Eelkje Miedema
Eelkje  Miedema


Circleville, Ohio

High School:



Buckeyes Celebrate 2014 Season at Awards Banquet

Friends, family and staff look back on a second-consecutive national championship


No. 4 Ohio State Posts Two Wins at Clemson Invitational Sunday

Buckeyes claim wins in first and second varsity eights


No. 4 Ohio State Claims 10 Wins at Clemson Invitational Saturday

Buckeyes post 14 Top 3 finishes throughout two sessions


No. 4 Ohio State Travels to South Carolina for Clemson Invitational

Buckeyes will face five ranked teams at regatta


No. 4 Ohio State Claims Five Wins at Big Ten Duals

Buckeyes sweep varsity races against No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana

Athletic Accolades
2014 NCAA champion (1V8)
Three-time Big Ten champion (1V8, 2V8)
2013 Second Team CRCA Pocock All-American
2013 First Team CRCA All-Central Region
2013 First Team All-Big Ten
2014 Second Team All-Big Ten

Academic Achievements
Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
2011 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete

2013 (Junior Season):
Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Eight in every race of the season ... earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors (April 9) ... opened the season with a second-place finish (6:43.8) at Princeton on March 30 ... claimed two wins at the OSU Invitational April 6 at Griggs Reservoir; the first over Tennessee (6:52.7-7:23.7) and the second over No. 13 Notre Dame (7:09.28-7:21.26) ... captured a first-place finish (7:33.9) at the Big Ten Duals April 13 in Ann Arbor, Mich., over No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana ... opened the Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. with a second-place finish to No. 3 Virginia (6:24.1-6:27.0) ... followed that performance with a pair of wins; the first in the second session (6:14.8) over Clemson, Miami (Fla.), Penn, Texas and Central Florida and the second (6:40.1) over UCLA, Minnesota, Oregon State, Texas and Central Florida ... defeated No. 8 Harvard-Radcliffe (6:53.29 -6:56.98) May 4 at Griggs Reservoir ... placed first at the 2013 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. with a time of 6:29.46, helping to capture the Buckeyes' fourth Big Ten Championship ... placed third at the 2013 NCAA Championships (6:23.19) at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. clinching the program's first national team title ... named First Team All-Big Ten ... earned CRCA Central All-Region First Team and CRCA Second Team All-America honors ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2012 (Sophomore Season): Split time among several crews throughout the season ... started season with a win over Notre Dame (7:25.60-7:49.13) with the First Varsity Four on March 24 at Griggs Reservoir ... followed that performance with wins over Wisconsin (6:45.5-6:50.1) and Minnesota (6:51.0-7:04.5) with the First Varsity Eight on April 7 in Bloomington, Ind. ... also defeated Oklahoma, Oregon State and Tennessee at Ann Arbor on April 14 with times of 6:41.80 and 6:48.25, respectively ... placed first with the Second Varsity Eight against No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson in 6:49.20 at Griggs Reservoir on April 28 ... rowed with the Second Varsity Four at the Big Ten championships, crossing the line in 7:12.916 to finish first and earn a Big Ten Title ... placed second (6:38.94) with the Second Varsity Eight at the NCAA Championships (May 25-27), matching the crew's previous best NCAA performance (2008) ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2011 (Freshman Season): Rowed for novice crew ... recorded first win at ACC/Big Ten Challenge hosted by Ohio State with First Novice Eight; crossed line ahead of Clemson in 7:42.38 ... concluded season with runner-up finish to Michigan at Big Ten championships held in Indianapolis, Ind., in 6:37.60 ... Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Four-year member of the Circleville cross country and track teams.

Personal: Daughter of Andy and Itske ... has two siblings, Sytske and Jan ... accepted to the Ohio State Veterinary Early Commitment Program ... plans to pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian after graduation ... member of Health Sciences Scholars Program and Buckeye Dairy Club ... Friendship Mentor through Franklin County Children's Services ... enjoys being outside, traveling and spending time with friends and family ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning the 2011 Big Ten Championships.