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    Katie O'Hara  
    Katie O'Hara

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Orland Park, IL

    High School:
    Carl Sandburg

    Height:
    5-7

    Birthdate:
    08/14/1982

    Squad:
    Varsity


    IN THE FALL: Rowed as a member of the first varsity four at the Head of the Rock, placing fourth ... was the only race she competed in during the fall.

    AS A JUNIOR: Earned her first monogram for the Irish in 2002-03 after rowing in the first varsity four ... finished third in the petite final and ninth overall at the Central Regions ... led the Irish varsity four to a third-place finish at the Windermere Cup in Seattle, trailing only Washington and Washington State ... won a gold medal at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge, one of three championships for the Irish at the regatta ... helped Irish to a second-place team finish at the BIG EAST regatta ... also recorded wins against Dayton, nationally-ranked Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, Tennessee and North Carolina ... was a member of the fourth varsity eight boat who finished sixth at home against Kansas and the second varsity four, who was third, more than 21 seconds ahead of the second, third and fourth Jayhawk boats ... rowed in the third varsity eight at the Head of the Rock, placing seventh ... finished third in the varsity four at the Head of the Grand . . . rowed in the second club four which placed fourth at the Head of the Ohio.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed as the three seat in the second varsity four at Central Regions, placing sixth... rowed in the third varsity eight against Tennessee, finishing third ... rowed in the second varsity four at the Milwaukee River Challenge, which was fifth in 27:07 ... also was in the second varsity four boat at the Chicago Chase and the Head of the Rock placing fourth in Rockford ... was a member of the third varsity eight boat at both the Chicago Chase and the Head of the Rock, sitting in the fourth seat.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed as a member of the novice team in 2000-01 ... was in the third seat in the winning novice eight against Tennessee ... boat also won at Michigan State and Dayton ... also won at Indiana Cup, outdistancing the field by almost eight seconds ... won its heat at the Midwest Rowing Championship before the finals were cancelled due to inclement weather ... novice eight lost its first race of the season at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge ... placed third in its petite final heat at the Central Region ... sat in the bow seat of the novice eight boat which placed fifth at the Head of the Elk ... also competed in the open eight race, placing 23rd in Elkhart.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport star at Carl Sandburg High School, lettering in swimming, water polo and soccer ... earned eight letters in high school (four in swimming and two each in water polo and soccer) ... was all-state in swimming her senior season ... most valuable swimmer as a junior and senior ... set freshman and sophomore varsity records in the 100 breaststroke ... was team captain of the swimming, soccer and water polo teams ... MVP of the water polo team as a junior ... was a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Class Council, Student Council, Varsity Club and German Club in high school ... one of two daughters for Maureen and Thomas O'Hara ... father is a '78 Notre Dame graduate ... born Aug. 14, 1982 in Evergreen Park, Ill. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in psychology ... was named to the Dean's List in the Fall of '03.

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