Women's Rowing



Irish Impressive At Elite Head Of The Charles Regatta

The championship four squad placed seventh overall in a loaded field.


Irish Rowing Opens Season At Historical Head Of The Charles Regatta

Notre Dame will enter two boats in the 51st annual event.


#16 Irish Finish 16th At NCAA Championship

Notre Dame varsity four places 12th, eight boats each finish in 17th place overall


#16 Irish Varsity Four Reaches NCAA Petite Final

Notre Dame four boat qualifies for fourth straight petite final, both eights in C final


#16 Irish Qualify Varsity Four For NCAA A/B Semifinal

Notre Dame's first varsity four reaches top semifinal on first day of the NCAA Championship

Notre Dame's College of Engineering

Made first collegiate Head of the Charles Regatta start with the second Notre Dame championship eight boat, finishing in 27th place with a time of 17:57.501 … raced exclusively with the Irish second varsity eight during the spring … turned in three runner-up performances at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, clocking a top time of 6:09.153 during the final regatta session … defeated No. RV Michigan State with a winning time of 6:36.29 during afternoon racing at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … pair of runner-up results at the Lake Natoma Invitational before winning the final heat of the weekend against No. 6 Stanford and Sacramento State with a time of 6:47.00 … claimed a Friday victory with the second varsity eight (7:00.60) at the Dale England Cup … third place in the grand final of the second varsity eight (6:36.60) at the ACC Championship in Clemson, South Carolina … finished in 17th place overall at the NCAA Championship regatta after notching the fifth-fastest time (7:02.703) in the C final at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

Rowed in her first event of the season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational as part of the first novice eight boat, earning third place (7:10.916) in the Saturday morning session and a runner-up finish in the afternoon session (7:19.360) ... wrapped the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite on Sunday with a second runner-up finish in the first novice eight boat with a 7:15.461 mark ... moved to the second varsity four boat at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and finished second (7:52.15) against eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State in the morning session and second (7:39.66) against Michigan during afternoon racing ... rowed in the third varsity eight boat at the Dale England Cup, defeating Indiana with a time of 6:43.70 ... during the Saturday session, returned to the second varsity four "A" boat and earned a runner-up finish behind the Irish "B" boat ... rowed with the third varsity eight boat in a runner-up finish (6:56.40) on the second day of the ACC Championship.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in both rowing and volleyball at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School ... member of the fourth-ranked varsity four in the Midwest region as a junior ... rowed with the Dayton Boat Club on the travel circuit ... stroked for the varsity four and placed 10th at Youth Nationals in Tennessee during senior season ... competed with the lightweight varsity four that finished ninth nationally in 2013 ... was involved in student council and JCOWA, the Junior Council on World Affairs ... won a service award in recognition of over 100 hours of community service completed during senior year ... is the 10th member of family to attend Notre Dame ... daughter of Mike ('81) and Beth Bruggeman ... has two brothers, Matt ('10) and Patrick ... sister, Molly ('14), was a three-time All-American on the Irish rowing team ... cousin, Adele ('13), was a two-time monogram winner for the Notre Dame women's lacrosse team ... brother, Patrick, played football at Wittenberg University ... enrolled in the College of Engineering as an environmental engineering major.

Gretchen Bruggeman
Gretchen  Bruggeman


Dayton, OH

High School:
Chaminade Julienne



Environmental Engineering

Event Calendar


March 11
8:00 AM
Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational
Oak Ridge, TN
March 12
8:00 AM
Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational
Oak Ridge, TN
March 25
8:00 AM
Longhorn Invitational
Austin, TX
April 8
8:00 AM
Lake Natoma Invitational
Sacramento, CA
April 9
8:00 AM
Lake Natoma Invitational
Sacramento, CA
April 15
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Duel
Columbus, OH
April 29
8:00 AM
Dale England Cup
Bloomington, IN
May 14
8:00 AM
ACC Championship
Clemson, SC
May 26
8:00 AM
NCAA Championship
Mercer, NJ
May 27
8:00 AM
NCAA Championship
Mercer, NJ
May 28
8:00 AM
NCAA Championship
Mercer, NJ

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