Notre Dame Women's Rowing practicing on the water on October 6th, 2011
FALL 2012: Raced with 11th-place finishing varsity four boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta ... the championship four race included the Rowing Canada Aviron, the Vesper Boat Club and defending national champion Virginia.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed with multiple boats for the Irish this season ... two-time selection as BIG EAST Crew of the Week as part of varsity four boat (April 19, April 25) ... earned first monogram ... rowed to a second place finish for both the third varsity eight boat (7:00.17) and the victorious third varsity four boat (7:32.40) in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite ... also placed second with the third varsity four against Virginia (7:43.020) later in the competition ... raced against Ohio State at Columbus with a time of 7:59.89 for the second varsity four boat ... came back the next day to win the second varsity four race against Indiana and Purdue with a time of 7:34.71 ... was promoted to the first varsity four boat at the Virginia Invite, winning races over Clemson (7:31.30), and Penn and San Diego (7:34.10) ... also fought hard for a second place finish, falling only to Virginia (7:34.30) ... beat both Southern California and then Stanford (7:28.1) with the first varsity four boat, highlighted by a best time of 7:17.84 in the win over USC ... defeated Iowa and West Virginia (7:37.30) in qualification heat at the BIG EAST Invite ... won the first varsity four grand final at the BIG EAST Invite, beating Syracuse, Iowa, and Louisville with a time of 7:44.90 ... after winning the prelims of the first varsity four race at the BIG EAST Championship (7:14.00), helped the team to a second place finish in the grand final with a time of 7:31.428, fall- ing only to Syracuse ... made her way to the NCAA Championships in Mercer N.J. with the varsity four boat ... with two top four finished in the prelims, was able to move on to the semifinal heats ... finished fifth in the semifinal with a time of 7:21.20, earning a spot in the Petite Finals ... claimed second in the Petite Finals with a time of 7:25.35, beat- ing four teams in the race and placing eighth overall among the 16-boat field.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with the novice-third varsity eight boat in the spring season ... was part of winning boat against Buffalo, finishing the race in 6:39.70 ... part of the Notre Dame "B" boat that finished 10th in the Head of the Rock Regatta novice eight race (20:27.16) ... battled to a seventh-place finish vs. Tulsa in the varsity eight race.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A four-year letter winner in swimming for coach Leanna Dunaway at Howland High School ... took home MVP honors freshman and junior seasons ... team captain senior year ... district qualifier three years ... Coaches' Award sophomore and senior seasons... Channel 33 Student-Athlete of the Week ... broke school record in 100 breaststroke ... president of the National Honor Society, member of the school paper, Interact Club, Key Club, FCCLA, Spanish Club, SADD and American Legion Auxiliary ... born in Youngstown, Ohio ... daughter of Bruce and Karen Sekanick ... has two siblings, Brandon and Ryan ... enrolled in the College of Science as a science-business major.