Notre Dame's second place finish bolsters its NCAA Championship resume
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made first career Head of the Charles Regatta appearance as a member of Notre Dame’s first championship eight lineup, finishing in 16th place with a time of 17:18.707 … rowed with the first and second varsity eights during the spring season … entered the first varsity eight lineup for the final race session and finished in second place (5:57.835) at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … after finishing as heat runner-up with the second varsity eight against No. 1 Ohio State (6:38.48), crew claimed an afternoon win over No. RV Michigan State (6:36.29) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … second varsity eight closed the Lake Natoma Invitational by downing San Diego and Gonzaga with a time of 6:47.00 … transitioned back to the first varsity eight and earned a runner-up result (6:28.60) in the grand final of the 2015 ACC Championship in Clemson, South Carolina … first varsity eight placed 17th at the NCAA Championship following a C final time of 6:44.901.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with the first and second varsity eight boats during inaugural season with the Irish ... won first career race at the Oak Ridge Invitational ahead of Louisville and West Virginia (6:37.700) ... took second place in the Saturday afternoon session behind ACC foe Virginia with a time of 6:42.513 ... collected second win of the weekend in the Sunday session by defeating Duke in 6:48.700 ... finished in second place between Southern California and Oklahoma at the Lake Natoma Invitational with a time of 6:43.80 before falling behind Stanford in the Sunday session ... runner-up to eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in 6:48.27 and Michigan in 6:40.04 ... moved to the first varsity eight for the Dale England Cup, winning the opening race over Indiana in 6:17.90 before beating Alabama (6:26.60) and Rhode Island (6:20.00) for a weekend sweep - the 6:17.90 readout was the fastest time of the year by any ACC boat during sanctioned racing ... earned ACC Crew of the Week honors on April 29, the first weekly ACC award claimed by a Notre Dame boat in program history ...rowed to a first place finish in heat two at the ACC Championship before finishing second behind Virginia (6:28.80) in the grand final race...came in third place in the preliminaries at the NCAA Championship before winning heat two of the repechage in 6:28.873 ... raced to a third place finish in the petite final in 6:57.515 to finish as the ninth place team overall in the NCAA.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Attended Loreto Secondary School, Fermoy ... participated in swimming and Gaelic football in addition to rowing ... was a three-time j18 National Single champion ... placed seventh in double sculls at the 2013 World Junior Championships ... 12th-place finisher in quad sculls at the 2012 World Junior Championships ... earned a bronze medal at the 2011 Coupe de la Jeunessee ... served as class president and was a member of the student council ... daughter of Brian and Siobhan Shinnick ... has two brothers, Donal and Andrew ... has one sister, Lesley ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.