Boxberger and Bruggeman sweep top spots on podium with United States teammates
Boxberger, Bruggeman to compete with the United States women's four and eight boats
The junior put a wrap on her phenomenal campaign by earning the league's top academic honors.
Notre Dame pair were two of 44 rowing student-athletes honored
ND rowing's first ACC season capped by awards at conference, regional and national level
AS A JUNIOR: Won a gold medal with United States W8+ crew that competed at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in July 2013 in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria ... one of two Notre Dame rowers ever to earn multiple invitations to the USRowing Women's Under 23 National Selection Camp (2013-14) ... 2014 CRCA Pocock All-America first team selection - became just the third rower in program history to achieve All- America status (2013-14) in multiple seasons (Amanda Polk, four, 2005-08; Molly Bruggeman, three, 2012-14) ... CRCA South all region and all-ACC first team choice ... rowed with the first varsity eight boat in multiple seats during junior season with the Irish ... made fall debut at the Head of the Charles Regatta, placing sixth with a time of 16:58.595 in the women's championship eight event ... won first race of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational over former BIG EAST foes Louisville and West Virginia with a time of 6:31.700 before pulling in behind Virginia in 6:29.644 later in the event ... finished the invite with a win over ACC member Duke in 6:40.500 ... fell to Southern California in the Lake Natoma Invitational opening race with a time of 6:30.30, before finishing behind California and Stanford in the final two races of the regatta ... the Irish first eight placed behind eventual NCAA champion Ohio State and Michigan in two races at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... rowed to victory over in-state rival Indiana and Alabama at the Dale England Cup with times of 6:17.90 and 6:26.60 - the 6:17.90 readout was the fastest time of the year by any ACC boat during sanctioned racing ... completed the sweep on Saturday with a victory over Rhode Island in 6:20.00 ... earned ACC Crew of the Week honors on April 29, the first weekly ACC award claimed by a Notre Dame boat in program history ... won the second heat at the ACC Championship over Syracuse with a time of 6:47.60 before finishing as runner-up to Virginia in the grand final race with a 6:28.80 clip ... raced into third place in the preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship with a time of 6:29.737 before winning the repechage heat with a 6:28.873 mark ... finished fifth in the A/B semifinal two with a time of 6:42.132, before placing third in the petite final (ninth overall) in 6:57.515.
AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed for the first varsity eight boat for the Irish this season ... earned first monogram ... won all three of her races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, beating Alabama and Jacksonville (6:34.40), Minnesota and Kansas (6:25.90), and highlighted by a 6:23.00 victory over Tennessee in the final race ... competed against Ohio State at Columbus with a time of 6:35.39 ... helped the first varsity eight boat to a second place finish over Louisville and Purdue (6:27.70) ... took home two victories over Clemson (6:27.60), and San Diego and Penn (6:40.80), at the Virginia Invite ... also placed second against Virginia with a time of 6:35.40 ... competed at Redwood Shores, losing matches against USC (6:32.20) and Stanford (6:31.70) ... after beating Iowa and WVU in the qualifier, took first in the first varsity eight grand final of the BIG EAST Invite, beating Syracuse, Louisville, and Iowa with a time of 6:41.00 on the way to a BIG EAST boat of the week honor ... defeated eight teams in the BIG EAST Championship qualifier (6:22.016) ... won the first varsity eight grand final at the BIG EAST Championship over rivals Syracuse, Louisville, and Georgetown, posting a time of 6:31.724 in the win ... went to the NCAA Championships with the varsity eight boat ... qualified for the third final race by placing fifth in the qualifier (7:04.44) and seventh in the repechage (7:07.98) ... helped the Irish to a fourth place finish at the third finals through a 6:40.33 time to finish out a great first season with the Irish.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in basketball and rowing while attending Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kan. ... earned four varsity letters in basketball while serving as a starter three years and twice serving as team captain ... averaged 14 points and nine rebounds per game ... named to the KAMO All-Tournament Team ... helped team reach the sub-state championship game, while garnering all-Eastern Kansas League second-team honors ... member of the Kansas City Rowing Club for two years ... at the '08 and '10 Sunflower Games, helped her boat to three first-place finishes and one second-place result ... competed in the '10 Club National Championships ... member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... named an Eastern Kansas League Scholar Athlete as well as an AP Scholar ... born in Overland Park, Kan. ... daughter of Randy and Cherie Boxberger ... has one sibling, Megan ... sister is member of University of Kansas rowing team ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in design.