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     Alexis Olson  
    Alexis

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Midland, MI

    High School:
    Herbert Henry Dow

    Height:
    5-8


    05/16/2015

    No. 19 Irish Race To Runner-Up Finish At ACC Championship

    Notre Dame's second place finish bolsters its NCAA Championship resume

    04/25/2015

    #RV Irish Finish Third At Dale England Cup

    Notre Dame won four events during the two-day regatta in Bloomington

    04/24/2015

    #RV Irish Win Four Races On First Day Of The Dale England Cup

    Notre Dame won four of six races to tie Indiana for second place

    04/12/2015

    #16 Irish Post Strong Runner-Up Efforts On Day One Of Lake Natoma Invitational

    Notre Dame logs seven runner-up finishes against No. 3 California, No. 6 Stanford

    04/12/2015

    #16 Irish Win Group B At Lake Natoma Invitational

    Notre Dame earns group win with 37 total points at the close of Sunday's races

    AS A SOPHOMORE: 2014 CRCA National- Scholar Athlete ... rowed with the second varsity eight during sophomore season ... won first race at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational in 6:37.700 before finishing second behind ACC foe Virginia in 6:42.513 ... came back to win final race against fellow ACC member Duke in 6:48.700 to close the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite ... finished behind West Coast foes Southern California, Stanford, and California at the Lake Natoma Invitational ... fell behind eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State in the first race of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (6:32.06) ... pulled in ahead of Indiana and Alabama in the first two races of the Dale England Cup ... closed the weekend with a win over Rhode Island, pulling in with a 6:37.80 clip to help Notre Dame to its second straight Dale England Cup team championship ... the second eight finished first in preliminary heat two at the ACC Championship with a 6:50.00 readout ... came in third place in the ACC grand final race with a time of 6:44.70 ... rowed to a third place finish (6:39.603) in the preliminary heat of the NCAA Championship ... claimed the top spot in the repechage heat two with a 6:36.450 finish ... finished the season with a third place finish in the petite final, crossing the finish line in 7:06.847 to give the Irish second varsity eight a ninth place result overall at the NCAA Championship.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in several novice boats for the Irish ... stroked with the first novice eight team at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, coming in second to Kansas before finishing third behind two entries from defending NCAA champion Virginia ... finished the trip in first place in the third race with a time of 7:15.20 before winning the fourth race ahead of Louisville and Miami in 7:18.00 ... rowed with the B team of the first novice eight at Michigan State and came in third in the morning race ... in the afternoon, switched over to the second novice eight boat and crossed in second behind the host Spartan boat with an 8:08.50 mark ... stayed in the second novice eight boat at the Ohio State Invitational, finishing second to Michigan in the morning and third in the afternoon behind the Wolverines and Buckeyes, setting paces of 7:57.70 and 8:07.01, respectively ... pulled for the A-team novice eight boat at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, coming in first in the boat's first two races ... crossed in second behind host Indiana with a time of 8:09.8 ... won grand final race in the third varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championship with a mark of 7:18.864.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Herbert Henry Dow High School in 2012 ... was a member of the school's swim team, earning her varsity letter all four years ... in her freshman and sophomore seasons, team went undefeated and won the Tri-Cities and Saginaw Valley Championship meet ... as a junior, swim team won the Saginaw Valley Championships ... swam in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay at the state championship meet ... as a senior, team posted an undefeated record and won the Tri-Cities and Saginaw Valley Championships for the sixth year in a row ... as a captain, swam in the state meet in the 50 free, 200 free relay and 200 medley relay events ... also played recreational soccer ... was a member of Iron Sharpens Iron, a nondenominational Christian ministry group, and the society of women engineers ... is the daughter of John and Carla Olson ... grandfather swam at Illinois Wesleyan University ... has one sister, Samantha ... enrolled in the College of Engineering.

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