AS A JUNIOR: Earned her second monogram for the Irish in 2002-03, serving as the coxswain of the second varsity eight ... was a member of the 2003 BIG EAST Academic All-Star team ... placed sixth in the grand finals at the Central Regions in 6:42.50 ... participated in the prestigious Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup race in Seattle, placing fourth behind nationally-ranked Washington, Washington State and Oregon State ... won a gold medal in the second varsity eight at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge outdistancing Syracuse by over eight seconds ... was one of three crews to claim a gold medal at the BIG EAST regatta helping the Irish to a second-place overall finish ... also recorded victories against Dayton, nationally-ranked Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Michigan and Clemson ... at the Milwaukee River Challenge, finished fourth in a time of 22:17 ... finished second to the Irish's first varsity eight at home against Kansas ... came in fifth at the Head of the Rock . . . coxed the club four which placed first at the Head of the Ohio ... placed sixth in the second varsity eight race at the Head of the Ohio.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned her first monogram as a member of the Notre Dame rowing team ... was a full-time coxswain for the 2001-02 season ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... coxed the varsity four at Central Regions, finishing first in the petite finals more than three seconds ahead of the next boat in a time of 7:53.9 ... took Notre Dame's only gold medal at BIG EAST finishing in 7:27.40, almost six seconds ahead of Syracuse ... coxed the second varsity eight for the remainder of the 2001-02 season ... finished second at the Indiana Crew Classic ... placed sixth in the San Diego Crew Classic in the petite finals coxing the junior varsity boat ... finished first against Tennessee in 6:53.9, almost seven seconds ahead of the next boat ... placed second at the Chicago Chase in 16:42.40 ... was ninth at the Head of the Rock in Rockford, Ill. ... led the second varsity eight at the Milwaukee River Challenge, placing third ... coxed the second varsity four at the Chicago Chase, which was third, and the Head of the Rock, finishing fifth.
AS A FRESHMAN: Switched to the coxswain position for the spring season ... coxed Notre Dame's "B" boat in the second varsity eight race versus Tennessee, placing third ... was third against Michigan State in the second varsity eight race ... was second to Notre Dame's "A" boat in dual race against Dayton ... coxed the third varsity eight at the Indiana Cup ... split time between the varsity and novice roster in the fall ... rowed in the second lightweight four boat which garnered fifth-place honors at the Head of the Elk ... took first place against nationally-ranked Michigan State while rowing in the stroke seat at the Head of the Grand ... won gold with the lightweight four team at the Chicago Chase.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated in crew while a student at Forest Hills Central High School ... although crew was not a varsity sport, her club team won the Hebda Cup Championship which is the equivalent of the state title in Michigan ... was a member of National Honor Society and participated in many plays and musicals ... one of three children ... parents are Brenda and Nathan Long ... born Feb. 25, 1982, in Trenton, Mich. ... has an overall grade-point average of 3.467 ... been named to the Dean's List on both the fall of '02 and the fall of '00 ... a biology major in the College of Science.