Women's Rowing



On The Water: 1st Varsity 8 Honored, Doerfler Earns Fulbright & More

The 1st varsity 8 helped the Irish win their third Dale England Cup in the last four years.


Kottkamp Top ACC Scholar-Athlete For Second Straight Year

2015 Notre Dame valedictorian repeats as ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year


Sheehan Tabbed As CRCA Second Team All-American

Notre Dame senior was one of 13 Irish CRCA award winners from the 2015 season


#16 Irish Finish 16th At NCAA Championship

Notre Dame varsity four places 12th, eight boats each finish in 17th place overall


#16 Irish Varsity Four Reaches NCAA Petite Final

Notre Dame four boat qualifies for fourth straight petite final, both eights in C final

AS A SENIOR: 2015 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete … all-ACC Academic Rowing Team ... joined classmates Anna Kottkamp and Ailish Sheehan as the first rowers in program history to make four consecutive NCAA Championship appearances … member of the Notre Dame championship four entry at the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta, finishing in ninth place after logging a time of 19:09.609 … raced with the first varsity four, second varsity four and second varsity eight during senior campaign … rowed with the runner-up second varsity eight (6:13.744) on the opening morning of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … finished the regatta in a runner-up effort (6:42.851) with the first varsity four … second varsity four crossed the finish line in 7:16.62 for second place against No. 1 Ohio State at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … moved to the first varsity four for an afternoon victory at the regatta over No. RV Michigan State (7:19.09) … claimed three runner-up finishes against ranked opponents with the first varsity four at the Lake Natoma Invitational … rowed with the victorious second varsity eight (7:00.60) on the opening night of the Dale England Cup … placed second in the grand final of the second varsity eight (6:36.60) at the 2015 ACC Championship … second eight finished in 17th place at the NCAA Championship after clocking a C final time of 7:02.703.

2014 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete selection ... opened the fall season in the bow seat of the seventh place Notre Dame entry with a time of 19:22.544 in the women's championship four at the Head of the Charles regatta ... rowed with the Irish second varsity eight during junior season ... won first race at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational in 6:37.700 before finishing second behind ACC foe Virginia in 6:42.513 ... came back to win final race against fellow ACC member Duke in 6:48.700 to close the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite ... finished behind West Coast foes Southern California, Stanford, and California at the Lake Natoma Invitational ... fell behind eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State in the first race of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (6:32.06) ... pulled in ahead of Indiana and Alabama in the first two races of the Dale England Cup ... closed the weekend with a win over Rhode Island, pulling in with a 6:37.80 clip to help Notre Dame to its second straight Dale England Cup team championship ... the second eight finished first in the second preliminary heat at the ACC Championship with a 6:50.00 readout ... came in third place in the ACC grand final race with a time of 6:44.70 ... rowed to a third place finish (6:39.603) in the preliminary heat of the NCAA Championship ... claimed the top spot in the repechage heat two with a 6:36.450 finish ... finished the season with a third place finish in the petite final, crossing the finish line in 7:06.847 to give the Irish second varsity eight a ninth place result overall at the NCAA Championship.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Named a 2013 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... competed in the fall in the women's championship eight boat at the Head of the Charles Regatta ... finished 12th in the 20-team field with a time of 17:21.23 ... competed in the second varsity eight boat during the spring season ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, finished ahead of Duke, Kansas and Buffalo in opening race before slotting into second behind defending NCAA Champion Virginia ... placed first in final race of the event with a time of 6:53.40 ... won both races at Michigan State, finishing ahead of the host Spartans by six seconds ... crossed the finish line ahead of Michigan at the Ohio State Invitational, before taking runner-up honors behind eventual NCAA champion Ohio State with a time of 7:32.75 ... posted a pair of second-place results at the Lake Natoma Invitational before surging ahead of Wisconsin and Washington State in the third race of the weekend ... won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, defeating Alabama, Iowa and host Indiana ... finished first in the grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 7:04.071 ... crossed in third place in the preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship with a 7:15.092 mark ... in the first repechage heat, placed second behind Yale with a time of 7:27.079 ... finished sixth behind UCLA in the A/B semifinal race before concluding the regatta in 12th place, posting a time of 6:38.007 in the petite final ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with the second varsity eight boat for the Irish ... earned first monogram ... named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (March 29) ... won all three of her races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, beating Alabama (6:43.60), Minnesota and Kansas (6:33.00), and Tennessee (6:29.60) ... competed against Ohio State while posting a time of 6:44.25 ... beat Indiana, Louisville, and Purdue with a time of 6:34.66 ... rowed to victory over Clemson (6:42.50), and Penn and San Diego (6:50.20) at the Virginia Invite, while placing second to Virginia by 1.8 seconds in the second race of the day (6:48.80) ... finished second against USC (6:40.10), but rallied later in the day to defeat Stanford with a time of 6:37.80 at the Stanford Women's Invitational ... qualified for the second varsity eight grand final with a 22 second victory over Louisville (6:40.10) at the BIG EAST Invite, then defeated them again in the grand final with a time of 6:47.40 ... won by nine seconds in the prelims of the BIG EAST Championship (6:30.830) ... finished with a victory at the BIG EAST Championship in the second varsity eight grand final, beating rivals Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut with a time of 6:40.703 ... went to the NCAA Championships with the second varsity eight boat, placing fifth (7:00.60) in the prelims, and fourth (7:01.08) in the repechage to qualify for the third final ... won the third final behind a 6:47.00 time, beating Cornell, Michigan State and Harvard to conclude 13th overall among the 16-boat field.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in cross-country, swimming and crew while attending Oakland Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... took part in both crew and swimming each of four years, earning two letters in crew and three in swimming ... also participated in cross country freshman through junior years, earning two varsity letters ... named a National Merit Finalist ... recipient of the Harvard Book Award and Rachel Carson Book Award in '10 ... named class valedictorian ... member of the National Honors Society ... earned recognition on Highest Honor Roll every grading quarter ... graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the College of Engineering.


Rose Doerfler
Rose  Doerfler


Pittsburgh, PA

High School:
Oakland Catholic


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