Women's Rowing


AS A 5TH-YEAR SENIOR: Returned to the Irish lineup at coxswain after missing all of last season ... named as a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete award recipient ... later chosen as a 2010 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner ... served as coxswain for the varsity eight boat during the spring portion of the schedule ... chosen as a second-team BIG EAST All-Conference member ... earned a second-place finish (5:05.7) and first-place finish (5:12.3) in a pair of heats against Duke and Buffalo ... placed third in a race against Michigan State and Michigan after posting a mark of 6:46.9 ... defeated Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the next day with a pace of 7:06.0 ... finished second to USC and UCLA in morning and afternoon heats, respectively ... stopped the clock at 6:52.07 in the morning against the Trojans and 8:12.67 in the afternoon against the Bruins ... victorious in prelim heat at BIG EAST Championship, recording a time of 6:53.989 ... later captured grand final gold after setting the pace at 7:17.587 ... earned a spot in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints, placing fourth in a time of 6:44.52 ... coxed the highest finishing collegiate eight boat in the Head of the Rock regatta for the Irish, finishing fifth with a time of 15:48.08 ... also coxed the collegiate four at the Head of the Rock to a second-place finish with a time of 16:53.45 ... helped gain a third-place finish with a time of 14:43.0 for the Notre Dame "D" varsity four boat against Indiana and Iowa at home ... secured another third-place finish for the Irish the following day against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State with the varsity eight in flight 2 with a time of 13:05.9 ... named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

AS A SENIOR: Sat out 2008-09 season.

AS A JUNIOR: Spent most of the season as the coxswain for the varsity four crew ... led varsity four gold boat to three wins over Northeastern to start the spring season ... helped lead the varsity four over Stanford in a time of 8:38.0 at the Pac-10 Challenge ... won two races against Michigan State and Miami (Fla.) ... took first at the Indiana Invite in the varsity four (7:17.3) ... coxed for the varsity four that won all three races at the Charles River Challenge ... led varsity four at the BIG EAST Championship to a first-place finish (7:43.00) as part of sweep ... finished second in Petite Final of varsity four with a time of 7:38.10 at the Central/South Region Championship ... coxswain of the varsity eight crew that finished eighth at Head of the Rock with a time 16:15.53...also led the Irish to an 18th-place finish at Cal-Sag in the varsity eight event ... placed third at Cal-Sag (7:08.940) in the varsity eight final E division behind Wisconsin and Iowa ... named a National Scholar Athlete by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) ... selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team for the third time ... earned third monogram with the program ... member of Notre Dame Academic Honors Program for Student-Athletes.

AS A SOPHOMORE: One of the top coxswains for the Irish ... coxed both the varsity four and second varsity eight boast during the season ... coxswain for the Irish's varsity four boat at the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row ... her boat advanced to the Petite Final and earned an 11th-place finish for the second consecutive year ... served as coxswain for the varsity four boat which earned an appearance in the Grand Final at the Central/South Region Championship ... led the second varsity eight boat to a second-place finish in the Grand Finals at the BIG EAST Championships, helping Notre Dame to their fourth consecutive team championship ... coxswain for the second varsity four boat against Virginia and Princeton ... coxed the varsity four boat to two victories in three races at the Windemere Classic, defeating Stanford (8:06.59) and UCLA (7:55.33), while falling to California by less than three seconds (7:43.18) ... led the varsity four boat to a victory over Michigan State and Michigan with a 7:50.76 time ... coxswain for the varsity four boat against Tennessee and Minnesota ... coxed the varsity four "B" boat to a first place finish out of 21 boats at the Head of the Rock ... selected as a National Scholar Athlete by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... two-year monogram winner.

AS A FRESHMAN: Emerged during the season as one of Notre Dame's top coxswains ... was the coxswain for the varsity four at the NCAA Championships that finished fifth in Petite Final with a time of 8:01.96 and 11th-place finish overall in race ... led Irish to ninth-place finish overall in team championship ... coxed for the open eight boat that finished second in Grand Finals at San Diego Crew Classic with a time of 7:32.11 ... served as the coxswain for the varsity four boat at Indiana Classic ... led varsity four crew to gold medal at BIG EAST Championships with a winning time of 7:33.00 ... finished fourth in Petite Finals at Central/South Region Championship after posting a time of 7:47.87 ... coxswain for the novice in her first appearance for the Irish at the Head of the Rock...finished 22nd in the open eight with a time of 19:19.17.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned two letters in crew during her high school career...also participated in soccer and track...coxed junior 4 as a sophomore and junior and varsity 8 as a senior...raced at Women's Henley Regatta...placed second at Stotesbury Cup in junior 4's as a junior...was the first boat to win SRAA Nationals...member of Lower School Prefect, Lighthouse, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as being a ropes course instructor during her high school days...daughter of Roy and Cynthia Keithley...has one older brother...born December 5, 1986, in Oklahoma City, OK...was a member of the Dean's List in the fall semester ... graduated with a dual degree in both biological sciences and history.

Sarah Keithley
Sarah  Keithley


Austin, TX

High School:
The Lawrenceville School



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