Notre Dame four boat shaves more than 12 seconds off 2013 HOCR effort in ninth place finish
AS A JUNIOR: 2014 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete recipient ... coxswain of the Notre Dame first varsity four during junior season ... crew finished first at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational with a time of 7:22.100 to defeat Louisville and West Virginia ... placed a mere five seconds behind Virginia with a 7:28.333 mark later in the regatta ... took the top spot in the final race of the weekend with a 7:31.70 sprint in Sunday's race session against ACC foe Duke ... the first four won one out of three races at the Lake Natoma Invitational, finishing as the runner-up in its other two heats ... earned a pair of runner-up finishes behind eventual NCAA champion Ohio State and Michigan during Notre Dame's first appearance at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... crew was victorious in two out of three races at the Dale England Cup, defeating Alabama and Rhode Island in heat wins ... coxed the first four to a first place finish in heat two at the ACC Championship (7:46.70) before falling to Virginia in the ACC grand final of the varsity four with a time of 7:30.00 ... qualified for the petite final at the NCAA Championship by placing fifth in the A/B semifinal with a time 6:54.600 ... logged a matching fifth place result in the petite final with a time of 8:07.649, finishing the season as the 12th ranked four boat in the nation.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Coxed primarily for the second varsity four boat ... at the season-opening Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, finished second behind Kansas in first race before falling off the pace in second race with defending NCAA champion Virginia ... finished the Tennessee trip in second once again behind Kansas ... came in second to Iowa in the morning race at Michigan State with a time of 8:23.30 ... finished behind host Michigan State in the afternoon with an 8:37.85 mark ... remained in second place in both races at the Ohio State Invitational, following Michigan in the morning with an 8:34.90 finish and Ohio State in the afternoon at an 8:42.96 pace ... started the weekend in second behind California at the Lake Natoma Invitational with a 7:43.40 clip ... in second race, slipped into third behind California and Wisconsin ... started in the A-team boat of the second varsity four at the fifth annual Dale England Cup that pulled ahead of the Irish B-team and Alabama to win in 7:44.2 ... switched into the first varsity four B-team's coxswain chair for the second race, finishing second with a mark of 7:53.7 ... moved back to the A-team second varsity four leader's chair and won against host Indiana, crossing in 8:59.3 ... came in second in the second varsity four grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship, setting a pace of 7:58.314.
AS A FRESHMAN: Served as the coxswain for multiple boats this season ... earned first monogram ... coxed the third varsity eight boat to victory in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (6:52.60) ... also coxed the third varsity four in a second place finish against Virginia (7:43.02), put a time of 7:38.47 on the board against Virginia with the fourth varsity four boat and then placed third with the third varsity four boat (7:22.32)... coxed the novice eight against Ohio State (7:15.12) ... the next day she coxed two races: third varsity four (8:00.10) and the novice eight (6:46.65), both to victory in a meet with Indiana, Purdue, and Louisville ... led the third varsity eight in the BIG EAST Invite to a win with a blistering time of 7:10.90, after coxing the fourth varsity eight to victory over Iowa (7:30.10) ... qualified for the BIG EAST Championship grand final with the second varsity four by defeating multiple opponents in the prelims (7:30.760) ... coxed the second varsity four boat to a grand final win at the BIG EAST Championship, posting a time of 7:44.378 in the win for the Irish.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Played midfield for her high school soccer team while at Ursuline Academy, lettered for three years ... was honored as the team MVP her sophomore and junior year, and was named team captain her senior year ... her team made their first appearance at the state tournament in three years under her leadership ... she led her high school soccer team to their first win over their rival high school in fifteen years ... helped her club soccer team, JSSA Club, achieve the honor of being MSSL Showcase runner-ups ... ran both outdoor and indoor track for her high school, lettering all four years ... was team captain for both indoor and outdoor track her senior year ... member of the 4x800 meter division IV championship relay ... member of the National Honor Society ... PSAT/NMSQT National Hispanic Scholar ... was a member of the youth choir and choral group ... born in Boston, Mass. ... daughter of John and Teresa Prego ... mother graduated from Notre Dame in 1983 ... has three siblings- Gabi, Isabel, and Mia ... currently enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in psychology.