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     Gretchen Bruggeman  
    Gretchen

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Dayton, OH

    High School:
    Chaminade Julienne

    Height:
    5-8


    10/19/2014

    Top 10 For Irish Championship Four Highlights Head Of The Charles Results

    Notre Dame four boat shaves more than 12 seconds off 2013 HOCR effort in ninth place finish

    10/18/2014

    Irish Enter Three Boats In 50th Head Of The Charles Regatta On Sunday

    Notre Dame to compete in world's largest regatta on the Charles River

    04/26/2014

    #10 Irish In Second Place After Day One Of Dale England Cup

    Notre Dame wins three of four opening day races to take second place in Bloomington

    04/26/2014

    #10 Irish Repeat As Dale England Cup Champions

    Notre Dame claims regatta title for the second straight season in Bloomington

    04/19/2014

    #9 Irish Close Competition At ACC/Big Ten Challenge

    Notre Dame turns in solid showing against Ohio State and Michigan

    AS A FRESHMAN: 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.

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