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2009-10

Rowing SECOND VARSITY EIGHT BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

VARSITY EIGHT BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

2009-10 NOTRE DAME SENIOR CLASS

2010 BIG EAST ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS

BIG EAST All-Conference Selections: First Team: Stephanie Gretsch Brittney Kelly Casey Robinson Second Team: Sarah Keithley Katherine Linnemanstons Stephanie O’Neill 2010 BIG EAST COACHING STAFF OF THE YEAR

VARSITY FOUR BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

SECOND VARSITY FOUR BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

NOVICE EIGHT BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

SEVEN CONSECUTIVE BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Athletics by the numbers 25

National Championships (11 in football, seven in fencing, two in women’s soccer, two in men’s tennis and one in men’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s basketball)

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Conference championships won by Irish teams in 2008-09 (BIG EAST, Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Great Western Lacrosse League)

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BIG EAST Conference championships won by Notre Dame in 14 seasons of conference play

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All-time Academic All-Americans, second most of any university

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Academic All-Americans since 2000, more than any other school

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NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients since 1964, including four in 2008-09

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Irish programs which finished their 2008-09 season nationally ranked

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Notre Dame teams (out of 22) with a graduation rate of 100%

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Irish athletic teams that earned a perfect score of 1,000 in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate report in 2008-09

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Programs honored by the NCAA for Academic Progress Rate scores in 2009

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Hours of community service completed by Notre Dame student-athletes during the 200809 school year

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME History •

The University of Notre Dame du Lac was founded in 1842 by Father Edward Sorin. Adjacent to South Bend, Ind., and nestled next to Saint Mary’s and Saint Joseph’s Lakes, the University was started with $310 in cash and three log buildings in disrepair. Notre Dame would establish many firsts for Catholic institutions of higher learning, including the first Catholic law school, the first Catholic engineering school and the first student residence with private rooms, Sorin Hall.

Students •

Graduate and undergraduate students at the University come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.

Notre Dame’s graduation rate of 95 percent is exceeded by only Harvard and Princeton.

Notre Dame’s 98 percent retention rate between the freshman and sophomore years is among the highest in the country, thanks in large part to the University’s unique First Year of Studies Program.

Academics •

The University is organized into four colleges - Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering and the Mendoza College of Business - the School of Architecture, the Law School, the Graduate School, six major research institutes, more than 40 centers and special programs and the University library system.

Notre Dame is among a select group of schools that ranks in the top 25 on the U.S. News & World Report survey of the nation’s top colleges and in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Directors’ Cup for overall success in athletics.

Community service is a hallmark of Notre Dame. About 80 percent of Notre Dame students engage in some form of voluntary community service during their years at the University, and at least 10 percent devote a year or more after graduation to service in the United States and around the world.

The University’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) annually sends 180 recent graduates to teach in some 100 understaffed Catholic schools in the southern, southeastern and southwestern United States and in South Bend. A national model, ACE has received the Higher Education Award from the Corporation for National Service for leadership in using national service resources through AmeriCorps.

Notre Dame has one of the highest undergraduate residential concentrations of any national university, with 80 percent of its students living in 27 residence halls.

Alumni

Notre Dame is rated among the nation’s top 25 institutions of higher learning in surveys conducted by U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Time, Kiplinger’s, and Kaplan/Newsweek. Notre Dame ranks fifth in a listing of “dream schools” in a survey of parents by the Princeton Review. The top five are Princeton, Stanford, Harvard, New York University and Notre Dame.

Service

The medical school acceptance rate of the University’s preprofessional studies graduates is 80 percent, almost twice the national average.

Notre Dame ranks first among Catholic universities in the number of doctorates earned by its undergraduate alumni - a record compiled over some 85 years.

The University’s network of 270 alumni clubs -- including 60 international clubs -- is the most extensive in higher education.

With graduates renowned for their loyalty and generosity, Notre Dame annually ranks among the top five in percentage of alumni who contribute to the University.

In recent years, Notre Dame alumni have won a Nobel Prize in medicine, a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, and an Emmy Award for contributions to television technology.

Table Of Contents THIS IS NOTRE DAME

COACHING STAFF

Academic Excellence....................................................2-3 Sports Medicine..............................................................4 Strength and Conditioning..............................................5 This is Notre Dame.......................................................6-7 University Leadership...................................................8-9 Athletic Facilities......................................................10-11 Excellence on the Field..................................................12 Excellence off the Field.................................................13 Student Welfare and Development...............................14 Monogram Club............................................................15 City of South Bend........................................................16 Where Are They Now?...................................................18 Making Waves (Amanda Polk).......................................19 Media Information........................................................20

Head Coach Martin Stone.........................................28-30 Associate Head Coach Joe Schlosberg...........................31 Assistant Coach Marnie Stahl .......................................32 Volunteer Assistant Coaches.........................................33 Support Staff................................................................34

THIS IS NOTRE DAME ROWING

Notre Dame Rowing.................................................22-23 Facilities and Locker Room............................................24 Roster/Team Picture......................................................25 BIG EAST Conference.....................................................26

STUDENT-ATHLETES

Rowing Athletes......................................................36-66 SEASON IN REVIEW

2009-10 Season in Review.......................................68-73 2009-10 Honors & Awards............................................74 IRISH ROWING HISTORY

Honors and Awards..................................................76-79 Rowing Timeline......................................................80-82 NCAA Championship.....................................................83 BIG EAST Championship...........................................84-86 Central/South Championship........................................87

MEDIA INFORMATION

The Notre Dame Athletic Media Relations Department always is interested in assisting members of the media in their coverage of the Irish rowing team. Publicity and media information for Notre Dame rowing is handled by Brent Henningfeld and Bernadette Cafarelli. Please feel free to contact Cafarelli or Henningfeld at the Notre Dame Athletic Media Relations Department . Photographs, feature ideas and results are always available from the Athletic Media Relations Department. For rowing information and interviews, please contact Cafarelli or Henningfeld at (574) 631-7516. All interviews with coaches and athletes should be arranged through the Athletic Media Relations Department. CREDITS

The 2009-10 Rowing Guide was written and edited by Brent Henningfeld and Bernadette Cafarelli with assistance provided by Aaron Horvath, Mike Korman, Kevin Paczesny and Jessica Schott. Interior and exterior photography by Mike Bennett and Lighthouse Imaging, Heather Gollatz, Sports Graphics, Joe Raymond, Lisa Mushett, Kevin Burke, Linda Dunn, Elizabeth Olivier, William Ewart and Dan Avila. Graphic design and page layout by Ave Maria Press, Inc. Inside and outside cover designs by Dave Scholtes of Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Ind. Printing by Ave Maria Press in Notre Dame, Ind.

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Exceptional Education Since its founding, Notre Dame has stressed mixing academics with faith and has done so while becoming one of the top institutions of higher learning in the nation. Featuring five undergraduate colleges (Arts and Letters, Science, Architecture, Engineering and Business), the First Year of Studies, the Graduate School and the Law School, the University finds itself attracting some of the top students and faculty in the country. Students also participate in cutting edge research and diverse study abroad opportunities, enabling Notre Dame to offer one of the top academic experiences in the world.

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Ranking of the Mendoza College of Business by BusinessWeek, in its annual survey of undergraduate business programs. Ranking of the Notre Dame Law School by U.S. News and World Report.

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National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships won by faculty in the College of Arts and Letters, more than any other university in the nation.

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Publications in which the University of Notre Dame is ranked among the top 25 institutions of higher learning (U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Time, Kiplinger’s and Kaplan/ Newsweek).

First Year of Studies The First Year of Studies program provides all first-year students with the opportunity to gain a wide-ranging liberal arts background before choosing a specific major within Notre Dame’s five undergraduate colleges. A progressive advising program for all student-athletes enables the University to follow the academic progress of all student-athletes on a regular basis. Key to the program is the fact that it is not run by the athletics department but by the University administration. Student-Athlete Success Notre Dame expects the best out of its student-athletes just as it does of every other student on campus. Notre Dame has had unprecedented academic success among its athletes, consistently ranking among the top NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision schools in graduation rates and academic progress. With more Academic All-Americans than any other school since 2000, Irish athletes have shown themselves capable of performing in the classroom while competing on the field at an elite level.

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Programs honored by the NCAA for Academic Progress Rate scores in 2009, more than any other of the 119 Football Bowl Subdivision universities. The APR measures multi-year academic success by team members.

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Irish teams which recorded a perfect score of 1,000 in the NCAA’s 2009 Academic Progress Rate report, more than any other Football Bowl Subdivision institution. Notre Dame also had 11 additional programs with scores of 990 or better and all 26 varsity teams placed above NCAA standards.

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Programs which achieved a perfect 100 percent graduation rate according to the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate, second most among Football Bowl Subdivision institutions.

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Federal graduation rate percent achieved by nine Irish teams, according to the latest NCAA figures. Notre Dame had 11 teams ranked first in their respective sport.

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Percentage of Irish varsity sports (19 of 22) to achieve a perfect 100 percent graduation rate according to the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate. Notre Dame was one of only 10 institutions with more than half its programs achieving a 100 percent graduation rate and no other school saw more than 80 percent of its programs achieve a perfect score.

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SPORTS MEDICINE

Sports Medicine While no athlete plans on an injury, Notre Dame is prepared with one of the top sports medicine teams in the country to help keep its athletes fit and ready to compete. With training facilities in the Joyce Center, Notre Dame Stadium and the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, the training staff is always there to care for athletes. With approximately 200 years combined experience on the full-time staff, Notre Dame also boasts a partnership with the renowned South Bend Orthopaedics to provide first-class care.

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Total sports medicine staff members. Head athletic trainer Jim Russ leads three associate trainers, eight assistant trainers and two physical therapists.

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Square feet of cutting-edge sports medicine technology, including two 3,500-gallon therapy pools, a full x-ray unit and an MRI machine.

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SPORTS MEDICINE/STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Strength and Conditioning The task of keeping athletes in top physical condition is up to the strength & conditioning staff. The strength and conditioning staff knows the demands of competing on an elite level and is committed to ensuring Irish athletes are always in the best possible condition. From weight lifting to wind sprints and from warming up to cooling down, the strength and conditioning staff has every aspect covered.

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Full-time employees working with Irish varsity athletes. The strength and conditioning staff includes director Paul Longo, eight coaches, one nutritionist and one intern.

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Square feet in the Haggar Fitness Complex, which is located in the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, including a weight room, a 45-yard artificial turf agility field, a Gatorade hydration station, six plasma TVs and a 28-speaker sound system.

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THIS IS NOTRE DAME

The University of Notre Dame When Father Edward F. Sorin started his school in the northern Indiana wilderness, he had only $300, three log buildings badly in need of repair and a far-sighted vision of establishing a liberal arts school to meet the growing educational needs of the frontier. He dreamed of building a great university, and in 1842, he founded the University of Notre Dame du Lac. Over the years, the University of Notre Dame du Lac would evolve into a preeminent place for Catholic thought. While becoming one of the top undergraduate institutions in the country, Notre Dame has also been at the cutting edge of research, including such innovations as the transmission of wireless messages and the development of synthetic rubber. The University also has stressed residential life, with four of five students living on campus. Students come to Notre Dame not only to learn how to think, but to learn how to live, keeping faith with the vision of Father Sorin.

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The University of Notre Dame was founded by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., as an independent, national Catholic university adjacent to South Bend, Ind., on St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Lakes. Total enrollment at the University of Notre Dame, with 8,371 undergraduate students. Karat gold in the famed Golden Dome, which tops the Main Building at the heart of campus. Notre Dame’s ranking by Princeton Review in a list of “Dream Schools” which takes into account academics and student life, among other attributes.

Student Body Notre Dame is one of a handful of universities with a truly international student body, coming from more than 100 nations and all 50 states. The most recent freshman class featured 88 percent of students in the top 10 percent of their high school class. In addition, there are no fraternities or sororities at Notre Dame, with the school’s 28 residence halls housing more than 80 percent of the student body, serving as the focal point of social, religious and athletic activities.

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Graduation rate percentage among Notre Dame students, third in the nation behind only Harvard and Princeton.

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Retention rate between freshman and sophomore year which thanks to the University’s renowned First Year of Studies Program, ranks among the highest in the country.

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Percent of Notre Dame students who reside in one of 28 on-campus residence halls, where approximately 40 Holy Cross religious leaders provide pastoral assistance.

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States and countries, respectively, which Notre Dame students call home.

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UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. President

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C, took office as the 17th president of the University of Notre Dame on July 1, 2005. He was elected by the University’s Board of Trustees to a five-year term April 30, 2004. An associate professor of philosophy and member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 1990, Father Jenkins had served as a vice president and associate provost at the University from July 2000 until becoming president. Prior to his service in the provost’s office, Father Jenkins had been religious superior of the Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame for three years. As religious superior, he was a Fellow and Trustee of the University. Father Jenkins specializes in the areas of ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy and the philosophy of religion. He is the author of Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas, published by Cambridge University Press in 1997. Father Jenkins earned degrees in philosophy from Oxford University in 1987 and 1989. He earned his master of divinity degree and licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif., in 1988. Prior to entering the Congregation of Holy Cross, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from Notre Dame in 1976 and 1978, respectively. Father Jenkins was ordained a priest in Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart in 1983. He served as director of the Old College program for Notre Dame undergraduate candidates for the Congregation of Holy Cross from 1991 to 1993. A native of Omaha, Neb., Father Jenkins was born Dec. 17, 1953.

Notre Dame Administration

President: Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Provost: Thomas G. Burish Executive Vice President: John Affleck-Graves Vice President and Senior Associate Provost: Christine Maziar Vice President and Associate Provost: Donald B. Pope-Davis Vice President and Associate Provost: Dennis C. Jacobs Vice President for Student Affairs: Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C. Vice President for University Relations: Louis M. Nanni Vice President for Research: Robert J. Bernhard Vice President and General Counsel: Marianne Corr Vice President for Business Operations: James J. Lyphout Vice President and Chief Investment Officer: Scott C. Malpass Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications: Janet M. Botz Vice President for Finance: John A. Sejdinaj

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Thomas G. Burish Provost

John Affleck-Graves Executive Vice President

Richard C. Notebaert Chairman, Notre Dame Board of Trustees

Patricia Bellia NCAA Faculty Representative

Jack Swarbrick Director of Athletics

John B. “Jack” Swarbrick Jr., a University of Notre Dame graduate who has risen to national prominence as a lawyer, consultant, and executive in the collegiate and Olympic sports industries, is in his second year as director of athletics at his alma mater. His first year on campus in 2008-09 featured the announcement of plans for a new, free-standing ice hockey arena; creation of an athletic administrative division to enhance athletic performance — plus 35 All-Americans, eight Academic All-Americans and four NCAA postgraduate Scholarship winners. Notre Dame teams in 2008-09 finished as the NCAA runner-up in both women’s soccer (26-1, led by Hermann Trophy winner Kerri Hanks) and fencing (men 33-0, women 32-2), while the women’s tennis squad advanced to the NCAA semifinals. The Irish men’s soccer squad was seeded 14th in the NCAA bracket, while the hockey team ranked fourth in the final poll after winning CCHA regular-season and postseason crowns. Men’s lacrosse finished unbeaten in the regular season (and second in the final poll) -- and women’s lacrosse won its first BIG EAST title. Notre Dame also ranked number one in the country (among Football Bowl Subdivision schools) in the most recent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) numbers with a 98 for all student-athletes. The 2009 Academic Progress Rate (APR) statistics included more perfect 1,000 scores by Irish teams (nine) than by any other FBS institution.   Raised in Yonkers, N.Y., and Bloomington, Ind., Swarbrick is a 1976 magna cum laude graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Upon graduating from Stanford University Law School in 1980, he returned to Indiana to accept a position as an associate in the Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels. He was made partner in 1987 and spent 28 years overall with the firm. As a member of the Indiana Sports Corporation, including the chairmanship from 1992 to 2001, Swarbrick’s leadership efforts resulted in the city earning the bid to host the 2012 Super Bowl; becoming the home of the NCAA headquarters; and hosting the 1987 Pan American Games, the 1991 World Gymnastics Championships, NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Fours, and other college championship competitions plus a wide array of national and world championships in the Olympic sports. He served as sports commissioner of the 1982 U.S. Olympic Festival in Indianapolis, competition director of the ’87 Pan American Games, and chairman of the ’91 World Gymnastics Championships.  Swarbrick has served as general counsel for numerous national governing bodies of Olympic sports, including USA Gymnastics and USRowing. Born March 19, 1954, Swarbrick and his wife Kimberly are the parents of four children: Kate, a senior at Saint Louis University; Connor, a junior at Wake Forest University; Cal, a senior in high school; and Christopher, a high school junior.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Homes of the Fighting Irish In the midst of a master plan that will touch nearly every varsity team, Notre Dame has shown its commitment to providing athletes with the best possible facilities to help them compete on a national level. From new facilities to the extensive renovation of existing ones, Notre Dame is committed to giving Irish athletes every edge imaginable. The plan will result in a drastically altered footprint on the southeast corner of campus, creating an athletics quad that will give every Irish athlete a place they will be proud to call home.

