Notre Dame's second place finish bolsters its NCAA Championship resume
AS A SOPHOMORE: Member of Notre Dame’s second championship eight entry at the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta, finishing in 27th place with a time of 17:57.501 … raced with the first and second varsity fours during the spring season … earned two runner-up finishes with the first four at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, with the fastest time being a 6:42.367 … placed second with the second varsity four (7:16.62) against No. 1 Ohio State during the morning session of the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … posted a race victory with the first varsity four against No. RV Michigan State with a time of 7:19.09 during the afternoon session … Notre Dame first four recorded three runner-up results against ranked competitors at the Lake Natoma Invitational … rowed to a heat victory in a time of 7:49.40 on the opening night of the Dale England Cup … conference runner-up with a time of 7:18.10 in the first varsity four grand final at the ACC Championship … made second straight NCAA Championship appearance, finishing 12th overall following a first varsity four petite final time of 7:32.743 on Lake Natoma. AS A FRESHMAN: Competed primarily in the first varsity four in her first season with the Irish ... raced at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational as a member of the third varsity four and first novice eight boats ... the third varsity four finished as the runner-up in its heat with a time of 8:42.830, while the novice eight added a second place result with a 7:15.461 mark ... earned a third place finish at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with the third varsity four boat during the Saturday morning session (8:17.09) ... placed second in the afternoon session with the third varsity four with a time of 8:03.67 ... raced in the second varsity boat in regular season finale at the Dale England Cup, earning her first race win with the Irish (7:44.10) ... the first four claimed victory in the second heat of the preliminary round of the ACC Championship (7:46.70) ahead of runner-up Syracuse, before finishing in second place to Virginia (7:30.00) in the regatta grand final ... placed just behind Wisconsin in heat three of the varsity four preliminaries (7:27.825) at the NCAA Championship ... notched a sixth place finish in the varsity four petite final (8:07.649) to finish the season ranked 12th in the nation with the varsity four.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Won four varsity letters in ice hockey, and participated in club rowing at Hall High School ... two-year hockey team captain, and helped lead Hall to a state championship title as a junior ... rowed with the Riverfront Rapture club team during final three high school seasons, regularly competing with the varsity four ... named team captain for senior season ... raced in the USRowing Southeast Junior Club Nationals as a member of the varsity eight ... participated with the USRowing Junior Development Team ... AP Scholar and President's Education Award recipient ... served as the tutor program chair of schools' chapter of the National Honor Society, and was an officer for the Chinese Honor Society ... daughter of Michael and Allison Amenabar ... has two brothers, Cooper and Will ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.