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    Maria Lang  
    Maria Lang

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Harrison, OH

    High School:
    St. Ursula Academy

    Height:
    5-6


    IN THE FALL: Made fall debut at the Head of the Rock, rowing in the varsity four "4" boat and placing 11th out of 26 boats with a time of 16:33.53 ... sat in the varsity four "D" boat that grabbed a third-place finish against Indiana and Iowa in South Bend with a final time of 14:43.0.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Sat as a member of the first novice eight crew for the spring season...in opening race of the spring schedule, helped her boat complete the course in 8:06.59 and earn a second-place finish against Michigan State...helped her boat produce a race win the following day against Indiana and Purdue by finishing the race in 6:15.40...competed in both morning and afternoon sessions of the four-team Ohio State regatta...in the morning session her boat finished the race in 6:59.13 and earned second place behind the host Buckeyes...helped her crew grab the afternoon session race victory by completing the course with a winning time of 6:53.80 over Minnesota...helped row novice eight to qualifying race victory at the BIG EAST Championships, posting a time of 7:24.704...later captured the silver medal in the grand final, finishing the course in 7:08.309...at the South/Central Sprints, helped the novice eight boat qualify for the Petite Finals after earning a fourth-place outcome (6:52.11) in the prelim heat and then a sixth-place result (6:43.60) in the semifinal heat...helped her boat claim fifth place in the Petite Final with a time of 6:42.80...saw first action as a member of the Irish at the Head of the Rock Regatta, rowing with the Notre Dame "D" boat in the varsity eight competition...the crew earned a 17th place finish with a final time of 18:15.00...later helped the Notre Dame "A" boat capture 1st place in the novice eight race, crossing the finish line with a winning time of 17:29.50...competed in the varsity eight race at the Southland Regatta as a crew member of the Notre Dame "D" boat, finishing the race in 18:27.46.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Played soccer and ran track and cross country at St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati before focusing on rowing ... after switching to rowing, moved from fourth novice eight to first varsity eight boat in four weeks ... won three Midwest Regional championships (twice in eight boat, once in four) ... placed 10th at nationals in 2007 and followed that up with an 8th place finish in 2008 ... invited to row in the Opening Day Regatta in Seattle ... member of National Honor Society ... born October 23, 1990, in Cincinnati ... daughter of Doug and Kathleene Lang ... brother Kyle Lang is a sophomore distance runner on the track and cross country teams at the University of Cincinnati ... cousin John Taggart ('01) was a cheerleader at Notre Dame ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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