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New athletics facilities which will open on campus during the 2009-10 year. Alumni Stadium will be the new home for men’s and women’s soccer; Purcell Pavilion renovation and expansion of the Joyce Center arena will be completed; and Arlotta Family Stadium will open as the new home for the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams.

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New facilities which have opened their doors in the past five years, including the Guglielmino Athletics Complex (housing football offices and locker room, a new weight room and new sports medicine facilities), the LaBar Practice Complex (featuring two Field Turf fields and one natural grass field) and Melissa Cook Stadium (home of the Irish softball team).

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Million dollars being spent on Purcell Pavilion for additions and renovations to the Joyce Center arena. Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center will feature a three-story addition with club seating, a hospitality area, additional area for restrooms and concessions, as well as new space for the Varsity Shop and the Notre Dame ticket office.

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Facilities which are still on the master plan to create a comprehensive athletic quad. The track and field teams, the hockey program, the tennis squads and the rowing team all will receive new facilities in the near future.

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EXCELLENCE ON THE FIELD

Championship Teams Notre Dame prides itself on competing with the best in every sport it fields. Eight different programs have won national championships since Notre Dame began its first varsity team, football in 1887. With more consensus national championships in football than any other school, other programs have begun to emerge on the national scene in the 14 years since Notre Dame joined the BIG EAST Conference.

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National championships (11 in football, seven in fencing, two in women’s soccer, two in men’s tennis, one in men’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s basketball) won by Notre Dame.

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BIG EAST Conference championships won by Notre Dame in 14 seasons of league play.

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Conference championships won by Irish teams during the 2008-09 year (eight BIG EAST, plus Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Great Western Lacrosse League).

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Irish programs which finished their 2008-09 season nationally ranked.

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Consecutive years in which Notre Dame has finished in the top 25 of the United States Sports Academy Division I Directors’ Cup, sponsored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletcs. With a 21st-place finish in 2009, Notre Dame matched its finish from the previous year.

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EXCELLENCE OFF THE FIELD

Championship People To measure the success of Notre Dame’s determination to have both academic and athletic success, one needs only to look at the numbers. From Academic All-Americans to BIG EAST Conference Academic AllStars, Notre Dame continues to set the bar nationally.

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All-time Academic All-Americans produced by Notre Dame, second most of any university. Academic All-Americans since 2000, more than any other school. Irish teams which have produced more Academic All-Americans than any other school in their respective sports – baseball and women’s soccer. Notre Dame Academic All-Americans in 2008-09. Notre Dame NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients since 1964, including four in 2008-09: Matt Besler (men’s soccer), Brittany Bock (women’s soccer), Lauren Buck (rowing) and Patrick Smyth (men’s cross country).

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STUDENT WELFARE & DEVELOPMENT

Irish in the Community In addition to academic success, Notre Dame emphasizes giving back to the community as well. Notre Dame athletes have participated in countless service projects through the years, benefiting the Notre Dame and South Bend communities and beyond. Team and individual projects have allowed Irish athletes to see the positive impact they have in the lives of others and learn how to use their talents to benefit those in their communities.

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Hours of community service completed by Notre Dame student-athletes during the 2008-09 school year.

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Community service hours completed by the women’s swimming team, tops among Irish programs in 2008-09. The team assisted with programs including the Domer Run, Irish Aquatics, Relay for Life and Fit for Fun, among others.

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Hours of community service completed by the women’s soccer All-American Carrie Dew, more than any other Irish athlete. Dew volunteered at Healthwin Specialized Care with the elderly, Lifeworks children’s program and Take 10, which emphasizes non-violent ways for children to resolve disputes, among other service projects.

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NOTRE DAME MONOGRAM CLUB

An Exclusive Club The Notre Dame Monogram Club was founded by athletics director Jesse Harper in 1916 to bring together varsity letterwinners to promote spirit, unity, leadership and sportsmanship. Today’s active members help keep past athletes connected to Notre Dame and the current student-athletes. In addition to helping contribute to scholarships, the Monogram Club has helped contribute to new facilities, especially the renovation of Heritage Hall and the Monogram Room, located in the Joyce Center.

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Postgraduate scholarships awarded by the Monogram Club in 2009. Football’s Thomas Bemenderfer and volleyball’s Mallorie Croal earned the first annual grants. Croal will be working towards a masters of nursing at San Diego while Bemenderfer will be enrolling in medical school at Indiana University.

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Active members in the Monogram Club through the 2008-09 year. The contributions of active members entitle them to Inside Irish, a magazine for members; the annual Riehle Open golf outing; football tickets and makes their children eligible for the Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship.

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Million dollars which have been contributed to the Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship fund, which benefits the children of former Notre Dame athletes who attend the University.

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CITY OF SOUTH BEND

Notre Dame’s Neighbor Located adjacent to South Bend, Ind., the University of Notre Dame has always acknowledged its place in a greater community. Sitting between South Bend and Mishawaka in northern Indiana, Notre Dame has benefited the area in ways unimaginable, especially when it comes to Notre Dame football weekends. It is estimated that the average football weekend brings approximately $6.2 million dollars to the surrounding community. In addition to the financial aspect, Notre Dame feels truly invested in the surrounding community, with students participating in countless service projects to benefit the greater South Bend area.

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Population of the South Bend-Mishawaka area.

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Millions of dollars in voluntary contributions over the next 10 years from the University of Notre Dame to the cities of South Bend and Mishawaka, the town of Roseland and to St. Joseph County.

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Football legends enshrined in South Bend’s College Football Hall of Fame in the summer of 2009, including former Irish head coach Lou Holtz. The College Football Hall of Fame was constructed in downtown South Bend in 1995 and features what is regarded as one of the most interactive museums in the world.

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Feet runs the East Race Waterway, the first and only manmade whitewater rapids facility in North America. The East Race hosted the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials for kayak.

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GIVE A GIFT and LEAVE A LEGACY

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SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME

SUPPORTING THE SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME CAMPAIGN 2004 – 2011

Where Are They Now Name Post Graduate Endeavors Lauren Ackil (Lyons) ’01 Worked in the United States Congress in Government Affairs, now works as a consultant. Andrea Amoni ’03 Currently working as a financial analyst in the Office of Information Technology at Notre Dame. Leah Ashe ’01 Enrolled in the masters program at the University of Bologna concentrating on “History and Culture of Food” Alice Bartek ’04 Currently studying law at Creighton in Omaha, Nebraska. Jada Benn (Torres) ’99 Working as an assistant professor in Anthropology at Notre Dame after receiving her PhD from New Mexico in 2006. Meghan Boyle ’06 Currently enrolled in second nursing school in Texas. Emily Bosco (Deye) ’01 After receiving her PhD in Cancer Biology, she became a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where she still resides today. Casey Buckstaff ’03 After receiving her masters degree, began working as the Assistant Principal at a Catholic School in Baltimore, Maryland while working on her Doctorate in Education. Claire Bula ’01 Currently a development officer for major gifts at Villanova where she received her law degree. Maureen Carr ’02 After receiving her law degree from Wake Forest in 2006, she now resides in Virginia practicing law. Erica Castro-Larsen ’08 Currently a marketing specialist for special projects at DISH Network. Ann Marie Dillhoff ’03 Presently resides in Chicago where she works in the financial department for McDonald’s Corporation. Erica Drennen ’03 Currently resides in Columbus, Ohio where she practices medicine as an M.D. and an OB/GYN. Cassie Dunn (Markstahler) ’03 Presently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she is an accountant. Megan Feely ’02 Currently resides in St. Louis where she is a social worker. Elizabeth Franzosa ’05 Resides in Chicago, Illinois where she is teaching religion at Cristo Rey Jesuit H.S. Alicia Garcia ’04 Currently living in Chicago where she is a lawyer. Maureen Gibbons ’05 Attends Harvard Business School. Ann Gurucharri ’03 Currently a U.S. Fulbright Fellow while also working as a public sector consultant. Jessica Guzik ’07 Currently studying law at Washington and Lee University. Sarah Kate Hafner ’07 Currently resides in South Florida where she is a design consultant. Tricia Hale (David) ’05 Working towards a second bachelors degree in Intelligence Studies while working as a Military Intelligence Officer. Jacqueline Hazen ’04 While working for the Peace Corps, she has traveled to Romania and Micronesia. Kristin Henkel ’05 Currently working on her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Connecticut. Kaitlin Jackson ’08 Presently enrolled in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at the University of Pittsburgh. Ankica Jedry ’08 Currently a fashion consultant and will begin working on her masters in the fall of 2009 at Northwestern. Pamela Jefson ’06 Currently works at Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Endo-Surgery as a Senior Quality Engineer, while studying Business at Xavier. Elizabeth Jenista (Specht) ’05 Currently studying at Duke to receive her PhD in Chemistry. Sarah Keefer ’04 Currently enrolled in medical school. Julia Kelly ’03 Currently working at Notre Dame in the office of annual giving. Katherine Koss (Burnett) ’02 After graduating from the Georgetown Medical School she became a Pediatrician with the U.S. Navy. Natalie Ladine ’04 Currently working as a doctor for a Family Practice. Shannan Lettieri ’06 Currently studying law at the Albany Law School. Katie Lopez (Chenoweth) ’05 Working to receive her Masters degree from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Social Work. Rebecca Luckett ’03 Working with AIDS in Africa through medical school in New York. Allison Marsh ’08 Presently is an Assistant Closing Manager for small business lending. Kacy McCaffrey ’04 Practicing law in Atlanta after receiving a law degree from the University of Mississippi in 2009. Katie McCalden ’03 Currently serving as a Naval Aviator. Mary Kate McNamara ’08 Presently studying law at Vanderbilt University. Lindsay McQuaid ’08 Currently is the site supervisor for the Portland Boys & Girls Club. Kathryn Menno (Long) ’04 After completing her masters in Secondary Education from Providence College, she became a teacher at St. Xavier High School teaching Science. Courtney Mercer ’02 After graduation she became involved with ACE and is now a manager at REI. Shannon Mohan ’05 Currently working as a corporate accountant. Katie Muldoon (Besson) ’02 Currently an estate-planning attorney Ann Mulligan ’05 Presently the Licensing Specialist at Reebok International Ltd-Adidas Group. Kerri Murphy ’03 After participating in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, she received her Masters in Education and is now a history teacher in Bronx, N.Y. Kolleen Myers ’02 Currently resides in New Jersey where she is working as a teacher. Kelly Natter ’00 Was a member of the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego and received her MBA from IU in 2009. Elizabeth Nerney ’00 Working in Chicago for Georgia HAP Administrators which is a contractor for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Christina Ostrowski ’08 (Padayhag) Currently the Process Improvement Analyst for Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. Sarah Palandech ’06 Currently teaching middle school in East Los Angeles after earning a Masters in Education from Notre Dame in 2008 Laura Pearson ’08 Currently working as a tax accountant. Rachel Polinski ’05 Currently training to become an ER Doctor. Diane Price ’04 Currently working at an Ashram in India. Caitlin Rackish ’05 Currently resides in Africa. Christine Raines (Donnelly) ’05 Currently a Certified Financial Planner and owns her own financial practice. Maria Romano ’07 Currently attends Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Megan Sanders ’04 After receiving her MD from IU, she is now a family practice resident at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend. Kati Sedun ’05 Currently teaching Physical Education and is the Head Crew Coach at the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia. Melissa Shanks (Alberding) ’02 Currently a design architect as well as a project manager. Ashley St. Pierre ’07 While teaching first grade in Teach for America, she is also finishing her Masters in Education. Kathryn Stacer (Hammel) ’00 Currently a logic designer after completing her Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas in 2006. Danielle Stealy ’06 Currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana where she works for Cha-Cha. Michelle L. Stewart (Olsgard) ’02 Working towards a PhD in geography at the University of Colorado after having received the Fulbright Award. Meredith Thornburgh ’06 Currently working as a lawyer in Indianapolis, Indiana Quinn Vandenberg ’04 Currently working as a lawyer in Omaha, Nebraska Allison Walsh (Bartsh) ’00 After receiving her J.D. from the University of Iowa she became a lawyer at Brooks & Trinrud, P.C. in Rock Island, Ill. Ashlee Warren ’03 Currently is in her third year as a resident at the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center after receiving her Medical Degree from Ohio State. Kathleen Welsh ’04 Currently enrolled in medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Making Waves

by Laura McCrystal

Former Irish Rower Amanda Polk (’08) grabs the gold in Germany

Amanda Polk helped lead the United States’ Under-23 women’s eight rowing team to a gold medal at the 2008 FISA World Rowing championships in Brandenburg, Germany in July of ‘08 and her United States Senior National team women’s four boat to a silver medal at the 2009 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland in August of ‘09. For Polk, an ’08 Notre Dame graduate, these achievements were the culmination of years of hard work and determination. It also marked the beginning of her career as a rower in the National program. Polk, who grew up in Pittsburgh and began rowing in 2002, loves rowing because of “its pure competitiveness.” She brought her competitive spirit to Notre Dame, where she became the most decorated rower in program history. In ‘08, she garnered first team All-America honors by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for the third consecutive year and concluded her career as a four-time honoree after earning second-team accolades as a freshman. Polk, a four-time CRCA all-Central Amanda Polk became the first women’s rower from Notre Dame to compete on a national team.

Amanda Polk and the Under-23 women’s eight crew celebrate after winning the gold medal at the 2008 FISA World Rowing Championships in Brandenburg, Germany.

Region first-team selection, rowed in the varsity eight boat throughout her career. A four-time monogram winner and tri-Captain during the 2007-08 campaign, she led the varsity eight boat to a final ranking of 18th in CRCA/US Rowing poll and helped her crew to a third consecutive gold medal at the BIG EAST Championships as Notre Dame won the team title for the fifth consecutive year. During Polk’s career, Notre Dame achieved unmatched success when the Irish earned back-toback berths in the NCAA Championships. In ’06, in the program’s first-ever appearance in the team competition, the Irish earned a ninth-place finish, and followed that up with a 12th place finish in 2007. Her ’06 varsity eight crew won the Petite Final at the NCAA Championships after winning the gold medal at the Central/South Region Championships and finishing fifth in the final CRCA/US Rowing ranking. In ’07, Notre Dame finished in the top-10 of the national rankings with a sixthplace finish and placed third at the Central/ South regionals. “Amanda is an incredibly hard worker. She is very competitive, but as a person is very compassionate with her teammates,” Irish head coach Martin Stone says. Polk’s national rowing aspirations began in the summer of ’06, when she first applied for a seat on the national Under-23 women’s eight boat. The application process for the national squad includes a recommendation letter from a coach and times taken on an indoor rowing machine. In both ’06 and ’07, Polk advanced to the summer tryouts, but did not make the

national boat. Polk said that her past tryout experiences made her hesitant to apply for the ’08 squad. She said her coaches at Notre Dame encouraged her to try again. Her hard work paid off after four weeks of tryouts in Charlottesville, Va. Her selection to the team made her the first Irish women’s rower to compete on a national team. Polk proceeded to train with the Under-23 women’s eight in Princeton, N.J., alongside the Olympic women’s eight and the junior national eight to prepare for the Under-23 World Championship Regatta in Germany. During training, Polk said that she and the other seven women in the boat quickly learned to work well together. “We really just meshed well, pulled it together, and had a lot of fun doing it,” she says. At the world championships in Brandenburg, the Under-23 team only competed in two races. On Friday, July 18, the crew raced to determine which lane they would compete in during the finals. After finishing first in Friday’s race, the American team was able to race in the best lane for the finals. In the final race for the world championship, the American Under-23 boat was second to Poland at the 500-meter mark, but was able to pull ahead during the second half of the race. Polk’s team finished first, with a 3.7 second margin over Poland, and captured the gold medal. After her return from Germany, Amanda went home to Pittsburgh before moving to Princeton to begin practices at the training center with the U.S. senior national women’s crew on Sept. 9. While in Princeton, Polk said she hopes to use her Notre Dame degree in biochemistry to find a part-time job either with a pharmaceutical company or as a lab technician. Polk trained five to six hours per day with the senior national team, with the hopes of rowing in the world championships in the summer of 2009. She realized this goal when she was named to the senior national team as a member of the women’s four boat that was to take to the water from Poznan. The boat went on to capture the silver medal, crossing behind the Netherland national team but holding off Canada who finished third. Polk ultimately hopes to be named as a member of the team competing at the 2012 Olympics. Polk’s attitude about her success serves as an example of hard work and determination. Remarks Stone, “Amanda’s special because she’s the first rower from our program to reach this level; she shows the other rowers what they can achieve if they train hard.”

