Notre Dame's second place finish bolsters its NCAA Championship resume
Notre Dame won four events during the two-day regatta in Bloomington
Notre Dame won four of six races to tie Indiana for second place
Notre Dame rows strongly against No. 1 Ohio State, No. RV Michigan State
Notre Dame nearly improves times in all boats on second day of spring racing
Notre Dame's College of Arts & Letters
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made first collegiate appearance in the Head of the Charles Regatta, racing to 27th place with the second Notre Dame championship eight in a time of 17:57.501 … member of various varsity and novice boats for Notre Dame during the spring season … earned runner-up honors with the first varsity four (6:43.851) during the afternoon session of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … added a second place result with a time of 6:49.307 with the second varsity four the following day … responded from a runner-up result in the first varsity four (7:34.29) against No. 1 Ohio State by downing No. RV Michigan State (7:26.93) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … clocked a second place time of 7:08.80 during first novice eight racing on the opening night of the Dale England Cup … finished four in the grand final of the third varsity eight (6:51.90) at the 2015 ACC Championship in Clemson, South Carolina.
AS A FRESHMAN: Split time racing with the first novice eight and second varsity four boats ... made debut with the Irish at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, placing third (7:10.916) with the first novice eight boat in the Saturday morning session and second (7:19.360) during the afternoon session ... in the Sunday regatta session, the first novice eight boat collected a runner-up finish with a time of 7:15.461 ... moved to the second varsity four boat at the Lake Natoma Invitational and earned another runner-up finish, crossing the finish line in 7:36.60 ... rowed at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge as a part of the second varsity four boat, helping the crew to a pair of runner-up finishes in both Saturday sessions ... jumped to the third varsity eight boat at the Dale England Cup and earned first win of the season (6:43.70) with the Irish in the Friday afternoon session ... finished the season with the third varsity eight boat at the ACC Championship, crossing the finish line in second place (6:56.40).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in rowing, basketball and volleyball at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School ... was only sophomore in academic class selected for varsity eight boat, and remained in the 1V for the remainder of career at Visitation ... elected as the varsity team captain as a senior ... named most improved competitor after sophomore season ... also rowed with Thompson's Boat Club ... member of the runner-up crew at the 2012 Head of the Schuylkill and seventh-place finish at the Head of the Charles regatta ... won a gold medal at Club Nationals in the varsity eight in the j16 division ... elected senior class president and served as the secretary of Visitation's Student Government Association ... daughter of Lindsay and Peggy Hamilton ... has one brother, Jack ... has one sister, Maeve ... great uncle, Peter Schipa, attended Notre Dame ... senior teammate Teresa Rubinger also attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in Film, Television and Theatre and American studies.