AS A FRESHMAN:
competed in every event in the spring season, and rowed on a different boat in every event ... started the spring season with the varsity four boat, finishing in second place behind Buffalo with a time of 7:02.04 ... competed with both second varsity eight and second varsity four in Indianapolis ... competed in sec- ond varsity eight race B and was victorious with a time of 7:24.0, defeating the likes of Purdue and Eastern Michigan ... was also victorious over Indiana and a second Notre Dame boat in second varsity four with a time of 7:37.4 ... finished runner-up to Georgetown in the BIG EAST Championship finals in the second varsity four race with a time of 8:02.29 ... finished the spring season placing sixth (7:15.43) in the Oak Ridge Regional Grand Final with the third varsity eight behind Virginia, Clemson, Oklahoma, Miami (FL) and Central Michigan ... member of the Notre Dame novice eight "A" boat that clocked in at 16:51.16 for a first-place finish in the Head of the Rock Regatta ... rowed on the varsity eight Notre Dame "D" boat that stopped the clock at 17.04.87 in 11th place ... helped guide the Notre Dame varsity eight "5" to a seventh-place finish vs. Tulsa (16:02.4).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport athlete (rowing, soccer, and cross country) at Loyola Academy ... rowed for coach Matt Baldino ... led her team to a national rankings two years in a row ... finished second in 2009 and third in 2008 at the Midwest Scholastic Regatta ... finished in the top 20 at the Scholastic Nationals in 2007 and 2008 ... a member of the National Honor Sciety, Dumbach Honors Program, Debate team, and Life! Be in it! Service Program ... born in Park Ridge, Ill. on February 7, 1992 ... daughter of Bob and Anne Michels ... mother and father are 1985 graduates of Notre Dame as well as uncle Frank Parigi ('87) ... has two siblings, Lauren and Luke ... recently completed the First Year of Studies program ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a political science major.