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    Maureen Gibbons  
    Maureen Gibbons

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Langhorne, PA

    High School:
    Villa Joseph Marie

    Height:
    5-2

    Birthdate:
    03/09/1983

    Squad:
    Varsity


    IN THE FALL: Coxed the varsity eight crew to a sixth-place finish at the Head of the Rock with a time of 16:15.02 ... competed in two races at the Head of the Elk ... coxswain of the open four-c crew that finished seventh (17:50.90) at the Head of the Elk ... fifth in the open eight-a race with a time of 15:30.5.

    AS A JUNIOR: Earned her second monogram with the Irish for the 2003-2004 season ... named to the 2004 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... led the first varsity eight as the coxswain to the Irish's second NCAA Championship birth and first ever BIG EAST Rowing Challenge team title as well as first-place honors in the varsity eight ... coxed the first varsity eight boat to a fifth-place grand finals finish at the NCAA Rowing Championship after third and fifth-place finishes in the preliminaries and semifinals ... placed second, third, and second against Tennessee and Michigan State at the season opener ... took second-place against Duke and Michigan ... coxed first varsity eight boat to a seventh place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic and to a runner-up spot at the Indiana Crew Classic behind top-rated Michigan State ... placed first against Boston University and Northeastern ... took second place in the grand finals of the Central Sprints ... in the fall, coxed the third varsity eight and second varsity four at the Head of the Rock ... placed 12th and fifth respectively.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned her first monogram with the Irish in the 2002-2003 season ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... coxed the second varsity four for most of the spring season ... had the highest finish for the Irish at Central Sprints, winning first in the grand finals ... also won first in the grand finals at BIG EAST, winning by over 30 seconds ... also led her boat to first-place finishes against Michigan State and at the Indiana Classic ... in the fall, was coxswain for the fourth varsity eight at the Milwaukee River Challenge ... boat placed 13th at Milwaukee ... coxed the third varsity eight against Kansas and at the Head of the Rock ... finished third against Kansas ... placed seventh at the Head of the Rock.

    AS A FRESHMAN: In her first season with the Irish, was the coxswain of the first novice eight for the 2001-02 season ... gave the Irish their highest finish ever of third place at Central Regions, finishing in 7:07.5 ... became first Irish crew to medal at the Central Regions ... team placed fourth out of 19 teams at Central Regions ... led her boat to second place finish in the grand finals at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge ... at Tennessee, beat the Lady Vols by over 14 seconds with a time of 7:26.40 ... in the fall, coxed her boat to a medal, placing third at the Head of the Eagle.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned 12 letters in three different sports at Villa Joseph Marie High School (four in cross country, four in track and four in lacrosse) ... team captain of cross country her junior and senior seasons and track her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... conference champions in lacrosse all four years ... set the record for 3200m relay in indoor track ... was Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association Champ for three years (sailing) ... second-place junior in North American Sunfish Championship and qualified for the World Sunfish Championships ... was a commissioner of service week for Pasquerilla West and an elite member of the Notre Dame/St. Mary's Irish Dance Club ... a member of the National Honor Society, Community Service Corps Coordinator of Special Events, Aid for Friends Coordinator, Coordinator of Missionary Trips to Mexico and the Dominican Republic, Peer Counselor, Founder of Pro-Life Club, Diocesan Scholar and Competitive National Irish Step Dancer ... was valedictorian of her class ... one of three children ... her brother John Patrick sailed for Notre Dame ... her mother Jane lettered in swimming and field hockey at West Chester University and coached swimming at the University of Rochester ... parents are Jane and John Gibbons ... born March 9, 1983, in Meadowbrook, Penn. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance and economics ... total of three Dean's List selections while at Notre Dame ... member of Notre Dame's Academic Honors Program.

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