No. 13 Notre Dame defeats No. 8 Michigan in pair of varsity eight contests
FALL 2012: Member of the 12th place varsity eight boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass. ... the championship eight race included the 2012 Olympic gold medalist United States Rowing team, the London Rowing Club and defending national champion Virginia.
AS A FRESHMAN: Served as a mainstay for the second varsity eight boat for the Irish on the season ... earned first monogram ... named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (March 29) ... rattled off three wins in a row at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite to start the season, beating Alabama (6:43.60), Kansas and Minnesota (6:33.00), and putting up a 6:29.60 time in the win over Tennessee ... ompeted against Ohio State in Columbus, placing second with a time of 6:44.25 ... helped the team emerge victorious over Indiana, Louisville, and Purdue (6:34.66) the following day in Indianapolis... won two out of three at the Virginia Invite, capped off by a 6:27.60, one second victory over Clemson in the first race ... also beat Penn (6:50.20) after placing second against Virginia (6:48.80) ... competed with the second varsity eight boat at the Stanford Women's Invitational, placing second against Southern California (6:40.10), and beating Stanford later in the day (6:37.80) ... went on to win the second varsity eight grand final at the BIG EAST Invite, posting a time of 6:47.40, after qualifying with a time of 6:40.10 ... won the BIG EAST Championship qualifier by nine seconds over Louisville (6:30.830)... took home the BIG EAST Championship second varsity eight grand final with a 6:40.703 win over rivals Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut ... rowed for the second varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championships ... placed fifth in the qualifier with a time of 7:00.60 ... moved on to the repechage heat, posting a time of 7:01.08 in a fourth place finish, putting them in the third final ... claimed victory in the third final race, beating second place Cornell by 1.9 seconds in a 6:47.00 time to finish 13th overall in the 16-boat race.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Swam for the high school team her sophomore year while at Wenatchee High School ... played in her high school's orchestra ... received Wenatchee High School Academic Excellence Award ... earned a National Guild High School Diploma (piano) ... received a varsity letter in community service ... born in Wenatchee, Wash. ... daughter of Andy and Tamara Kottkamp ... father graduated from Notre Dame in 1983 ... has two siblings- Katie and John ... recently completed the First Year of Studies program ... currently enrolled in the College of Science with a preprofessional major.