Women's Rowing


IN THE FALL: Opened the season coxing her eight crew to a 32nd-place showing (18:11.45) at the Head of the Rock ... open four-a crew collected a third-place finish in a time of 16:56.3 at the Head of the Elk ... also placed fifth in the open eight-b race at the Head of the Elk after posting a time of 15:49.7.

AS A JUNIOR: Coxed the second varsity four boat for most of the spring season, earning her first monogram with the Irish ... named to the 2004 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... earned a first-place finish at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge by beating second-place Syracuse by over 20 seconds, contributing to the Irish's first ever BIG EAST Team Championship ... led her boat to first-place finishes in all three sessions against Tennessee and Michigan State ... finished first as the coxswain of the "B" boat versus Duke ... placed third to Michigan and Michigan State at the Indiana Crew Classic ... led the varsity "B" boat to a first-place finish against Boston University and Northeastern ... finished fourth in the open four grand finals of the Central Sprints ... missed the fall season studying abroad.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Named to the 2003 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... coxed the "B" boat of the second varsity four at Iowa, leading her boat to a first-place finish ... coxed the third varsity eight to start the fall season at the Milwaukee River Challenge, the boat finished 20th ... coxed the fourth varsity eight at home against Kansas, finishing sixth ... coxed the second varsity four at the Head of the Rock to a first place finish, finishing almost two seconds ahead of Minnesota ... led the varsity four to a win at the Head of the Ohio.

AS A FRESHMAN: Coxswain for the '01-'02 campaign ... coxed the second varsity four at Central Regions, placing sixth ... coxed the fourth varsity eight at Tennessee, finishing second ... participated in her first varsity race at the Milwaukee River Challenge ... coxed the second varsity four, finishing fifth at the Milwaukee race ... coxed the gold-medal winning novice eight at the Chicago Chase and the Head of the Rock ... also coxed the fourth varsity eight vessel at the Head of the Rock.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated in rowing, diving and cross country at St. Andrew's ... was team captain, most valuable runner and all-conference as a senior in cross country ... was in the top 25 at the state meet as a freshman in cross country ... placed in the top 16 at the state meet in diving as a senior ... coxed the second junior eight and the midweight eight as a junior and the second senior four her final year ... participated in the string ensemble, playing the violin ... also was a member of the yearbook staff and was an elementary school tutor ... one of four children for Melissa and Mark Rackish ... at Notre Dame, is a violinist for the symphony orchestra. ... comes from a long line of Notre Dame graduates, as both mom and dad, her grandfather Robert Erkins, and number of aunts, uncles and cousins attended Notre Dame ... uncle Tom Shields played baseball for the Irish ... born Feb. 4, 1983, in Chicago, Ill. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in political science.

Caitlin Rackish
Caitlin  Rackish


Williamsport, PA

High School:
St. Andrew's School




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