Women's Rowing took on Tulsa on October 29th, 2010.
FALL 2012: Rowed with the Irish varsity four at the Head of the Charles Regatta, helping the crew to an 11th-place finish ... the regatta field included the Rowing Canada Aviron, the Vesper Boat Club and defending national champion Virginia.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed with the second varsity eight boat for second consecutive season ... named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (March 29) ... earned second monogram ... posted a perfect ledger at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite to begin the spring schedule ... opened with a victory over Alabama with a time of 6:43.60 before defeating both Minnesota and Kansas in a three-boat race in 6:33.00 ... concluded the weekend with a victory over Tennessee in 6:29.60 ... finished second to Ohio State in a dual race in Columbus, Ohio, stopping the clock at 6:44.25 ... the following day, returned to the water against Indiana, Louisville and Purdue, winning the four-boat race in 6:34.66 ... had another great weekend with the second varsity eight boat at the Virginia Invite winning two of three and posting a best time of 6:42.50 in the win over Clemson ... took part in the Stanford Women's Invitational, finish- ing second to USC after crossing in 6:40.10 before earning a win over Stanford in the afternoon in 6:37.80 ... after placing first in the BIG EAST Invite prelims, went on to win the grand final over Syracuse, Iowa, and Louisville (6:47.40) ... finished the BIG EAST Championship off with a win in the second varsity eight grand final with a time of 6:40.703, beating rivals Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut ... earned the top lane in the grand final after winning the prelims in a time of 6:30.830 ... went to the NCAA Championships with the second varsity eight boat ... finished fifth in the preliminary, followed by a 7:01.08 fourth-place time in the repechage heat to move on to the third final ... helped the Irish claim victory in the third final with a two second victory over Cornell to earn 13th place overall in the 16-boat field.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed with second varsity eight in every race this spring for the Irish ... was victorious in her first race of the spring as the second varsity eight boat went up against Buffalo and finished the race in 6:17.16 ... finished behind Indiana in Indianapolis while beating Purdue in a second varsity eight race after clocking in at 7:37.9 ... placed second at the Lake Natoma Invitational finals with second varsity eight behind only Wisconsin stopping the clock at 6:45.2 ... qualified for the finals by placing second in both preliminary heats ... won the BIG EAST Championship in second varsity eight with a time of 6:49.1 ... qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat (7:06.62) over Syracuse, West Virginia, and Connecticut ... placed third (6:44.92) in the Oak Ridge Regional Final behind Virginia and Clemson ... qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat, stopping the clock at (6:55.13) ... helped the Notre Dame var- sity eight "C" to a 13th-place finish with a time of 17:17.78 in the Head of the Rock Regatta ... member of the varsity eight Notre Dame "2" boat that finished fourth vs. Tulsa (14:47.1) ... guided the Notre Dame "3" boat to a seventh-place finish in varsity four action, crossing the line at 12:15.5.
AS A FRESHMAN: Entered the spring schedule as a member of the second novice eight ... moved up to the novice eight boat for the final two events of the regular season (BIG EAST Championships, Central/South Sprints) ... helped her boat finish third in the first heat of racing against Buffalo from Oak Ridge, posting a time of 5:36.5 ... won the second heat of the day against the Bulls with a time of 5:30.5 ... competed against Michigan and Michigan State in a three-boat race, finishing third in a time of 7:35.3 ... following day, raced against Purdue and earned the race win, stopping the clock at 8:02.8 ... secured the preliminary heat victory (7:26.996) and Grand Final win (7:32.732) at the BIG EAST Championships ... advanced to the Grand Final with the novice eight boat at the Central/South Sprints, finishing sixth with a time of 7:00.76 ... earned the berth after finishing second in prelims (7:06.28) and in the semifinals (7:05.90) ... raced in second competition of the fall season with a novice eight boat in a single-boat time trial on the St. Joseph River, crossing the finish line in 16:02.20 ... raced the following day as a member of the Notre Dame "B" novice eight boat against Indiana and Michigan State, finishing third in the four-boat field with a final time of 15:14.90 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Attended high school at Paul VI High School in Westmont, N.J. ... competed in three sports (winter track and field, cross country, lacrosse) on her way to earning eight varsity letters in high school ... named as a first team all-conference selection in both junior and senior seasons, helping her team to an undefeated season and conference championship ... currently participating with the Notre Dame swing club and also serving as a member of GreenND ... born in Camden, N.J. ... daughter of Chuck and Maureen Blumenstein ... has two siblings, Nora and Emily ... sister, Nora, was a member of the College of the Holy Cross crew team ... majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering.