season Finale

Buckeyes have two weekends off prior to the Big Ten championships

04/19/2015

No. 1 Buckeyes Finish 5-0 on Final Day at Clemson

Ohio State wins 12 of 15 races over two days of competition

04/18/2015

No. 1 OSU Wins Seven Races on Day 1 at Clemson

Buckeyes finish first or second in all 10 contests

05/19/2015

2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
2013 Big Ten champion (1N8)

2014 (Sophomore Season):
Rowed as a member of the Third Varsity Four throughout the season … opened the season with a third-place finish (7:52.09) at Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River … captured a first-place finish (8:03.5) at the Big Ten Challenge April 12 in Iowa City, Iowa, defeating Louisville and Iowa … earned a win (7:54.47) over Notre Dame ‘A’ and Notre Dame ‘B’ in the first session of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Ann Arbor, Mich., April 19; placed second (7:33.93) behind Virginia in the second session … earned two second-place finishes May 3 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., both behind Michigan but ahead of Louisville in times of 8:02.51 and 8:38.25, respectively.

2013 (Freshman Season):
Rowed as a member of the First Novice Eight in every race of the season ... opened the season with a fourth-place finish (7:45.3) at No. 3 Princeton with No. 13 Brown at Carnegie Lake, N.J. March 30 ... claimed two third-place finishes at the OSU Invitational at Griggs Reservoir April 6, both to Michigan and Notre Dame in times of 7:47.82 and 7:50.52, respectively ... placed second behind Michigan (6:58.8-7:01.1) at the Big Ten Duals April 13 at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., ... captured two first-place finishes at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. April 20-21; the first over Virginia, Oklahoma, UCF and Louisville in 6:58.2 and the second over Clemson, Texas, Penn, UCF and Miami in 6:45.0 ... placed second (7:17.00) to No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... captured a first-place finish and gold medal at the 2013 Big Ten Championships after crossing the line in 7:06.90 ahead of second-place Wisconsin and third-place Michigan.

Prior to Ohio State: Four-year member of the Willoughby High basketball team under coach Erin Ertter ... named captain her senior season.

Personal: Daughter of Maurice and Debra ... has nine siblings, Colene, Casey, Clancy, Chad, Chelsea, Paul, Molly, Margaret and Marcy ... enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning the 2013 Big Ten Championship.

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