Three Notre Dame crews record multiple victories in season's first weekend
AS A JUNIOR: Rowed for the Notre Dame second varsity four boat at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational ... placed second in both the Saturday morning and afternoon sessions ... in the Sunday session, raced to a runner-up finish with the first novice eight boat with a time of 7:15.461 ... member of the runner-up third varsity four lineup (8:09.58) that finished just behind eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State during the opening session of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... took second place later in the afternoon of the regatta (8:03.67) against Michigan ... won the second varsity four heat with the Notre Dame "B" entry (7:44.10) during the second session of the Dale England Cup against Alabama ... posted a time of 8:15.90 with the third varsity four later in the day in an un-scored heat.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made season debut at the Dale England Cup, racing first for the third varsity four boat and finishing the weekend in the second varsity four ... in the third varsity four race, placed third behind Iowa and Indiana with an 8:24.4 clip ... in second varsity four race, raced with the B-team and finished in third place with a time of 10:13.9.
AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed for both the third varsity eight in a second place finish against Kansas (7:00.17), and the fourth varsity four in a second place finish against Virginia (7:58.88) at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite ... helped the third varsity eight "B" boat claim third at the BIG EAST Invite with a time of 7:30.70 over Iowa "B" and Rutgers, finishing out her first season with the Irish.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Ran cross country and track for her high school teams while at Bishop Shanahan High School, lettering all four years in both ... was team captain of the cross country team her senior year ... also played guard for her high school's varsity basketball team her freshman year ... played club basketball for the Downington Blitz ... involved in student government and the community service corps ... member of the Chester County Hospital VolunTEEN Program ... very involved in her parish as an altar server, member of the youth group and participant in the Catholic Heart Work Camp ... participated in chorus and the fall musical at her high school ... was honored as a Nationally Commended Student and an AP Scholar with Distinction ... received the Susan Romano O'Brien Science Scholarship ... Muffet McGraw is a fellow alumna of her high school ... born in Wynnewood, Pa. ... daughter of Mariann and Donald Brindley ... cousin, Caitlin McKinney played lacrosse for Notre Dame ... has one sibling- Cara Brindley ... currently enrolled in the College of Science as a double major in biological science and psychology.