Amanda Polk became Notre Dame’s first-ever four-time All-American in women’s rowing in 2008.

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This is Notre Dame Rowing

The 2009-10 season signified the 12th year of competition on the varsity level for the Notre Dame rowing program. The Irish have won conference gold in seven of ten seasons since beginning competition in the BIG EAST Conference.

This is Notre Dame Rowing Irish Continue Dominance At BIG EAST Championships By Capturing Seventh Consecutive Conference Crown Dating Back To 2004 Six Irish rowers honored as All-BIG EAST selections. Irish Put Six Rowers On Inaugural BIG EAST All-Conference Team The 2009-10 season saw the inception of the BIG EAST Rowing All-Conference team. In the inaugural All-Conference team selections, the Irish led the way with a total of six recipients, three being named to each of the first and second teams. Seniors Brittney Kelly and Casey Robinson, along with junior Stephanie Gretsch were all named to the first team, while senior Sarah Keithley, junior Katherine Linnemanstons and freshman Stephanie O’Neill garnered second-team honors. Stephanie O’Neill’s selection to the second team puts her alongside Louisville’s Erin Bennett (first team) as one of only two freshmen to claim spots on the squad.

Keithley Named To BIG EAST All-Academic Team For Fourth Time

We Are The Champions

Two Irish Rowers Named National The Irish made it seven straight BIG EAST Scholar Athletes

Championships as the event returned to the renowned Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Irish rowers yet again dominated their BIG EAST counterparts by finishing atop the podium in five of six grand finals. Notre Dame captured gold in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity four and novice eight races, while earning a runner-up result in the novice four race. Notre Dame’s string of seven straight BIG EAST titles is the second-longest current active streak in the conference. Only the Irish women’s swimming and diving team, which extended their streak to a record-setting 14 straight championships in February, has more consecutive league titles. Since the first rowing BIG EAST championship in 2001, Notre Dame has not finished any lower than second in the final team standings.

Irish Place Ninth At Central/South Region Championships In Notre Dame’s eleventh straight visit to the Central/South Championship from Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the Irish finished ninth (out of 24 teams), and were sixth in the Central Region. For the Championship, Notre Dame’s lone victory came in the Open Four C Final while one boat – novice eight - reached the grand final of its respective race.

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Two rowers - senior Sarah Keithley and junior Stephanie Gretsch - were named CRCA National Scholar Athletes. Students named to this honor must be either sophomores, juniors or seniors, rowed a minimum of 75 percent with either the varsity eight, second varsity eight, or varsity four crews and must own a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. Keithley, who owns a 3.74 overall grade point average, earned her diploma in civil engineering. Gretsch currently sports a 3.61 GPA while working towards a double major in biological sciences and history.

This past year, Sarah Keithley became just the fifth Irish rower in history to be named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team four times in the course of her career. Keithley was accompanied by 41 other Irish teammates on the conference AllAcademic team from this past year’s squad, marking

Gretsch Doubles Up On CRCA Honors Along with being named as a CRCA National Scholar Athlete, Stephanie Gretsch also was named as a member of the All-Central Region first team, an honor bestowed on her for the first time in her career. Gretsch becomes the first Irish rower to garner that honor since the 2007-08 season, when Amanda Polk (first team) and Julie Sobolewski (second team) copped the honors for the Irish.

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Stephanie Gretsch was chosen as a 2010 CRCA AllCentral Regional team selection.

the most ever selections for the Irish in a single campaign, previously set at 27 back in 2004. Keithley joins Kati Sedun (2002-2005), Jessica Guzik (2004-2007), Christine Trezza (2006-2009) and Elli Greybar (2006-2009) as the four-time recipients of the award.

2009-10 BIG EAST All-Academic Team Paige Aiello Andrea Archer Emily Backer Teresa Blumenstein Kathleen Bracke Valerie Brencher Emily Crosby Elizabeth Davis Kimberly Dunbar Alicia Elliott Jacqueline Gilhooly Stephanie Gretsch Kelsey Haddad Catherine Hermann Ching-Ting Hwang Hannah Jackson Megan Keegan Sarah Keithley Brittney Kelly Brianna Krafcik Analisa LaMair-Orosco

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by winning five of the six grand final races at the Championships. In addition to being a part of the BIG EAST For the fourth time in the last five seasons, the Coaching Staff of the Year numerous times throughIrish coaching staff of head coach Martin Stone, out his tenure, head coach Martin Stone has also associate head coach Joe Schlosberg and assistant been a National Coach of the Year Finalist (2002 & coach Marnie Stahl have been honored as the BIG 2006), the Central Region Coach of the Year (2002 EAST Coaching Staff of the Year. & 2006) and BIG EAST Coach of the Year (2004). The award comes on the heels of the team capturing its seventh consecutive conference title, aided

Irish Coaches Named BIG EAST Staff Of The Year

Sarah Keithley became the fifth Irish rower to be named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star on four occasions.

Keithley Takes Home BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Fifth-year senior Sarah Keithley took home yet another award for her accomplishments on dry land, becoming one of the 24 recipients of the 2009-10 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award. She is the third Irish rower, to be honored with this accomplishment (Laura Pearson became the first in 2008). Keithley has received multiple academic awards in her time on campus, including the Riley Scholar Award (given annually to a fifth year senior in a dual degree program) and the Gertrude Austin Marti Award (given to a graduating theology senior). Keithley’s mark on the community stretched farther than the classroom where she served as a student leader for the Notre Dame Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a member of the Rosenthal Leadership Academy, a mentor at Clay Intermediate School in South Bend and participated in the Fighting Irish Fighting for Life Program.

Six Irish rowers were named to the inaugural BIG EAST All-Conference team at the 2010 BIG EAST Championships.

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Facilities For most of the season, the Irish row on the St. Joseph River and for those times when they need to go indoors, they have full use of the Loftus Sports Complex and the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. The St. Joseph River, which runs through downtown South Bend just a couple of miles from the Notre Dame campus, provides three miles of well-protected waters for the rowing team. A boathouse, built in 1984 near the banks of the St. Joseph River, houses the boats and equipment used by the team. The Irish rowing program provides the latest in equipment and boats. Notre Dame’s inventory includes six eight-person boats, four four-person boats, and eight pair/doubles boats.The University added new boat racks in 1999-2000 and added a new 120’ dock in 2001-02. It also has state-of-the-art video equipment, which is used on a daily basis. For the colder months, the Irish have access to a number of indoor facilities, which house a full-inventory of rowing machines called ergometers. For dry-land training, Notre Dame rowers have access to 50+ ergometers for use by the team year round. The Irish also have the ability to put together four eights of ergs on slides, allowing the athletes to row in simulated lineups. This allows the Irish to work on technical points in an excellent teaching and learning environment.There is also the capability to link the ergs via computer and have races between the four boats. The 2009-10 school year marks the 24th full year of use of the Loftus Sports Complex, including Meyo Field and the Haggar Fitness Complex, by Notre Dame’s athletic teams. The all-purpose indoor sports building, which was first opened in September of 1987, and dedicated on April 23, 1988, was designed for use by all Notre Dame athletic teams, as well as students, faculty and staff. The $6.3 million facility measures 614 by 210 feet and stands in the trees just northeast of the Joyce Center. In addition to housing the Haggar Fitness Center Complex and Meyo Field, which features a 100-yard Prestige Turf field surrounded by a six-lane track onefifth of a mile long making it as large as any indoor track in the nation, the Loftus building features four large airconditioned conference rooms that can be subdivided into nine smaller rooms by means of soundproof partitions. There is also a 154-seat auditorium with audiovisual capability for academic lectures and team meetings. The facility also includes men’s and women’s lockers, plus a first-aid station. The Don F. and Flora Guglielmino Family Athletics Center, which was opened in 2005, is the home of a weightlifting area that doubled the size of the previous area and ranks as one of the most comprehensive free-weight and exercise machine facilities in the country. It also serves as the central location for athletic training and equipment facilities, which makes everything more convenient for Notre Dame student-athletes

The Notre Dame women’s rowing team trains in the fall and spring on the waters of the St. Joseph River.

so they are able to manage their time in a more efficient manner. There are also weightlifting areas in both the Joyce Center and Rockne Memorial Building available for student-athlete use.

The Gugliemino Athletics. Complex in August of 2005. The 96,000-squarefoot facility is home to all of Notre Dame’s athletic teams.

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The Irish women’s rowing team was greeted by a new locker room facility for the 2008-09 season, which includes individual wooden lockers (left), a spacious lounge area with flat-screen televisions (above left), a trophy wall (top) and four erg machines (above) allowing indoor training for the rowers.

Notre Dame Equipment Inventory Six eights Four fours Eight pair/doubles All shells equipped with Neilson-Kellerman Speed Coach Computers, as well as cox-box amplification systems in the fours and eights 70 sweep oars 24 sculling oars 50+ rowing machines

2008-09 Rowing Roster Name Paige Aiello (c) - Andrea Archer* (c) - Emily Backer** Teresa Blumenstein Stephanie Boggs Kathleen Bracke Valerie Brencher* Christina Buckley** Kerry Casey Caitlin Connelly Emily Crosby*** Elizabeth Davis Kimberly Dunbar Alicia Elliott* Jacqueline Gilhooly* Stephanie Gretsch** Kelsey Haddad Catherine Hermann Ching-Ting Hwang* Hannah Jackson* Alyce Kanabrocki Megan Keegan** (c) - Sarah Keithley**** Morgan Kelley** (c) - Brittney Kelly**** Brianna Krafcik* Analisa LaMair-Orosco

Ht. 5-6 5-3 5-10 5-4 5-10 5-9 5-8 6-0 5-1 5-11 5-10 5-4 5-6 5-1 5-1 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-7 5-10 5-8 5-11 5-4 5-9 5-8 5-7 5-9

Year Hometown/High School FR Rochester Hills, MI/Notre Dame Preparatory SR Redding, CT/Academy of Our Lady of Mercy SR Cannelton, IN/Perry Central FR Westmont, NJ/Paul VI High School FR Lumberton, NJ/Bishop Eustace Preparatory FR Moline, IL/Moline High School SO Lumberton, NJ/Holy Cross JR Huntington, NY/Saint Anthony’s SO Brewster, NY/North Salem FR St. Paul, MN/Cretin-Derham JR Middletown, NJ/Red Bank Catholic SO Bozeman, MT/Bozeman High School FR Clarence, NY/Clarence High School SO Ambler, PA/Mount St. Joseph Academy SO Palos Heights, IL/Marist JR Downers Grove, IL/Downers Grove North FR Berwyn, PA/Conestoga FR Eagan, MN/Convent of the Visitation SO Chesterfield, MO/Parkway Central High JR Moscow, ID/Vashon High FR Chicago, IL/University of Chicago Laboratory Schools JR Marietta, OH/Marietta SR Austin, TX/The Lawrenceville School SO Windermere, FL/Olympia SR Wexford, PA/North Allegheny JR Aurora, OH/Aurora FR Silver City, NM/Silver

Jennifer Lee Katherine Linnemanstons** (c) - Rachael Louie** Genevieve Malone** Erin McConnell** Sarah McShane Abby Meyers Carol Ann Michel** Kathryn Monahan* Kelsey Murphy Maura Newell Stephanie O’Neill* (c) - Braegan Padley*** Lauren Peartree Joanna Poinsatte* (c) - Casey Robinson*** Meghan Salomon* Danni Schneider Camille Sharrow Katie Suyo** Sarah Thompson* Sylvianne Velasquez Meghan Vertovec Paige White*

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Holmdel, NJ/Holmdel High School Mequon, WI/Divine Savior Holy Angels Westfield, NJ/Westfield Dayton, OH/Oakwood Simsbury, CT/Simsbury South Bend, IN/Trinity School Dayton, OH/Chaminade-Julienne Princeton, NJ/The Hun School of Princeton Evanston, IL/St. Ignatius College Prep Winthrop, ME/St. Dominic Regional Seattle, WA/Seattle Preparatory School Vienna, VA/Bishop O’Connell Boise, ID/Eagle Rochester, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Chattanooga, TN/Notre Dame Alexandria, VA/American Cooperative School Cincinnati, OH/Saint Ursula Academy Mound, MN/Mound-Westonka China, MI/St. Clair Yardley, PA/The Pennington School Los Angeles, CA/Marlborough School San Antonio, TX/Providence LaGrange Park, IL/Lyons Township Boise, ID/Sacred Heart (TX)

(*) – denotes Mongrams received (c) – denotes team captain

Row 1 (l to r): Elizabeth Davis, Lauren Peartree, Sarah Keithley, Rachael Louie, Brittney Kelly, Braegan Padley, Andrea Archer, Emily Backer, Casey Robinson, Kerry Casey, Danni Schneider, Abby Meyers, Alicia Elliott, Jacqueline Gilhooly

Row 3 (l to r): Kim Dunbar, Catherine Hermann, Morgan Kelley, Erin McConnell, Ching-Ting Hwang, Kate Suyo, Valerie Brencher, Maura Newell, Paige Aiello, Stephanie O’Neill, Kelsey Haddad, Teresa Blumenstein, Sylvianne Velasquez, Sarah McShane

Row 2 (l to r): Bri Krafcik, Paige White, Meg Keegan, Christina Buckley, Stephanie Gretsch, Katherine Linnemanstons, Carol Ann Michel, Gen Malone, Hannah Jackson, Emily Crosby, Kathleen Bracke

Row 4 (l to r): Joanna Poinsatte, Anne Hart, Meghan Vertovec, Jennifer Lee, Madeleine Andersen, Sarah Thompson, Camille Sharrow, Alyce Kanabrocki, Caitlin Connelly, Analisa LaMair-Orosco, Stephanie Boggs, Kelsey Murphy, Meghan Salomon, Kathryn Monahan

Row 5 (l to r): rigger Kurt Butler, volunteer coach Ashley Yergler, volunteer coach Heather Schlosberg, associate head coach Joe Schlosberg, head coach Martin Stone, assistant coach Marnie Stahl, volunteer coach Lauren Buck, trainer Dave Ludwig, Lamarr Holland (senior manager)

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BIG EAST Conference With 30 years under its belt, The BIG EAST Conference continues on a path of success in and out of the athletic arena. The goals have always been the same. The league wants and expects to compete at the highest level and does so with integrity and sportsmanship. The commendable performances of the student-athletes at BIG EAST schools are the indicators of the league’s proud tradition of success. The BIG EAST has gone through membership changes since its birth, but the 2009-10 academic year will mark the conference’s fifth straight with the same 16-member group, the nation’s largest Division I-A conference. In 2008-09, BIG EAST student-athletes again succeeded on the national stage. The Connecticut women’s basketball team won its sixth national championship by defeating conference-foe Louisville in an all-BIG EAST NCAA title game. The Notre Dame women’s soccer team reached the NCAA championship game and the Syracuse field hockey squad advanced to the NCAA Final Four. Three BIG EAST women’s cross country teams finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships. West Virginia was fourth followed by Villanova in sixth place and Georgetown in ninth. Individually in women’s sports, Providence’s Dannette Doetzel won the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Connecticut’s Maya Moore was the conference’s sixth winner of the Wade Trophy as the top player in women’s basketball. Notre Dame’s Kerri Hanks won the Hermann Trophy, the top award in women’s soccer. On the men’s side, Connecticut and Villanova advanced to the Final Four in basketball. The 2008-09 campaign was arguably the best men’s basketball season in the history of the BIG EAST with the league setting NCAA standards with three No. 1 tournament seeds, four teams in the round of the Elite Eight and five in the Sweet 16. The St. John’s men’s soccer team reached the NCAA College Cup before losing in the national semifinals. BIG EAST football has maintained its high profile and its reputation as a balanced group. Seven of the league’s eight squads were nationally ranked or received votes in the national polls in 2008. Cincinnati was the league champion. The BIG EAST, a charter member of the Bowl Championship Series, has won three of its last four BCS bowl games. West Virginia, Louisville and Connecticut also have won or shared league crowns over the past four seasons. The BIG EAST has continued to produce studentathletes who were at the forefront of athletic and academic achievement. In 2008-09, 19 BIG EAST players were chosen to their respective ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams, including eight first-team selections. Nearly 400 student-athletes have earned academic all-America honors. The BIG EAST became the nation’s largest Division I-A conference in 2005-06 when five new members began competing. The new schools were: University of Cincinnati, DePaul University, University of Louisville, Marquette University and the University of South Florida. BIG EAST institutions reside in nine of the nation’s top-34 largest media markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Milwaukee and Cincinnati. With

