Notre Dame varsity four places 12th, eight boats each finish in 17th place overall
Notre Dame four boat qualifies for fourth straight petite final, both eights in C final
Notre Dame's first varsity four reaches top semifinal on first day of the NCAA Championship
Notre Dame travels to California for eighth all-time NCAA Championship appearance
Notre Dame's second place finish bolsters its NCAA Championship resume
Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business
AS A FRESHMAN: Raced for the Irish in the first varsity four boat ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, finished the course in 7:53.90, good enough for first place in the opening race ... in second race, fell to defending NCAA champion Virginia ... crossed in first for the second time of the weekend with a 7:43.20 mark ... won both races at Michigan State, leading the first varsity four boat being named BIG EAST Boat of the Week (April 3) ... came in second to Michigan and Ohio State in separate races at the Ohio State Invitational ... moved into the second varsity four boat and finished second behind California with a mark of 7:43.40 at the Lake Natoma Invitational ... pulled into third in the second race at a 7:39.10 clip ... started out in the A-team of the second varsity four race in the fifth annual Dale England Cup and finished first with a time of 7:44.2 ... moved over to the first varsity four B-team boat and finished second with a mark of 7:53.7 ... moved back to the A-team and finished first in a time of 8:59.3 ... finished second in the second varsity four boat at the BIG EAST Championship, setting a pace of 7:58.314.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Standout rower at Olympia High School ... member of four straight Southeast Regional and two Florida State Championship crews with the varsity eight ... finished in ninth place at the Youth National Championships as a senior ... rowed with the Orlando Area Rowing Society club team (OARS) ... member of both the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society ... also participated in Mu Alpha Theta, a national high school and two-year college mathematics honors society ... was a Knight of the Altar at Saint James Cathedral ... worked as a kennel technician at an animal clinic in Windermere, Fla. ... daughter of Richard and Lisa Kelley ... has three sisters, Morgan, Mary Catherine and Bridget ... sister, Morgan, also attended Notre Dame and participated on the rowing team ... cousin Phillip Babb also attends the University ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in information technology management.