Teitelbaum, Albrecht Named CRCA Division I Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year
June 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State head coach Andy Teitelbaum and assistant coach Diana Albrecht earned Division I Coach of the Year and Division I Assistant Coach of the Year honors Tuesday, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced.
This season, Teitelbaum led the program to its first national team title after earning first-place finishes in the first varsity four and second varsity eight and a third-place finish in the first varsity eight. With its national title, the Buckeyes became the first Big Ten team to win a national team title in rowing. Two weeks prior, Teitelbaum guided the program to its fourth Big Ten title with a Big Ten Championship record 160 points after five of seven crews placed first in their respective races.
Albrecht guided the second varsity eight to its first NCAA Championship and an undefeated 12-0 record this year. Altogether, Teitelbaum and Albrecht guided the Buckeye varsity crews to a 39-9 overall record in 2013, including a 9-3 mark in the first varsity eight, a 10-1 record in the first varsity four and a perfect 12-0 mark in the second varsity eight.
Additionally, three Ohio State rowers were honored as Pocock All-Americans. Junior Claire-Louise Bode and senior Allison Elber earned first team laurels and junior Eelkje Miedema was named to the second team.
The award marked the first All-America laurel for Bode, who also earned 2013 Big Ten Rowing Athlete of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten, and CRCA First Team All-Central Region honors. As stroke seat of the first varsity eight, Bode guided her crew to a third-place finish in its race at the 2013 NCAA Championships and a first-place finish in its race at the 2013 Big Ten Championships, in both cases claiming a team title for Ohio State. The Johannesburg, South Africa, native was a member of the first varsity eight that earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors April 9.
Elber, a native of Brunswick, Ohio, also received her first career All-America award. Along with Bode, the psychology major was named First Team All-Big Ten and CRCA First Team All-Central Region in addition to earning Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors. A member of the first varsity eight, Elber was part of the crew that placed third at the NCAA Championships and first at the Big Ten Championships, leading the Ohio State rowing program to claim titles at both events.
Miedema, a native of Circleville, Ohio, also claimed her first career All-America honor. Along with Bode and Elber, Miedema was named First Team All-Big Ten and CRCA First Team All-Central Region in addition to Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors. Miedema is the third member of the first varsity eight to be honored as an All-American this year.
2013 Division I Coach of the Year
2013 Division I Assistant Coach of the Year
2013 First Team All-American
2013 Second Team All-American