Bridget Verdeyen
Bridget  Verdeyen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Willoughby South

Height:
5-10

Position:
Varsity

05/29/2016

First Varsity Eight Wins Title, Buckeyes Finish Second Overall

Ohio State becomes first team in NCAA history to win three-consecutive 1V8 championships

05/28/2016

No. 2 Ohio State Advances All Crews to NCAA Grand Finals

2V8 wins semifinal heat; 1V8 and 1V4 collect runner-up finishes

05/27/2016

No. 2 Buckeyes Place All Three Crews in NCAA A/B Semifinals

1V8 and 2V8 win first-round heats, 1V4 collects runner-up finish

05/15/2016

Big Ten Champs! Buckeyes Win Fourth Consecutive Conference Title

1V8, 2V8, 1V4 and 3V4 earn gold medals

05/13/2016

No. 3 Ohio State Rows for a Fourth Consecutive B1G Title

Buckeyes travel to Indianapolis to face conference rivals

06/01/2016

2016 NCAA Championships

Photos by Noah Dutton

05/26/2016

2016 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Trevor Ruszkowski

06/01/2015

WROW: 2015 NCAA Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

05/19/2015

2015 B1G Rowing Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
Two-time Big Ten champion (2V8, 1N8)

2015 (Junior Season): Rowed as a member of the Second Varsity Eight in every race of the season ... opened the season with two wins at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir March 28, the first coming 14 seconds ahead of No. 9 Notre Dame and the second (6:24.97) over No. 18 Louisville … captured two first-place finishes at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., April 4; the first (6:25.9) over No. 4 Virginia and the second (6:29.5) over Clemson ... won both races at the Big Ten Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir April 11; earned the first victory (6:04.88) by 12 seconds over No. 19 Minnesota and the second over No. 18 Wisconsin (6:09.25-6:10.07) … won two of three races over two days at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C., April 18-19; captured a second-place finish (6:38.2) behind Virginia in the morning session (6:25.7) and defeated Washington State by three-tenths of a second in the evening (6:32.5) on day one, followed by a win on day two over No. 16 UCLA … captured a win in the regular season finale at Griggs Reservoir April 25 with a time of 6:36.1 … placed second at the 2015 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 7:02.29, helping the Buckeyes’ to a third consecutive Big Ten team championship and fifth overall ... earned a silver medal at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif., clinching the program’s third consecutive national team title.

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.