March 23, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The 13th-ranked Ohio State rowing team opens its season at 11 a.m. Saturday when it hosts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus, Ohio. The regatta marks the first of three home events for the Scarlet and Gray this spring. For complete schedule CLICK HERE.
Race Schedule vs. Notre Dame
||Ohio State (3V8)
|| Notre Dame (3V8)
||Ohio State (2N8)
Ohio State Probable Lineup
Melissa Trejo (Cox)
Claire Sasowsky (Cox)
Alexandra Sawatzki (cox)
Dara Schnoll (cox)
Sami Jurofsky (cox)
Victoria Lazur (cox)
Amanda Poll (cox)
Ohio State is ranked 13th in the CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll that was released March 15. Ohio State is one of four Big Ten teams in the Top 20. Michigan (9), Wisconsin (10) and Michigan State (11) rank in the Top 20. To See a complete list of the rankings CLICK HERE.
The rowing team will host three regattas on the Scioto River this spring. In addition to the races Saturday the Buckeyes will host Michigan State and Yale March 31. The races against the Spartans will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the competition vs. Yale following at 10:20 a.m.
The Scarlet and Gray will return to Columbus April 28 as they close out the regular season. The Buckeyes will welcome Harvard, Virginia and Clemson with races beginning at 9 a.m.
What an Honor
Assistant Coach Diana "Didi" Albrecht was a 2011 inductee into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. Albrecht was a member of the rowing team from 2002-05. During her letterwinner seasons, Albrecht was named First Team Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-America twice (2004 and 2005). Additionally, Albrecht was a First Team All-Central Region and First Team All Big Ten selection during those seasons. The Buckeye 2005 team captain and most valuable player, Albrecht collected CRCA National Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten laurels in 2003, '04 and 05. The Dresden, Germany, native added a 2005 Big Ten Medal of Honor finalist recognition to her list of scholastic and athletic awards.
When the official season ended last spring many of the Ohio State rowers did not stop to rest. The Buckeyes continued training throughout the summer at many training camps and on their home rivers. Several Buckeyes also made an impact on the international level.
Sophomore Claire-Louise Bode raced in the 2011 Under-23 World Championships July 20-24 in Amsterdam. Bode and her partner Kate Christowitz advanced to the A final and finished with a fifth-place medal.
Freshmen Nadine Seehaus and Ilse Paulis both competed at the 2011 World Rowing Junior Championships Aug. 3-7 at Dorney Lake in Eton, Great Britain. Seehaus completed the competition with a gold medal while Paulis earned the silver medal.
Ohio State had a strong finish to the 2011 season capturing the Big Ten title as well as a 10th place finish at the NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes claimed Top 3 finishes for all six boats at the Big Ten Championships including gold medal performances by the Second Varsity Eight and the Second Varsity Four.
At nationals the Second Varsity Eight accrued 26 of the team's 44 points with a fourth-place finish in the Grand Final. The First Varsity Four finished second in the Petite Final for an eighth-place finish overall. The First Varsity Eight was the second boat to cross the finish line in the third-level final.
|2011 Boat Records
|Second Varsity Eight
|Second Varsity Four
|Second Novice Eight
Coach of the Year
Head Coach Andy Teitelbaum was named the 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year. This marks the third time Teitelbaum has earned the distinction as he was named the coach of year in 2002 and 2006.
The Buckeyes will welcome Michigan State and Yale March 31 on to the Scioto River. The first session will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the second set of races scheduled to begin at 10:20 a.m.