Notre Dame's second place finish bolsters its NCAA Championship resume
AS A SENIOR: Appeared for the first time in the Head of the Charles Regatta, racing to 27th place with the Notre Dame second championship eight entry in 17:57.501 … rowed exclusively with the second varsity eight during the spring slate … logged three runner-up finishes to open the season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … downed No. RV Michigan State after crossing the finish line in 6:36.29 at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … bookended two runner-up finishes against top 10 opponents California and Stanford with a race victory (6:47.00) against San Diego and Gonzaga during the Lake Natoma Invitational … stroked the second eight to a heat win (7:00.60) on Friday night at the Dale England Cup … posted a runner-up time of 7:10.80 on the second day of the regatta … finished third in the second varsity eight grand final (6:36.60) at the 2015 ACC Championship in Clemson, South Carolina … recorded a C final time of 7:02.703 to finish in 17th place at the NCAA Championship. AS A JUNIOR: Raced primarily with the first novice eight boat ... began season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, earning a pair of runner-up finishes ... moved to the second varsity four boat at the Lake Natoma Invitational and rowed to a runner-up finish behind California with a time of 7:36.60 ... competed with the second varsity four boat at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, earning a second place finish (7:43.75) ... in the final day of competition at the challenge, helped the first varsity four boat claim a runner-up finish (7:39.83) ... raced at the Dale England Cup as part of the third varsity eight boat, winning her first race of the season with a victorious heat against Indiana (6:43.70) ... finished the season at the ACC Championship as part of the runner-up third varsity eight boat.
AS SOPHOMORE: Competed in multiple boats for the Irish ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, came in first with the first varsity four crew before falling behind Virginia in the second race ... came back to win the final race with a time of 7:43.20 ... crewed with the second varsity four boat that came in second to Iowa at Michigan State before crossing the finish line in 8:37.85 for runner-up honors against Michigan State ... stayed in the second varsity four boat at the Ohio State Invitational and finished second to both Michigan (8:34.90) and the host Buckeyes (8:42.96) ... rowed with the second varsity four B-team at the Dale England Cup ... boat was runner-up in both first and second races ... for third race, switched to the B-team in the first novice eight boat and placed third with a time of 8:30.5 ... pulled with the third varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championship and won the grand final, crossing in 7:18.864.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with several boats during first year with the Irish ... started her career off at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite with two victories in the third varsity eight boat, sporting a time of 6:52.60 over Tennessee ... also beat Alabama (7:03.30) and placed second against Kansas (7:00.17) ... competed at Ohio State with the novice eight boat (7:15.12), but came back the next day for the novice eight victory over Indiana, Purdue, and Louisville with a time of 6:46.65 in the win ... also beat Iowa with the fourth varsity eight (7:30.10) ... helped the third varsity eight boat to the victory at the BIG EAST Invite over Iowa, Rutgers, and the Notre Dame "B" boat (7:10.90) ... ended her season with victory at the BIG EAST Championship in the third varsity four over Connecticut and Louisville, posting a 7:44.478 in the win.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Swam for four years as a sprinter for Hickory High School, lettering all four seasons ... helped lead her team to three undefeated seasons, while earning three all-city and one all-region selection ... placed second in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the Regional Championship her junior year ... named MVP both her junior and senior seasons ... member of the NCSA Junior National Team in 2009, 2010, and 2011 ... made the NCSA Junior National cut in 50 freestyle at the Senior Championship (club) meet in 2010 ... played middle blocker and outside hitter for her high school volleyball team, lettering in her final three seasons ... volleyball team won the district tournament fall 2010 ... member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society ... honored as a Scholastic All-American ... born in Coronado, Calif. ... daughter of James and Mary Beth Loper ... both parents attended Notre Dame ... her uncle, Joseph Roveda, graduated from Notre Dame in 1984 and was a member of the fencing team ... has two siblings- Jimmy and Bobby ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major.