No. 1 Buckeyes Headline Clemson Invitational

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April 17, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 1-ranked Ohio State women's rowing team travels to Clemson, S.C., this Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, for the 21-team Clemson Invitational.

The event, now in its third season, has become one of the largest regattas in the Southeast. Ten teams currently ranked in the US Rowing/College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Top 20 poll are expected to compete, including fourth-ranked Virginia and 10th-ranked Washington State.

Race Schedule
Morning Session: 8 a.m. ET - 10 a.m.
Evening Session: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Morning Session: 8 a.m. ET - 10 a.m.

Follow @ClemsonRowing on Twitter for live scoring updates.

Competing Teams
No. 19 Gonzaga
No. 15 Harvard-Radcliffe
No. 12 Indiana
Michigan State
No. 20 Minnesota
No. 1 Ohio State
No. 18 Oregon State
No. 14 Texas
No. 16 UCLA
No. 4 Virginia
No. 10 Washington State

Boat Lineups
Chloe Meyer
Aina Cid Centelles
Anna Ralph
Stephanie Williams
Ashley Bauer
Sarah K. Davis
Catherine Shields
Holly Norton
Coxswain Sami Jurofsky

MaryClare Stannard
Bridget Schodorf
Emily Markham
Annie Jachthuber
Cassandra Johnson
Bridget Verdeyen
Allyson Baker
Rachel Engel
Coxswain Sarah Asad

Sarah Peffley
Emily Caudle
Anna Gackowski
Anne Dietrich
Coxswain Maggie Creely

Casey Schaffer
Chelsea Harpool
Sarah N. Davis
Sandra Dinter
Coxswain Dani Figliuolo

Kaylee Koker
Ashley Saba
Morgan Hummel
Kelsey Tester
Catherine McNutt
Bianca Piloseno
Hanna Gottschalk
Stephanie Gase
Coxswain Rachel Kitay

Undefeated Records
Ohio State will put its undefeated 18-0 first varsity eight record since the start of the 2014 season on the line Saturday. The crew is 6-0 in 2015 and won NCAA and Big Ten titles last season. It has a 27-3 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 39-3 dating back to the opening of the 2012 season, with a 6-0 record so far in 2015. The 2V8 was undefeated in 2013 and has won back-to-back national championships.

2015 Boat-by-Boat Record
1V8: 6-0
2V8: 6-0
1V4: 5-1
2V4: 4-2
3V4: 0-4
1N8: 3-3
2N8: 2-4

2015 Season-Best Times
1V8: 5:54.78 (vs. Minnesota, April 11)
2V8: 6:04.88 (vs. Minnesota, April 11)
1V4: 6:45.21 (vs. Minnesota, April 11)
2V4: 6:59.88 (vs. Minnesota, April 11)
3V4: 7:20.02 (vs. Louisville, March 28)
1N8: 6:18.16 (vs. Wisconsin, April 11)
2N8: 6:22.57 (vs. Wisconsin & Minnesota, April 11)

Buckeyes Ranked No. 1
OSU received 22 of 25 first-place votes in the US Rowing/ College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Week 4 Top 20 poll, released April 14. Cal-Berkeley is ranked No. 2 with two first-place votes, followed by No. 3 Brown, No. 4 Virginia and No. 5 Washington (one vote).

US Rowing/CRCA Top 20 Poll
1. Ohio State (22 first-place votes)
2. California (2)
3. Brown
4. Virginia
5. Washington (1)
6. Stanford
7. Princeton
8. Wisconsin
9. Yale
10. Washington State
11. Michigan
12. Indiana
13. USC
14. Texas
15. Harvard-Radcliffe
16. UCLA
17. Notre Dame
18. Oregon State
19. Gonzaga
20. Minnesota

Last Time Out
Ohio State won eight races against No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 20 Minnesota last Saturday at the Big Ten Double Dual on Griggs Reservoir.

The four teams enjoyed sunny skies, cool temperatures and calm water on the Scioto River throughout the regatta. Ohio State finished the day a perfect 5-0 against the Gophers in head-to-head competition and 2-3 against the Badgers in dual races, with both varsity eights earning wins. The Buckeyes were also victorious in one of two three-boat 2N8 contests against the Badgers and Gophers.

Up Next
Ohio State hosts No. 11 Michigan, Michigan State and Syracuse April 25 on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir. Races begin at 10:30 a.m. ET.