Notre Dame nearly improves times in all boats on second day of spring racing
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed with the first novice eight and the third varsity eight during the spring season … first novice eight claimed a runner-up result with a time of 6:27.274 at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … crew followed with two second place finishes against No. 1 Ohio State (7:05.69) and No. RV Michigan State (7:04.51) during the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … novice eight checked in with additional pair of runner-up heats at the Dale England Cup … member of the fourth place Notre Dame third varsity eight entry with a time of 6:51.90 in the grand final of the 2015 ACC Championship.
AS A FRESHMAN: Raced with the open eight and first novice eight boats in debut spring season with the Irish ... notched two runner-up results and a third place finish at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational ... crew finished behind Ohio State at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with a time of 7:41.47, and Michigan with a 7:24.20 sprint ... claimed first place for the first time with a win over Alabama at the Dale England Cup, turning in a 6:57.50 mark with the novice eight ... beat out Rhode Island in the final race of the weekend by 12 seconds (6:50.30).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Volleyball letterwinner at Vestavia High School ... helped lead team to a runner-up finish at the 6A state championships as a senior captain ... was honored with the Thompson Reynolds and U.S. Army Reserve National Female Scholar Athlete awards ... started as a middle blocker in first season on the varsity squad during junior season ... participated on the club volleyball level with Team Sting ... was a National Merit Scholar Finalist, and a 2012 bronze level Presidential Volunteer Award recipient ... served as president of the Spirit of America Club and secretary of the German Honors Society ... daughter of Mark and Susan Trankina ... has one brother, Mark ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an economics major.