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    Erika Shults  
    Erika Shults

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Maple Glen, PA

    High School:
    Upper Dublin

    Height:
    5-9


    AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned a seat with the Notre Dame second varsity four boat for the spring season ... finished in second place to Michigan State in the opening event of the spring season with a time of 8:50.30 ... the following day finished third against Indiana and Purdue with a time of 7:07.60 ... at the four-team regatta, earned a pair of third-place finishes on the day ... finished the morning session race in a time of 7:59.19, crossing the line after Brown and Ohio State ... knocked nearly 18 seconds off the morning mark, stopping the clock at 7:41.21 in the afternoon session in finishing behind Brown and Minnesota ... captured BIG EAST gold at the conference championships by finishing the race in a time of 7:46.132 in holding off runner-up Syracuse ... at the Central/South Region Championships, finished third with a time of 7:15.99 in the preliminary heat, earning a spot in the A/B semifinals ... grabbed a spot in the petite finals of the open four race, finishing the semifinal in a time of 7:12.20 ... went on to earn the petite finals victory, defeating second-place Duke "A", with a final time of 7:03.60 ... helped the varsity eight "A" boat to a top five finish (27 entries) at the Head of the Rock Regatta, notching a time of 16:37.40 ... later joined the crew of the varsity eight "C" boat at the Southland Regatta where they completed the preliminary race in 17:46.69, placing them in the "E" final and finished with a time of 7:32.50 ... received first monogram award with the Irish and was named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Earned a spot in the novice eight boat ... Rowed with the novice eight "A" boat that won three straight races against Notre Dame "B" and Northeastern ... helped the varsity eight and 2/3 varsity eight boats bring home first place at the Lubbers Cup ... sat in the first novice eight boat that raced against Michigan State and Indiana winning one of the two races ... rowed in the novice eight boat that placed first at the Indiana Invite with a time of 6:48.3 ... captured a first place finish in the novice eight boat at the Charles River Challenge ... led novice eight to first-ever gold medal at BIG EAST Championships with a winning time of 7:05.50 ... helped the novice eight boat advance to the Grand Finals and earn a fifth-place finish at the Central/South Region Championship ... rowed on the novice eight crew which placed eighth at the Head of the Rock, posting a time of 20:01.95 ... helped novice eight crew to 15th-place finish at the Cal-Sag Regatta.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated as a member of the club rowing and also indoor and outdoor track teams while attending Upper Dublin ... lettered in outdoor track in her sophomore season and also lettered in indoor track during her sophomore and junior seasons ... a member of the National Honor Society ... was a member of the Dance and Spanish clubs ... her uncle David Kirby was a member of the fencing team at Notre Dame and her aunt Sarah Vakkur was a member of the Notre Dame swim team ... her parents Chuck and Justine also graduated from Notre Dame ... born in Virginia Beach, Va. on April 24, 1989 ... daughter of Chuck and Justine Shults ... has an older brother Chuck ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

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