As a Junior: Earned her second monogram with the Irish...member of the 2005 BIG EAST Champion second varsity eight crew (8:23.11) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... finished second against Yale and Harvard ... defeated Cincinnati with the second varsity eight crew ... earned a first place finish over Louisville and Indiana ... helped the second varsity eight to victory against Indiana and Purdue in a time of 7:14.0 ... placed third with the second varsity eight in the JV Petite Final at the San Diego Crew Classic. Sat bow seat in the fall season during the open eight at the Head of the Rock, clocking in with a time of 16:01.24 to take third.
As a Sophomore: Earned her first monogram with the Irish as a member of the first varsity four roster for the spring season ... named to the 2004 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... BIG EAST Rowing Challenge champion in the varsity four grand final, winning by nine seconds ... member of Notre Dame's first BIG EAST team championship ... finished second in all three sessions against Tennessee and Michigan State at the season opener ... placed second behind another Notre Dame boat versus Duke ... took first-place honors with a convincing win over Michigan, Clemson, Eastern Michigan and Michigan State ... runner-up in the first varsity four to Michigan State at the Indiana Crew Classic ... placed second to the Notre Dame "B" boat at the Boston University and Northeastern regatta ... finished fifth in the grand finals of the Central Sprints after finishing third in both the preliminary and semifinal heats ... rowed at the Head of the Rock and the Head of the Eagle in the fall ... was a member of the third varsity eight and second varsity four at the Head of the Rock, placing 12th and fifth respectively ... rowed as part of the "A" boat at the Head of the Eagle, finishing third in the race.
As a Freshman: Member of the novice roster during the `02-`03 campaign ... rowed in the first novice eight, finishing third in the petite final and ninth overall, at the Central Regions ... won the petite final at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge, placing seventh overall ... finished first against Dayton, winning by over 22 seconds ... also defeated Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee ... was third against North Carolina and Clemson in spring season opener ... in the fall, placed fourth at the Head of the Grand in first-ever collegiate race.
Prep and Personal: Earned eight letters in three different sports at Hackett Catholic Central (three in volleyball, four in tennis and one in track) ... team captain her senior year in tennis ... MVP of tennis her junior year ... named all-conference her sophomore, junior and senior seasons in both volleyball and tennis ... earned all-conference honors in track her senior year ... conference and regional champion all four years in tennis ... was named all-regional in volleyball her junior year ... runner-up at state tennis two years in a row ... volleyball state semifinalist, the best in her school's history ... holds the shot put school record in track ... a member of the National Honor Society, student government, Students Against Drunk Driving, HCC Walk-a-thon, Quizbowl, Haiti Club and Spanish Club ... youngest of three children ... brother Gregory Jefson played football at the University of Chicago and was captain ... parents are Jeanette and Richard Jefson ... father Richard (1970) attended Notre Dame ... born April 15, 1984, in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in chemical engineering ... member of the Dean's List with a cumulative GPA of 3.65.