AS A SENIOR: Rowed as part of varsity eight boat during senior season ... part of BIG EAST Crew of the Week for May 2 ... earned fourth monogram ... finished fifth overall and second among colleges with a time of 18:40.01 ... began spring season with a victory with the varsity eight over Alabama and Jacksonville at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, stopping the clock at 6:34.40 ... also won against both Minnesota and Kansas in a three-boat race with a pace of 6:25.90 and Tennessee with a time of 6:23.00 ...... placed second against Ohio State in a dual race, stopping the clock at 6:35.39 ... the following day, finished second to Indiana in a four-boat race against the Hoosiers, Louisville and Purdue after finishing in 6:27.70 ... earned a pair of race wins at the Virginia Invite, winning over Clemson and Northeastern in 7:04.00 before defeating Penn and San Diego in 6:40.80 ... also crossed second to Virginia at that event with a time of 6:35.40 ... posted a pair of second-place results at the Stanford Women's Invitational against USC and Stanford... fin- ished in 6:32.20 against the Trojans before improving on that time in the afternoon (6:31.70) against the Cardinal ... won grand finals of the BIG EAST Invite after defeating Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville with a time of 6:41.00 after qualifying for the race with a prelim win over Iowa and West Virginia ... advanced to the grand final at the BIG EAST Championship after claiming the preliminary victory with a time of 6:22.016 ... won the gold medal in the event, one of five total on the day for the Irish, after crossing in 6:31.724 ... rowed for the varsity eight at the NCAA Championships, placing fifth in the prelimi- nary heat with a time of 7:04.44 ... placed seventh in the repechage heat, followed by a fourth place time of 6:40.33 in the third final to place 16th overall.
AS A JUNIOR: Spent the entire spring season rowing for the second varsity eight boat ... was victorious in her first race of the spring when the second varsity eight boat went up against Buffalo and finished the race in 6:17.16 ... finished behind Indiana in Indianapolis while beating Purdue in a second varsity eight race with a time of 7:37.9 ... placed second at the Lake Natoma Invitational finals for second varsity eight behind only Wisconsin, stopping the clock at 6:45.2 ... qualified for the finals by placing second in both preliminary heats ... won the BIG EAST Championship in second varsity eight with a time of 6:49.1 ... qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat after finishing with a time of 7:06.62 ... placed third (6:44.92) in the Oak Ridge Regional Final behind Virginia and Clemson ... qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat stopping the clock at (6:55.13) ... helped her varsity pair boat to a time of 19:41.19 at the Head of the Rock Regatta ... a member of the Notre Dame varsity eight "B" boat that finished in ninth place, crossing the line at 16:39.58 ... guided the Notre Dame "3" to a fifth-place finish in the varsity eight race vs. Tulsa (14:49.8).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Opened the spring season as a member of the second varsity eight before making the move to the varsity eight boat starting with the regatta against USC and UCLA ... captured a pair of heat victories in the opening event against Duke and Buffalo, finishing the first race in a time of 5:14.5 and the second one in 5:18.3 ... two weeks later, returned to action against Michigan and Michigan State, finishing in third place with a time of 6:54.9 ... the following day, captured a race victory against Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after stopping the clock at 7:20.7 ... posted a pair of second-place finishes against USC and UCLA, finishing the morning race against the Trojans in a time of 6:52.07 and the afternoon heat against the Bruins in a time of 7:36.33 ... at the BIG EAST Championships, qualified for the grand final after taking the prelim heat in a time of 6:53.989 ... went on to win the grand final after pacing the field at a 7:17.587 clip ... secured a berth into the petite final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing in fourth place with a final time of 6:44.52.
AS A FRESHMAN: A member of the Notre Dame second varsity eight boat for the spring season ... earned BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors (April 8) for the boats efforts at the San Diego Crew Classic ... opened up against Michigan State and helped the crew earn a second-place finish against the Spartans with a final time of 7:32.03 ... awarded with BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors for the week of April 8 for the boats results at the San Diego Crew Classic ... the following day her boat earned a race victory over the likes of both Indiana and Purdue, crossing the finish line with a victorious time of 5:46.60 ... competed in the San Diego Crew Classic, where she helped her boat qualify for the Grand Final by qualifying sec- ond in their heat with a race time of 7:06.49 ... went on to finish fifth in the Grand Final the following day, stopping the clock at 7:09.47 ... had a two-race day at the four- team regatta at Ohio State ... in the morning session she helped her crew cross the line at 6:41.14, earning them third place in the race ... the boat returned to action in the after- noon session and earned a second-place finish with a race time of 6:36.78 ... helped second varsity eight boat to two race victories at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the qualifying heat in 7:11.400 and later captur- ing the gold medal in the six-boat grand final in a winning time of 6:42.547 ... saw her boat qualify for the Petite Finals at the South/ Central Sprints, earning a lane by finishing second in the prelim heat (6:37.83) and following that up with a fourth-place result in the semifinal heat (6:16.00) ... in the Petite Final, secured the race win by posting a time of 6:27.10 to hold off Iowa ... was a member of the Notre Dame "D" boat in the varsity eight race at the Head of the Rock, finishing the race in a time of 18:15.00 ... was a part of the winning crew, Notre Dame "A", in the novice eight race at Head of the Rock, finishing in a time of 17:29.50 ... competed in the varsity eight race at the Southland Regatta with the Notre Dame "C" boat, completing the course in 17:46.69, good for 19th place ... the boat later competed in the varsity eight final "E", finishing 4th in the race with a time of 7:32.50.
PREP & PERSONAL: Swam and rowed at Simsbury High School in Simsbury, Conn., earning a total of five varsity letters between the sports ... helped rowing team to state championship as a sophomore and was team captain as a senior ... attended the Women's Jr. National Team Selection and Development Camps in 2006 ... National Honor Society member ... daughter of Jim and Lisa McConnell ... has two brothers, John and Matthew ... comes from a line of lacrosse players, as uncle Jeff McLellan played at Amherst College and grandfather Gerald McLellan played at UMass ... graduated from the College of Science with a dual degree in pre-professional studies and psy- chology.