Women's Rowing


AS A SENIOR: Competed at the Lubbers Cup with the varsity eight "B" boat finishing fourth and with the varsity four "A" finishing third ... rowed with the varsity four boat against Michigan State and Miami ... finished first at the Indiana Invite with the second varsity four boat stopping the clock at 7:29.2 ... sat in the second varsity four boat at the Charles River Challenge winning one race (7:36.00) and finishing second in two others ... placed first in the Grand Final at the BIG EAST Championship with the second varsity four (7:51.30) ... competed at the Central/South Region Championship with the varsity four where her crew placed second in the preliminaries (7:37.24), fourth in the semifinals (7:56.47), and second in the Petite Finals (7:38.10) ... at the Head of the Rock competition helped the Irish to a ninth place finish out of 23 entries with a time of 16:24.59 ... earned first monogram in final year of competition ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

AS A JUNIOR: Spent most of the spring season in the second varsity four boat ... rowed in the open four boat at the Central/South Championships, placing fourth in the Petite Final ... placed second in the Grand Final of the second varsity four boat at the BIG EAST Championships, helping the Irish to the team conference title ... sat in the second varsity four boat against Virginia ("A" and "B") and Princeton ... rowed in two races at the Lubbers Cup, placing second in the second varsity eight "B" boat (8:16.49) and first in the second varsity four boat (9:11.05) ... placed second in varsity four "B" boat (behind the Irish's "A" boat), with a time of 8:01.02 to defeat Cincinnati ... rode in second varsity four boat against Tennessee and Minnesota.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed in the varsity four "B" boat at Lubbers Cup in the spring and helped crew to a second-place finish with a time of 8:41.30 ... rowed with varsity four "B" crew at Central/South Region Championships and helped her boat to a sixth-place finish in Grand Finals with a time of 7:53.93 ... opened the fall with a fourth-place finish in the piece one race in a time of 10:01.00...with a time of 9:42.00 earned a fifth-place finish in the piece two competition ... finished the day with her best showing in the piece three race where her team rowed their way to third-place clocking in at 10:07.00 ... at all three Regatta races she sat in the seventh seat ... at the Head of the Rock finished 10th in the open eight out of 25 entries ... varsity four crew placed fourth in a time of 16:48.0 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... recorded a fourth-place finish in the open four-b a the Head of the Elk.

AS A FRESHMAN: Member of the second novice eight that defeated Cincinnati ... novice eight B crew took second place against the Irish A crew, Purdue, and Louisville ... First place novice eight victory over Indiana and Purdue. Sat in the four seat for the fall season ... finished eighth out of 30 boats in the novice eight race at the Head of the Rock (18:24.69) ... placed 34th at the Head of the Rock in a time of 18:11.45 in the open eight race ... came in fourth in the novice eight-a race with a time of 17:03.1 at the Head of the Elk on the Upper St. Joseph River ... also placed sixth in the open eight with a time of 17:26.0 at the Head of the Elk.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated in swimming and cross country while at Notre Dame High School ... led swimming team as captain to an undefeated season and was named MVP for her senior season ... also team captain for her junior year ... served as secretary of the Titan Theater Guild and president of the Associated Student Body ... valedictorian of her graduating class ... one of Eric Larsen and Patricia Castro-Larsen's four children ... born March 23, 1986 in San Bernardino, Calif. ... graduated with a degree in marketing from the Mendoza College of Business.

Erica Castro-Larsen
Erica  Castro-Larsen


Lake Matthews, CA

High School:
Notre Dame



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