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    Kelsey Otero  
    Kelsey Otero

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mequon, WI

    High School:
    Divine Savior Holy Angels

    Height:
    5-0

    Birthdate:
    04/30/1987


    AS A SENIOR: Entered third season as main coxswain for the second varsity eight boat ... earned BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors (April 8) for her boat's efforts at the San Diego Crew Classic ... led crew to a second-place result against Michigan State in the opening event of the spring season, posting a time of 7:32.03 ... coxed her boat to its first victory of the season the following day against Indiana and Purdue, completing the course in 5:46.60 ... at the San Diego Crew Classic, qualified her boat for the grand final by finishing second in the prelim heat with a time of 7:06.49 ... went on to finish in fifth in the grand final with a time of 7:09.47 ... posted a third-place finish at the four-team regatta hosted by Ohio State in the morning session, crossing the finish gate at 6:41.14 ... grabbed a runner-up finish in the afternoon session by recording a time of 6:36.78 ... earned a pair of victories at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the prelim heat with a time of 7:11.400 and then holding off Louisville for the gold medal in the grand final in a time of 6:42.547 ... coxed her boat to a petite final victory at the South/Central Sprints, crossing the finish line in 6:27.10 ... the boat earned a lane in the race by finishing the prelim heat in second place (6:37.83) and then securing fourth in the semifinal heat (6:16.00) ... served as the coxswain for the varsity four "B" boat where they registered a time of 18:11.80, good for eighth place (30 entries) ... later coxed the varsity eight "C" boat at the Southland Regatta where her crew finished the course in a time of 17:21.43 ... the finish placed the boat in the "D" final where they crossed the finish line with a time of 7:08.50 ... member of BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... awarded second monogram with the Irish.

    AS A JUNIOR: Saw time as the coxswain with the varsity eight and second varsity eight boats ... led varsity eight blue to two first-place finishes and a second-place finish against Northeastern in the season opener ... helped the varsity eight to a first-place win against UCLA (7:25.1) at the Pac-10 Challenge ... guided the varsity eight to victories over Michigan State and Miami (Fla.) ... took first place at the Indiana Invite (6:25.0) ... served as coxswain for the varsity eight and led her crew to two first-place finishes and a third-place finish at the Charles River Challenge ... steered the second varsity eight at the BIG EAST Championship to a first-place showing (6:51.80) ... coxed the second varsity eight to a third-place finish in the Grand Final at the Central/South Region Championships ... coxswain of the Irish crew that finished second (15:42.05) behind Wisconsin in the varsity eight division at Head of the Rock ... then led her Notre Dame boat to an eighth-place finish out of 23 entries in the varsity eight division at the Cal-Sag Regatta...in the same competition she led the Irish to a first place finish in the varsity eight final B group with a time of 6:58.534 ... named to BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team and earned first monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Versatile coxswain led first and second varsity four, as well as second varsity eight during the season ... coxed the second varsity four boat to a win at the Lubbers Cup with a time of 9:11.05 ... led the varsity four "B" crew to a second-place finish behind the Irish's "A" boat, defeating Cincinnati with a time of 8:01.02 ... coxswain for one of three second varsity four races against Tennessee and Minnesota ... coxed the Irish's varsity four "A" boat to a second place finish out of 24 boats at the Head of the Rock.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Served as coxswain of the second varsity four boat at Indiana Classic ... also coxed the Notre Dame "B" boat to a sixth-place finish in the Grand Finals of the Central/South Region Championship ... coxswain for piece two in opening-season regatta where her boat placed eighth ... finished ninth in the piece three race in a time of 10:11.00 ... at the Head of the Rock her boat placed 23rd (19:42.99) in the open eight ... in the open four-b her boat finished in a time of 17:41.49 which earned them an impressive fourth-place finish out of 15 boats at the Head of the Elk.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Collected two letters in rowing in her high school career ... participated in the Badger State Games where she won 2nd place in the junior women's 4 and 1st places in the mixed open 8 and the junior men's 4 in 2005, 1st place in the master men 4 and the junior women's 4 in 2004 .. .participated in the Tail of the Fox placing 1st in the master men's 4 and 3rd in the junior women's 4 ... participated in Head of the Schulkill Regatta in '03 and '04 ... raced and trained with the Master men of the Milwaukee rowing club last summer ... placed 2nd in a triathlon...active in National Honor Society and Student Government, secretary of Pastoral Ministry Council and sports editor of the school newspaper ... from the same hometown as Notre Dame tennis player Katie Potts...daughter of Mel and Bridget Otero ... father Mel participated in rowing at Loyola Marymount University and was also a rowing coach at the University of California-San Diego ... born April 30, 1987 in Orange, Calif. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.

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