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     Sarah Kappers  
    Sarah

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Cincinnati, OH

    High School:
    Saint Ursula Academy

    Height:
    5-9


    05/28/2015

    #16 Irish Out West For NCAA Rowing Championship

    Notre Dame travels to California for eighth all-time NCAA Championship appearance

    05/16/2015

    No. 19 Irish Race To Runner-Up Finish At ACC Championship

    Notre Dame's second place finish bolsters its NCAA Championship resume

    04/25/2015

    #RV Irish Finish Third At Dale England Cup

    Notre Dame won four events during the two-day regatta in Bloomington

    04/24/2015

    #RV Irish Win Four Races On First Day Of The Dale England Cup

    Notre Dame won four of six races to tie Indiana for second place

    04/12/2015

    #16 Irish Post Strong Runner-Up Efforts On Day One Of Lake Natoma Invitational

    Notre Dame logs seven runner-up finishes against No. 3 California, No. 6 Stanford

    AS A SOPHOMORE: 2014 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete choice ... rowed in the second varsity eight for the duration of sophomore season ... won two out of three races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational to begin the spring season ... earned three runner-up finishes at the Lake Natoma Invitational ... the second eight finished as the runner-up in both races at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with times of 6:48.27 behind eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State and 6:40.04 against Michigan ... had three wins at the Dale England Cup over Indiana, Alabama, and Rhode Island to lead Notre Dame to a second straight team victory at the regatta ... won heat two at the ACC Championship in a 6:50.00 sprint before finishing third behind Virginia and Syracuse with a time of 6:44.70 in the regatta's grand final ... after a third-place finish in the preliminaries at the NCAA Championship, took the top spot in the second varsity eight repechage, heat two in 6:36.45 ... ended the season with a third place finish in the petite eight final in 7:06.847, giving the Irish second eight a ninth place overall result.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Raced in multiple boats for the Irish in her first season ... debuted in the first novice eight boat at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, finishing second to Kansas in first race ... in second race with the first novice eight crew, finished third with a time of 7:16.70 ... completed the weekend by winning both races on the final day with the first novice eight team ... finished first as a member of the first novice eight A-team at Michigan State, stroking ahead of Iowa and the Irish B-team to post a mark of 7:26.00 ... in second race at the East Lansing event, finished ahead of Michigan State with a time of 7:44.90 ... finished second in both races at Ohio State Invitational, placing behind Michigan with times of 7:42.42 and 7:46.32, respectively ... finished first in first two races at the Dale England Cup with the first novice eight A-team before succumbing to host school Indiana ... crossed the finish line in second at an 8:09.8 clip against the Hoosiers ... competed with the third varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championship, winning the grand final race with a time of 7:18.864.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Saint Ursula Academy in spring 2012 ... ran cross country, track, and swam, earning a total of 10 varsity letters across the three sports ... was named a Girls' Greater Catholic League Scholar-Athlete ... won the St. Ursula Academy three sport senior athlete award for participating in sports year round ... was a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... earned all-league honorable mention for cross country and earned a spot on the all-league second team for track ... also participated in the Sycamore Flying Fish swim club ... greatest athletic thrill to date was qualifying for the state track meet in the 4X800 relay event ... was a member of the student outreach services club and National Honor Society ... won first honors all four years, was awarded the Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key Award for design ... won the Honda/OSU Math Medal Award and math departmental award ... is the daughter of Steve Kappers and Shelley Mullee, both Notre Dame graduates ... father played baseball for the Irish ... is the ninth person in her family to attend Notre Dame ... has two brothers and one sister ... enrolled in the College of Science.


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