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
Notre Dame's College of Science
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, majoring in pre-professional studies.