Ida Kruse
Ida  Kruse


Munster, Germany

High School:
Freiherr-vom-Stein Gymnasium




Buckeyes Win Nine Races to Open Up 2018 Season

Buckeyes will host first of two home regattas next weekend


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


First Varsity Eight Wins Title, Buckeyes Finish Second Overall

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


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

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


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

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


2016 NCAA Championships

Photos by Noah Dutton


2016 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Trevor Ruszkowski

Athletic Accolades
2016 Big Ten champion (2V8)
2017 Big Ten champion (1V8)
2017 Big Ten Rower of the Year

2017 (Sophomore)
Rowed as a member of the First Varsity Eight all season… edged Michigan at the Big Ten Championships to boost the Buckeyes over the Wolverines in overall points and secure their fifth-straight conference title…earned First Team All-Big Ten...finished seventh overall to win the Petite Final and help place Ohio State at fifth in the NCAA Championships...won two races against No. 9 Yale and Harvard at Belleville Lake with times of 6:38.59 and 6:34.24... earned wins over No. 13 Iowa and No. 18 Indiana at Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Indiana...defeated No. 3 Michigan, No. 20 Duke and Notre Dame on April 15 with a time of 6:20.0...first in a race with six other teams, including two ranked teams, with a time of 6:20.630, on the first day of the Clemson Invite...earned silver the next day, defeating five teams (four ranked) with a time of a member of Germany’s women’s four, earned third at the World Rowing U-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria… named Pocock Frst Team All-American… named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-Region squad with First Team honors.

2016 (Freshman)
Member of the Second Varsity Eight that earned silver at the NCAA Championships with a time of 6:28.90 … helped 2V8 win gold at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 6:24.43 to assist Ohio State in winning its fourth-consecutive Big Ten title … rowed with 2V8 to defeat No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State at Griggs Reservoir with a season-best time of 6:18.5 … assisted 2V8 in going 17-0 at the Clemson Invite including victories over No. 3 Virginia, No. 8 Texas and No. 14 Washington State with times of 6:52.1, 6:27.0 and 6:44.8 … split a pair of races against No. 10 Michigan with the 1V4 with a winning time of 7:37.4 … beat Clemson in a head to head race at Griggs Reservoir with the 1V4 (7:16.2) … member of the First Varsity Four that defeated No. 11 Princeton at the season-opening regatta with a time of 8:10.0.

Prior to Ohio State
Attended the Freiherr-vom-Stein Gymnasium … rowed four years for Rudeverein in Münster, Germany.

Daughter of Elke and Birger … has two siblings, Ole and Sönke … majoring in biology … enjoys reading and hiking.