Junior Molly Bruggeman joins Amanda Polk (2005-08) as the only multi-time first team selections in program history
FALL 2013: Raced with the Notre Dame championship eight entry that finished in sixth place (17:21.13) at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta ... time was more than 20 seconds faster than the Irish eight at the 2012 regatta.
AS A SOPHOMORE: CRCA Pocock All-America second team selection ... named to the CRCA Central all-region team ... tabbed to the all-BIG EAST first team ... competed in the fall as a member of the women's championship eight crew at the Head of the Charles Regatta ... placed 12th in a field featuring the US Rowing club and defending NCAA champion Virginia with a time of 17:21.23 ... was a member of the first varsity eight boat for the spring season ... boat was named the BIG EAST Boat of the Week March 20 after impressive wins at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational ... won two of three races at Pak Ridge, claiming the final contest with a time of 6:39.50 ... won both races at the Michigan State Invitational, surging ahead of first Iowa with a 6:55.10 clip before defeating Michigan State in 7:03.10 ... raced ahead of Michigan at the Ohio State Invitational, narrowly winning in a time of 6:53.50 ... lost to host and eventual NCAA champion Ohio State in second race with a time of 7:21.26 ... placed second in first two races at the Lake Natoma Invitational before earning the victory in the third race of the weekend, edging out Washington State and Wisconsin with a 6:30.30 mark ... won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup ... won grand final in Notre Dame's final appearance at the BIG EAST Championship on the strength of a 6:49.656 spurt ... placed third in preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship with a time of 7:07.338 before falling behind Stanford and Yale in the repechage heat ... claimed first with a time of 7:37.292 in the C/D semifinal race, and finished the weekend in 13th place overall, setting a pace of 6:36.141 to win the third final ... earned a monogram.
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.