Notre Dame Women's Rowing practicing on the water on October 6th, 2011
AS A JUNIOR: Switched between multiple boats for the Irish ... at the season-opening Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, stroked with the third varsity four boat, coming in second place in the first and second races ... switched to the second varsity eight B-crew for the final racing session, placing fourth with a time of 7:21.61 ... raced with the second varsity four boat at Michigan State ... came in second to Iowa with a time of 8:23.30 and host Michigan State in the second race with an 8:37.85 clip ... came in second at the Ohio State Invitational behind both Michigan and eventual NCAA champion Ohio State ... competed with the second varsity four boat for the first two races, finishing second in both events with times of 8:05.6 and 8:21.4, respectively ... moved over to the first novice eight B-team crew for the third and final race, crossing the finish line in 8:30.5 ... competed with the third varsity four boat at the BIG EAST Championship, finishing ahead of runner-up Louisville in 8:20.902 to win the grand final.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed for multiple boats for the Irish this season... earned first monogram ... competed with the second varsity four boat at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, beating Duke in the first race with a time of 7:40.20 ... placed second against Virginia (7:32.83) and finished third behind Tennessee and Virginia later that day (7:44.04) ... rowed for the third varsity eight boat against Ohio State (7:24.46) ... came back the next day to get the victory with the third varsity eight boat over Purdue's "A" and "B" squads with a time of 7:02.88 ... helped the third varsity eight boat beat San Diego and Penn at the Virginia Invite posting a time of 7:04.80 after finishing second against Virginia (6:58.80) ... also took home first with the third varsity eight against Clemson and Northeastern (7:04.00) ... won both races at the BIG EAST Invite, beating Iowa and Louisville (7:57.20), and Syracuse (7:56.80) later that day ... qualified for the BIG EAST Championship third varsity eight grand final (6:55.967) ... helped the third varsity eight boat to a BIG EAST Championship finals victory over Syracuse, Connecticut and Louisville with another great race of 7:04.39.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with three different boats for the Irish in the spring season ... competed with the novice - third varsity eight boat against Buffalo ... went on to finish ahead of Buffalo with a time of 6:39.7 ... was a part of both the varsity four and novice eight boats in Indianapolis ... finished third in the varsity four race at 8:14.8 behind a second Notre Dame team and Indiana ... crossed the finish line behind only Indiana in the novice eight heat at 7:39.6 ... qualified for the BIG EAST Championship grand finals by placing first in preliminaries with a time of 7:22.21 ... went on to win the final stopping the clocks at 7:03.24 ... finished in sixth place (7:15.43) in the Grand Finals of the Oak Ridge Regional in third varsity eight behind Virginia, Clemson, Oklahoma, Miami (FL), and Central Florida ... component of the novice eight Notre Dame "A" and the varsity eight Notre Dame "D" boats ... seized first place in a time of 16:51.16 in the novice eight and finished 11th in the varsity eight at the Head of the Rock Regatta ... a key cog in the fifth-place finish by the Notre Dame varsity eight "3" boat vs. Tulsa (14:49.8).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport athlete while attending Divine Savior Holy Angels High School ... Three time rugby national champions under coach Peter Helfer ... team captain her senior season, MVP junior and senior seasons ... All-state selection three years ... a member of the Milwaukee Rowing Club that took third at the Minnesota Regatta ... basketball all-conference selection senior season ... member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Salvation Service Club and Spanish Club ... National Merit Finalist ... former Irish rower Kelsey Otero and women's tennis player Katie Potts attended the same high school ... born in Milwaukee, Wisc. ... daughter of John and Robin Linnemanstons ... has two siblings, Katherine (`11) and John (`09) ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accounting.