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its newest members, BIG EAST markets contain almost one-fourth of all television households in the U.S. Since opening its doors in 1979, the league has won 26 national championships in six different sports and 126 student-athletes have won individual national titles. The BIG EAST has enjoyed tremendous basketball success, especially in this decade. In 2008-09, the BIG EAST produced four of the eight Final Four teams in men’s and women’s basketball. It was only the second time in NCAA history that one conference placed that many Final Four teams in the same season. In 2003-04, Connecticut became the first school in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball titles in the same season. In ’02-03, the BIG EAST became the first conference in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s titles in the same year when the Syracuse men and the Connecticut women captured their respective national championships. In men’s basketball, BIG EAST squads have won three of the last 11 NCAA championships. BIG EAST women’s teams have taken six of the last 10 NCAA titles. Proactive movement has been a signature strategy for the conference that was born in 1979. The BIG EAST continually turns challenges into opportunities to become stronger. In 2009-10, the BIG EAST will add men’s lacrosse to its growing list of sports, which will increase its total to 24 sport championships. The first women’s golf championship was held in the spring of 2003. Women’s lacrosse and rowing were added in 2001. The BIG EAST became a reality on May 31, 1979, following a meeting of athletic directors from Providence College, St. John’s, Georgetown and Syracuse universities. Seton Hall, Connecticut and Boston College completed the original seven school alliance. While the membership has both increased and changed, the focus of the BIG EAST has not wavered. The conference reflects a tradition of broad based pro-

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grams, led by administrators and coaches who place a constant emphasis on academic integrity. Its student athletes own significantly high graduation rates and their record of scholastic achievement notably shows a balance between intercollegiate athletics and academics. Any successful organization has been fortunate to have outstanding leadership. Michael Tranghese, the league’s first full-time employee, and for 11 years the associate to Dave Gavitt, became Commissioner in 1990. In his first year, he administered the formation of The BIG EAST Football Conference. For 2009-10, the BIG EAST will undergo one significant change. Tranghese stepped down from his position on June 30, 2009. John Marinatto, who has served as senior associate commissioner, has moved into the Commissioner’s chair. The league has long been considered a leader in innovative concepts in promotion and publicity, particularly regarding television. Those efforts have resulted in unparalleled visibility for BIG EAST student-athletes. The conference has enjoyed long-standing relationships with CBS, ESPN, Inc. and ABC. BIG EAST men’s basketball games are regular sellouts at campus and major public arenas, including the annual men’s BIG EAST Championship in Madison Square Garden. The women’s basketball championship has led all conferences in attendance for the past six years. Attendance figures also are significant in soccer and baseball. More than 550 BIG EAST student-athletes have earned All-America recognition and dozens have won individual NCAA national championships. The BIG EAST has been well represented in U.S. or foreign national and Olympic teams. Several athletes earned gold medals in each of the last six summer Olympiads. The BIG EAST has its headquarters in Providence where the conference administers to more than 5,500 athletes.

Notre Dame BIG EAST Titles Since joining the BIG EAST in 1995-96, Notre Dame has won the most conference championships (107) of any school:

Baseball (5) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Women’s Swimming and Diving (14) 1997-2010

Women’s Cross Country (3) 2002, 2003, 2005

Men’s Swimming and Diving (4) 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

Men’s Cross Country (5) 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005

Women’s Tennis (10) 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008-2010

Women’s Golf (3) 2003, 2004, 2008

Men’s Tennis (7) 1996, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008

Men’s Golf (6) 1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006

Women’s Indoor Track and Field (2) 2002, 2006

Women’s Lacrosse (1) 2009

Men’s Indoor Track and Field (4) 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010

Rowing (7) 2004-2010

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field (1) 2007

Women’s Soccer (11) 1995-2001, 2005-06, 2008, 2009

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field (7) 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

Men’s Soccer (2) 1996, 2003

Volleyball (9) 1995-1998, 2000-02, 2004, 2005

Softball (6) 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009

Coaching Staff

For the fourth time in the past five seasons, the Irish coaching staff of head coach Martin Stone, associate head coach Joe Schlosberg and assistant coach Marnie Stahl were named BIG EAST Staff of the Year.

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Martin Stone

Head Coach 13th Season St. Mary’s (Calif.) ’89

Since being named head coach in October of 1997, Martin Stone has been the driving force behind Notre Dame’s emergence on the national scene. The 2010-11 campaign signals the 13th season of competition for the Irish. Since that individual season, Martin Stone has been the individual and mentor responsible for elevating, nurturing and building a nationalcaliber program that has enjoyed tremendous success, prominence and respect amongst its peers. When he was named the program’s first-ever head coach in the fall of ’97 after rowing was granted varsity status, Stone came to Notre Dame with just one simple objective — to build a program that was recognized as one of the nation’s best. During his tenure, few could argue with the success of the program and its stature within the collegiate rowing community. In 2009-10, Stone’s squad cemented its status as the BIG EAST Conference’s most dominant program in the sport by winning its seventh consecutive league crown. In convincing fashion, the Irish captured five of six races and finished second in the other event. The championship also saw Stone and his coaching staff cop staff-of-the-year honors for the fourth time in five seasons. Notre Dame also had a league-best

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six rowers earn all-conference accolades (2010 marked the first season that all-conference honors were handed out). Notre Dame’s current string of seven straight conference titles is the second-longest active streak in the BIG EAST with the Irish women’s swimming and diving team enjoying the top spot with 14 consective titles to its credit. In builiding the program from its infancy, Stone has been able to relish the steady growth within the program. Less than 10 years after its first season of competition, Stone and Notre Dame reached a program first as the Irish earned their first-ever at-large team berth for the 2006 NCAA Championships and then followed it up with another apperance in the team competition in 2007. The Irish finished 9th in ’06 and earned a 12th-place finish in ’07. The back-to-back NCAA berths were an endorsement for the program as one of the nation’s top collegiate programs. In 2009, Notre Dame captured its sixth straight BIG EAST crown after making BIG EAST history in 2008 en route to winning its fifth straight conference crown as the Irish became the first team in conference history to sweep all six races with victories in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity four, novice eight and novice four events. The ’09 season also saw Lauren Buck became the program’s first-ever recipient of a prestigious NCAA postgraduate scholarship. Buck was one of four student-athletes to earn a postgraduate scholarship, the most Irish studentathletes honored in a single academic year. For the third straight year in ’08, Stone and his assistants Joe Schlosberg and Marnie Stahl were selected as the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year.

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Notre Dame’s varsity eight crew also finished the 2007-08 campaign ranked for the third time in as many seasons as the Irish ended the year 18th in the final Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA)/US Rowing ranking. Amanda Polk, the most decorated rower in school history, carved a unique niche as the program’s first four-time All-American as she garnered CRCA first-team honors for the third consecutive year after earning second-team accolades as a freshman. Polk also capped off her career by earning first-team CRCA AllCentral Region honors, one of two Irish rowers to be selected for all-regional honors. Polk’s teammate, Julie Sobolewski was a second-team honoree. In 2006-07, the Irish finished 12th at the NCAA Championships and won its fourth consecutive BIG EAST crown, while also placing fifth at the Central/South Region Championships. The varsity eight crew finished in the top-10 of the national polls for the second straight year with a sixth-place finish in the national rankings. The varsity eight boat won the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championships and was third at the Central/South Region Championships. At one point during mid-season, the Irish varsity eight crew rattled off five consecutive wins over top-10 boats for the first time ever in program history and climbed to an all-time high of third in the national poll. Polk became the program’s first three-time All-American and was a repeat selection on the CRCA first team. Teammate Allison Marsh copped second-team All-America honors. Five rowers garnered CRCA All-Central Region honors as Polk, Marsh and coxswain Maria Romano were selected to the first-team, while Meghan Boyle and Laura Pearson were tabbed as second-team honorees. The unmatched success of the 2005-06 campaign could certainly be considered the program’s benchmark. During the season, the Irish finished ninth in the team competition at the NCAA Championships after earning the school’s first-ever team bid. Highlighting the Championship was a victory by the varsity eight boat in the Petite Final as the crew earned a seventh-place finish overall. Both the second varsity eight and varsity four crews also advanced to the Petite Final in their races and finished 12th and 11th, respectively. Stone was tabbed BIG EAST Coach of the Year in ‘06 for the second time in his career after Notre Dame won its third consecutive conference title by winning four of six races. He also was named the CRCA Central Region Coach of the Year (an honor that he also earned in 2002) after the Irish finished a program-best third at the Central/South Region Championships. After beginning the season unranked, Notre Dame’s varsity eight boat finished fifth in the final CRCA/US Rowing ranking. In addition to finishing seventh at the NCAAs, the Irish

varsity eight copped gold medals at both the BIG EAST and Central/South Region Champion-ships. The win at the Central/South Region Championships was the first in a Grand Final for a Notre Dame varsity eight boat. Earlier in the spring, Notre Dame recorded its highest finish ever — fourth place — in the Jessop-Whittier Cup race at the San Diego Crew Classic. A record three rowers from the varsity eight crew earned All-America recognition by the CRCA that was highlighted by Polk becoming the second rower in the program’s history to earn first-team honors. In addition to Polk, Sarah Palandech and Julie Sobolewski garnered second-team honors. Five rowers (the most in school history) earned CRCA All-Central Region honors, including four first team honorees. Polk was a first-team selection for the second consecutive year, while Palandech, Sobolewski and Romano copped first-team for the first time in their careers. Melissa Felker rounded out the list as a second-team selection. In 2004-05 Notre Dame won its second straight BIG EAST title by winning four of six events. The Irish enjoyed one of its best showings at the Central/South Region Championships with a seventh-place finish (its highest to date at the time). Polk became the first Notre Dame freshman to earn All-America honors as a secondteam honoree and also was the first rookie to garner All-Central Region first-team honors. Notre Dame’s 2003-04 season seemed to set the stage for the success of the past three seasons. Following three consecutive second-place finishes, Notre Dame copped its first-ever team title at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge by winning four of five race titles, tying the conference record for individual crowns. The Irish varsity eight crew made an appearance in the NCAA Championships for the second time in school history and earned an 11th-place finish. Notre Dame also finished 16th in the final CRCA/US Rowing. The ’03-’04 campaign saw Natalie Ladine earn first-team CRCA All-America honors as she became the second rower in school history to earn All-America accolades. Ladine and Alice Bartek garnered All-Central Region honors as well. Consistency has been the hallmark of the Notre Dame rowing program under Stone. Although the Irish did not advance to the NCAA Championships in ’03, there were still many firsts in the program during that 2002-03 campaign as the second varsity four won its first-ever gold medal at the Central Regional Championships. Notre Dame also won three gold medals (the most up to that point) at the BIG EAST regatta as the Irish won the second varsity eight, the varsity four and the second varsity four. Notre Dame defeated top teams such as Michigan, Iowa, Tennessee and Clemson throughout the season and finished just out of the top 20.

Coaching Highlights 1992 – Stone directed the Navy varsity eight to its first gold medal at the Dad Vail Regatta (largest crew regatta on the East Coast) … The Mids captured the Seitz Trophy for overall team performance at the Dad Vail for the sixth consecutive year. 1993 – Stone’s crews swept all varsity and novice races at the Patriot League championships … Navy’s first novice boat took first at the Champion International Collegiate Rowing Regatta. 1994 – Stone led Navy as the varsity eight won the title, as well as the first and second novice boats finishing first … The Mids also captured the Anita DeFrantz Trophy for overall performance by a women’s crew team at the Champion International Regatta. 1995 – The Navy varsity eight and second varsity eight were fifth and second, respectively, at the Champion International Collegiate Regatta. 1997 – Stone was named head rowing coach at the University of Notre Dame. 1999 – Notre Dame completed its first year of varsity competition as the lightweight eight boat finished the year ranked 12th in the nation. 2001 – Notre Dame achieved its first national ranking, closing out the season 16th, and just missed the 2001 NCAA Championships after a fifth-place finish at the Central Regions, its highest in history. 2002 – Notre Dame’s varsity eight receives an invitation to the 2002 NCAA Rowing Championships in Indianapolis … The Irish placed 16th at the NCAAs and finished the season ranked 13th as a team. Notre Dame also had its first All-American in Ashlee Warren, while four women earned CRCA All-Region honors and six women were named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes … Stone also was named one of six finalists for CRCA National Coach of the Year. 2003 – Stone led Notre Dame to its first-ever gold medal at the Central Regions (second varsity four) and three gold medals at the 2003 BIG EAST Rowing Challenge (second varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity four) … Notre Dame also competed at the Windermere Cup in Seattle in front of 100,000 people. 2004 – Notre Dame wins a record four race titles to capture its first-ever BIG EAST Rowing Challenge … The Irish varsity eight crew earns an at-large berth into the NCAA Championships for the second time an finishes 11th overall … Natalie Ladine earns CRCA first-team All-America honors and was an all-Central Region honoree along with teammate Alice Bartek. 2005 – Notre Dame wins its second consecutive BIG EAST title by winning four events … The Irish finish seventh at the Central/South Region Championships … Amanda Polk becomes the first Irish freshman to earn All-America honors as a second-team honoree and first-team all-Central Region selection. 2006 – Notre Dame finishes ninth at the NCAA Championships after earning its first-ever team berth … The Irish varsity eight boat wins the Petite Final at the NCAA and finishes seventh overall, while the second varsity eight and varsity four are 12th and 11th, respectively … The varsity eight finishes the year ranked fifth nationally (a program best) after winning gold medals at the BIG EAST and Central/South Region Championships … Stone is named BIG EAST Coach of the Year after leading the Irish to their third consecutive crown and also is honored as the Central Region Coach of the Year … A record three rowers — Polk, Julie Sobolewski and Sarah Palandech — receive All-America recognition with Polk earning first-team honors. 2007 – Notre Dame places 12th at the NCAA Championships after earning a team bid for the second consecutive year ... The Irish wins a fourth straight BIG EAST title as the varsity eight, varsity four and novice four crews all win gold medals ... For the second time in as many seasons, the varsity eight crew finishes in the top-10 of the national rankings and is sixth in the final poll and places third at the Central/South Region Championships ... Polk is tabbed a first-team All-American for the second straight year and becomes the program’s first-ever threetime All-America honoree ... Allison Marsh garners All-America honors for the first time in her career as a secondteam selection. 2008 – Notre Dame wins an unprecedented fifth consecutive BIG EAST title by becoming the first team in conference history to sweep all six races as the Irish won gold medals in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity four, novice eight and novice four ... The gold medal by the novice eight crew marked the first-ever for an Irish boat at the championship ... Notre Dame took seventh at the Central/South Region Championships ...The varsity eight crew finishes 18th in the final poll marking the third straight year that boat has been ranked at the conclusion of the season ... Polk becomes the program’s first four-time All-American after earning first-team honors for the third straight year ... She garners first-team all-regional honors for the fourth consecutive year, while Sobolewski is tabbed as a second-team honoree ... Stone and his staff are named the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year for the third time in as many years. 2009 – The Irish claim their sixth straight BIG EAST crown with the second vasity eight, varsity four, second varsity four and novice four crews all claiming gold medals ... The second varsity eight crew places fifth overall in the Collegiate JV race — the highest finish ever by an Irish second varsity eight boat — at the San Diego Crew Classic. 2010 – Notre Dame ran its streak to seven consecutive BIG EAST titles and claimed five of six gold medals ... The Irish coaching staff was tabbed BIG EAST Staff of the Year for the fourth time in five years ... Notre Dame led the way with six all-conference selections in the inaugural year in which the league handed out all-league accolades ... Stephanie Gretsch, Brittney Kelly and Casey Robinson garnered first-team all-BIG EAST honors, while Sarah Keithley, Katherine Linnemanstons and Stephanie O’Neill were selected to the second team.

