Notre Dame nearly improves times in all boats on second day of spring racing
AS A SENIOR: Rowed with the first and second novice eights and third varsity eight during senior season … first novice eight earned a pair of runner-up finishes to open the spring at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … crew added second place results against No. 1 Ohio State (7:05.69) and No. RV Michigan State (7:04.51) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … switched to the second novice eight and claimed a race victory in 7:21.40 on the opening night of the Dale England Cup … finished fourth in the third varsity eight grand final (6:51.90) at the 2015 ACC Championship.
AS A JUNIOR: Made her season debut with the second varsity four boat at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, claiming a pair of second place finishes at the regatta ... raced with the open eight boat at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... picked up her first win of the season at the Dale England Cup as part of the novice eight/third varsity eight boat, beating Alabama with a time of 6:57.50 ... finished first with the novice eight during the Saturday afternoon session, defeating Rhode Island with a time of 6:50.30.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed with multiple Irish crews throughout the season ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, started out in the third varsity four boat, placing second behind Kansas in 8:09.60 before crossing the finish line in second place (8:12.18) against Virginia and the Notre Dame B-team ... in the third race hopped into the second varsity eight B-crew and finished fourth in 7:21.61 ... raced with the fourth varsity four boat at Michigan State and came in second to Michigan in both races, first with a time of 8:41.80 and next with an 8:47.06 mark ... stroked with the second novice eight boat at the Ohio State Invitational ... in first race, finished second ahead of the Buckeye boat, but fell behind eventual NCAA champions and Michigan to cross in third during the second race of the day ... raced with the B-team of the first novice eight crew at the fifth annual Dale England Cup ... came in third place in all three races.
AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed multiple boats for the Irish this season ... helped the Irish third varsity eight boat beat Alabama and Buffalo at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (7:03.30) ... also placed second against Kansas (7:00.17) ... competed in the BIG EAST Invite, winning the first race over Iowa (7:30.10) before helping the third varsity eight "B" boat to a third place finish with a time of 7:30.70 ... won her final race of the season in the BIG EAST Championship over Connecticut and Louisville in the third varsity eight, posting a time of 7:44.478 in the win.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Swam for her high school team while at St. Thomas Episcopal, lettering all four years ... was team captain her sophomore, junior, and senior year ... named an Academic All-American in swimming her senior year ... had first place finishes at state in the 500 freestyle, 4x100 freestyle relay, and medley relay during senior year, as well as a second place finish in the 200 freestyle ... helped lead her swim team to back-to-back state titles her junior and senior year ... also ran cross country and track in high school, lettering all four years ... voted team MVP for the cross country team her sophomore year ... contributed to the team's state championship win her senior year ... also played soccer all four years at her high school, lettering all four years and being named team captain ... was a National Merit Finalist ... born in Houston, Texas ... daughter of Steve and Peggy McGough ... mother played volleyball at Dana College ... had an uncle, Mark McGough, and cousin, Sarah McGough, graduate from Notre Dame ... has one sibling-Kelley ... graduated with a degree in pre-professional studies from the College of Science.