58 Ohio State student-athletes posted 3.7 or better GPAs in 2011-12
Buckeye pair outdistances competition by nearly seven seconds
Buckeyes finish fifth as a team behind 2V8 Silver Medal, 10th-place finish by 1V8
2V8, 1V4 will compete in Grand Final, 1V8 will seek Top 7 finish in Petite Final
1V8, 2V8 and 1V4 win respective heats
Claudia Herpertz Bio
2011 (Junior Season) - Competed with First Varsity Eight over the course of 2011 campaign ... recorded first win of season in home regatta vs. Michigan (March 26) finishing in time of 6:30.2, an impressive 11.8 seconds ahead of Wolverines ... after racing neck and neck with Louisville all the way down the river, Scarlet and Gray pulled ahead in second half of race to overtake Louisville (6:40.8) and Bucknell (6:59.8) in first session of Big Ten Duals (April 9) at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus; in second session, Buckeyes also picked up win in 1V8 vs. Iowa (7:04.0) and Rhode Island (7:14.5) in 6:58.2 ... again posted two wins on day at home regatta April 23; 1V8 finished with win over Michigan State (6:34.9-6:36.1) in first session and claimed another over Michigan (6:52.3-7:01.1) in second ... starting postseason on right note, 1V8 helped Ohio State clinch school's third Big Ten title in rowing with runner-up finish at Big Ten championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.; 1V8 held off rival Michigan by .48 seconds for second place to claim title ... moving on to NCAA championships, 1V8 had second-place performance in Third-Level Final; group concluded final race of season runner-up to Harvard (6:34.45), outlasting Clemson (6:38.47) and Dartmouth (6:40.63) in a time of 6:36.62 ... Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Sophomore Season) - Second Team All-Big Ten ... rowed in one, three, seven seats and stroke throughout season ... 1V8 posted win over Clemson by 7.60 seconds (6:49.40-6:57.00) in ACC/Big Ten Challenge (April 3) on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va. ... First Varsity Eight opened postseason on promising note, finishing third (6:22.64) in Grand Final of Big Ten championships (May 1) on Lake Ovid in Laingsburg, Mich.; came within 1 one-hundredths of a second of finishing second (Wisconsin - 6:22.63) ... won Petite Final at South/Central Region Sprints (May 15-16) on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., recording time of 6:40.20, 1.52 seconds ahead of second-place Louisville ... sat in one seat for First Varsity Eight at NCAA championships (May 28-30) on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. ... CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2009 (Freshman Season) - Made immediate impact in five seat of First Varsity Eight ... helped 1V8 pull off biggest upset of season when 16th-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 7 Virginia by 1.9 seconds in ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. (April 4); crew was named Big Ten Boat of the Week following impressive performance ... again earned conference boat of the week laurels (April 14) after going 3-0 in first home regatta of the weekend vs. defending national champion Brown, Indiana and Notre Dame (April 11) ... moved to bow of 1V8 during postseason action ... First Varsity Eight finished third in Grand Final of Big Ten championships (May 2) at Griggs Reservoir on Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio ... continued postseason action at Aramark South/Central Region Sprints with sixth-place finish in Grand Final ... concluded season with fourth-place finish in Petite Final and 10th overall at NCAA championships at Cooper River Park in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Prior to Ohio State - A member of Meissen Ruderclub "Neptun" 1882 ... finished fourth in single at 2007 and '08 German National Championships and third in quad in 2008 ... won 200m and 500m quad at 2007 Baltic Cup in Brandenburg, Germany ... finished second in single at 2006 German National Championship ... placed first in 2000m quad and second in 500m quad at the 2006 Baltic Cup in Posznan, Poland.
Personal - Daughter of Carsten and Kerstin Herpertz ... has a sister, Sarah.