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years. In 1994, Stone coached the Mids to a varsity eight title at the Champion International Collegiate Rowing Championships. Navy not only earned the title, Ashlee Warren and Ladine earned CRCA but also was awarded All-Central Region accolades, while Warren the prestigious Anita also became the first rower in Irish history DeFrantz Trophy for to win the BIG EAST/Aéropostale Female overall performance by Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a semifinalwomen’s crews at the ist for an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Champion International In 2001-02, Stone, one of six finalists for Regatta. coach-of-the-year honors, led the Irish to one Two years prior in of their best seasons as the Irish earned a final 1992, Stone directed the ranking of 13th after being ranked as high as Mids’ varsity eight to its ninth at one point in the campaign. The Irish first gold medal at the also earned their first-ever invitation to the Dad Vail Regatta, the national regatta, placing 16th at the NCAA East Coast’s largest crew regatta. The second the varsity eight winning the Head of the Elk, Rowing Championships in the varsity eight. varsity eight also won a gold medal at the Dad That season, the Irish boasted a then pro- its first such victory in a regatta of that magniVail with the team winning the Seitz Trophy for tude, and five other races during the spring. The gram-high four All-Central Region honorees. overall team performance by women’s crews. Irish received an invitation and placed sixth in Warren also became the first rower at Notre The next season, Navy swept all of the races the Jessop-Whittier Cup at the prestigious San Dame to earn All-America honors when she at the Patriot League Championships. The first Diego Crew Classic. was named to the second team. Stone also coached Warren and Michelle novice boat also achieved success for Stone in The Irish finished the 2000-01 season ranked Olsgard to CRCA all-region honors in ‘01. 1993, by placing first at the Champion 16th nationally. The varsity eight took fifth and Leah Ashe became the first Irish rower to earn International Collegiate Regatta. the second varsity eight sixth at the 2001 Stone’s fifth and final year at the helm of the CoSIDA Academic All-America honors when Central Regions, while the second varsity four Navy crew program marked a new era for the she was named to the women’s at-large second was fourth in its final, and the varsity four won program. The Midshipmen joined the prestiteam. the petite title at the same event. gious Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Stone’s second season saw dramatic improveOther highlights of the campaign included ment from his squad that boasted the talents of Colleges (EAWRC), which includes schools Katrina Ten Eyck, one of the top rowers in the such as Brown, Princeton and Virginia. In the BIG EAST Championship nation. Ten Eyck, who garnered CRCA all- team’s first season in the EAWRC, the first region honors, was invited to train at the United varsity placed third in the third-level finals, Results Under Stone while the second varsity won the third-level States Olympic Training Center. In 1998-99, Stone sent the program off to a finals at the EAWRC Championships. 2001 - 2nd Prior to taking over Navy’s women’s prorousing start and quickly put Notre Dame on 2002 - 2nd the map as he led the lightweight eight vessel gram, Stone served as the Mids plebe light2003 - 2nd weight coach in 1991. He also was an assistant to a No. 12 national ranking. 2004 - 1st rowing coach at his alma mater, Saint Mary’s Before his arrival at Notre Dame, Stone spent 2005 - 1st five years as the women’s rowing coach at the College in Moraga, Calif., in 1990, working 2006 - 1st United States Naval Academy, where he began with both the men’s and women’s programs and 2007 - 1st more specifically, with the varsity and novice his coaching career. 2008 - 1st He started his coaching career as the wom- women. 2009 - 1st Stone began his rowing career at Saint Mary’s en’s rowing coach at the United States Naval 2010 - 1st Academy and served as head coach for five College as an undergraduate. With the Gaels, he Central/South Region was named the most valuable oarsman three Championship Results years and went on to Under Stone earn three letters, two in the heavyweight boat 2000 - 10th and one in the light2001 - 9th weight boat. 2002 - 4th overall/4th Central Region Born March 25, 1966, 2003 - 8th overall/5h Central Region Stone graduated from 2004 - 6th (tie) overall/5th Central Region Saint Mary’s with a 2005 - 7th overall/5th Central Region Bachelor of Arts degree 2006 - 3rd overall/3rd Central Region in an integral major. He 2007 - 5th overall/3rd Central Region and his wife, Amy, are 2008 - 7th overall/5th Central Region the parents of two sons 2009 - 8th overall/6th Central Region — Jack and Noah. 2010 - 9th overall/6th Central Region

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Associate Head Coach

Joe Schlosberg

Associate Head Coach 10th Season Northwestern ’00

After serving as an assistant coach for the Notre Dame rowing program since he was hired in October of 2001, Joe Schlosberg was promoted to associate head coach in July 2008. The 2010-11 campaign will mark his 10th season as a member of head coach Martin Stone’s coaching staff. Schlosberg began his tenure coaching the varsity four crews from 2001-05. He then spent the next three seasons, from 2005-08, serving as the primary coach for the novice program before returning to coaching the varsity four boats at the start of the 2008-09 campaign. In addition to his coaching duties, Schlosberg also is responsible for alumni relations and equipment management. During Schlosberg’s tenure, his Irish crews have won 15 gold medals at the BIG EAST Championships as Notre Dame has won an unprecedented seven straight conference titles from 2004-10. Since joining the Irish, Schlosberg has been a key part of the program’s tremendous success at the national level. In 2006 and 2007, Notre Dame earned the program’s first two NCAA Championship team bids. The Irish finished ninth in their first-ever appearance in ’06 and followed that up with a 12-place finish in ’07. The 2010 campaign saw the Irish again top the podium at the BIG EAST Championships, aided by winning five of the six grand final races, one of which was Schlosberg’s varsity four crew. Along with winning BIG EAST gold, the boat was able to knock off two nationally ranked foes in Michigan and Michigan State earlier in the year and earned a second-place ranking in the final Central Region polls, according to the NCAA Division I Rowing Committee. En route to capturing its fifth straight BIG EAST crown in 2008, Notre Dame became the first school in conference history to sweep all six races that included wins by Schlosberg’s

novice eight and novice four boats. The win by the novice eight boat was the first-ever for an Irish crew at the BIG EAST Championships. In ’07, his novice eight crew began the spring season by winning its first seven races and finished second at the conference championship. In ‘06, the novice eight won the Petite Final at both the San Diego Crew Classic and Central/South Region Championships and finished second at the BIG EAST Championships en route to the Irish league title for the third straight year. In Notre Dame’s first team appearance in the NCAA Championships in ‘06, the varsity eight finished seventh, the varsity four took 11th and the second varsity eight posted a 12th-place finish. During his first stint working with the varsity four crews, Schlosberg helped lead those crews to four consecutive gold medals at the BIG EAST Championships as the Irish swept both the varsity and second varsity four races in ‘05. At the Central/ South Region Championships in ‘04 and ‘05, Notre Dame’s fours did extremely well with the varsity four finishing fifth both years in the Grand Final event. In ‘02, Notre Dame experienced its best season at the time as the varsity eight qualified for its first NCAA appearance and achieved its first top-10 ranking in school history. In ‘04, the varsity eight finished 11th overall in its second appearance. Schlosberg came to Notre Dame after serving as an assistant rowing coach at Northwestern in 2000-01. With the Wildcats, Schlosberg worked with the men’s novice team and assisted with the men’s and women’s varsity squads, teaching

the fundamentals of rowing and designing workout programs. He also was responsible for all of the rowing equipment. A native of New Jersey, Schlosberg worked with some of the elite collegiate rowing coaches during the summers of ‘01 and ‘02 at the Northeast Rowing Center in Maine. A 2000 graduate of Northwestern with a degree in mechanical engineering, Schlosberg competed for the Wildcats’ crew team from 1996-2000. He was captain in 1998-99 as his team won the Midwest Sprints and the Big Ten Sprint Championship in 1998. Schlosberg was an executive board member of the rowing team from 1998-2000, as well as the team’s marketing assistant and equipment manager. In addition to his coaching responsi-

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bilities at Northwestern, Schlosberg worked as a project engineer at ITW Buildex in Itasca, Ill. While at ITW Buildex, he led a multimilliondollar product upgrade focusing on a new dimensional profile for the company. He also has worked as a graphics specialist at Exxon Research and Engineering in Clinton, N.J. In June of ’09 Schlosberg married Heather Constant. He and his wife reside in South Bend.

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Assistant Coach

Marnie Stahl

Assistant Coach Sixth Season Charleston ’99

Marnie Stahl joined the Irish coaching staff in August of 2005 and will begin her sixth year with the program in 2010-11. The 2009-10 campaign saw Stahl enter her second year in charge of the novice eight program after working with the varsity four crews the three previous seasons. In all five seasons Stahl has been an assistant with the program, Notre Dame has captured the BIG EAST team title, and currently owns the second-longest active streak in the league with seven straight conference crowns dating back to 2004. The 2010 season was a big success for Stahl and the novice eight boats, as they racked up six race wins on the campaign. Most notable accomplishments included a gold-medal winning performance at the BIG EAST Championship and berth in the Grand Final at the Central/South Region Sprints. During her three seasons working with the varsity four crews, Stahl’s boats enjoyed great success. At the 2008 BIG EAST Championships, Notre Dame’s varsity four and second varsity four crews won gold medals as the Irish swept all six races en route to winning its fifth consecutive In addition, Notre Dame’s open four crew won the Petite Final at the Central/South Region Championship that same season. Overall, Notre Dame’s varsity four boats won five gold medals at the BIG EAST Championships under Stahl. In 2009, the novice four crew captured BIG EAST gold in winning the school’s six consecutive conference crown. Recently, she has been part of the two most successful campaigns in school history when Notre Dame finished ninth in 2006 and 12th in 2007 at the NCAA Championships after earn-

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ing back-to-back berths in the team competition. The four crews advanced to the Petite Finals of the NCAAs and finished 11th overall on both occasions. Prior to coming to Notre Dame as an assistant coach, she spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan. Stahl began her two-year stint with the Michigan program in September 2003 following four years as head coach for the St. Ursula Academy Rowing Club in Toledo, Ohio (August 1999 through July ‘03). At Michigan, she served as the primary coach for the varsity four boats and helped the program achieve success at the national level. In 2004, the Wolverines finished third in the team competition at the NCAA Championships and then followed that up with an eighth-place finish in 2005. A member of the Toledo Rowing Club since August of ‘91, Stahl has served that organization in a number of capacities and has been instrumental in the long-range strategic planning of the program. She was named president of the Board of Trustees in January of 2005 after having been a board member since January of ‘03. She was head coach of the women’s collegiate summer program in ‘03 and served as head coach of the women’s masters team from June of 2000 until September of 2001. Stahl graduated cum laude from the University of Charleston in Charleston, W.Va. with a bachelor’s of science degree in sports medicine and pre-professional studies in May of ‘99. In addition, she has done graduate coursework in exercise physiology at the University of Toledo. A four-year letterwinner at Charleston, she rowed with the novice and varsity four boats as

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a freshman, the lightweight eight boat as a sophomore and the varsity eight crew in both her junior and senior seasons. Beginning in August of 2001, Stahl was employed by the Health Fitness Corporation. She began as a health fitness specialist (August ‘01-September’02) at the UAW-Ford Health and Fitness Center in Dearborn, Mich. She also was the program manager for the employee fitness center at the Owen Corning Headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, a position she was named to in January of ‘03. A native of Toledo, Stahl holds a Level III certificate from the United States Rowing Association and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist.

Lauren Buck

Volunteer Assistant Coach One Season Notre Dame ‘10

The 2009-10 season marked the first campaign for Lauren Buck as a volunteer assistant coach with the Irish rowing team under head coach Martin Stone. She served as an aide to the novice rowers during the season. Prior to joining the Irish coaching staff, Buck rowed as a member of the Irish squad from 2006-09, rowing the final three seasons of her career with the varsity eight boat. Buck helped her varsity eight boat capture racing gold at the BIG EAST Championships during her sophomore and junior years, while capturing the silver during her senior season. She also was part of four consecutive BIG EAST team championships (2006-09). In ’07, Buck was a member of the Irish team that qualified for the NCAA Championships and helped her varsity eight boat reach the Petite final. During her freshman campaign in ’06, Buck rowed with the novice eight, capturing Petite final victories at both the San Diego Crew Classic and the Central/South Regional Championships. Buck finished her illustrious Irish career as a three-time National Scholar Athlete as named by the College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). She also became the program’s second-only Academic All-American, along with receiving the Byron V. Kanaley Award - the highest honor given to a senior student-athlete at Notre Dame. She also became the first Irish rower ever to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and was the second rower in school history to be named an ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerican as a third-team selection in the women's at-large program. Buck graduated in May 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in biological science and an MBA.

Heather Schlosberg

Volunteer Assistant Coach Two Seasons Boston University ‘05

Heather Constant Schlosberg is entering her third season with the Notre Dame rowing staff. Schlosberg began assisting the Irish in the fall of ’08. For the ’08-09 year, she helped with the first years, primarily working with the second novice eight and four. Currently, she is assisting with the varsity squad and coxswain development. Schlosberg formerly worked at the University of Tennessee where she served as an assistant coach from 2006-08. While at Tennessee, Schlosberg headed up primary coaching duties of the novice squad and managed all team travel. The Lady Volunteers finished ninth and 11th at the NCAA Championship during her two years with the team. Prior to Tennessee, Schlosberg directed the junior women’s program at the Minneapolis Rowing Club. Starting as an assistant coach in ’02, she rose in ranks to take over the head coach position in ’05. She then led the squad to its first-ever winning season culminating in a fourth place showing at the prestigious 2005 Head of the Charles Regatta in the youth women’s four event. Schlosberg graduated cum laude from Boston University where she was a three-year varsity letter winner for their men’s crew team. She coxed the varsity eight to program best finishes in `05, including grand final appearances at both the Eastern Sprints and the IRA National Championship, and BU’s first cup win over Wisconsin since ’95. She was named the Boston University Men’s Crew Scholar Athlete her senior year for graduating with the highest GPA amongst the team. In the summer of ’09, Schlosberg married Irish Associate Head Rowing Coach, Joe Schlosberg. The two reside in South Bend.

Ashley Yergler

Volunteer Assistant Coach Two Seasons San Diego ‘08

Ashley Yergler completed her second season with the Notre Dame women’s rowing program as a volunteer assistant coach in 2009-10. She worked with the novice team assisting in coaching and on special program projects. In each of her two seasons, the team has gone on to capture the BIG EAST Championship, a string that currently sits at seven consecutive conference titles. Yergler joined the Notre Dame staff in 2008-09, working as an intern in both athletic advancement and sports performance while finishing requirements for her master’s degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington. Upon earning her master’s degree, Yergler was hired by adidas as the licensed property assistant for all university sports in March of ’09. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Yergler – a native of Coto de Caza, Calif. – attended the University of San Diego from 2004-08 and was a member of the school’s rowing team. She served as a captain of the varsity squad during both her junior and senior seasons and was part of the Dad Vail championship boat in the Varsity 4+ event in 2007, a first for the program. She also helped her boat to a second-place result in the San Diego Crew Classic Open 8+ event in ’08. In her time with the Toreros, the varsity program was victorious at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival, Race for the Cure, San Diego City Championships, Berg Cup, Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships and the West Coast Championships. Yergler also was nominated by the team for the most dedicated award in ’08 as a result of her contributions to the program during her time with the squad. During her career at San Diego, she served as vice president of the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and was a varsity athlete representative on the USD Academic Council.Yergler was nominated as a finalist for Torero of the Year award in ’07, USD Athletics’ highest honor based on academic achievements, community service and athletic distinctions. She graduated from San Diego in ’08 with a bachelors degree in both sociology and English.

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Kurt Butler

Rigger Two Seasons Marietta College ‘92

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Kurt Butler recently completed his second season as a member of the Irish coaching staff. He was named rigger for the Notre Dame rowing program in July 2008 after serving for seven seasons as head coach for the Notre Dame men’s crew club team. As the rigger Butler is in charge of maintaining all equipment for the team and for the transportation of shells to competition sites. While serving as the club crew coach, Butler also worked with the Western Reserve Rowing Association in Cleveland, Ohio from 2001-05 and was the head coach for the recreational masters, novice and experienced junior program. He guided his competitive masters team to victories at Canadian Henley and Masters Nationals. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Butler served as the assistant crew coach at Connecticut College for the 2000-01 season and was the crew coach at Oswego State University in the fall of 1998.

Butler began his coaching career in the fall of 1991 when he was appointed co-coach of the women’s novice program at Marietta College. Four years later, he was named volunteer assistant coach at Purdue University for both the men’s and women’s teams, serving in that capacity from 1995-97. During his tenure with the Boilermaker program, he coached the women’s varsity eight crews to second and third-place finishes at the Dad Vail Regatta and a secondplace finish representing the United States in the International Invitational at the Henley Women’s Regatta. Butler earned his bachelor’s of science in petroleum engineering from Marietta College in 1992 and later received his master’s of science in management from Purdue University in ‘97.

