2012 (Freshman Season): Rowed as a member of the first novice eight throughout 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: Three-year member of the soccer team at Circleville High under coach Jason Herbert ... also a member of the track and field team at Circleville High under coach Jason Wells.
Personal: Daughter of Andy and Itske Miedema ... has two siblings, Eelkje and Jan ... plans to start her own business (dairy industry) after graduation ... enjoys running, helping on the family farm, reading and baking ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning the 2013 Big Ten Championship both as a team and as a member of the first novice eight.
Ilse Paulis Receives Prestigious Dutch Award