Women's Rowing



Irish Roll On Final Day Of Oak Ridge/Cardinal Invitational

Notre Dame wins a total of nine races during spring break training trip

AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete during junior season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in multiple boats throughout the season, starting in the second varsity four at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational ... finished second to Kansas in first race before falling to defending NCAA champion Virginia in race number two ... in third race at the Tennessee regatta, jumped into the second varsity eight boat B-team and finished fourth after logging a 7:21.61 clip ... rowed with the third varsity four boat at Michigan State, finishing second to Michigan in both races ... stayed in the third varsity four boat and finished fourth in the first race at the Ohio State Invitational with a time of 8:31.88, before placing fourth in the second race with an 8:50.33 mark ... competed on the B-team of the first novice eight boat at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, finishing third in the first two races ... also rowed with the B-team of the second varsity four, crossing the finish line in third place with a time of 10:13.9.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed for multiple Irish boats this season ... started the year off rowing for the first varsity four boat at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, winning her first race with a time of 7:33.40 over Alabama ... also competed against Minnesota and Kansas (7:27.48), and placed second against Tennessee (7:22.33) ... finished the second varsity four race against Ohio State in 7:59.89 ... beat Indiana and Purdue with the second varsity four boat (7:34.71) ... rowed against Iowa and Rutgers in the morning session of the BIG EAST Invite (7:14.00) ... raced in the third varsity eight victory at the BIG EAST Invite (7:10.90) over Iowa, Rutgers, and Notre Dame's "B" boat.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in both swimming and rowing while attending Robinson Secondary School in Burke, Va. ... lettered four times in swimming, while earning three letters in rowing on the starboard side ... competed in club swimming as well with both Mason Makos and Curl Burke ... claimed the sectional and regional championship in swimming freshman through junior years, winning state as a sophomore and junior ... claimed the conference championship in rowing sophomore year and won state during junior year ... finished rowing season with national raking following both junior and senior seasons ... took second in the Junior 4+ at the Canadian Nationals in '09 while rowing in the three seat ... fin- ished seventh at '10 Scholastic Nationals as the five seat ... won the Virginia State Championship with the varsity eight in '10 rowing as the five seat ... member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society ... named all-district band ... graduated with 4.0 G.P.A. ... recipient of Math Departmental Award and International Baccalaureate Diploma ... named a National Merit Commended Scholar ... born in Norfolk, Va. ... daughter of Brian and Jan Gawne ... has two older siblings: Maddie and Ryan ... recently completed the First Year of Studies program ... currently enrolled in the College of Engineering with a computer engineering major.

Kelly Gawne
Kelly  Gawne


Burke, PA

High School:
Robinson Secondary


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