58 Ohio State student-athletes posted 3.7 or better GPAs in 2011-12
174 current and former Buckeyes earned degrees in 2011-12
Elliott, Duddy and Denker honored on as academic All-Americans
Pair of seniors rowed in First Varsity Eight during 2012 season
May 21 - 27, 2012
Ulrike Denker Bio Courtesy: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Release: 07/15/2008 2011 (Junior Season)- Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/Pocock All-American ... CRCA All-Central Region first team ... first team All-Big Ten ... rowed with First Varsity Eight in every race of the season ... kicked off season with impressive win vs. No. 11 Michigan (March 26) at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus; Scarlet and Gray dominated rival Michigan 6:30.2-6:42.0 ... rowed to first-place finish in 6:40.2 over Louisville (6:40.8) and Bucknell (6:59.8) in Big Ten Duals (April 9) held at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus ... defeated Michigan State at home (April 23) in morning session on Scioto River (6:34.9-6:36.1) along with Michigan for second time of the season in the afternoon (6:52.3-7:01.1) ... with runner-up finish in Big Ten championships (May 15) held at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., 1V8 secured program's third Big Ten title; Buckeyes outlasted Michigan (6:21.01), Wisconsin (6:27.61), Indiana (6:31.45), Minnesota (6:32.03) and Iowa (6:36.85) in a time of 6:20.53 ... carrying the group's momentum on to NCAA championships in Gold River, Calif., 1V8 qualified for Third-Level Final where crew finished runner-up to Harvard in 6:36.62 ... CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All Big-Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Sophomore Season)- Sitting in four seat of 1V8 at ACC/Big Ten Challenge (April 3) on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., helped crew to a win over Clemson (6:49.40-6:57.00) ... rowed four seat for 2V8 in home regatta vs. Michigan, Michigan State and USC at Griggs Reservoir (April 18); Buckeyes finished second in a time of 6:29.10, beating Spartans (6:31.48) and Trojans (6:34.16) ... returned to 1V8 at Big Ten championships (May 1) and Buckeyes posted a third-place finish (6:22.64) in Grand Final after winning preliminary heat in 6:25.70 ... remained in First Varsity Eight for South/Central Region Sprints (May 15-16) on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and NCAA championships (May 28-30) on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.; at regionals, 1V8 won Petite Final by 1.52 seconds over second-place Louisville; Buckeyes also finished first in opening heat of event, recording a time of 6:48.00 ... Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2009 (Freshman Season)- Sat in eight seat of 16th-ranked First Varsity Eight in 1.9 second upset over seventh-ranked Virginia in ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. (April 4); crew received Big Ten Boat of the Week honors following win (April 7) ... earned second-consecutive conference weekly honor (April 7), the following week after recording 3-0 mark vs. Brown, Indiana and Notre Dame in Ohio State's first home regatta of season (April 11); included in 3-0 ledger was win over NCAA defending team champion Brown ... moved to two seat during postseason, including Big Ten championships (May 2), hosted by Ohio State at Griggs Reservoir on Scioto River ... 1V8 finished third in Grand Final of league championships to help Ohio State finish third as a team ... at Aramark South/Central Region Sprints (May 16-17), First Varsity Eight finished sixth in Grand Final in which Buckeyes were racing against three Top 10 crews ... moving on to NCAA championships at Cooper River Park in Cherry Hill, N.J. (May 29-31), First Varsity Eight finished 10th overall after fourth-place finish in Petite Final ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State- Rowed for German National Team in Poznan, Poland, in 2006 and won the Baltic Championships ... placed second in 2006 German Championships in 8+ ... finished first in 2007 German Championships in 8+ ... won silver medal in 2007 Junior World Championships in Beijing, China, ... participated in 2008 Under-23 World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany.
Personal - Daughter of Roland and Christine ... siblings include Joachim and Thomas ... enjoys running, sports and traveling.