Women's Rowing

Bridget Verdeyen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Willoughby South

Height:
5-10

Bridget Verdeyen

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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