Women's Rowing


IN THE FALL: Rowed as part of the third eight at the Head of the Rock ... crew placed 12th in 17:28.3 ... rowed in the "A' boat at the Head of Eagle in Indianapolis, finishing third in 14:36.00.

AS A JUNIOR: Was a member of the second varsity four which won both the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge and Central Regions ... earned her first monogram as a member of the Irish rowing team in 2003-04 ... won the first gold medal in Notre Dame history at the Central Regions with a victory in the second four ... boat won by over four seconds (7:20.40) in defeating Ohio State for the gold ... also won a gold medal in the second four at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge ... crew won its race by over 32 seconds as the Irish won three golds on the day and placed second to Syracuse in the team race ... was the lone crew to win against Michigan State, winning by almost 12 seconds over the Spartans ... rowed as a member of the "A" crew against Dayton, taking first in 8:05.90 ... went back to the second four against Iowa as her crew took first once again by over six seconds ... also defeated Tennessee and Clemson ... rowed bow seat at Milwaukee and at home versus Kansas for the second varsity eight in the fall season ... rowed in the third varsity eight at the Head of the Rock, coming in seventh ... rowed with Kathleen Welsh at the pairs race at the Head of the Grand, finishing third ... was sixth with Erica Drennen at the Head of the Ohio in the pairs race ... placed sixth in the second varsity eight race at the Head of the Ohio.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed as stroke at Central Regions and BIG EAST regatta ... rowed in the second varsity four at Central Regions, finishing sixth in the grand finals ... rowed in the first varsity four at BIG EAST, finishing first in both the heats and the finals ... took Notre Dame's only gold at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge with a convincing victory over runner-up Syracuse ... sat in the fourth varsity eight at the Indiana Crew Classic, placing second ... came in second to Tennessee in the second varsity eight ... missed the fall season studying abroad in Spain.

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed as a member of the novice team for the 2000-01 season ... raced in the second novice eight for most of the season ... won a close race at the Indiana Cup, finishing two seconds ahead of Purdue, crossing the line in 7:32.6 ... at home against Dayton, contributed to the Irish sweeping all six races, outdistancing Dayton by over a minute ... at Michigan State, also was first, contributing to beating the then nationally-ranked Spartans ... earned a bronze medal coming in third at the Head of the Elk ... rowed in the first novice eight at Tennessee and at the Head of the Grand ... won by over nine seconds at Tennessee ... was first at the Head of the Grand, in her first collegiate race, outdistancing Michigan State's first boat by eight seconds.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned four letters in softball at Fairview High School ... was team captain her freshman and senior seasons ... was undefeated her freshman season ... was a member of National Honor Society ... one of three children ... parents are JoAnn and Terry Keefer ... born Feb. 12, 1982, in Monterey, Calif. ... enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in chemical engineering and pre-professional studies ... has an overall grade-point average of 3.440 ... a member of the Dean's List four times in her Notre Dame career.

Sarah Keefer
Sarah  Keefer


Boulder, CO

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