Women's Rowing

No. 4 Buckeyes Travel to NCAA Championship Friday-Sunday

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May 23, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The fourth-ranked Ohio State rowing team will look to add to its post season success when it competes at the 2012 NCAA Championships in West Windsor, N.J. on Lake Mercer Friday-Sunday.

The Buckeyes are making their 13th-consecutive appearance and 14th overall in the national championships. The 16-team field includes three other Big Ten Conference teams in Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin. 

2012 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 16-TEAM FIELD (ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Brown
California
Cornell
Harvard
Michigan
Michigan State
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Princeton
Southern California
Stanford
UCLA
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Yale

SCORING SYSTEM
The NCAA champion will be determined by the following points system. If there is a tie in points for the team championship, the champion will be determined based on which team’s 1V8 finished higher.

 

Place

Race

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

I Eights

48

45

42

39

36

33

30

27

24

21

18

15

12

9

6

3

II Eights

32

30

28

26

24

22

20

18

16

14

12

10

8

6

4

2

Fours

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

PROBABLE LINEUPS (from bow)
Friday May 25- Sunday May 27
Lake Mercer
West Windsor, N.J.
NCAA Championships

1V8
Ellen Heister
Claudia Herpertz
Ulrike Denker
Emily Walsh
Kate Sweeney
Allison Elber
Ilse Paulis
Claire-Louise Bode
Coxswain: Amanda Poll

2V8
Katie Beletskaya
Samantha Fowle
Ashley Bauer
Meghan Birkbeck
Claudia Schiwy
Eelkje Miedema
Cori Meinert
Nadine Seehaus
Coxswain: Victoria Lazur

1V4
Coxswain: Alexandra Sawatzki
Taylore Urban
Katie King
Stephanie Johnson
Emily Ralph

RACE SCHEDULE
Friday May 25: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday May 26: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday May 27: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: Sunday May 27 12:30 p.m.
For a detailed schedule of events with exact race times click here.

TICKETS
Tickets for the 2012 NCAA Championships can be purchased here. Adult all-session tickets are $40 while children and student all-session tickets are $25. Single day tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and students.

LIVE UPDATES
Live scoring will be available here during the races.

OHIO STATE ALL-TIME CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
Team: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
*First Varsity Eight: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 
*Second Varsity Eight: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
*First Varsity Four: 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
*Beginning with the 2009 NCAA Championships, the format changed to 16 teams earning bids from the previous format of 12 teams, plus four at-large 1V8 boats. 

OHIO STATE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP TOP BOAT FINISHES
Team: Third (2007 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.)
First Varsity Eight: Second (2007 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.)
Second Varsity Eight: Second (2008 in Rancho Cordova, Calif.)
First Varsity Four: Third (2006 in West Windsor, N.J.)

YEAR-BY-YEAR TEAM FINISHES
2011: 10th (Gold River, Calif.)
2010: 14th (Gold River, Calif.)
2009: Eighth (Cherry Hill, N.J.)
2008: Seventh (Rancho Cordova, Calif.)
2007: Third (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)
2006: Fifth (West Windsor, N.J.)
2005: Fourth (Sacramento, Calif.)
2004: Eighth (Sacramento, Calif.)
2003: Eighth (Indianapolis, Ind.)
2002: Fifth (Indianapolis, Ind.)
2001: Fourth (Gainesville, Ga.) 
2000: Ninth (Camden, N.J.)

GOOD TIMES
Each of Ohio State’s three championship boats (First Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and First Varsity Four) is winning its races by an average time of more than eight seconds. The 1V8 is winning by an average time of 8.06 seconds, while the 2V8 is beating its opponents by an average margin of 12.46 seconds. Finally, the 1V4 is crossing the finish line by an average of 14.01 seconds over the second-place finisher.

REGULAR SEASON BOAT RECORDS
First Varsity Eight: 8-1
Second Varsity Eight: 9-0
First Varsity Four: 8-1
Second Varsity Four: 8-1
First Novice Eight: 6-3
Second Novice Eight: 7-2

POLL TIME
The Buckeyes remain fourth in the latest CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll released May 16. Ohio State is one of five Big Ten teams in the Top 20. Michigan (T2), Wisconsin (12), Michigan State (16) and Minnesota (18) also rank in the Top 20. For a complete list of the poll click here.

LOOK BACK
The Buckeyes had a strong showing at the 2012 Big Ten Championships earning three gold and three silver medals en route to a second place finish with 145 points. The First Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four and First Novice Eight all claimed first-place victories, while the First Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and Second Novice Eight all placed second.

To relive the Big Ten championships watched as they will air on BTN on tape delay Saturday, May 26 at 11 a.m. ET.

ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
After the Big Ten Championships A pair of seniors in Ulrike Denker and Emily Walsh was named First Team All-Big Ten. Sophomore Claire-Louise Bode and freshman Ilse Paulis earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors. Sophomore Katie King was named the Sportsmanship Award Honoree.

ACADEMIC HONORS
Senior Ulrike Denker was placed on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large team. Denker will move on to the Capital one Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

From Essen, Germany, Denker has been rowing with the First Varsity Eight the entire 2012 season and helped the crew to an 8-2 overall record during the regular season. She was an All-American and All-Central Region honoree as a junior and has earned CRCA Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades. After earning her bachelor's degree in business last spring, Denker currently is working on her master's of accounting degree in the Fisher College of Business.


 

 

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