Women's Rowing



Irish Claim 13th-Place Finish At NCAA Championship

Notre Dame places three boats within top 13 of respective events


Irish Confront Elements On Day Two Of NCAA Championship

Final day of NCAA races scheduled to begin Sunday at 8 a.m.


Irish Advance Two Boats To NCAA Championship A/B Semifinals

Notre Dame second varsity eight, varsity four qualify for A/B semifinal round Saturday


Irish Set To Host 2013 NCAA Championship

Notre Dame varsity eight opens competition Friday at 9:30 a.m.


Five Irish Rowers Named To CRCA All-Region Team

School record 10 Notre Dame competitors named CRCA Scholar-Athlete


2011-12 Notre Dame Rowing: A Season in Photos

Images of the Fighting Irish en route to another BIG EAST championship and NCAA berth.


10/6 Women's Rowing Practice

Notre Dame Women's Rowing practicing on the water on October 6th, 2011


The Irish on the River

The Notre Dame Women's Rowing team at practice on the river.


Irish Rowing Practice

Photos of the Irish practicing on the river


10/29 Women's Rowing vs. Tulsa

Women's Rowing took on Tulsa on October 29th, 2010.

AS A SENIOR: Named a 2013 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... competed in the fall with the women's championship eight boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta ... in a field featuring US rowing and Rowing Canada Aviron, the Irish crew finished 12th with a time of 17:21.23 ... throughout the season, rowed with the first varsity eight boat ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won first race before crossing behind defending NCAA champion Virginia in the second race ... surged ahead of Louisville and Miami in final race of the weekend, setting a pace of 6:39.50 ... for its efforts in Tennessee, the Notre Dame first eight was named BIG EAST Boat of the Week (March 20) ... won both races at Michigan State, besting Iowa then the host Spartans ... crossed first ahead of Michigan in 6:53.50 in the morning race at the Ohio State Invitational, but fell to the eventual national champion Ohio State boat in the afternoon, crossing in 7:21.26 ... fell to west coast foes USC and California at Lake Natoma Invitational before pulling together and surging ahead of Washington State and Wisconsin to win the final race in 6:30.30 ... won three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, beating Alabama in 6:45.5, Iowa in 6:46.4 and host Indiana in 7:26.5 ... won grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 6:49.656 ... came in third in the preliminary heat at NCAA Championship regatta, boasting a time of 7:07.338 ... in the repechage competition, also placed third behind rivals Stanford and Yale at a pace of 7:06.656 ... won the C/D semifinal race with a time of 7:37,292, and went on to finish first in the third final, posting 13th place overall in 6:36.141 ... earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in multiple boats for the Irish this season ... honored as a 2012 CRCA Scholar Athlete ... earned the title of BIG EAST Crew of the Week (April 19, April 25) twice with the varsity four boat ... earned third monogram ... rowed with the third varsity eight boat at Ohio State (7:24.46) in first taste of race action on the season ... came back the next day with a time of 7:02.88 to claim victory over Purdue in the third varsity eight ... helped the first varsity four boat claim two victories at the Virginia Invite, including a Sunday session victory over Penn and San Diego with a time of 7:34.10 ... also defeated Clemson (7:31.30) and finished second against Virginia (7:34.30) ... beat both Southern California (7:17.84) and Stanford (7:42.90) out west at the Stanford Women's Invite ... went two for two at the BIG EAST Invite, claiming victory in the qualifier (7:37.30) and in the first varsity four grand final over Syracuse, Louisville, and Iowa (7:44.90) ... rowed for the first varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championship, winning the eight-team qualifier (6:22.016) before taking first in the grand final over Syracuse, Louisville and Georgetown after posting a time of 6:31.724 in the win ... rowed for the varsity four boat at the NCAA Championships ... helped the boat finish fourth in the preliminaries, beating USC and Brown with a time of 7:32.14 ... barely missed taking first in the varsity four repechage heats, but qualifying for the semifinals with a time of 7:51.50 ... placed fifth in the semifinals, while qualifying for the petite finals (7:21.20) ... rowed to a second place finish behind UCLA in the petite finals (7:25.35) to secure eighth place overall in the 16-boat NCAA field.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... rowed for a variety of boats during the spring season for the Irish ... competed in the third varsity eight - lightweight race against Buffalo ... rowed across the finish line in first place ahead of Buffalo at 6:28.9 ... notched second victory of the spring with a first place finish in Indianapolis against Indiana, Purdue, Eastern Michigan, and a second Notre Dame boat while posting a time of 7:56.0 ... crossed the line in second at the Lake Natoma Invitational finals with the second varsity eight behind only Wisconsin, stopping the clock at 6:45.2 ... qualified for the finals by placing second in both preliminary heats ... placed first at the BIG EAST Championship in second varsity eight with a time of 6:49.1 ... qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat after crossing the finish line at 7:06.62 ... placed third (6:44.92) in the Oak Ridge Regional Final behind Virginia and Clemson ... qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat, stopping the clock at 6:55.13 ... landed a fourth-place finish in the varsity four race on the Notre Dame "A" boat (17:43.69) and a ninth-place finish in the varsity eight race on the Notre Dame "B" boat (1:39.58) in the Head of the Rock Regatta ... guided the Notre Dame "3" boat to a fifth-place finish in the varsity eight race stopping the clock at 14:49.8.

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the varsity four boat for majority of spring season ... opened up the slate with a pair of heat victories against Buffalo and Duke, winning the first heat in a time of 5:59.3 and the second in 5:58.9 ... earned a victory over Michigan and Michigan State a couple weeks later, pacing the heat with a time of 7:35.1 ... the following day, knocked off Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan with a mark of 8:06.7 ... moved to the second varsity eight boat against USC and UCLA, recording a pair of second-place finishes ... in the morning, stopped the clock at 7:11.83 to finish runner-up to the Trojans ... came in behind the Bruins in the afternoon session, completing the course in 7:53.21 ... returned to varsity four boat at BIG EAST Championship, capturing the prelim race win in 7:56.782 before winning the grand final in a time of 8:08.885 ... at the Central/South Sprints, earned a lane in the petite finals after placing third in the prelim heat (7:40.01) and fifth in the semifinal heat (7:37.07) ... crossed in third place in the petite final, posting a time of 7:35.33 ... opened the fall campaign racing in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta ... sat with the 11th-place finishing collegiate eight boat that posted a time of 16:33.53 ... later would help her crew capture the novice eight race victory by posting a time of 16:15.34 to secure the win over Wisconsin ... raced at Notre Dame's home meet with the Notre Dame "B" boat in flight two of varsity four competition against Indiana, Iowa and Purdue ... her team was able to secure the heat victory with a time of 14:39.20 to cross ahead of the Spartans ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Rowed for the Chattanooga Junior Rowing team while attending Notre Dame High School ... helped the team garner national ranking, while also capturing the state title, in both her junior and senior years ... team went on to earn two top-ten finishes at the US Rowing Youth National Championships, finishing in eighth place on both occasions ... member of the National Honor Society ... born in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... daughter of John and Mary Anne Poinsatte ... has two siblings, Justin and Rachael ... grandfather, Charles, along with father attended Notre Dame ... siblings Justin and Rachael are current Notre Dame students as well ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in psychology.

Joanna Poinsatte
Joanna  Poinsatte


Chattanooga, TN

High School:
Notre Dame


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