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
AS A SENIOR: Named to the CRCA Central all-region team ... all-BIG EAST first team selection ... competed with the women's championship eight boat that raced in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta ... crew finished 12th in a field of 20 that featured international crews, including the London Rowing Club and Rowing Canada Aviron ... raced with the first varsity eight boat throughout the season ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won first race in 6:40.70 before falling to defending NCAA champion Virginia in the second race with a time of 6:36.022 ... came back to win final race in 6:39.50, pulling ahead of Louisville and Miami, ultimately earning the Notre Dame eight BIG EAST Boat of the Week (March 20) ... came in first in both morning and afternoon races at Michigan State ... beat Iowa in 6:55.10 and the host Spartans in 7:03.10 ... crossed the finish line ahead of Michigan in the morning race at the Ohio State Invitational, before falling to host and eventual NCAA champion Ohio State in the afternoon ... came in second to both USC and California at Lake Natoma Invitational before pulling ahead of Washington State and Wisconsin in the final launch to win in 6:30.30 ... won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, defeating Alabama in 6:45.5, Iowa with a pace of 6:46.4 and finishing with a win over host Indiana by crossing the finish line 30 seconds faster than the Hoosier crew ... won the grand final race at BIG EAST Championship, pulling ahead of Syracuse in 6:49.656 ... finished third in the preliminary heat at NCAA Championship regatta with a time of 7:07.338 before crossing behind foes Stanford and Yale in the repechage race at a 7:05.656 clip ... in the C/D semifinal race, finished first with a time of 7:37.292 ... concluded the three-day event by winning the third final (6:36.141), which earned the crew 13th place overall ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Rowed for the first varsity eight boat for the Irish ... honored with BIG EAST Crew of the Week distinctions (May 2) ... earned third monogram ... started the season off winning all three of her races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, capped off by a 6:23.00 win over Tennessee ... also defeated Alabama and Jacksonville (6:34.40), and Minnesota and Kansas (6:25.90) ... competed at Ohio State (6:35.39) ... helped the first varsity eight boat to a second place finish at Indianapolis, beating Louisville and Purdue with a time of 6:27.70 ... claimed two victories in three races at the Virginia Invite, while posting a blistering 6:40.80 in the win over Penn and San Diego ... also defeated Clemson (6:27.60), while placing second to Virginia later that afternoon (6:35.40) ... competed In the first varsity eight boat's races against Southern California (6:32.20) and Stanford (6:31.70) at the Stanford Women's Invite, finishing second in both races ... defeated Iowa in the qualifier of the BIG EAST Invite by 15.7 seconds en route to a first varsity eight grand final victory with a time of 6:41.00 over Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville ... defeated eight BIG EAST boats (6:22.016) before placing first in the grand final at the BIG EAST Championship, beating rivals Syracuse, Georgetown and Louisville with a three second winning time of 6:31.724 ... helped the varsity eight boat to a fifth place finish in the prelims at the NCAA Championship (7:04.44) ... moved on to the repechage heats, where the boat placed seventh (7:07.98), earning a spot in the third finals race ... rowed the Irish to a fourth place finish with a time of 6:40.33 in the third finals to finish 16th overall at the NCAAs.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Named second team all-BIG EAST ... got her first action of the spring in the BIG EAST Championships as part of the varsity eight boat ... placed first in the BIG EAST preliminaries with a time of 6:56.5 to qualify for the finals ... went on to finish second (6:42.83) in the finals behind only Louisville ... finished fourth (6:35.18) in the Oak Ridge Regional Grand Finals behind Virginia, Clemson, and Duke ... qualified for those finals by finishing second to Virginia in the preliminaries after crossing the finish line in 6:43.41 ... finished fifth at the Head of the Rock Regatta varsity pair race (18:23.99) ... member of the varsity eight Notre Dame "A" boat that finished fifth, stopping the clock at 16:23.88 ... finished first vs. Tulsa as a member of the Notre Dame varsity eight "1" boat (14:13.1) and the Notre Dame varsity four "1" boat (11:37.6).
AS A FRESHMAN: Jumped right in and rowed as a member of the varsity eight boat for the spring season ... selected to the BIG EAST All-Conference second team ... finished second to Duke in the first heat against the Blue Devils and Buffalo, posting a time of 5:05.7 ... won the second heat with a victorious time of 5:12.3 ... placed third against Michigan and Michigan State after finishing the race in a time of 6:46.9 ... victorious in a race against Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the following day after stopping the clock at 7:06.0 ... posted marks of 6:52.07 and 7:36.33 against USC and UCLA in the morning and afternoon sessions, respectively, to earn a pair of second-place results ... won prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships, pacing the field with a time of 6:53.989 ... captured the grand final victory with a time of 7:17.587 ... helped boat qualify for petite finals at Central/South Sprints, ending in fourth place with a final time of 6:44.52 ... opened the fall season competing in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta ... helped her collegiate eight boat grab an 11th-place result (out of 23 boats), stopping the clock at 16:33.53 ... later was a member of the victorious novice eight boat which held off Wisconsin for the win with a time of 16:15.34 ... competed at Notre Dame's home meet in flight two of the varsity four races against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State ... the crew went on to win the flight with a victorious time of 14:39.20 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed as a member of the tennis, cross country and rowing teams while attending Bishop O'Connell High School, earning three varsity letters ... was tabbed as the rowing team captain and MVP during both her junior and senior seasons ... helped her cross country team to a conference and regional championship during her junior year ... was a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society ... born in Puerto Rico ... daughter of Joseph and Audrey O'Neill ... has five siblings ... uncle, Antonio Minondo, attended Notre Dame ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in liberal studies.