COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State First Varsity Eight was named Big Ten Boat of the Week by the conference office for the third time this season after defeating No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State Saturday at Griggs Reservoir in the team's regular-season finale.
Rachel Engel, Alice Riley, Anna Ralph, Cassandra Johnson, Annie Jachthuber, Stephanie Williams, Catherine Shields, Sarah Davis and coxswain Sarah Asad turned in a season-best time of 6:11.5 to beat the Orange by six seconds and the Spartans by nearly 14 seconds. The win stretched the Buckeyes' unbeaten streak to nine races.
Ohio State has three weeks off prior to the 2016 Big Ten Championships May 14-15 in Indianapolis.
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