Notre Dame places three boats within top 13 of respective events
Final day of NCAA races scheduled to begin Sunday at 8 a.m.
Notre Dame second varsity eight, varsity four qualify for A/B semifinal round Saturday
Notre Dame varsity eight opens competition Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Seven Notre Dame rowers earned all-BIG EAST accolades, Irish coaches named coaching staff of the year
Images of the Fighting Irish en route to another BIG EAST championship and NCAA berth.
Notre Dame Women's Rowing practicing on the water on October 6th, 2011
Photos of the Irish practicing on the river
AS A SENIOR: Was a member of the second varsity eight boat for third straight season after competing in the varsity four entry at the Head of the Charles Regatta during the fall ... was a key crew member for the four boat that finished in 11th place with a time of 20:09.96 at the Boston, Mass. race ... opened the spring season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational by winning two of the three races ... two weeks later, the second eight crew won both races at Michigan State ... at the Ohio State Invitational, finished ahead of Michigan with a time of 7:07.97 before losing competitive second race to host and eventual national champion Ohio State with a 7:32.75 mark ... placed second in first two races at the Lake Natoma Invitational before winning third and final race of the weekend in a 6:36.70 sprint ... won all three races in the last regatta of the regular season at the fifth annual Dale England Cup ... placed first at the BIG EAST Championship regatta, stopping the clock at 7:04.071, almost five full seconds faster than runner-up Louisville ... team claimed 10th consecutive BIG EAST Championship in its last season in the conference ... the second varsity eight boat finished third in its preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship with a time of 7:15.092 behind coastal rivals USC and Princeton ... placed second in first repechage heat with a 7:27.079 mark ... finished sixth in the A/B Semifinal with a time of 7:11.729 ... concluded the event in 12th place with a time of 6:38.007 in the second varsity eight petite final ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Maintained spot with second varsity eight boat for second straight season ... named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (March 29) ... earned second monogram ... opened with a perfect 3-0 weekend at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite ... began the event with a win over Alabama after crossing in 6:43.60 before knocking off both Minnesota and Kansas in the second race in 6:33.00 ... ended the weekend with a win over Tennessee after stopping the clock at 6:29.60 ... finished second to Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, crossing the line at 6:44.25 ... beat Indiana, Louisville, and Purdue the following day with a time of 6:34.66 ... at the Virginia Invite, posted a pair of victories in three races over the weekend ... began the event with a victory over Clemson after crossing in 6:42.50 and finished with a victory over both Penn and San Diego with a time of 6:50.20 ... also crossed just behind Virginia in the third race of the event with a mark of 6:48.80 ... competed at the Stanford Women's Invitational against both USC and Stanford ... placed second against the Trojans with a time of 6:40.10 before claiming a win over the Cardinal in the afternoon in 6:37.80 ... advanced to the grand finals at the BIG EAST Invite after winning the preliminary heat in 6:40.10 and later claimed the gold after defeating Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville with a time of 6:47.40 ... earned the top lane at the BIG EAST Championship after finishing with the fastest time in prelims at 6:30.830 ... went on to win gold, one of five on the day for the Irish, after defeating Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut with a mark of 6:40.703 ... rowed for the second varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championships in Mercer, N.J. ... finished fifth in the preliminary heat with a time of 7:00.60, followed by a 7:01.08 showing in the repechage heat to move on to the third final ... won the second varsity eight third final over Cornell, Michigan State and Harvard with a time of 6:47.00 to finish 13th overall in the 16-boat field.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Raced the entire spring season with the second varsity eight boat ... was victorious in her first race of the spring as the second varsity eight boat went up against Buffalo and finished the race in 6:17.16 ... finished behind Indiana in Indianapolis while beating Purdue in a second varsity eight race after clocking in at 7:37.9 ... placed second at the Lake Natoma Invitational finals for second varsity eight behind only Wisconsin, stopping the clock at 6:45.2 ... qualified for the finals by placing second in both preliminary heats ... placed first at the BIG EAST Championship in second varsity eight with a time of 6:49.1 ... won the preliminary heat (7:06.62) to qualify for the BIG EAST Championship grand finals ... placed third (6:44.92) in the Oak Ridge Regional Final behind Virginia and Clemson ... qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat stopping the clock at (6:55.13) ... raced to a 13th-place finish in the women's varsity eight Notre Dame "C" boat at the Head of the Rock Regatta in a time of 17:17.78 ... stopped the clock at 15:11.3 in the varsity eight Notre Dame "4" boat vs. Tulsa on the St. Joe River.
AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with novice eight for the entirety of the spring season ... captured both heat victories against Buffalo in the opening regatta, posting a time of 5:26.0 in heat one and 5:30.5 in heat two ... finished third against Michigan and Michigan State, posting a time of 7:07.8 ... defeated Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan the following day with a 7:49.9 clip ... earned a pair of second-place results against USC and UCLA, finishing at 7:20.36 in the morning against the Trojans and 8:12.67 in the afternoon against the Bruins ... captured the prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 7:26.996 before grabbing the grand final victory in 7:32.732 ... helped her boat reach the grand final at the Central/South Sprints, ending in sixth place with a mark of 7:00.76 ... competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta ... her boat earned a 21st-place finish in the collegiate eight race, crossing the line at 18:09.89 ... in the novice eight race the boat crossed in seventh place, posting a time of 18:41.81 ... raced with the Notre Dame "A" novice eight boat at the Irish's home meet against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State ... her crew was able to finish in fourth place in flight one, stopping the clock at 14:31.40 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Played midfield and forward for her high school soccer team while at Notre Dame Preparatory, lettering all four seasons ... helped her team earn conference championships during her junior and senior years ... was also named an all-conference, all-city and all-state selection in each of those seasons ... served as the team captain and was named MVP during her senior campaign after leading the team in scoring for the year ... served as vice president of the National Honor Society ... born in Rochester Hills, Mich. ... daughter of Mark and June Aiello ... father attended Notre Dame Law School ... has two siblings - Taylor and Tommy ... graduated from the College of Science with a degree in science-business.