No. 1 Ohio State Hosts Big Ten Double Dual Saturday
April 10, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 1-ranked Ohio State women's rowing team hosts No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 19 Minnesota and Rutgers Saturday, April 11, at Griggs Reservoir in the Big Ten Double Dual. The Buckeyes will face the Badgers and Gophers in head-to-head competition.
Morning Session: 9 a.m. ET - 10:50 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. -- 2:50 p.m.
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The 18th-ranked Badgers are competing in their season-opener Saturday. Under the direction of 11th-year head coach Bebe Bryans, Wisconsin placed 16th at the 2015 NCAA Championships and third behind Ohio State and Michigan at the Big Ten finals.
No. 19 Minnesota competed at the OSU Classic in Lowell, Ore., last weekend against Washington, Stanford, Louisville and host Oregon State. The Gophers earned four third-place finishes and a runner-up varsity four finish against UL and Oregon State.
The Gopher 1V8 earned B1G Boat of the Week honors in mid-March after defeating UCF, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Tennessee and Alabama at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational.
Last season the Gophers placed sixth at the Big Ten championships.
Ohio State will put its undefeated 16-0 first varsity eight record since the start of the 2014 season on the line Saturday. The crew is 4-0 in 2015 and won NCAA and Big Ten titles last season. It has a 25-3 record dating back to the start of the 2013 season.
The Buckeyes' second varsity eight ended the 2014 season with an 11-1 record and is 37-3 dating back to the opening of the 2012 season, with a 4-0 record so far in 2015. The 2V8 was undefeated in 2013 and has won back-to-back national championships.
The OSU 1V4 is also 4-0 on the season and 32-7 since the start of the 2012 season. The boat won back-to-back national titles in 2013 and 2012.
2015 Boat-by-Boat Record
2015 Season-Best Times
1V8: 6:06.7 (vs. Virginia, April 4)
2V8: 6:23.95 (vs. Notre Dame, March 28)
1V4: 7:03.2 (vs. Virginia, April 4)
2V4: 7:12.90 (vs. Notre Dame, March 28)
3V4: 7:20.02 (vs. Louisville, March 28)
1N8: 6:38.45 (vs. Louisville, March 28)
2N8: 6:37.1 (vs. Virginia & Michigan, April 4)
Buckeyes Ranked No. 1
OSU received 22 of 25 first-place votes in the US Rowing/ College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Week 3 Top 20 poll, released April 7. Brown is ranked No. 2 with three first-place votes, followed by No. 3 California, No. 4 Virginia and No. 5 Washington.
US Rowing/CRCA Top 20 Poll
1. Ohio State (22 first-place votes)
2. Brown (3)
11. Washington State
16. Notre Dame
17. Oregon State
Teitelbaum Honored with Phyllis Bailey Award
Ohio State head coach Andy Teitelbaum was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Phyllis Bailey Career Achievement Award in February.
Presented by the Ohio State University Varsity "O" Women's Alumnae Society and the Department of Athletics, the Phyllis Bailey Career Achievement Award pays tribute and to extends recognition to those individuals who, through their careers, have contributed to the honor and fame of The Ohio State University through the field of athletics by continuing to demonstrate, in their daily lives, the values learned in intercollegiate athletics and have continued the advancement of women's athletics.
Entering his 20th season as the head coach of the Buckeyes, Teitelbaum, the lone head coach in team history, has built the program from the ground up, creating one of the nation's preeminent collegiate rowing destinations. In his two decades on the job, he has won two national championships, five Big Ten titles, and seven regional titles.
The five-time Big Ten coach of the year and four-time Central Region coach of the year has produced 23 Collegiate All-Americans, including 16 first team honorees. Additionally, Teitelbaum has coached 41 All-Big Ten recipients. Academically, more than 150 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten. Teitelbaum has guided nearly 400 Buckeyes to Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
Ohio State Voted Crew of the Year in row2k Fan Poll
Ohio State was voted the 2014 Crew of the Year in a 15-team fan poll on row2k.com earlier this year.
The Buckeyes received 38.6 percent of the 6,829 votes cast, edging the second-place Cornell lightweight men's varsity eight (34.9 percent). Other crews featured in the poll included the world champion Croatian men's double and the nine-time defending world champion USA women's eight.
Last Time Out
No. 1 Ohio State put on a dominating performance at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., April 4, earning three victories against No. 4 Virginia while finishing 5-0 against Clemson.
The Buckeyes battled challenging conditions on Lake Monticello throughout the day, fighting 18-20 mile per hour tailwinds and whitecaps over most of the course. Facing rough waters, Ohio State's top boats -- the first varsity eight, second varsity eight and first varsity four -- finished a perfect 6-0 on the day to improve to 12-0 overall on the season.
Ohio State heads to Clemson, S.C., for the Clemson Invitational April 18.