Notre Dame Women's Rowing practicing on the water on October 6th, 2011
AS A SENIOR: Rowed with the second varsity eight and first varsity four boats during senior campaign ... began the season with a victory at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, ousting Louisville and West Virginia with a time of 6:37.700 before falling to Virginia (6:42.513) ... rowed to a first place finish with the first varsity four boat at the Lake Natoma Invitational, beating Southern California and Oklahoma with a 7:22.300 clip ... finished runner-up in the final session behind Stanford with a 7:25.20 mark ... pulled in behind eventual national champion Ohio State and Michigan in two races at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... raced to a second place finish behind Indiana at the Dale England Cup in 7:14.20 before beating Alabama and Rhode Island in the final two races of the regatta, helping Notre Dame win the team championship at the event for the second consecutive year ... the varsity four claimed the top spot in the second heat at the ACC Championship with a time of 7:46.70 ... finished the varsity four grand final in second place behind Virginia (7:30.00) ... placed just behind Wisconsin in heat three of the varsity four preliminaries (7:27.825) at the NCAA Championship ... notched a sixth place finish in the varsity four petite final (8:07.649) to finish the season ranked 12th in the nation with the varsity four.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed with the women's championship four boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, finishing 11th in a field of 20 with a time of 20:09.96 ... started the season in the first varsity four boat before switching to the second varsity eight crew ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, opened the event in first place with a time of 7:53.90, before crossing behind defending NCAA champion Virginia in 7:35.10 ... finished the Tennessee trip by winning third race against Louisville and Miami after setting a 7:43.20 pace ... switched into the second varsity eight boat at Michigan State, winning both races ... crossed ahead of Iowa in 7:03.70 before beating out host Michigan State in 7:24.20 in the afternoon race ... won first race against Michigan in a time of 7:07.97 at the Ohio State Invitational, before falling behind Ohio State's boat in the second race (7:32.75) ... came in second to west coast foes USC and California in first two races at the Lake Natoma Invitational before pulling out a win against Wisconsin and Washington State in the third race with a time of 6:36.70 ... won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, beating Alabama in 6:56.5, Iowa in 6:58.4 and host Indiana in 7:37.3 ... won grand final race at BIG EAST Championship, setting a pace of 7:04.071 ... finished third in preliminary heat at NCAA Championship to rivals USC and Princeton with a 7:15.092 clip ... finished second in repechage race to Yale with a time of 7:27.079 ... finished sixth in the A/B semifinal race with a mark of 7:11.729 before closing the three-day event in 12th place overall, completing the petite final course in 6:38.007 ... earned a monogram.
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, falling 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, beating 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.