Women's Rowing



No. 14 Irish Claim Eight Race Titles At Michigan State

Notre Dame enjoys successful showing in four-team race

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed in multiple novice boats for the Irish ... started out in the first novice eight B-team boat that finished third at Michigan State before moving to the second novice eight boat for the afternoon session ... came in second to host Michigan State with a time of 8:08.50 ... stayed with the second novice eight boat at the Ohio State Invitational ... beat the host Buckeye crew in first race with a time of 7:57.70, before falling to third in the second race with a mark of 8:07.01 ... appeared in the first novice eight B-team boat for two races at the Dale England Cup ... came in third both times ... in Friday afternoon race, posted a 7:34.4 finish before crossing the finish line in 7:47.2 Saturday morning.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Magnificat High School ... ran cross country for four years, track and field for one ... lettered in cross country her senior year ... cross country team placed first at the state meet three of the four years ... her senior season, the team finished in sixth place at the state meet after entering it ranked 13th ... as a sophomore, team set a new record at the state meet by earning 28 points ... is heavily involved in her parish youth group at home ... is a member of Notre Dame Christian Athletes and is a Eucharistic minister at the Basilica and dorm masses on campus ... was a member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior and a national merit finalist her senior year ... was student body president ... won the school's Director's Award for a comedic performance in the spring play ... won the Sr. Mary Pat Cook HM Leadership Award and the Mother Anna Tabourat Award for leadership in campus ministry ...participated in the student sustainability team and choir ... attended the same high school as Irish cross country and track star Katherine Stultz ... is the daughter of Andy and Maura McLinden ... has one older brother, Jack, who plays baseball at Bucknell University ... Jack attended the same high school as Irish baseball player Frank DeSico and football player Dan Fox ... together the brother-sister duo are the seventh and eighth members of their family to participate in college sports ... great-grandfather Harold A. "Cap" Boerner played semi-pro football with Knute Rockne and traded shoes with him because Rockne's did not fit properly ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

Colleen McLinden
Colleen  McLinden


Lakewood, Ohio

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