AS A SOPHOMORE: Was a mainstay for the first varsity eight boat throughout the season for the Irish ... earned second monogram ... selected as BIG EAST Crew of the Week (May 2) ... won all three of her races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, beating Alabama and Jacksonville (6:34.40), Minnesota and Kansas (6:25.90), and Tennessee (6:23.00) ... competed in the second place finish at Ohio State (6:35.39) ... finished second again with the first varsity eight boat at Indianapolis, beating Louisville and Purdue with a time of 6:27.70 ... claimed another two victories at the Virginia Invite, beating Clemson (6:27.60), and then Penn and San Diego (6:40.80) the next day ... also competed in a close race against Virginia, coming in second at 6:35.40 ... placed second in both races at the Stanford Women's Invite, while posting a best ime of 6:31.70 in the loss to Stanford ... also finished second against USC (6:32.20)... qualified for the grand final at the BIG EAST Invite with a 15 second win over Iowa ... won the BIG EAST Invite first varsity eight grand final, beating Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville with a time of 6:41.00 in the win ... beat seven other BIG EAST teams to qualify for the final at the BIG EAST Championship (6:22.016) ... took home the BIG EAST Championship first varsity eight grand final with a win over rivals Syracuse, Louisville, and Georgetown, posting a time of 6:31.724 ... rowed with the varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championships ... qualified for the third finals race after placing fifth in the prelims (7:04.44) and seventh in the repechage (7:07.98) ... helped the team to a fourth place finish at the third finals (6:40.33), falling to the leader Wisconsin by only six seconds.
AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed the entire spring season as a member of the varsity eight boat ... placed first in opening 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 Group "B" finals 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 ... victorious in BIG EAST Championships preliminary heat, notching a time of 6:56.50 ... later finished in second (6:42.83) behind only Louisville in the BIG EAST grand finals ... placed second (6:43.41) in the Oak Ridge Regional varsity eight heat behind Virginia, qualifying for the Grand Finals ... went on to finish fourth in Grand Finals behind Virginia, Clemson, and Duke while posting a time of 6:35.86 ... helped capture first place vs. Tulsa in the varsity eight as a member of the Notre Dame "1" boat (14:133.1) ... rowed with the Notre Dame varsity four "2" boat that took fourth place in a time of 11:59.6.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A rowing four- year letter winner at Rockford High School under coach Mike Antuna ... Team captain and MVP her senior year ... state champion her junior year ... guided team to a national ranking three years in a row ... competed at Nationals three years, finishing in the top 10 ... first place finish at the Midwest Championships in the varsity four ... member of the National Honor Society, Youth Initiative, Harry Potter Club and tutoring group ... born in Framingham, Mass. ... grandfather John Kacsits Sr. graduated from Notre Dame in 1958 ... daughter of John and Susan Kacsits ... two siblings, Andrea and Victoria ... enrolled in the College of Science as a pre-professional studies major.