May 19, 2013
Site: Indianapolis, Ind. (Eagle Creek Park)
Event: Big Ten Championships
U-M Team Standing: 2nd Place of 7 Teams (135 points)
Next U-M Event: Thu-Sat., May 30-June 2 -- at NCAA Championships (Indianapolis, Ind.), 9 a.m.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The 13th-ranked University of Michigan women's rowing team finished second at the Big Ten Championships on Sunday (May 19) at Eagle Creek Park. The Wolverines registered 135 points in the competition to finish as the runner-up to the third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (160 points). U-M's 135 points were one better than third-place Wisconsin.
Michigan placed in the top three in each of the seven races, winning the 2V4 and competition, and finishing second in the 1V8, 3V4 and 2N8. The Wolverines placed third in the other three races (2V8, 1V4 and 1N8).
U-M inched closer to the lead with a second-place finish in the 3V4 race and actually grabbed its only lead of the day after winning the 2V4 competition with a time of 7:31.38 over runner-up Wisconsin (7:35.71). With 36 points, Michigan held a tenuous advantage over Wisconsin (35) and Ohio State (34) heading into the final three races.
A third-place finish in the 1V4 put Michigan (51 points) four points behind Ohio State (55) and two points behind Wisconsin (53) heading into the two varsity eight races. The Wolverines' 2V8 boat rowed to a third-place showing behind Ohio State and Wisconsin. The competition finished with the 1V8 race, where the Wolverines finished as the runner-up to the Big Ten champion Buckeyes.
U-M started the day with a runner-up finish in the 2N8 and then a third-place showing in the 1N8 race.
Fifth-year senior Melisa Ongun (Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park) and senior Shannon Stief (Mukilteo, Wash./Kamiak) garnered a spot on the All-Big Ten first team, while senior Kate Grimaldi (Sammamish, Wash./Seattle Preparatory School) and junior Bryna Oleshansky (Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden) placed their names on the all-conference second team, and senior Colleen Macke (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) represented U-M as its Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.
U-M will turn its attention to the 2013 NCAA Championships held at the same location as the Big Ten Championships. The competition will begin Thursday, May 30, and run through Sunday, June 2.
Final Team Standings
1. Ohio State 160 2. MICHIGAN 135 3. Wisconsin 134 4. Michigan State 85 5. Minnesota 72 6. Iowa 54 7. Indiana 28
First Varsity Eight: Ohio State (6:29.46), Michigan (6:39.84), Wisconsin (6:42.12), Michigan State (6:44.33), Minnesota (6:46.54), Iowa (6:51.50), Indiana (6:55.86)
Second Varsity Eight: Ohio State (6:31.41), Wisconsin (6:42.78), Michigan (6:47.46), Minnesota (6:49.08), Michigan State (6:55.78), Iowa (6:58.71), Indiana (7:00.96)
First Varsity Four: Ohio State (7:25.75), Wisconsin (7:30.90), Michigan (7:36.45), Michigan State (7:39.53), Iowa (7:45.95), Minnesota (7:49.89), Indiana (7:58.05)
Second Varsity Four: Michigan (7:31.38), Wisconsin (7:35.71), Ohio State (7:39.88), Iowa (7:52.28), Michigan State (8:03.12), Minnesota (8:04.99), Indiana (8:11.72)
Third Varsity Four: Ohio State (7:42.46), Michigan (7:48.97), Iowa (8:03.58), Wisconsin (8:08.07), Minnesota (8:15.97), Indiana (8:30.11)
First Novice Eight: Ohio State (7:06.90), Wisconsin (7:08.48), Michigan (7.10.22), Michigan State (7:14.46), Indiana (7:15.91), Minnesota (7:20.33), Iowa (7:51.72)
Second Novice Eight: Wisconsin (7:13.07), Michigan (7:17.51), Michigan State (7:22.64), Minnesota (7:24.01), Ohio State (7:35.43)
Second Novice Eight: Dani Cipinko, Reilley Jones, Maddie Shields, Emma Burke, Hannah Graham, Michele Hill, Catherine Sprague-Manrow, Bridget Karsten, Anna Anthony
ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS
Madelyn Shields, Indiana
Katy Kroll, Iowa
Melisa Ongun, Michigan
Shannon Stief, Michigan
Katie Cromic, Michigan State
Cassie Drozynski, Minnesota
Claire-Louise Bode, Ohio State
Allison Eber, Ohio State
Rixt Medima, Ohio State
Kendall Schmidt, Wisconsin
Asja Zero, Indiana
Laura Hallman, Iowa
Kate Grimaldi, Michigan
Bryna Oleshansky, Michigan
Nora Hannum, Michigan State
Christine Beauparlant, Minnesota
Corrine Meinert, Ohio State
Holly Norton, Ohio State
Amy Slesar, Wisconsin
Monica Whitehouse, Wisconsin
Sportsmanship Award Honorees
Olivia Gugliemotto, Indiana
Louise Bensz, Iowa
Colleen Macke, Michigan
Laura Moore, Michigan State
Sarah Sobek, Minnesota
Chloe Meyer, Ohio State
Melanie Moranski, Wisconsin