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    FIGHTING IRISH Head coach Martin Stone and the Irish look to claim their eighth consecutive BIG EAST title this Sunday on Mercer Lake
    Head coach Martin Stone and the Irish look to claim their eighth consecutive BIG EAST title this Sunday on Mercer Lake

    April 29, 2011

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame rowing team returns to the water at 8:00 a.m. (ET) on Sunday (May 1) on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., in search of its eighth consecutive BIG EAST Title. The seven consecutive titles is the longest active streak in the conference.

    Races are tentatively scheduled to commence with eight preliminary heats in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and third varsity eight races at 8:00 a.m. Race finals will follow at approximately 10:50 a.m., beginning with the third varsity four final, which will not be counted toward the final team standings.

    Last season, the Irish extended their conference win streak to seven after defeating Georgetown by 28 points. Notre Dame also posted its third highest point total at the event, securing 121 total points. The Hoyas finished with 93 points while third place Syracuse finished with 84.

    The Irish will take to the water as the overall No. 1 seeded boat in the second varsity eight and second varsity four races. Louisville enters as the favorite in the varsity eight and varsity four races.

    Notre Dame comes into this year's tournament ranked 20th in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA)/USRowing team rankings and also have the third-ranked varsity eight crew in the Central Region.

    For complete coverage of the races be sure to check the BIG EAST Rowing Championship Central page located on www.bigeast.org. Also check back with und.com for a recap of the Irish from the 2011 BIG EAST Championship.

    Irish Boatings for BIG EAST Championship:

    Varsity Eight:

    Abby Meyers (coxswain), Stephanie Gretsch, Katherine Linnemanstons, Genevieve Malone, Stephanie O'Neill, Olivia Kacsits, Molly Bruggeman, Emily Crosby, Carol Ann Michel



    Second Varsity Eight:

    Rachael Louie (coxswain), Katie Suyo, Teresa Blumenstein, Paige Aiello, Kelsey Haddad, Erin McConnell, Megan Keegan, Morgan Kelley, Joanna Poinsatte

    Varsity Four:

    Christina Dines (coxswain), Kiersten DeHaven, Ching-Ting Hwang, Courtney Gaberino, Teresa Rubinger

    Second Varsity Four:

    Danni Schneider (coxswain), Nicole Michels, Meghan Salomon, Sarah Thompson, Analisa LaMair-Orosco

    Third Varsity Eight:

    Jacqueline Gilhooly (coxswain), Sarah McShane, Paige White, Elizabeth Linnemanstons, Kathryn Monahan, Alyce Kanabrocki, Kelsey Murphy, Valerie Brencher, Stephanie Boggs

    Third Varsity Four:

    Jacqueline Corey (coxswain), Julia Lynch, Anna VanEgmond, Ingrid Woelfel, Brianna Krafcik

    Notre Dame All-Time Results At BIG EAST Championship:

    Year:		Place:		Points:
    2010		1st		121
    2009		1st		112
    2008		1st		123
    2007		1st		118
    2006		1st		122
    2005		1st		116
    2004		1st		116
    2003		2nd		110
    2002		2nd		109
    2001		2nd		93

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