2015 Notre Dame valedictorian repeats as ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Notre Dame senior was one of 13 Irish CRCA award winners from the 2015 season
Notre Dame varsity four places 12th, eight boats each finish in 17th place overall
Notre Dame four boat qualifies for fourth straight petite final, both eights in C final
Notre Dame's first varsity four reaches top semifinal on first day of the NCAA Championship
AS A SENIOR: 2015 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete … all-ACC Academic Rowing Team ... joined classmates Anna Kottkamp and Ailish Sheehan as the first rowers in program history to make four consecutive NCAA Championship appearances … member of the Notre Dame championship four entry at the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta, finishing in ninth place after logging a time of 19:09.609 … raced with the first varsity four, second varsity four and second varsity eight during senior campaign … rowed with the runner-up second varsity eight (6:13.744) on the opening morning of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … finished the regatta in a runner-up effort (6:42.851) with the first varsity four … second varsity four crossed the finish line in 7:16.62 for second place against No. 1 Ohio State at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … moved to the first varsity four for an afternoon victory at the regatta over No. RV Michigan State (7:19.09) … claimed three runner-up finishes against ranked opponents with the first varsity four at the Lake Natoma Invitational … rowed with the victorious second varsity eight (7:00.60) on the opening night of the Dale England Cup … placed second in the grand final of the second varsity eight (6:36.60) at the 2015 ACC Championship … second eight finished in 17th place at the NCAA Championship after clocking a C final time of 7:02.703.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Named a 2013 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... competed in the fall in the women's championship eight boat at the Head of the Charles Regatta ... finished 12th in the 20-team field with a time of 17:21.23 ... competed in the second varsity eight boat during the spring season ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, finished ahead of Duke, Kansas and Buffalo in opening race before slotting into second behind defending NCAA Champion Virginia ... placed first in final race of the event with a time of 6:53.40 ... won both races at Michigan State, finishing ahead of the host Spartans by six seconds ... crossed the finish line ahead of Michigan at the Ohio State Invitational, before taking runner-up honors behind eventual NCAA champion Ohio State with a time of 7:32.75 ... posted a pair of second-place results at the Lake Natoma Invitational before surging ahead of Wisconsin and Washington State in the third race of the weekend ... won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, defeating Alabama, Iowa and host Indiana ... finished first in the grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 7:04.071 ... crossed in third place in the preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship with a 7:15.092 mark ... in the first repechage heat, placed second behind Yale with a time of 7:27.079 ... finished sixth behind UCLA in the A/B semifinal race before concluding the regatta in 12th place, posting a time of 6:38.007 in the petite final ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with the second varsity eight boat for the Irish ... earned first monogram ... named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (March 29) ... won all three of her races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, beating Alabama (6:43.60), Minnesota and Kansas (6:33.00), and Tennessee (6:29.60) ... competed against Ohio State while posting a time of 6:44.25 ... beat Indiana, Louisville, and Purdue with a time of 6:34.66 ... rowed to victory over Clemson (6:42.50), and Penn and San Diego (6:50.20) at the Virginia Invite, while placing second to Virginia by 1.8 seconds in the second race of the day (6:48.80) ... finished second against USC (6:40.10), but rallied later in the day to defeat Stanford with a time of 6:37.80 at the Stanford Women's Invitational ... qualified for the second varsity eight grand final with a 22 second victory over Louisville (6:40.10) at the BIG EAST Invite, then defeated them again in the grand final with a time of 6:47.40 ... won by nine seconds in the prelims of the BIG EAST Championship (6:30.830) ... finished with a victory at the BIG EAST Championship in the second varsity eight grand final, beating rivals Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut with a time of 6:40.703 ... went to the NCAA Championships with the second varsity eight boat, placing fifth (7:00.60) in the prelims, and fourth (7:01.08) in the repechage to qualify for the third final ... won the third final behind a 6:47.00 time, beating Cornell, Michigan State and Harvard to conclude 13th overall among the 16-boat field.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in cross-country, swimming and crew while attending Oakland Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... took part in both crew and swimming each of four years, earning two letters in crew and three in swimming ... also participated in cross country freshman through junior years, earning two varsity letters ... named a National Merit Finalist ... recipient of the Harvard Book Award and Rachel Carson Book Award in '10 ... named class valedictorian ... member of the National Honors Society ... earned recognition on Highest Honor Roll every grading quarter ... graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the College of Engineering.