Notre Dame places three boats within top 13 of respective events
Final day of NCAA races scheduled to begin Sunday at 8 a.m.
Notre Dame second varsity eight, varsity four qualify for A/B semifinal round Saturday
Notre Dame varsity eight opens competition Friday at 9:30 a.m.
School record 10 Notre Dame competitors named CRCA Scholar-Athlete
Images of the Fighting Irish en route to another BIG EAST championship and NCAA berth.
Notre Dame Women's Rowing practicing on the water on October 6th, 2011
Photos of the Irish practicing on the river
AS A SENIOR: Named to the CRCA Central all-region team, and was selected as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... one of five Notre Dame student-athlete recipients of a BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award ... coxed the women's championship eight boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in the fall ... crew finished 12th overall with a time of 17:21.23 in a field featuring international competition from US Rowing to Rowing Canada Aviron teams ... coxed the first varsity eight boat in her final spring season with the Irish ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won first race with a time of 6:40.70, before pulling in behind defending NCAA champion Virginia at a pace of 6:36.022 ... finished the Tennessee trip with a first place win against Louisville and Miami in the final race, helping earn the Irish eight launch BIG EAST Boat of the Week (March 20) ... won both races at Michigan State, defeating Iowa in 6:55.10 and the host Spartans by almost 19 full seconds ... won first race against Michigan before placing second behind eventual national champion Ohio State at the Ohio State Invitational, posting times of 6:53.50 in the morning and 7:21.26 in the afternoon sessions ... finished second behind west coast rivals USC and California but ahead of Kansas and Tulsa at the Lake Natoma Invitational ... in third race of the weekend, pulled ahead of Washington State and Wisconsin to win in 6:30.30 ... earned top spot over Alabama by 30 seconds at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, and continued on to beat Iowa in the second race ... pulled ahead of host Indiana by 30 seconds in the final race, posting a time of 7:26.50 ... won grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship in 6:49.656, crossing almost two seconds faster than runner-up Syracuse ... at the NCAA Championship, the Notre Dame varsity eight placed third in its preliminary heat with a time of 7:07.338 ... in the first repechage heat, the Irish crew crossed the finish line behind Stanford and Yale for a place in the C/D semifinal races the next day ... finished ahead of five other boats in the semifinal with a time of 7:37.292, before winning the third final and finishing 13th overall with a 6:36.141 pace ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Served as coxswain for the Irish in the varsity eight boat throughout the season ... named a 2012 CRCA Scholar Athlete, one of six Irish rowers to make the list ... honored with the first varsity eight as BIG EAST Crew of the Week (May 2) ... earned second monogram ... coxed three races in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, winning all three for the first varsity eight boat with a best time of 6:23.00 over Tennessee ... also defeated Minnesota and Kansas (6:25.90), as well as Alabama and Jacksonville (6:34.40) ... coxed against Ohio State with the first varsity eight boat (6:35.39) ... helped the team beat Louisville and Purdue in their second-place finish at Indianapolis (6:27.70) ... competed in all three races at the Virginia Invite, claiming two wins and a best time of 6:27.60 over Clemson ... also finished second to Virginia in the Saturday afternoon session (6:35.40), as well as beating Penn and San Diego (6:40.80) ... coxed against Southern California for the first varsity eight boat (6:32.20) at the Stanford Women's Invite ... later that afternoon, coxed the same boat against Stanford in a close race, finishing second (6:31.70) ... coxed the first varsity eight to a grand final victory over Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville in the BIG EAST Invite (6:41.00) ... qualified for the BIG EAST Championship grand final with a five second win over Syracuse (6:22.016) ... coxed boat to a BIG EAST Championship grand final win over rivals Syracuse, Louisville and Georgetown, sporting a time of 6:31.724 in the win ... went to the NCAA Championships with the varsity eight boat ... finished fifth in the preliminary heat (7:04.44), followed by a 7:07.98 seventh place finish in the repechage heat ... served as coxswain in the fourth place finish (6:40.33) of the third final to conclude 16th at the NCAA Championships.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Spent the spring season as coxswain for the varsity eight boat for the Irish ... named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... guided her boat to a first place finish in the first regatta of the spring against Buffalo with a time of 6:10.9 ... came across the finish line in second in Indianapolis with a time of 6:29.0 against Indiana, Purdue, and Eastern Michigan ... qualified for Lake Natoma Invitational grand final with a pair of second place finishes behind California and Stanford in preliminaries with times of 6:36.57 and 6:40.67, respectively ... finished behind only Tennessee in the Group "B" varsity eight finale, posting a time of 6:33.0 ... won the preliminary heat for the varsity eight in the BIG EAST Championships (6:56.5) qualifying the boat for the finals ... went on to finish second in the finals behind Louisville while finishing the race with a time of 6:42.83 ... crossed the line fourth (6:35.18) at the Oak Ridge Regional finals behind Virginia, Clemson, and Duke ... qualified for those finals by coming in second behind Virginia after posting a time of 6:43.41 ... coxed the varsity four (18:06.36) and varsity eight (16:39.58) to ninth-place finishes at the Head of the Rock Regatta ... set the pace in the varsity eight race vs. Tulsa on the Notre Dame "1" boat, stopping the clock at 14:13.1.
AS A FRESHMAN: Coxed the novice eight boat for the Irish during the spring season ... raced in heat two against Buffalo, guiding the boat to a victory in a time of 5:30.5 ... finished third in a race against Michigan and Michigan State, crossing the line at 7:07.8 ... the following day, held off the likes of Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan with a race-winning mark of 7:49.9 ... finished second against both USC and UCLA, ending the morning race against the Trojans in a time of 7:20.36 and finished the afternoon run against the Bruins in 8:12.67 ... captured the prelim victory at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 7:26.996 ... later went on to win the grand final race, holding off Connecticut, with a mark of 7:32.732 ... coxed boat to the grand final race at the Central/South Sprints, placing sixth with a pace of 7:00.76 ... served as a coxswain for the Irish in the fall campaign ... opened up competition at the Head of the Rock Regatta in the novice eight race ... led her boat to the race victory, as the crew posted a winning time of 16:15.34 ... coxed the Notre Dame "B" novice eight boat to a third-place finish in flight two against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, recording a time of 15:14.90 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a member of the rowing team while attending Chaminade-Julienne, lettering during her sophomore through senior years ... enjoyed success with the team's varsity four boat, capturing the Governors Cup Regatta and getting a silver medal at the Midwest Junior Championships in her junior year ... during senior season, won the gold at the Head of the Eagle and earned bronze at the Hoover Invitational ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... born in Dayton, Ohio ... daughter of Stuart and Amy Meyers ... has two siblings - Trevor and Marcie ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a dual degree in economics and mathematics.