Jody Sadler is in her ninth year as a member of the Notre Dame athletics administration staff. She was promoted to associate athletics director for administration at the start of the 2009-10 school year. In her role, she is responsible for all internal personnel management, development and communication, internship program, compensation, service metrics and innovation. She serves as the liaison with the University’s Department of Human Resources and General Counsel’s Office on policy and personnel matters and is the administrator for the rowing program. She worked for Advanced Drainage Systems in Columbus, Ohio, as a corporate/international accounts representative from 1992-94. She then took a job with the South Bend Tribune as a human resources assistant from 1994-95.

From 1995-99, Sadler worked for Quality Dining, Inc., in Mishawaka as a human resources generalist before going to the NCAA in 1999 as a human resources coordinator.  Sadler recently completed a four year term as a member of the NCAA Division I Rowing Committee and served as chair of the BIG EAST Rowing Championship Committee in 2009-10. Sadler graduated from Notre Dame in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and in 2010 with her MBA from School's Executive MBA Program. She is married to Les Sadler, formerly of Rushville, Ind. Her father, Tony Yelovich, is the assistant athletics director for game management at Notre Dame.

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The varsity four boat, coxed by Jacqueline Gilhooly, was one of five Irish boats to win grand final gold at the 2010 BIG EAST Championships. It marked the ninth consecutive year that an Irish varsity four boat stood atop the podium at the event.

third-place finish against Michigan State with a final time of 9:01.83 ... rowed again the following day against the likes of Indiana and Purdue ... the crew was able to earn a second-place finish behind the Irish first varsity eight boat, finishing in 7:05.00 ... at the South/Central Sprints, competed in the C Final of the open varsity four competition after finishing fifth in the preliminary heat (7:29.81) and second in the semifinal race (7:21.61) ... the boat went on to finish fourth in the C Final with a time of 7:18.13, finishing behind Duke “B”, Kansas and Indiana ... helped the varsity eight “A” boat finish fifth in the Head of the Rock Regatta, stopping the clock at 16:41.60 ... the fifth-place finish was the best result for the Irish in the heat ... rowed with the Notre Dame varsity eight “D” 5-3 • Senior boat in the Southland Regatta’s varsity eight Redding, Conn. heat and finished with a time of 18:27.46. Academy of Our Lady AS A SOPHOMORE: Part of the varsity eight that placed first (6:55.40) at the Lubbers of Mercy Cup ... also finished first with the varsity four B with a time of 7:49.98 ... helped the second varsity four to a second-place finish versus Michigan State ... rowed on the varsity eight AS A SENIOR: Opened the spring season boat which took sixth place at the Head of the with the second varsity four boat before moving Rock with a time of 16:00.56 ... also rowed in to the varsity four for the remainder of the sea- the varsity eight division at the Cal-Sag Regatta son at the BIG EAST Championships … cap- as a member of the Irish crew which placed tured two race wins to open the slate against 18th ... also rowed in the varsity eight final E Buffalo, finishing the races in times of 6:25.2 boat that finished third (7:08.940) behind and 6:10.0, respectively … two weeks later Wisconsin and Iowa. returned to action against Michigan State, finishing in second place with a final mark of 8:02.5 … the following day, raced to a second-place finish against Buffalo, Indiana and Purdue after posting a time of 8:41.5 … at the BIG EAST Championships, won the grand final race after setting the pace at 8:08.885 with the varsity four crew … qualified for a lane in the petite finals at the Central/ South Sprints where the boat finished in third place with a time of 7:35.33 … started the fall by rowing in the varsity eight “3” boat at the Head of the Rock, placing third with a time of 16:33.53 … rowed in the varsity four “A” boat against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State on the St. Joseph River, placing fourth in the first flight at 14:59.3 ... named to BIG EAST AllAcademic Team. AS A JUNIOR: Rowed with the Notre Dame “B” second varsity four boat for the spring season ... opened up the schedule with a

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AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed most of the spring with the second novice eight boat but also was part of the novice four crew ... member of novice four crew that won the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championships, won the novice four boat finals with a time of 7:49.00 ... part of novice eight “A” boat that finished fourth at Head of the Rock ... also finished 18th with the varsity eight “E” boat at the Head of the Rock, in her first varsity appearance in the fall. PREP AND PERSONAL: Raced in Schuylkill, US Rowing Nationships, Northeast Regional Championships, CT Indoor Rowing Competition, Crash B’s...Rowed for four years on a club team... member of National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society... active in Latin Club and Environmental Club...member of the Math Team in high school... daughter of Sally and Steve Archer... oldest of four children... born August 1, 1988 in Stanford, Conn. ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as a double major in marketing and graphic design.

Emily Backer

5-10 • Senior Cannelton, Ind. Perry Central

AS A SENIOR: Rowed with the Irish second varsity eight boat during the spring season … won a pair of heats against Duke and Buffalo to kick off the schedule, winning the first in a time of 5:14.5 before taking the second with a mark of 5:18.3 … finished third against Michigan and Michigan State two weeks later, stopping the clock at 6:54.9 … the following day, defeated Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after posting a time of 7:20.7 … recorded a pair of second-place results against USC and UCLA, finishing the morning race against the Trojans in 7:11.83 and the afternoon run against the Bruins in 7:53.21 … earned two race victories at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the preliminary heat in a time of 7:05.373 before going on to win grand final gold after posting a time of 7:21.397 … qualified for a spot in the petite finals at the Central/ South Sprints, finishing fifth in the race with a final time of 7:08.19 … helped the top finishing collegiate eight boat pull in a fifth-place finish with a 15:48.08 time at the Head of the Rock regatta … rowed in the collegiate four race to a seventh-place finish with a 17:26.86 time … against Indiana and Iowa, rowed in the Notre Dame varsity four “D” boat to gain a thirdplace, 14:43.0 finish … added a fourth-place finish in a time of 13:20.8 for the Notre Dame “B” varsity eight boat in the flight 1 race against Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan State ... named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A JUNIOR: Was a member of the varsity four boat for the Irish on the spring season ... finished second to Michigan State in the opening event in a time of 8:29.18 ... the following day defeated Indiana and Purdue in a five-boat race with a winning time of 6:49.80 ... earned a pair of third-place finishes at the four-team regatta at Ohio State ... crossed the finish line after Brown and Ohio State with a final time of 7:24.10 in the morning session ... followed that up by crossing the finish line at 7:25.07, behind Brown and

Minnesota in the afternoon session ... helped the crew capture the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championships in 7:36.622, after qualifying for the race with the best time in its heat at 7:53.814 ... at the South/Central Sprints, earned a spot in the petite finals with finishes of second place (6:37.83) in the preliminary heat and fourth place (6:16.00) in the semifinal race...captured the petite final victory by crossing the finish line in a time of 6:27.10 ... at the Head of the Rock Regatta, participated with the varsity eight “A” boat and helped her crew to the best time of the heat for the Irish, registering a time of 16:41.60 ... the finish was good for fifth in the heat ... sat with the Notre Dame “C” boat at the Southland Regatta and helped the crew to a finishing time of 17:46.69, qualifying them for the “E” final, in the final, the crew completed the race in a time of 7:32.50 ... member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... received first monogram with the Irish. AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed in the varsity eight boat at the Lubbers Cup and placed first with a time of 6:55.40 ... helped team to a first and second place finish versus Michigan State in the third varsity four ... member of the second varsity four boat that finished second (7:37.5) at the Indiana Invite ... member of open four crew that finished fourth in the Grand Final at Central/ South Region Championship with a time of 7:39.70 ... a member of the varsity eight crew which placed eighth at the Head of the Rock in a time of 16:15.53 ... rowed with the varsity eight crew which placed 18th at the CalSag Regatta ... also rowed in the varsity eight final E and placed

posting a time of 6:56.7 ... rowed with novice eight “A” boat that finished fourth at the Head of the Rock. PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned five letters - one in basketball and four in softball ... played first base ... garnered MVP honors in her junior and senior seasons ... led Patoka Lake Athletic Conference with eight triples ... also owned top batting average in conference during her junior (.424) and senior seasons (.508) ... her softball team finished 9th in the 2003 National Softball Tournament and placed first in 2004 at the Indiana State Softball All-Stars Tournament...served as president of Student Body, Senior Class, and National Honor Society and worked as the Yearbook Editor-In-Chief... daughter of Marty and LouAnn Backer...born November 18, 1987 in Evansville, Ind. ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as a double major in marketing and political science.

third. AS AS A FRESHMAN: Part of Notre Dame’s successful novice eight “A” boat during spring ... rowed with novice eight boat which made the Grand Finals at the Central/South Region Championships and finished ... placed second at the BIG EAST Championships, behind firstplace Syracuse with a time of 6:58.14 ... her novice eight “A” boat won seven straight races to open the spring, posting three victories over Tennessee and Minnesota, a win over Alabama and Cincinnati, a win over Michigan and Michigan State, a victory of California, and a win at the Windemere Classic over UCLA ... lost first race of the season to Virginia despite

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Northeastern to start the spring season ... helped lead the varsity four over Stanford in a time of 8:38.0 at the Pac-10 Challenge ... won two races against Michigan State and Miami (Fla.) ... took first at the Indiana Invite in the varsity four (7:17.3) ... coxed for the varsity four that won all three races at the Charles River Challenge ... led varsity four at the BIG EAST Championship to a first-place finish (7:43.00) as part of sweep ... finished second in Petite Final of varsity four with a time of 7:38.10 at the Central/South Region Championship ... coxswain of the varsity eight crew that finished eighth at Head of the Rock with a time 16:15.53...also led the Irish to an 18th-place finish at Cal-Sag in the varsity eight event ... placed third at Cal-Sag (7:08.940) in the varsity 5-4 • Senior eight final E division behind Wisconsin and Iowa ... Austin, Texas named a National Scholar The Lawrenceville Athlete by the Collegiate School Rowing CoachesAssociation (CRCA) ... selected to the BIG EAST Academic AllStar Team for the third time AS A 5TH-YEAR SENIOR: Returned to ... earned third monogram the Irish lineup at coxswain after missing all of with the program ... memlast season … named as a Collegiate Rowing ber of Notre Dame Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar- Academic Honors Program Athlete award recipient ... later chosen as a 2010 for Student-Athletes. BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence AS A SOPHOMORE: Award winner ... served as coxswain for the One of the top coxswains varsity eight boat during the spring portion of for the Irish ... coxed both the schedule … chosen as a second-team BIG the varsity four and second EAST All-Conference member … earned a varsity eight boast during second-place finish (5:05.7) and first-place fin- the season ... coxswain for ish (5:12.3) in a pair of heats against Duke and the Irish’s varsity four boat Buffalo … placed third in a race against at the NCAA Championships Michigan State and Michigan after posting a for the second year in a row mark of 6:46.9 … defeated Indiana, Purdue, ... her boat advanced to the Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the next day with Petite Final and earned an a pace of 7:06.0 … finished second to USC and 11th-place finish for the UCLA in morning and afternoon heats, respec- second consecutive year ... tively … stopped the clock at 6:52.07 in the served as coxswain for the morning against the Trojans and 8:12.67 in the varsity four boat which afternoon against the Bruins … victorious in earned an appearance in the prelim heat at BIG EAST Championship, Grand Final at the Central/ recording a time of 6:53.989 … later captured South Region Championship grand final gold after setting the pace at ... led the second varsity 7:17.587 … earned a spot in the petite finals at eight boat to a second-place the Central/South Sprints, placing fourth in a finish in the Grand Finals at the BIG EAST time of 6:44.52 … coxed the highest finishing Championships, helping Notre Dame to their collegiate eight boat in the Head of the Rock fourth consecutive team championship ... coxregatta for the Irish, finishing fifth with a time swain for the second varsity four boat against of 15:48.08 … also coxed the collegiate four at Virginia and Princeton ... coxed the varsity four the Head of the Rock to a second-place finish boat to two victories in three races at the with a time of 16:53.45 … helped gain a third- Windemere Classic, defeating Stanford (8:06.59) place finish with a time of 14:43.0 for the Notre and UCLA (7:55.33), while falling to California Dame “D” varsity four boat against Indiana and by less than three seconds (7:43.18) ... led the Iowa at home … secured another third-place varsity four boat to a victory over Michigan finish for the Irish the following day against State and Michigan with a 7:50.76 time ... coxIndiana, Iowa and Michigan State with the var- swain for the varsity four boat against Tennessee sity eight in flight 2 with a time of 13:05.9 ... and Minnesota ... coxed the varsity four “B” named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team. boat to a first place finish out of 21 boats at the AS A SENIOR: Sat out 2008-09 season. Head of the Rock ... selected as a National AS A JUNIOR: Spent most of the season as Scholar Athlete by the Collegiate Rowing the coxswain for the varsity four crew ... led Coaches Association (CRCA) ... named to the varsity four gold boat to three wins over BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... two-year monogram winner.

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AS A FRESHMAN: Emerged during the season as one of Notre Dame’s top coxswains ... was the coxswain for the varsity four at the NCAA Championships that finished fifth in Petite Final with a time of 8:01.96 and 11thplace finish overall in race ... led Irish to ninthplace finish overall in team championship ... coxed for the open eight boat that finished second in Grand Finals at San Diego Crew Classic with a time of 7:32.11 ... served as the coxswain for the varsity four boat at Indiana Classic ... led varsity four crew to gold medal at BIG EAST Championships with a winning time of 7:33.00 ... finished fourth in Petite Finals at Central/ South Region Championship after posting a time of 7:47.87 ... coxswain for the novice in her first appearance for the Irish at the Head of

the Rock...finished 22nd in the open eight with a time of 19:19.17. PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned two letters in crew during her high school career...also participated in soccer and track...coxed junior 4 as a sophomore and junior and varsity 8 as a senior...raced at Women’s Henley Regatta... placed second at Stotesbury Cup in junior 4’s as a junior...was the first boat to win SRAA Nationals...member of Lower School Prefect, Lighthouse, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as being a ropes course instructor during her high school days...daughter of Roy and Cynthia Keithley...has one older brother...born December 5, 1986, in Oklahoma City, OK...was a member of the Dean’s List in the fall semester ... graduated with a dual degree in both biological sciences and history.

