Images of the Fighting Irish en route to another BIG EAST championship and NCAA berth.
Notre Dame Women's Rowing practicing on the water on October 6th, 2011
Photos of the Irish practicing on the river
Women's Rowing took on Tulsa on October 29th, 2010.
AS A SENIOR: Made season debut at Michigan State, racing with the fourth varsity four boat, placing second behind Michigan in both events ... competed at the Dale England Cup as a member of the second varsity four A-team before moving to second four B-team ... finished third in each boat with times of 8:28.4 and 10:13.9.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed for multiple Irish boats this season ... earned first monogram ... started the season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite rowing for the third varsity four in a second place finish against Virginia (7:43.02) ... also finished second to Kansas later in the afternoon with the third varsity eight (7:00.17), before taking home victory over Kansas in the third varsity four the next day (7:32.40) ... competed in the third place finish against Ohio State (7:24.46), but battled back for the victory in the same boat the next day against Purdue (7:02.88) ... qualified for (7:30.10) and won the third varsity eight final at the BIG EAST Invite with a time of 7:10.90 ... continued on to defeat four other BIG EAST boats with the second varsity four in the prelims at the BIG EAST Championship (7:30.760), while finishing off the season with a win in the grand final, beating Louisville, Rutgers, West Virginia and Connecticut with the 15 second winning time of 7:44.378.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Opened spring competing for many different boats for the Irish ... started the spring slate with two races against Buffalo ... the first race was in the varsity four boat, finishing third behind Buffalo and a second Notre Dame boat while stopping the clock at 7:08.08 ... later went on to place first in the third varsity eight - lightweight race with a time of 6:28.9 to edge out Buffalo ... also competed in two events in Indianapolis ... started her day with the second varsity eight crew and finished first (7:24.0) ahead of Purdue and Eastern Michigan ... later in the day went on to finish first with the second varsity four boat, crossing the finish line at 7:34.4, ahead of Indiana and a second Notre Dame boat ... qualified for the BIG EAST Championship grand final by placing first in preliminaries with a time of 7:22.21 ... went on to win the BIG EAST Championship final by stopping the clocks at 7:03.24 ... placed third (7:51.4) behind Clemson "A" and Virginia "B" in the Oak Ridge Regional preliminary heat for the open four, qualifying for the grand finals ... went on to cross the finish line fourth (7:41.87) behind Virginia "A," Clemson, and Virginia "B" ... competed in the varsity four and varsity eight in the Head of the Rock Regatta ... placed fourth on the Notre Dame varsity four "A" boat (17:43.69) and ninth in the varsity eight race with the Notre Dame "B" boat (16:39.58) ... placed fourth in the varsity eight race with the Notre Dame "2" boat, stopping the clock at 14:47.1 and seventh in a time of 12:15.5 as a member of the Notre Dame varsity four "3" boat.
AS A FRESHMAN: Opened spring schedule as a part of the varsity four boat before shifting over to the second varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championships and Central/South Sprints ... started the season by capturing the first four race victories with the varsity four boat ... defeated Buffalo in back-to-back heats with times of 5:59.3 and 558.9 ... defeated Michigan and Michigan State after posting a mark of 7:35.1 ... knocked off Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan the following day in a time of 8:06.7 ... posted a pair of runner-up finishes against USC and UCLA, registering a time of 7:56.90 against the Trojans and 8:53.03 against the Bruins ... won prelim heat (7:05.373) before capturing the grand final victory (7:21.397) with the second varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championships ... placed fifth in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints, recording a time of 7:08.19 ... competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races in the Head of the Rock Regatta ... helped her collegiate eight boat secure an 11th-place finish, stopping the clock at 16:33.53 ... was a member of the victorious novice eight boat, coxed by Abby Meyers, that completed the course in a time of 16:15.34 to hold off Wisconsin ... concluded the fall schedule at Notre Dame's home meet, racing with the Notre Dame "C" varsity four boat on the second day of competition ... finished in fourth place, posting a time of 15:12.00 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Was both a rower and a basketball player while attending St. Ignatius College Preparatory, lettering five times, including each year with rowing ... helped her team to national ranking in her sophomore through senior years, including competing in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) Championships all three years ... helped her varsity four boat place third at the championships during her junior campaign ... member of the National Honor Society as well as Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) ... former Irish rower Elli Greybar attended the same high school ... born in Evanston, Ill. ... daughter of Joe Monahan and Kathy McDonald ... has two siblings, Colin and Leigh ... graduated with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business.