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    FIGHTING IRISH Ellen Gleadow and the Notre Dame varsity four finished in ninth-place at the NCAA Championship Sunday
    Ellen Gleadow and the Notre Dame varsity four finished in ninth-place at the NCAA Championship Sunday

    June 2, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS - The University of Notre Dame women's rowing team captured a 13th-place finish Sunday on a competitive final day of racing at the 2013 NCAA Championship at Eagle Creek Park.

    The Irish earned 66 team points during the three-day regatta, and placed each of their three championship launches within the top-13 boats of each event. The 22-team NCAA Championship field was the largest in the history of the competition.

    Notre Dame's first varsity eight opened the day by taking the team victory in the I eights c final, securing 13th-place in the boat field. Coxswain Abby Meyers, Joanna Poinsatte, Stephanie O'Neill, Joanna Mulvey, Courtney Gaberino, Erin Boxberger, Ailish Sheehan, Anna Kottkamp and Molly Bruggeman logged a time of 6:36.141, the crew's fastest time during the regatta, to earn a near two-second win over Washington State (6:38.076). Cornell finished in third place at 6:40.046, with Wisconsin narrowly behind after a run of 6:41.259. Oklahoma (6:50.205) and Boston University (6:50.575) rounded out the event finishers.

    In the varsity four petite final, the Irish launch crossed the finish line in third place to end the season as the number nine team in the country. Coxswain Danni Schneider, Kelsey Murphy, Ellen Gleadow, Stella Willoughby and Kiersten DeHaven clocked in at 7:21.193 to edge out fourth-place Stanford (7:23.404). Yale (7:26.778) and Michigan (7:27.998) claimed fifth and sixth place in the heat, respectively.

    In the second varsity eight petite final, Notre Dame closed within one boat length of heat champion and seventh-place finisher Virginia (6:32.130). Coxswain Christina Dines, Paige Aiello, Teresa Blumenstein, Ingrid Woelfel, Carlee Beckler, Rose Doerfler, Kelsey Haddad, Kelsey Sekanick and Teresa Rubinger posted a time of 6:38.007 to close the championship in 12th place overall.

    Varsity Eight C Final:
    1. Notre Dame 6:36.141
    2. Washington State 6:38.076
    3. Cornell 6:40.046
    4. Wisconsin 6:41.259
    5. Oklahoma 6:50.205
    6. Boston Univ. 6:50.575

    Varsity Four Petite Final:
    1. California 7:14.834
    2. Princeton 7:19.705
    3. Notre Dame 7:21.193
    4. Stanford 7:23.404
    5. Yale 7:26.778
    6. Michigan 7:27.998

    Second Varsity Eight Petite Final:
    1. Virginia 6:32.130
    2. Stanford 6:33.563
    3. Washington 6:33.585
    4. Harvard 6:33.638
    5. UCLA 6:36.777
    6. Notre Dame 6:38.007

    2013 NCAA Championship Final Results
    Division I Points

    Ohio State 126
    California 124
    Princeton 112
    Southern California 110
    Virginia 108
    Washington 102
    Brown 91
    Yale 84
    UCLA 82
    Stanford 82
    Harvard 79
    Michigan 69
    Notre Dame 66
    Washington State 62
    Cornell 50
    Wisconsin 44
    Oklahoma 35
    Boston University 28
    Gonzaga 27
    Navy 17
    Rhode Island 14
    Marist 6




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