Women's Rowing

Bridget Verdeyen


Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Willoughby South



Bridget  Verdeyen

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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