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    Stella Willoughby  
    Stella Willoughby


    Olympia, WA

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    #9 Irish Close Competition At ACC/Big Ten Challenge

    Notre Dame turns in solid showing against Ohio State and Michigan


    #9 Irish Place Fifth In Competitive Lake Natoma Invitational Field

    Notre Dame registers second straight top five finish on Lake Natoma


    #9 Irish Post Crucial Win, Six Runner-Up Finishes On Day One Of Lake Natoma Invitational

    Notre Dame closes second and final day of racing on Sunday


    Irish Win Three More Races On Final Day Of Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite

    Three Notre Dame crews record multiple victories in season's first weekend


    Irish Log Competitive Opening Day At Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite

    Notre Dame earns three race wins on day one on Melton Lake

    FALL 2013: Rowed with the Notre Dame championship eight entry that finished in sixth place (17:21.13) at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta ... time was more than 20 seconds faster than the Irish eight at the 2012 regatta.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Member of the first varsity four boat ... at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won first race in a time of 7:53.90 before crossing the finish line second behind defending NCAA champion Virginia in 7:35.10 ... finished the Tennessee trip ahead of Louisville and Miami in the third and final race, posting a 7:43.20 mark ... won both races at Michigan State, beating Iowa in 8:03.20 and the host Spartans in 8:14.80 ... for its efforts in East Lansing, the Irish varsity four crew was named BIG EAST Boat of the Week April 3 ... came in second in both races at the Ohio State Invitational, crossing the finish line first behind Michigan at an 8:15.61 clip and the Ohio State boat in 8:29.47 ... finished second in all three races behind west coast foes USC, California, and Washington State at the Lake Natoma Invitational ... crew came back to win all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup ... beat Alabama with a time of 7:46.9 before moving on to cross ahead of the Irish B-team and Iowa in 7:53.7 in the second race ... closed the trip to Bloomington with a win over host Indiana, setting a mark of 9:14.0 ... won grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship ahead of Louisville with a time of 7:47.563 ... came in second in preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship with an 8:07.379 mark ... finished A/B semifinal race in fifth after setting a 7:55.390 pace ... in petite final event, crossed the finish line third, good enough for ninth place overall at a 7:21.193 clip ... earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed in multiple boats for the Irish this season ... earned first monogram ... two-time selection as BIG EAST Crew of the Week (April 19, April 25) as member of varsity four boat ... brought the third varsity eight boat to a victory over Tennessee and Louisville in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (6:52.60) ... also beat Alabama and Buffalo (7:03.30) and placed third against Virginia's "A" and "B" boats... competed in the novice eight against Ohio State (7:15.12) ... beat Indiana, Purdue, and Louisville in the novice eight race the following day with a time of 6:46.65 ... rowed for the first varsity four boat at the Virginia Invite, highlighted by a 7:31.30 victory over Clemson ... also placed second against Virginia (7:34.30) and beat Penn with a race time of 7:34.10 ... helped the first varsity four boat to victories over USC (7:17.84) and Stanford (7:28.10) at the Stanford Women's Invitational ... topped Iowa and West Virginia (7:37.30) in preliminaries of the BIG EAST Invite ... won the first varsity four grand final at the BIG EAST Invite, posting a time of 7:44.90 in the win over Syracuse, Louisville, and Iowa ... after winning the prelims at the BIG EAST Championship, placed second with the first varsity four boat in 7:31.428, losing only to Syracuse ... continued on to the NCAA Championships with the varsity four boat ... placed fourth in the prelims (7:32.14) ... finished second in the repechage heat, and went on to a 7:21.20 fifth place finish in the semifinals ... qualified for the petite finals, and placed second (7:25.35) in the race to earn eighth place overall in the 16-boat field.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed with Olympia Area Rowing while attending Capital High School in Olympia, Wash. ... also part of Capital H.S. swim team, reaching the state competition two years ... won the 2010 Northwest Junior Regionals Championship as part of the first eight and reached the grand finals of the 2010 Youth National Championships, finishing sixth overall ... earned a national team invitation to the 2010 CamAmMex squad ... won first in both the first eight and second eight at the Covered Bridge Regatta in Eugene, Ore. ... named an Academic All-American ... born in Olympia, Wash. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a theology major.

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