Bridget Verdeyen
Bridget Verdeyen


Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Willoughby South



National Champions! No. 3 Buckeyes Win Third Consecutive Title

Ohio State becomes the first team in NCAA history to win three consecutive national titles


No. 3 Ohio State Advances All Three Crews to NCAA Grand Finals

Buckeyes battle for a third-consecutive national title Sunday


No. 3 Buckeyes Place All Three Crews in NCAA A/B Semifinals

Buckeyes are well positioned in pursuit of a third-consecutive national title


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


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


WROW: 2015 NCAA Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography


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.