A Q&A on what the Irish rowers enjoy outside the world of rowing.
Images of the Fighting Irish en route to another BIG EAST championship and NCAA berth.
Notre Dame Women's Rowing practicing on the water on October 6th, 2011
Photos of the Irish practicing on the river
Women's Rowing took on Tulsa on October 29th, 2010.
AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete for the Irish on the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed with several different boats in the spring season ... finished third (7:08.08) behind Buffalo and another Notre Dame boat in the varsity four heat ... was part of the winning second varsity eight boat in Indianapolis, crossing the line at 7:24.0 to finish ahead of Purdue and Eastern Michigan ... finished second in the second varsity four finals at the BIG EAST Championships behind only Georgetown ... competed in the open four at the Oak Ridge Regional ... finished fourth in the grand finals at 7:41.87 behind Virginia "A", Virginia "B," and Clemson ... qualified for the finals by placing second in the preliminary heat with a time of 7:51.4 ... helped guide the varsity four Notre Dame "A" boat to a fourth- place finish in the Head of the Rock Regatta in a time of 17:43.69 ... member of the Notre Dame "B" boat that captured ninth place in the varsity eight race (16:39.58) ... stopped the clock at 14:49.8 in the varsity eight race vs. Tulsa as a rower on the Notre Dame "3" boat.
AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the spring campaign as a member of the novice eight boat before moving to the second varsity four beginning at the BIG EAST Championships ... recorded a third-place finish (5:36.5) and first-place finish (5:30.5) in a pair of races to begin the schedule against Buffalo ... two weeks later, notched a third-place result against Michigan and Michigan State after recording a time of 7:07.8 ... the following day, captured a race victory over Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after clocking a time of 7:49.9 ... earned a pair of second-place finishes against USC and UCLA, finishing in 7:20.36 in the morning race against the Trojans and 8:12.67 in the after- noon against the Bruins ... captured grand final gold with the second varsity four at the BIG EAST Championships, stopping the clock at 8:24.238 for the win ... at the Central/ South Sprints, earned a berth in the C final and went on to win the race with a final time of 7:42.50 ... competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races to open up the fall season at the Head of the Rock Regatta ... sat in the collegiate eight boat that finished in 21st, posting a final time of 18:09.89 ... later helped her novice eight boat capture the race victory with a winning time of 16:15.34 ... raced in flight two of varsity four competition from the Saint Joseph's River on day two against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State ... her boat crossed in fourth place in the heat, stopping the clock at 15:12.00 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed as a member of both the swim and crew teams while attending Marlborough School in Los Angeles, Calif. ... earned varsity letters in each of her junior and senior seasons with the crew team, helping the squad to a regional championship each season and a state title during her junior campaign ... helped her team to national ranking in the senior season ... posted an undefeated mark up until nationals with her varsity quad boat, including capturing the regional championship ... was the only junior to sit with the varsity eight boat during the `07-08 season, reaching the grand final at the Crew Classic and winning the Newport Aquatic Rowing Festival ... member of Women in Business and Mock United Nation ... daughter of Cary Thompson and Karen Heilman ... one of three children ... born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.