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    Bridget Leone  
    Bridget Leone

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Garden City, NY

    High School:
    Garden City

    Height:
    5-8


    AS A SENIOR: Found a seat with the second varsity four boat for the Irish during the spring season ... opened up competition against Michigan State, earning a second-place finish with a time of 8:50.30 ... grabbed third place the next day against both Indiana and Purdue, stopping the clock at 7:07.60 ... earned two third-place results at the four-team regatta hosted by Ohio State ... in the morning session, crossed after Brown and Ohio State in a time of 7:59.19 ... improved in the afternoon session, stopping the clock at 7:41.21 in finishing behind Brown and Minnesota ... earned gold for the Irish in the grand final at the BIG EAST Championships, defeating Syracuse, Georgetown and Louisville with a time of 7:46.132 ... helped her boat to the petite finals of the open varsity four event at the South/Central Sprints ... the boat was able to grab the petite final victory with a winning time of 7:03.60, after qualifying by finishing third in the prelim heat (7:15.99) and then fourth in the semifinal heat (7:12.20) ... rowed with the varsity eight "A" boat at the Head of the Rock Regatta where they crossed the finish line with a time of 16:37.40 ... the finish was good for fifth overall and the best for the Irish team in the race ... raced with the varsity eight "D" boat later in the season at the Southland Regatta where the crew clocked in a time of 18:27.46 ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

    AS A JUNIOR: Rowed all season with the varsity four crew ... member of the varsity four gold boat that swept Northeastern in the spring season-opening regatta ... defeated Stanford (8:38.0) at the Pac-10 Challenge in the varsity four ... finished second to Michigan State and then recorded a victory against Miami (Fla.) in the varsity four ... helped pace the varsity four to a first-place position at the Indiana Invite (7:17.3) ... rowed to three first place finishes at the Charles River Challenge in the varsity four ... helped Irish win fifth consecutive BIG EAST Championship title and sweep all six races as her varsity four crew posted a winning time of 7:43.00 ... rowed on the varsity four boat that finished second in the Petite Final at the Central/South Region Championships (7:38.10) ... member of the ninth-place team in the varsity eight division at Head of the Rock ... placed 18th at the Cal-Sag Regatta in the varsity eight with a time of 16:44.60 ... later finished third in the varsity final E with a time of 7:08.940 ... selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team and earned first monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed with Notre Dame's second varsity four boat most the season ... finished fourth with the open four crew at the Central/South Region Championship ... rowed with the varsity four boa for a third place finish against Virginia "A" and "B" and Princeton ... sat with the varsity eight crew and finished second at the Lubbers Cup, posting a 8:07.56 time ... finished third with the second varsity four boat against Michigan State "A" and "B" and Michigan ... sat in the varsity four "A" boat for a win over the Irish's "B" boat and Cincinnati (7:54.55) ... rowed with the varsity four boat against Tennessee and Minnesota.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the second novice eight boat that earned three second-place finishes in spring regatta versus Tennessee and Minnesota ... helped novice eight "B" boat to first-place finish at Lubbers Cup as boat finished with a time of 7:50.72 ... also rowed in the second novice eight boat at Indiana Classic ... posted a ninth-place finish (20:32.01) in the novice eight at the Head of the Rock ... in the open eight her boat finished 22nd ... she sat in the seventh seat in both races ... at the Notre Dame Invitational she raced in the novice eight and finished sixth in a time of 17:13.6.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Swam all four years of her scholastic career, helping lead the team to four undefeated seasons and four conference titles while earning four letters ... qualified for the county meet in the 50 freestyle as a senior ... participated in National Honor Society, German Honor Society as the secretary, Amnesty International and Student Council ... daughter of Paul and Maureen Leone ... oldest of four children ... enrolled as a chemistry major in the College of Science.

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