AS A SENIOR: Competed at the Pac-10 Challenge in the varsity four boat that beat Stanford (8:38.0) ... sat in the varsity four against Michigan State, winning one of two races ... helped the second varsity four finish first at the Indiana Invite with a time of 7:29.2 ... rowed with the second varsity four at the Charles River Challenge where her boat had a first-place finish and two second-place finishes ... her second varsity four boat won the gold medal at BIG EAST Championships with a time of 7:51.30 in helping the Irish capture their fifth straight title ... member of the open varsity four "A" boat that raced at the Central/South Region Championship placing second in the preliminaries (7:44.90), third in the semifinals (7:44.81), and fourth in the Grand Finals (7:39.70) ... helped her team to a sixth-place finish (23 teams) at the Head of the Rock with a time of 16:00.56 ... rowed as a member of the 14th place crew at the Cal-Sag Regatta and later helped same crew to a third place finish in the varsity eight final D heat, crossing the line in a time of 7:03 ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team for the second time ... two-year monogram winner ... recipient of Christopher Zorich Award in recognition for her community service efforts.
AS A JUNIOR: Rowed in varsity four boat, helping Irish win BIG EAST Championship and reach NCAA Championships for second straight season ... reached the Petite Final at the NCAA Championships in the varsity four boat and finished 11th ... rowed in varsity four boat for an appearance in the Grand Finals at the Central/South Region Championship ... won the varsity four boat Finals at the BIG EAST Championships (7:32.43), helping Notre Dame to the team conference title ... rowed with the third-place varsity four boat against Virginia, Princeton, and George Washington ... won two of three varsity four boat races at the Windemere Classic, beating Stanford (8:06.59) and UCLA (7:55.33) while falling to California (7:43.18) ... rowed in two races at the Lubbers Cup, placing second in the varsity eight boat competition (8:07.56) and first in the varsity four boat race (8:35.59) ... defeated Michigan State and Michigan with a time of 7:50.76 in the varsity four boat ... finished fourth in the first varsity eight "B" boat against Alabama and Tennessee before winning the varsity four race in the "A" boat ... sat in the varsity eight "C" boat at the Head of the Rock, finishing 11th out of 24 boats ... earned her first monogram with the program ... selected as a National Scholar Athlete by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed in the varsity four boat to start spring in regatta versus Tennessee and Minnesota ... member of varsity four "A" boat that won Lubbers Cup in 8:02.47 ... member of open eight crew that finished second in Grand Final race at San Diego Crew Classic in 7:32.11 ... sat in varsity four boat at Indiana Classic ... part of Notre Dame "B" boat that finished sixth in Grand Final at Central/South Region Championships ... started fall season in the season-opening regatta against Michigan, Michigan State and Eastern Michigan in the piece one competition ... sat in seat seven and finished 10th in a time of 10:11.00...collected an eight-place finish in the piece two race ... finished the day in a time of 10:11.00 good enough for ninth place in the piece three competition ... at the Notre Dame Invitational finished fourth in the varsity four race ... clocked in at 17:45 and placed second in the open four-c at the Head of the Elk.
AS A FRESHMAN: A novice racer in 2004-2005 ... novice four earned a BIG EAST Championship (9:00.04) ... second varsity/novice four B crew came in second against the Irish A crew, Harvard, and Yale ... second novice eight defeated Cincinnati ... topped Purdue and Louisville with the novice eight A crew ... had victory over Indiana and Purdue. Sat in the bow seat for the novice for the fall ... opened the slate with an eighth-place finish out of 30 boats in a time of 18:24.69 in the novice eight race at the Head of the Rock ... also placed 32nd-place (18:11.45) in the open eight at the Head of the Rock ... novice eight-a boat earned a fourth-place showing (17:03.1) among the field of 20 at the Head of the Elk ... also part of eight crew that registered a sixth-place finish in the open eight-c in a time of 17:26.0 at the Head of the Elk.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned an impressive ten letters during her high school career at Quince Orchard High School ... participated in field hockey, lacrosse, and swimming while in high school ... served as team captain of the field hockey team during her senior year ... the team won the conference championship twice, the regional championship four times, and were state champions her sophomore year ... was a forward on the lacrosse team for three years ... served as two-time captain of the swimming team and earned letters all four years, earning conferences titles both her freshman and junior seasons ... served as a member and secretary of the National Honor Society, president of Students Against Destructive Decisions and a member of the Tri- M Music Society ... only daughter of James and Maureen McNamara's three children ... born Dec. 19, 1986 in New Haven, Conn. ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.
Mary Kate McNamara