Brittney Kelly

5-8 • Senior Wexford, Pa. North Allegheny

AS A SENIOR: Began second season as a member of the Irish varsity eight boat for the spring campaign … named to the BIG EAST AllConference first team … opened competition with two heats against Duke and Buffalo, finishing second in the first heat (5:05.7) and first in the second heat (5:12.3) … returned to the water two weeks later against Michigan and Michigan State, placing third with a time of 6:46.9 … the next day, notched a victory over Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan after pacing the field with a time of 7:06.0 … posted two second-place finishes against USC and UCLA, finishing in 6:52.07 against the Trojans before crossing in 7:36.33 against the Bruins … won prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 6:53.989 and later went on to capture the gold medal in the grand final with a 7:17.587 clip … at the Central/ South Sprints, earned a spot in the petite finals and finished in fourth place with a mark of 6:44.52 … began the season with a fifth-place, 15:48.08 finish in one of the collegiate eight boats at the Head of the Rock Regatta … her collegiate four boat at the Head of the Rock finished second with a time of 16:53.45 … helped pull in a first-place finish for the Notre Dame varsity four “C” boat with a final time of 14:27.8 against Indiana and Iowa … in the varsity eight flight 2 race, raced to a third-place finish with a 13:05.9 mark ... named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A JUNIOR: Earned a seat on the varsity eight boat for the spring season with the Irish ... opened up the schedule with a second-place finish against Michigan State as the boat crossed at 7:47.14 ... rebounded for a race victory the following day against Indiana and Purdue, crossing the finish line in 5:33.00 ... at the San Diego Crew Classic, landed a fifth-place finish in the preliminary heat by stopping the clock at 6:51.07 ... went on to compete in the petite finals, where the boat crossed in third place with a time of 7:02.39 ... earned a pair of third-place results at the fourteam regatta hosted by Ohio State ... in the morning session finished behind Ohio State and Brown,

respectively, with a time of 6:31.54 ... would complete the afternoon session in a time of 6:27.33, crossing the line after Brown and Minnesota ... qualified for the grand final at the BIG EAST Championships by winning the preliminary heat with a final time of 6:52.725 ... earned the silver medal for their efforts as the completed the course in 6:35.775, crossing just after Louisville ... at the Central/South Region Championships, earned a spot in the petite finals by finishing the preliminary heat in third (6:39.59) and the semifinal heat in fifth (6:17.00) ... went on to grab fifth place in the petite final, completing the course in a time of 6:24.10 ... rowed with the varsity eight “B” boat in the primary collegiate varsity eight race at the Head of the Rock Regatta and helped the Irish squad to a finishing time of 16:41.60 ... participated with the varsity eight “A” crew in the primary heat of the Southland Regatta ... the crew stopped the clock with a time of 17:21.43 ... the finish qualified them for the varsity eight “D” final which they placed first, finishing the race in a time of 7:08.50 ... selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... given monogram award for third consecutive year. AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned a spot as a member of Notre Dame second varsity eight crew for the second straight year ... member of varsity eight gold crew that produced a first and two second-place finishes against Northeastern to open the spring season ... helped the second varsity eight defeat Stanford and UCLA at the Pac-10 Challenge with times of 7:13.26 and 7:25.1, respectively ... finished second in the morning session and first in the afternoon session versus Michigan State with her second varsity eight boat ... helped the second varsity eight to a first-place finish at the Indiana Invite in a time of 6:32.5 ... sat in the second varsity eight boat that finished first, second and first with times of 6:37.60, 6:35.64, and 6:41.20 at the Charles River Challenge ... rowed to a firstplace finish at the BIG EAST Championship Finals in the second varsity eight stopping the clock at 6:51.80 ... after posting two second-place finishes in the preliminary and semifinal heats at the Central/South Region Championship, capped the season off with a third place finish (6:43.20) in the Grand Final ... was a member of the ninth place crew in the varsity eight at Head of the Rock, which finished in a time of 16:24.59 ... rowed on the varsity eight boat which finished 16th at the Cal-Sag Regatta...also rowed in the varsity eight final D finishing fourth (7:12.705) ... earned second monogram and was named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team. AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed in the second varsity eight boat most of her first season with the Irish ... member of second varsity eight boat at the

NCAA Championships which advanced to the Petite Finals and finished 12th ... boat also earned an appearance in Petite Finals at the Central/South Region Championships ... sat in second varsity eight boat during a second-place finish in the Grand final of the BIG EAST Championships ... rowed in the second varsity eight boat against Virginia and Princeton ... rowed in second varsity eight boat at the Windemere Classic, defeating Stanford while falling to California and UCLA ... sat in first varsity eight boat for first time, coming in second to Clemson, while defeating Michigan State and Michigan with a time of 6:54.40 ... sat in the second varsity eight boat in a victory over Alabama and Cincinnati (6:49.85) ... rowed in the second varsity eight boat against Tennessee and Minnesota ... made her Notre Dame debut in the fall at the Head of the Rock in varsity four “A” boat, finishing second and in the varsity eight “B” boat, finishing seventh out of 24 boats ... awarded first monogram. PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned five letters -- three in rowing, one in gymnastics, and one in track and field ... gymnastics team won the State

Championship her freshmen year ... member of the Junior National Team ... rowed in many nationally recognized meets; first place in the Head of Ohio Varsity 8+, Junior World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands in the 4x, third place in the National Youth Championship ... took third in the Vault Championship in 2003 State Gymnastic Championship ... took second in the Bars/Beam Championship in the 2004 State Gymnastic Championship ... member of National Honor Society ... on the Student Council and Class Council ... played in the Orchestra and Strolling Strings ... tutor in the Peer Tutoring program ... daughter of Charles Kelly Jr. and Rita Kelly ... father played football and baseball at the University of Virginia ... oldest of born January 15, 1998 in Sewickley, Pa. ... graduated as a pre-professional studies major from the College of Science while also completing a psychology major.

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Rachael Louie

5-2 • Senior Westfield, N.J. Westfield

AS A SENIOR: Opened spring season as coxswain of the varsity four boat before taking over the head of the second varsity eight boat beginning against USC and UCLA … opened the docket with two heat wins against Duke and Buffalo, posting times of 5:59.3 and 5:58.9 in races one and two, respectively … returned to action two weeks later against Michigan State and Michigan, winning the three-boat race after setting the pace at 7:35.1 … the following day, coxed her boat to a win over Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after crossing the line at 8:06.7 … against USC and UCLA, took over the helm of the second varsity eight and posted two second-place finishes … in the morning session against USC, stopped the clock at 7:11.83 and in the afternoon against UCLA, raced to a time of 7:53.21 … at the BIG EAST Championships, guided boat to the prelim victory in a time of 7:05.373 before going on to win the grand final with a pace of 7:21.397 … qualified for a lane in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints, going on to place fifth in the race after crossing the line at 7:08.19 … raced in the collegiate four race at the Head of the Rock Regatta to open the fall schedule … coxed her boat to an 11thplace finish (out of 26 boats), completing the course in 17:49.50 … coxed the Notre Dame “C” boat to a race victory against Indiana and Iowa in varsity four competition at the Irish’s home meet, crossing the line at 14:27.80 ... named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A JUNIOR: Served as the coxswain of the second varsity four boat during the spring season

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after not rowing on the fall campaign ... opened up the schedule with a second-place finish against Michigan State, crossing the finish line in 8:50.30 ... finished in third place the following day against Indiana and Purdue, stopping the clock at 7:07.60 ... coxed her boat to a pair of third-place results at Ohio State in a four-team regatta ... in the morning session, stopped the clock at 7:59.19 in finishing behind Brown and Ohio State ... improved drastically in the afternoon session as the boat completed the course in a time of 7:41.21, falling to Brown and Minnesota ... coxed boat to BIG EAST gold at the Championships by winning the grand final in a time of 7:46.132, defeating Syracuse, Georgetown and Louisville, respectively ... coxed the Notre Dame “A” boat to the petite final championship at the South/Central Sprints by posting a winning time of 7:03.60 ... the boat was able to earn a spot in the finals by finishing the prelim heat in third with a time of 7:15.99 and then stopping the clock at 7:12.20 to earn a fourth-place result in the semifinal heat ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... received first monogram with the program. AS A SOPHOMORE: Joined Irish program

third ... coxswain for the third varsity four boat that produced a victory over Michigan State ... competed at the Indiana Invite where she coxed the second varsity four gold boat ... coxed for the open varsity four “B” boat that finished first in the petite finals with a time of 7:52.50 ... coxswain of the third place boat in the novice eight division at Head of the Rock ... led the Irish to an eighth place finish in the novice eight event at the Cal-Sag Regatta. AS A FRESHMAN: Did not row for the Irish. PREP AND PERSONAL: Played tennis all four years while attending Westfield High School and was a member of the No. 2 doubles team ... as a senior, was voted to the all- conference and all-city teams, in addition to being selected MVP ... won conference and regional championships her senior year ... posted a perfect 23-0 mark in doubles during her final scholastic season ... a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... class treasurer at Notre Dame during her freshman year ... born in Summit, N.J. on February 21, 1988 ... daughter of Peter and Lilian Louie

as a sophomore ... started the spring season as coxswain for the varsity four blue boat against Northeastern... led the varsity eight boat and the 2/3 varsity eight boat at the Lubbers Cup, both of which finished in first place, and also coxed the varsity four “A” boat which finished

... has one sibling, David ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with an accounting degree ... will begin a one-year program to earn a Masters of Science in Accountancy from the Mendoza College of Business.

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Brown and Minnesota ... at the BIG EAST Championships, qualified for the grand final by winning its preliminary race with a time of 7:53.814 ... went on to win the gold medal in the event by holding off Syracuse and completing the course in 7:36.622 ... helped her boat qualify for the lone grand final appearance for the Irish at the South/Central Sprints by finishing second in the prelim heat (7:22.08) before finishing third in the semifinal heat (6:59.10) ... in the grand final, earned a sixth-place outcome by completing the course in a time of 7:13.40 ... rowed with the varsity eight “B” boat at the Head of the Rock Regatta where her boat finished the race in 16:41.60, good for sixth place (27 boats) ... helped the varsity eight “C” boat to a finishing time of 17:46.69 in the prelimi5-8 • Senior nary race at the Southland Regatta ... the finish Boise, Idaho placed them in the “E” final where they comEagle pleted the course in 7:32.50 ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... received monogram award for the second straight year. AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned a spot with Notre Dame’s top varsity four crew ... in the spring season opener against Northeastern, AS A SENIOR: Rowed with second varsity helped the varsity four to two second-place eight boat for majority of spring season … opened action with a pair of heat victories over Duke and Buffalo in times of 5:14.5 and 5:18.3 … came in third in a race against Michigan State and Michigan, stopping the clock at 6:54.9 … the next day, earned a victory over Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after setting the pace at 7:20.7 … moved to varsity four boat against USC and UCLA, helping the boat to a pair of second-place results in times of 7:56.90 and 8:53.03 … returned to second varsity eight at BIG EAST Championships, capturing the prelim heat in a time of 7:05.373 and later winning grand final gold by posting a mark of 7:21.397 … advanced to petite final at the South/Central Sprints, finishing in sixth place after finishing the race in 7:11.24 … at the Head of the Rock Regatta, helped the Irish to a fifth-place finish as the highest finishing collegiate eight boat, stopping the clock at 15:48.08 … also raced with a collegiate four boat, finishing at 17:26.86 to gain seventh place … against Indiana and Iowa, rowed to a third-place finish with the Notre Dame “D” varsity four boat in a 14:43.0 pace … in the same meet, with the addition of Michigan State, raced to another finishes ... rowed with the varsity eight “B” to a third-place finish with the Notre Dame “B” fourth-place finish at the Lubbers Cup with a varsity eight boat of flight 1 in 13:20.8 ... named time of 7:11.31 ... also was a member of the varsity four “B” that earned first place (7:49.98) to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A JUNIOR: Entered second season row- ... helped third varsity four crew defeat Michigan ing with the Notre Dame varsity four squad ... State with a time of 8:58.2 and then rowed with opened the spring season with a runner-up fin- second varsity four boat that finished second ish to Michigan State, posting a time of 8:29.18 with a time of 9:07.2 ... led varsity four crew to ... won first race of the spring schedule the fol- three first-place finishes at the Charles River lowing day when the boat defeated Indiana and Challenge ... part of varsity four gold medalPurdue in a time of 6:49.80 ... secured a pair of winning team at the BIG EAST Championships third-place finishes at the four-team regatta as the boat finished with a time of 7:43.00 ... hosted by Ohio State ... raced to a final time of helped crew earn a second-place finish at the 7:24.10 in the morning session, trailing Brown Central/South Region Championship in the and Ohio State and posted a time of 7:25.07 in varsity four in the petite finals with a time of the afternoon session as they crossed behind 7:38.10 ... rowed as a member of the varsity

Braegan Padley

eight crew that placed ninth at the Head of the Rock with a time of 16:24.59 ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team and was awarded first monogram. AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed in second novice eight and novice four boats most season before moving into the first novice eight boat ... made debut with first novice eight boat at the Central/South Region Championship and helped crew advance to Grand Finals ... won gold medal with novice four boat at the BIG EAST Championships (7:49.00) ... sat in the novice four boat against Princeton (7:53.8) ... rowed the novice eight boat to a second place finish in the Lubbers Cup, posting a time of 8:09.87 ... rode in second novice eight boat in races against Alabama, Michigan ... made debut in the spring against Tennessee and Alabama in the second novice eight boat, finishing second in two of three races. PREP AND PERSONAL: Played varsity lacrosse in her high school career ... led her scholastic squad to three consecutive undefeated seasons as team was undefeated during her first three seasons and two four conference championships and two state crowns during her sopho-

more and junior seasons ... selected for the lacrosse Team Idaho team all four years of her career ... played in the Idaho All-Star Lacrosse game her junior and senior years ... recognized as MVP in 2005 at the Idaho All State Lacrosse team ... served on Student Council and her Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council ... member of National Honor Society and Key Club ... daughter of Albert and Erin Padley ... oldest of two children ... born December 23, 1987 in Glendale, Calif. ... graduated with degrees in political science and history from the College of Arts and Letters.

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Casey Robinson

5-6 • Senior Alexandria, Va. American Cooperative School

AS A SENIOR: Rowed with the varsity eight boat during the spring campaign … named a first-team BIG EAST All-Conference selection … finished second in heat one against Duke and Buffalo to open the schedule after posting a time of 5:05.7 … went on to win the second heat after setting the pace at 5:12.3 … placed third two weeks later in a race against Michigan State and Michigan, stopping the clock at 6:46.9 … the following day, earned a race victory over the likes of Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan after registering a mark of 7:06.0 … finished second in a race against USC during the morning session, stopping the clock at 6:52.07 … later placed second to UCLA in the afternoon after clocking in at 7:36.33 … secured the prelim heat victory at the BIG EAST Championships, posting a time of 6:53.989 … went on to win the grand final race on the back of a time of 7:17.587 … earned a berth in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints and finished fourth in a time of 6:44.52 … began the fall season at the Head of the Rock regatta with a third-place finish in a collegiate eight boat for the Irish with a final time of 15:48.08 … clocked a time of 17:26.86 to gain seventh in the collegiate four race at the same regatta … against Indiana and Iowa at home, pulled in a third-place finish in 14:43.0 for the varsity four “D” boat … also gained a third-place result with the Notre Dame varsity eight “B” boat in flight 1 after a 13:20.8 completion against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A JUNIOR: Moved to the varsity eight boat after spending sophomore campaign on the second varsity eight crew ... opened up the spring season at Michigan State, earning a second-place finish and posting a time of 7:47.14 ... earned the boat’s first win of the spring season the following day against Indiana and Purdue, crossing the finish line in 5:33.00 ... at the San Diego Crew Classic, finished the prelim

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heat in fifth place with a time of 6:51.07 which qualified the boat for the petite final ... the crew went on to finish third place in the petite final with a time of 7:02.39 ... in the morning session of the four-team regatta hosted by Ohio State, earned a third-place mark with a time of 6:31.54 ... improved on time in the afternoon session, ending at 6:27.33, en route to another third-place finish ... helped her boat qualify for the petite final at the Central/ South R eg i o n Championships by finishing third in the prelim heat (6:39.59) and then earning a fifth-place finish in the semifinal heat (6:17.00) ... in the petite final, raced to a fifth-place outcome by completing the course in a time of 6:24.10 ... sat in with the varsity eight “B” boat at the Head of the Rock Regatta and helped the crew completed the race in a time of 16:41.60 and a sixth-place finish ... rowed with the varsity eight “B” boat in the Southland Regatta, helping the crew notch a time of 17:11.02 and a ninth-place finish (23 boats) and qualifying them for the “C” final ... in the final, the crew navigated the course in a time of 7:12.30 ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... award monogram for second straight year. AS A SOPHOMORE: Became a key member of Notre Dame’s second varsity eight crew ... helped the varsity eight win two races against Northeastern in the spring season opener ... member of the second varsity eight that beat Stanford (7:13.26) and UCLA (7:29.9) at the Pac-10 Challenge ... finished second in the second varsity eight race with a time of 7:47.1 in the morning session and first in the afternoon session crossing the finish line in a time of 7:52.7 versus Michigan State and Miami (Fla.) ... won the second varsity eight race (6:32.5) at the Indiana Invite ... helped her crew to two first-place finishes at the Charles River Challenge ... led her second varsity eight crew to the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championship with a winning time of 6:51.8 as Notre Dame claimed its fifth consecutive conference title ... her second varsity eight boat advanced to the Grand Finals of the Central/South Region Championship, finishing second in the preliminary heat (6:51.56) and finishing second in the semifinal heat (6:47.12) before registering a time of 6:43.20 in the finals to capture third place ... was a member of the sixth-place Irish crew in the varsity eight division at the Head of

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the Rock, finishing in a time of 16:00.56 ... helped her crew to a 14th place finish at the Cal-Sag Regatta out of 22 crews in the varsity eight ... also rowed in the varsity eight final D, finishing third (7:03.069) behind Michigan State and Wisconsin respectively ... awarded first monogram with the program. AS A FRESHMAN: Member of top Irish novice eight boat that began the season with seven straight victories (in regattas against Minnesota and Tennessee; Alabama and Cincinnati, Michigan State, Michigan and Clemson and in dual races against California and UCLA), finished in runner-up spot to Syracuse at BIG EAST Championship as her crew crossed the finish line in 6:58.14 ... helped novice eight crew to a spot in Grand Finals at Central/South Region Championships ... made collegiate debut in the fall rowing with the Notre Dame “D” boat at the Head of the Rock. PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner in soccer, track & field and horseback riding at the American Cooperative School ... daughter of David and Donna Robinson ... father graduated from Notre Dame ... oldest of two children ... born October 7, 1988 in Silver Spring, Md. ... graduated from the College of Science as an environmental sciences major.

