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    Fighting Irish

     Gretchen Bruggeman  


    Dayton, OH

    High School:
    Chaminade Julienne



    #12 Irish Cap Productive Opening Weekend At Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

    Notre Dame nearly improves times in all boats on second day of spring racing


    #12 Irish Tested Early On Day One At The Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

    Notre Dame posts nine top two finishes during spring debut in Tennessee


    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


    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


    #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

    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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