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     Alex Techar  
    Alex

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Toronto, ONT

    High School:
    Branksome Hall

    Height:
    5-7


    03/28/2015

    #14 Irish Win Six Races During Big Ten/ACC Double Dual Regatta

    Notre Dame rows strongly against No. 1 Ohio State, No. RV Michigan State

    03/15/2015

    #12 Irish Cap Productive Opening Weekend At Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

    Notre Dame nearly improves times in all boats on second day of spring racing

    03/15/2015

    #12 Irish Tested Early On Day One At The Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

    Notre Dame posts nine top two finishes during spring debut in Tennessee

    03/13/2015

    #12 Irish Make 2015 Debut This Weekend At Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

    Notre Dame races in first regatta of the spring on Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    07/01/2014

    Kottkamp Named ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

    The junior put a wrap on her phenomenal campaign by earning the league's top academic honors.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: 2014 CRCA National- Scholar Athlete ... primarily coxed in the second varsity eight during sophomore campaign ... opened up the fall season with a seventh place finish (19:22.544) as the coxswain of the Notre Dame entry in the women's championship four at the Head of the Charles Regatta ... won two out of three races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational to begin the spring season ... earned three runner-up finishes at the Lake Natoma Invitational ... the second eight finished as the runner-up in both races at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with times of 6:48.27 behind eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State and 6:40.04 against Michigan ... had three wins at the Dale England Cup over Indiana, Alabama, and Rhode Island to lead Notre Dame to a second straight team victory at the regatta ... won heat two at the ACC Championship in a 6:50.00 sprint before finishing third behind Virginia and Syracuse with a time of 6:44.70 in the regatta's grand final ... after a third place finish in the preliminaries at the NCAA Championship, took the top spot in the second varsity eight repechage, heat two in 6:36.45 ... ended the season with a third place finish in the petite eight final in 7:06.847, giving the Irish second eight a ninth place overall result.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Coxed for the first novice eight boat ... crew finished in second place in first race of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational with a time of 7:21.974 ... finished third in second race behind two teams from defending NCAA champion Virginia with a time of 7:16.70 ... won last two races of the weekend ... won both races at Michigan State, taking first in the A-team boat of the first novice eight boat at a clip of 7:26.00, before crossing ahead of host Michigan State in 7:44.90 ... finished second in both races at the Ohio State Invitational to Michigan ... won first two races before taking second against host Indiana at Dale England Cup while calling for the A-team boat of the first novice eight ... beat twin sister, Tina, who was coxing the B-team boat in the third race, with a mark of 8:09.8 ... won grand final race in the third varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championship at a pace of 7:18.864.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: was a member of the rowing team at Branksome Hall in Toronto, Ontario ... as a senior, won a gold medal at the Welland invitational regatta ... Branksome ranked second overall in point totals at national competition during her senior year ... as a junior, won one silver and one gold medal ... as a sophomore won both a gold, silver and bronze medal ... as a freshman won the silver at the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association regatta ... won an additional two silvers and a bronze medal at other regattas during her freshman campaign ... played club softball and soccer as well ... daughter of Frank and Maria Techar ... father Frank played hockey at Princeton ... has a twin sister, Kristina, who also rows for Notre Dame ... born in Houston, Texas ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

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