No. 13 Notre Dame defeats No. 8 Michigan in pair of varsity eight contests
FALL 2012: Rowed with the Irish varsity eight at the Head of the Charles Regatta, helping the crew to a 12th-place finish ... the regatta field included the 2012 Olympic gold medalist United States Rowing team, the London Rowing Club and defending national champion Virginia.
AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the first varsity eight boat for the Irish on the season ... earned first monogram ... named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (May 2) ... won the first three races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, highlighted by a 15 second win over Alabama and Jacksonville, as well as a 6:23.00 time in the win over Tennessee ... also beat Minnesota and Kansas (6:25.90) ... competed against Ohio State (6:35.39) ... helped the team to a second place finish at Indianapolis, beating Louisville and Purdue with a time of 6:27.70 ... raced for the first varsity eight boat, claiming two victories at the Virginia invite, beating Penn (6:40.80) and falling to Virginia (6:35.40), while posting a time of 6:27.60 in the win over Clemson ... competed at the Stanford Women's Invitational against Southern California (6:32.20) and Stanford (6:31.70) ... after winning the qualifier by 15.7 seconds, went on to win the BIG EAST Invite first varsity eight grand final over Syracuse, Iowa, and Louisville with a time of 6:41.00 ... helped the team claim victory over Syracuse, Louisville, and Georgetown at the BIG EAST Championship, winning the first varsity eight grand final with a time of 6:31.724 after qualifying with a first place finish (6:22.016)... went to the NCAA Championships with the Irish varsity eight boat ... with a fifth place finish, qualified for the repechage heat, then placed seventh, putting the boat in the third final ... finished fourth in the third final with a time of 6:40.33 to conclude in 16th overall.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in two sports, athletics (track and field) and rowing while attending Salesian College Copeswood ... started in athletics at the age of seven and competed on six occasions for Ireland in the shot put and javelin and won at four of those competitions ... started rowing midway through sophomore year of high school with St. Michael's Rowing Club ... during summer prior to senior year, rowed with the club's junior 8 and 4 boat and helped the boat take second place in both National Championships ... also part of Irish crew, coxing the 4 boat that won in the Home International ... served as the six seat of an Irish Development junior squad 8 boat that placed 30th overall in the London Women's Head ... recently completed the First Year of Studies program ... currently enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in art studio.