Women's Rowing


IN THE FALL: Sat stroke seat of the eight crew that finished sixth in a time of 16:15.02 at the Head of the Rock ... sat in the three seat in both of the races she competed in at the Head of the Elk ... in the open four-b race at the Head of the Elk, her boat placed fourth with a time of 17:15.5 ... also finished fifth in the open eight-a race at the Head of the Elk in a time of 15:30.5.

AS A JUNIOR: Earned her second monogram with the Irish for the 2003-2004 season ... member of the 2004 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... member of the first varsity four "A" boat and second varsity four for the spring season ... earned a gold medal at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge which helped the Irish to their first ever team rowing title ... finished runner-up in all three sessions at the season opener against Tennessee and Michigan State ... placed second at Duke and third against Michigan, Clemson, Eastern Michigan and Michigan State ... placed third in the "A" boat at the Indiana Crew Classic ... earned first-place honors against Boston University and Northeastern ... rowed six seat for the fall season ... finished third out of 47 boats in the Club Eight race at the prestigious Head of the Charles ... rowed in the second varsity eight at the Head of the Rock, placing seventh ... also rowed in the first varsity four at the Head of the Rock, finishing fourth.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned her first monogram with the Irish ... named to the 2003 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... rowed in the second varsity eight for the spring ... sat in the five seat for most of the spring ... finished sixth at Central Sprints ... placed fourth at the prestigious Windermere Cup ... won first place in the grand finals at BIG EAST ... also finished first against Dayton, at Iowa, at the Indiana Classic and at Clemson ... in the fall, rowed three seat of the second varsity eight at the Milwaukee River Challenge and at home versus Kansas ... at Milwaukee, finished fourth in a time of 22:17 ... finished second to the Irish's first varsity eight against Kansas ... sat two seat of the second varsity four against Kansas ... in the fours race, finished third, more than 21 seconds ahead of the second, third and fourth Jayhawk boats ... raced in the third varsity eight and the second varsity four at the Head of the Rock ... finished seventh in the eights race ... won first in the fours race, almost two seconds ahead of Minnesota ... was a member of the club four that placed first at the Head of the Ohio ... placed sixth in the second varsity eight race at the Head of the Ohio.

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed in the novice eight at Central Regions, BIG EAST and at Tennessee ... sat in the six seat at Central Regions ... gave the Irish their highest finish of third place at Central Regions, finishing in 7:07.5 ... first Irish crew to medal at Central Regions ... team finished fourth of 19 teams at Central Regions ... rowed in the four seat at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge, placing second ... rowed in the two seat at Tennessee ... finished first, beating the Lady Vols by over 14 seconds with a time of 7:26.40 ... rowed in the third varsity eight at the Milwaukee River Challenge, finishing fifth in her first collegiate race ... was in the three seat of the fourth varsity eight boat at the Chicago Chase and the Head of the Rock ... also rowed in the five seat of the winning novice eight at both the Chicago Chase and the Head of the Rock.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Rowed for four years while at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory ... also swam as a freshman earning a letter ... an eight season member of the Indianapolis Rowing Center's junior rowing team ... member of the varsity eight for five seasons ... winner of the Sheila Cornelius Spirit Award given to the team's most valuable athlete ... has competed in three triathlons in the past year ... a member of National Honor Society, Student Council and Drama Club ... choreographed two musicals and was part of the Mock Trial team ... team captain of Mock Trial ... participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law ... member of Hall Council at Notre Dame ... oldest of three children for Deborah and John Thornburgh ... born on Jan. 18, 1983, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in political science and Arabic ... has been on Dean's List five of seven semesters at Notre Dame.

Meredith Thornburgh
Meredith  Thornburgh


Indianapolis, IN

High School:
Brebeuf Jesuit Prep




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