Big Ten Announces Rowing Individual Award Winners

Teitelbaum takes home Big Ten Coach of the Year laurels for the third straight season, the fourth time in the last five years and a conference-record sixth time overall.
May 20, 2015

ROSEMONT, ILL. -- The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the rowing individual award winners, as chosen by the conference coaches. Ohio State's Ashley Bauer was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, while teammate Sarah Davis was tabbed Freshman of the Year. Ohio State head coach Andrew Teitelbaum earned Coach of the Year honors.

Bauer becomes the third consecutive Buckeye to win Athlete of the Year and fifth overall. The senior from New Albany, Ohio, sat in the No. 5 seat for the Buckeyes as they emerged victorious in the first varsity eight race last weekend at the Big Ten Championships. Ohio State's first varsity eight boat is now 69-0 overall, 24-0 in races, since the start of the 2014 season, and 35-0 overall, and 12-0 in races so far this season. She helped Ohio State claim its third straight Big Ten title and fourth in the last five years, with a championship record of 186 points. Bauer also earned first-team All-Big Ten honors.

Davis sat in the No. seat 6 for the Buckeyes in the varsity eight race, and joined teammate Bauer in winning a conference title. The freshman becomes the fourth Buckeye to be named Freshman of the Year, and earned second-team All-Big Ten plaudits after this year's championships.

Teitelbaum takes home Big Ten Coach of the Year laurels for the third straight season, the fourth time in the last five years and a conference-record sixth time overall. He guided the Buckeyes to their record-setting sixth Big Ten Championship on the strength of six first-place finishes for a total of 186 points, a championships record. Teitelbaum helped Ohio State to its 16th straight bid to the NCAA Championships. He looks to lead the Buckeyes to their third consecutive national championship after earning the conference's second national rowing title last season.  

The Big Ten announced the members of the All-Big Ten teams following the conclusion of the championships last Sunday. Five Ohio State rowers were named to the All-Conference teams. Michigan had four selections, while Indiana claimed three honorees.

The conference office also announced honorees from each team for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The eight student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. These student-athletes are now candidates for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, as the conference office will honor one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year.

The complete list of All-Big Ten teams, individual award winners and sportsmanship honorees can be found below.

Athlete of the Year:

Ashley Bauer, Ohio State

Freshman of the Year:
Sarah Davis, Ohio State

Coach of the Year:
Andrew Teitelbaum, Ohio State

ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS
First Team
Mera Dickensheets, Indiana
Beth Baustian, Iowa
Jessica Eiffert, Michigan
Alexandra Spaulding, Michigan
Sarah Kovacs, Michigan State
Rebecca Braak, Minnesota
Ashley Bauer, Ohio State
Catherine Shields, Ohio State
Holly Norton, Ohio State
Langley Oudemans, Rutgers
Stephanie Malchine, Wisconsin

Second Team
Becca Brougher, Indiana
Alice Wright, Indiana
Cristy Hartman, Iowa
Hannah Sherman, Michigan
Louisa Freeman, Michigan
Lori Comer, Michigan State
Lynn Hodnett, Minnesota
Sarah Davis, Ohio State
Aina Cid Centelles, Ohio State
Katie Dennis, Rutgers
Kristine Kammers, Wisconsin

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES
Lindsey Barber, Indiana
Zoe Ribar, Iowa
Allison Boss, Michigan
Sarah Crosby, Michigan State
Brianna Boileau, Minnesota
Anna Ralph, Ohio State
Lauren Miners, Rutgers
Anne Rauschert, Wisconsin