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    Meghan Boyle  
    Meghan Boyle

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Pittsburgh, PA

    High School:
    Oakland Catholic

    Height:
    5-11

    Squad:
    Varsity


    AS A FIFTH YEAR SENIOR: First two-time captain in nine-year history of the Irish program ... earned second-team Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) honors and also earned recognition as a CRCA National Scholar Athlete ... led Notre Dame to its second consecutive team appearance in the NCAA Championships ... sat in the varsity eight boat as they rowed to the Petite Finals at NCAA Championships ... led varsity eight crew to a third-place finish at the Central/South Region Championship with a time of 6:34.68 ... earned second straight gold medal with varsity eight at BIG EAST Championships, recording a time of 6:31.85 ... rowed in varsity eight boat, securing a first place finish against Virginia, Princeton, and George Washington with a time of 6:19.1 ... helped power Irish to a sweep of varsity eight boat competition at the Windemere Classic, recording wins against California (7:04.46), Stanford (7:17.03), and UCLA (6:46.50) ... sat in top varsity eight boat that placed second behind Clemson, beating Michigan State and Michigan ... posted first victory of spring winning varsity eight boat race against Alabama and Cincinnati, posting a time of 6:38.21 ... began spring season in top varsity eight boat against Tennessee and Minnesota ... won in the varsity four "A" boat at the Head of the Rock in the fall, before placing fourth in the varsity eight "A" boat ... four-year monogram winner ... garnered BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team honors for the third consecutive year ... recipient of the Christopher Zorich Community Service Award.

    AS A SENIOR: Came back from injury in junior season to row with varsity eight crew in the spring ... part of historic season for Irish as her crew finished fifth in final CRCA/US Rowing Poll and earned team bid to NCAA Tournament ... led varsity eight crew to seventh-place finish overall at NCAA Championships after winning the Petite Final in 6:47.54 as Notre Dame earned a ninth-place finish overall in team standings in first-ever appearance in team competition ... posted first win of season at Lubbers Cup with a time of 6:25.44 in five-boat race ... helped varsity boat to a program-best fourth-place finish in the Grand Finals of the prestigious Jessop-Whittier Cup race at San Diego Crew Classic as boat finished with a time of 6:58.66 ... garnered two first-place finishes in two races at Indiana Classic ... varsity eight boat won Grand Finals of BIG EAST Championships as the Irish copped the overall team title posting a winning time of 6:38.62, better than seven seconds ahead of second-pace finisher Louisville ... member of varsity crew that won the Grand Finals of Central/South Region Championships for the first time in school history with a time of 6:26.00, just .82 seconds ahead of second-place Ohio State ... rowed in the open eight-b boat at the Head of the Rock where her crew finished sixth among 25 entries ... member of top boat at that placed fourth among six crews in open eight race at Notre Dame Invitational ... helped team to second-place finish (among 19 entries) at the Head of the Elk ... named captain of 2005-06 Irish along with teammates Andrea Doud and Pamela Jefson ... named to BIG EAT Academic All-Star Team.

    AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete due to injury.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned her second monogram with the Irish for the 2003-2004 season ... named to the 2004 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... rowed as one of two sophomores in the third seat for the first varsity eight crew for the spring season ... led team to second birth and highest finish at the NCAA Championship in Irish history ... finished 11th overall following a third place finish in preliminary heat and fifth place finish in the semifinals ... member of the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge championship crew ... placed second in session one, third in session two, and second in session three at the season opener against top-rated Tennessee and Michigan State ... finished second in the first varsity eight boat against Duke, Michigan, Clemson, Eastern Michigan and Michigan State ... tied for third place in Heat A at the San Diego Crew Classic followed by a seventh place finish in the Jessop-Whittier Cup Grand Final ... finished runner-up at the Indiana Crew Classic behind Michigan State ... was victorious against Boston University and Northeastern ... came in runner-up in the preliminary heat, fourth in the semifinals, and finished strong in second place in the grand finals of the Central Sprints ... in the fall, rowed as a member of the varsity eight at both the Head of the Rock and the Head of the Charles, sitting in the six seat ... crew placed fourth at the Head of the Rock ... was 29th in the Championship race at the Head of the Charles.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Earned a monogram in her first season with the Irish ... in the first varsity eight, placed second in the petite final and eighth overall at the 2003 Central Regions as the Irish finished fifth in the team race ... participated in the Windermere Cup against national power Washington and international competitor Belarus where the Irish placed third ... won a silver medal at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge as the Irish were runners-up in the team race to Syracuse ... also had victories in the first eight against Dayton, Indiana, Purdue and North Carolina during the spring season ... moved up to the first eight after sitting in the five seat of the second varsity eight for the fall season ... finished second to the Irish's first varsity eight at home against Kansas ... was a member of the club four that placed first at the Head of the Ohio ... came in fifth at the Head of the Rock ... also rowed in the first varsity four at the Head of the Rock, placing third ... finished sixth in the second varsity eight race at the Head of the Ohio.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned five letters in three sports at Oakland Catholic High School (three in basketball, one in rowing and one in track) ... team captain of the basketball team her senior year ... conference and regional champion in basketball all four years ... state champion in basketball her junior year ... basketball team was nationally ranked her sophomore, junior and senior years ... held fastest 2,000m erg time at her high school ... a member of National Honor Society, Campus Ministry, Junior Mentors, MAPS and Habitat for Humanity ... attended same high school as teammate Amanda Polk ... one of two children ... parents are Paula and John Boyle ... born Feb. 8, 1984, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.

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