Christina Buckley

6-0 • Junior Huntington, N.Y. Saint Anthony’s

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed with the Irish second varsity eight crew during the spring season … opened the schedule with a pair of heat victories against Duke and Buffalo, posting times of 5:14.5 and 5:18.3 to pace the two trials … returned to the water two weeks later against Michigan and Michigan State, finishing in third place with a time of 6:54.9 … the following day, competed against Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan, securing a victory with a time of 7:20.7 … finished second in a pair of races against USC and UCLA … in the morning session, crossed in 7:11.83 to finish behind USC and in the afternoon completed the race in a time of 7:53.21, finishing in the wake of the Bruins … victorious in the prelim heat of the BIG EAST Championships, stopping the clock at 7:05.373 … later captured the grand final gold after racing across the line in a time of 7:21.397 … at the Central/South Sprints, qualified for the petite finals and earned a fifth-place finish after navigating the course in a time of 7:08.19 … helped the Irish gain a fifth-place finish in a time of 15:48.08 as the highest-finishing collegiate eight boat at the Head of the Rock regatta … also raced with a collegiate four boat to a second-place, 16:53.45 finish … against Indiana and Iowa, pulled in a first-place victory in 14:27.8 with the varsity four “C” boat … finished the fall season with a third-place mark against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State in the varsity eight “A” boat of flight 2 with a time of 13:05.9. AS A SOPHOMORE: Entered first full season with the varsity eight crew for the Irish ... opened the spring season with a second-place finish at Michigan State with a race time of 7:47.14 ... won a three-boat race the following day against Indiana and Purdue with a final time of 5:33.00 ... placed third in the petite final of the San Diego Crew Classic (7:02.39) after finishing fifth in the qualifying heat with a time of 6:51.07 ... earned third-place finishes in both the morning session (6:31.54) and afternoon

session (6:27.33) at the four-team regatta against host Ohio State, Brown and Minnesota ... qualified first (6:52.725) in the qualifying heat for the BIG EAST Championship ... finished runner-up to earn the silver medal in the grand final with a time of 6:35.775 ... helped guide her crew to the petite finals at the South/ Central Region Sprints, finishing second in the preliminary heat with a time of 6:37.83 and fourth place in the semifinals with a time of 6:16.00 ... earned the petite final victory over second-place Iowa by completing the course in a time of 6:27.10 ... participated with the varsity four “A” boat in the Head of the Rock Regatta and helped the Irish crew to a fourth-place finish, recording a time of 17:41.10 ... it was the best finish for the Irish in that heat ... at the Southland Regatta, she rowed with the varsity eight “B” boat and helped the Irish finish with a team best time of 17:11.02 in the heat ... raced later in the day in the Collegiate varsity eight final “C” and clocked a time of 7:12.30 in the race ... received first monogram with the program.

Dame novice eight boat at the BIG EAST Championships ... rowed in the novice eight boat at Central/South Region Championship that placed third in the preliminaries (7:05.31), second in the semifinals (7:16.73) and fifth in the Grand Final (7:14.20) ... served as a member of the Notre Dame varsity eight which placed 14th with a time of 16:53.24 at the Head of the Rock ... also helped guide Notre Dame boat to a third place finish at Head of the Rock with a time of 17:12.55 in the novice eight competition. PREP AND PERSONAL: Lettered in rowing her sophomore, junior and senior year at Saint Anthony’s High School ... a member of the state championship rowing teams her junior and senior seasons ... team placed first place in the Junior A division of the U.S. Rowing Nationals ... was Team MVP of her team as a senior ... participated in U.S. Junior Women’s National Team Development Camp in the summer of 2006 ... rowed in the junior four-A band junior eight-A boats at the’06 Summer Nationals in Indianapolis ... member of junior four-A crew

AS A FRESHMAN: A member of the 2/3 varsity eight boat that captured first-place at the Lubbers Cup with a time of 7:09.28 ... also rowed with novice four boat at the Lubbers Cup that finished first in 7:50.10 ... part of the first novice eight boat that finished second in the morning session behind Michigan State and that placed first in the afternoon session versus Michigan State and Indiana ... sat in varsity four blue boat that placed second, behind the varsity four gold team at the Indiana Invite ... rowed with novice eight that finished first at the Indiana Invite with a time of 6:48.3 ... member of the novice eight boat that defeated Boston University at Charles River Challenge ... part of the novice eight boat that finished first in the BIG EAST preliminary heat (7:15.70) then went on to finish first in the finals (7:05.50) to capture the first-ever gold medal for a Notre

that captured gold medal and junior eight-A that finished third ... attended North East Rowing Camp in 2006 ... a member of the National Honor Society ... served as a student council representative and a member of the student government ... also involved in the Public Relations Organization...born in Huntington, N.Y. on October 26, 1989 ... daughter of William and Donna Buckley ... one of three children along with her sister Jennifer and brother Nicholas ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.

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team regatta hosted by Ohio State ... in the morning session rowed to a final time of 6:31.54, trailing Ohio State and Brown ... trimmed four seconds off of the morning time (6:27.33) during the boats afternoon run against Brown and Minnesota ... captured the silver medal at the BIG EAST Championships (6:35.775) after earning the top qualifying time, completing the course in 6:52.725 ... at the Central/South Region Championships, captured the petite final victory in a time of 6:27.10 after placing second in the prelim heat (6:37.83) and fourth in the semifinal heat (6:16.00) ... participated in the Head of the Rock Regatta in the varsity eight “C” boat, helping the squad to a ninth-place finish (27 entries) with a time of 16:58.80 ... rowed with the Varsity Eight “A” boat in the Southland 5-10 • Junior Regatta and recorded a time of 17:21.43 in the Middletown, N.J. primary heat ... also raced later in the day in the Red Bank Catholic Collegiate varsity eight final “D” and helped the crew win the heat with a time of 7:12.30 ... selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team ... earned second monogram with the Irish. AS A FRESHMAN: Was a member of secAS A JUNIOR: Opened the spring season as a member of the Irish second varsity eight boat ond varsity eight crew throughout most of the before making the switch to the varsity eight spring season ... rowed with Notre Dame’s varboat at the regatta against USC and UCLA … sity eight blue boat which captured two firstin the opening event of the docket, earned a pair of heat victories over Duke and Buffalo after posting times of 5:14.5 and 5:18.3 in the first and second races, respectively … returned to action two weeks later against Michigan and Michigan State, finishing in third place with a time of 6:54.9 … the following day, raced to victory over Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after stopping the clock at 7:20.7 … moved up to the varsity eight boat for the rest of the season, starting against USC and UCLA … earned a pair of secondplace finishes at the event, finishing the morning session against the Trojans in 6:52.07 and the afternoon session against the Bruins in 7:36.33 … captured the prelim heat victory (6:53.989) at the BIG EAST Championships before going on to win grand final gold with a racewinning time of 7:17.587 … earned a lane in the petite final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing the race in fourth place after stopping the clock at 6:44.52 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A SOPHOMORE: Sat with the varsity place finishes and a second-place finish against eight boat for the spring season ... opened the Northeastern ... member of the second varsity schedule against Michigan State, finishing sec- eight at the Pac-10 Challenge that earned a vicond in a time of 7:47.14 ... captured a race win tory over Stanford ... competed at the Indiana the following day against both Indiana and Invite in the second varsity eight boat that finPurdue, stopping the clock at 5:33.0 ... headed ished first with a time of 6:32.5 ... rowed with to the San Diego Crew Classic, qualifying for the second varsity eight boat that had two firstthe petite final with a preliminary heat time of place finishes and a second-place finish at the 6:51.07 ... in the petite final, earned a third- Charles River Challenge ... part of second varplace result by completing the course in 7:02.39 sity eight that finished first in both the prelimi... earned a pair of third-place finishes in a four- naries (6:52.20) and the finals (6:51.80) at the

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Emily Crosby

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BIG EAST Championships as Notre Dame made a gold-medal sweep in winning its fifth straight conference title ... helped the second varsity eight boat to an appearance in the Grand Finals at the Central/South Region Championship where they placed third with a time of 6:43.20 ... at Head of the Rock, served as a member of the sixth-place Irish varsity eight boat that finished in a time of 16:00.56 ... at the Cal-Sag Regatta helped her boat to a 14th-place finish with a time of 16:41.10 in the varsity eight competition ... in the varsity eight final helped team place third with a time of 7:03.069 ... one of two freshmen to earn a monogram PREP AND PERSONAL: A member of Navesink River Rowing club team in Redbank, N.J. ... served as team captain her senior year ... led team to a third-place finish at the U.S. National Youth Rowing Championships ... placed fourth in women’s doubles in grand final at the U.S. Junior National Championship ... finished second with the her varsity one crew at the New Jersey Scholastic Championships ... earned a second-place finish in the varsity one at the Scholastic National Championships ... rode her bicycle on a fundraising tour from June-August 2006 across the United States, completing a member of marching and concert

band all four years of high school ... band president, student director of the liturgical choir, the president of Tri-M Music Society and founded the Red Banks Catholic Outdoors Club her senior year ... her dad was a member of the Rider basketball team ... born in Long Branch, N.J. on December 14, 1988 ... daughter of John and Patricia Crosby ... has an older brother Michael... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in English.

... opened the season with a runner-up result against Michigan State, completing the race in a time of 8:29.18 ... captured a race victory the following day in a five-boat race against Indiana and Purdue with a winning time of 6:49.80 ... grabbed two third-place results at a four-team regatta at Ohio State ... in the morning session, helped boat cross the finish line at 7:24.10 ... stopped the clock at 7:25.07 in the afternoon session, crossing after Brown and Minnesota ... earned a pair of race victories at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the qualifying heat (7:53.814) before going on to capture gold for the Irish with a time of 7:36.622 ... qualified the Irish for its only grand final of the day at the Central/South Region Championships, completing its preliminary heat in second place 5-10 • Junior (7:22.08) and then grabbing third place in the Downers Grove, Ill. semifinal heat (6:59.10) ... went on to finish in Downers Grove North sixth place in the grand final, completing the race in a time of 7:13.40 ... raced in the Head of the Rock Regatta with the varsity eight “B” boat and helped the crew register a time of 16:41.60 ... the sixth-place finish in the heat of 27 boats was the second best finish of an Irish AS A JUNIOR: Was a mainstay with the team in the race ... rowed with the varsity eight varsity eight boat for the Irish during the spring “C” boat at the Southland Regatta where her season … selected as a CRCA National Scholar- Irish crew finished the initial race in a time of 17:46.69, which placed them in the varsity eight Athlete Award recipient … also named a member of the all-Central Region team (first team) … earned first-team BIG EAST All-Conference honors for her season … finished second in the first of two heats against Duke and Buffalo with a time of 5:05.7 … bounced back to win the second heat, pacing the field with a mark of 5:12.3 … placed third in a race against Michigan and Michigan State two weeks later, crossing the line at 6:46.9 … posted a victory over Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the following day, stopping the clock at 7:06.0 … earned two runner-up results against USC and UCLA … in the morning session, completed the race in a time of 6:52.07 against the Trojans … finished the afternoon race against the Bruins in a time of 7:36.33 … helped boat to a prelim heat victory (6:53.989) at the BIG EAST Championships before going on to capture the grand final gold in a time of 7:17.587 … earned a lane in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints, finishing in fourth place after posting a mark of 6:44.52 … rowed to a fifth-place finish with a time of 15:48.08 in the collegiate eight race at the Head of the Rock Regatta … completed a second race of the day “E” Final ... in the “E” final, the varsity eight in a time of 16:53.45 to gain a second-place “C” boat finished out the regatta with a time of finish for her collegiate four boat … rowed in 7:32.50 ... named a National Scholar Athlete by the Notre Dame varsity four “C” boat that the Collegiate Coaches Rowing Association brought home a first-place finish with a time of (CRCA) ... selected to the BIG EAST Academic 14:27.8 against Indiana and Iowa … helped gain All-Star Team ... received first monogram with a third-place finish for the varsity eight “A” boat the program. AS A FRESHMAN: Mainstay for the Notre in flight 2 the following day against Indiana, Dame novice eight crew ... rowed with the Iowa and Michigan State ... named to the BIG novice eight “A” boat that earned three firstEAST All-Academic Team. AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed with the var- place finishes against Northeastern in the season sity four boat in the spring season for the Irish opener ... competed at the Lubbers Cup helping

Stephanie Gretsch

bring home two first-place finishes with the varsity eight boat and the 2/3 varsity eight boat ... part of the first novice eight that raced against Michigan State and Indiana finishing first and second ... rowed with the novice eight boat at the Indiana Invite where her crew finished first with a time of 6:48.3 ... sat in the novice eight boat at the Charles River Challenge where her team gathered a first, second, and third place finish ... part of the novice eight boat that captured the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championship for the first time in program history with a time of 7:05.50 ... helped the novice eight boat reach the Grand Finals of the Central/South Region Championships ... rowed with varsity eight at Head of the Rock as a member of the 23rd-place crew ... also participated as a member of the novice eight crew that finished eighth with a time of 20:01.95 in that same regatta ... at the Cal-Sag Regatta rowed in the novice eight boat which again finished eighth. PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated in badminton and cross country while at Downers Grove North ... lettered in badminton her junior and senior years and cross country in her senior year ... her team was West Suburban conference champs all four years in badminton ... the team also was sectional champions in her junior and

senior years...in her junior year the badminton team won the state championship ... a member of the National Honor Society ... also participated in concert band and choir ... her father Rick is a Notre Dame graduate ... born in Downers Grove, IL on April 13, 1989...daughter of Patty and Rick Gretsch ... has two siblings, Sarah and Kendall ... double majoring in biological sciences and history.

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Hannah Jackson

5-10 • Junior Moscow, Idaho Vashon

they finished the race with a time of 7:12.30 ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... received first monogram with the Irish. AS A FRESHMAN: At Head of the Rock was a member of the varsity eight boat that finished in 14th place with a time of 16:53.24 ... also competed in the novice eight event at Head of the Rock and helped the Irish to a third place finish ... at Cal-Sag was a member of the varsity eight crew that placed 18th ... also competed in the varsity eight final E competition and helped her crew to a third place finish behind Wisconsin and Iowa. PREP AND PERSONAL: An experienced rower at the national level ... invited to attend Junior Women’s Trials Preparation Camp ... trained at the Junior Women’s World Camp at the Craftsbury Rowing Center during the summer of 2006 and competed in the World Trials in a quad ... took second at the U.S. Quad trials ... won the gold medal in varsity four boat at Brentwood College Regatta and earned silver medal at NW Regional Championships in spring of 2005 ... a member of the swim team

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed in limited races for the Irish during the season, competing as a member of the varsity four boat … opened the season up against Duke and Buffalo, helping her boat to a pair of race victories … in the first heat helped her boat to the win by posting a mark of 5:59.3 … the second heat was won again by the crew after stopping the clock at a time of 5:58.9 … returned to the water a couple weeks later against Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan … helped the boat to a heat victory, completing the course in a time of 8:06.7, winning the race by nearly 16 seconds over the second-place Buffalo boat (8:22.6) ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A SOPHOMORE: Opened the spring season as a member of the second varsity four boat ... grabbed a second-place result in the opening race against Michigan State, stopping the clock at 8:50.30 ... finished third the following day, crossing the finish line after the Notre Dame “A” and “C” boats against both Indiana and Purdue with a time of 7:07.60 ... earned a gold medal at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the grand final in the second varsity four with a time of 7:46.132 ... rowed in the open varsity four event at the Central/South Region Championship ... helped her boat advance to the petite finals after ending the prelim race in third place (7:15.99) and the semifinal race in fourth place (7:12.20) ... the boat went on to capture the petite final victory by completing the course in a time of 7:03.60, holding off second-place Duke “A” (7:05.40) ... at the Head of the Rock Regatta, helped the varsity eight “A” boat to a fifth-place finish, stopping the clock at 16:37.40 ... the finish was the best for the Irish in that heat ... rowed with the varsity eight “B” boat at the Southland Regatta and helped the crew to a finish of 17:11.02 in the first heat ... the finish qualified the boat for the varsity eight “C” Final where

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and club rowing team all four years at Vashon High School ... lettered in swimming during her freshman and sophomore years and for the rowing team during her junior and senior years ... was a regional finalist for her swim team in her freshman and sophomore seasons ... also was regional champion with her rowing team as a sophomore and junior ... named team captain of the swim team during her freshman and sophomore campaigns and team captain of the rowing team in her junior year ... voted Team MVP in rowing as a junior ... received a silver medal for swimming at the Junior World trials in’06 ... holds records at her school in swimming for the 1650 and 500 freestyle events ... member of Amnesty International/InterAct ... mother Claire rowed for Brown University ... born in Eugene, Ore. on August 18, 1989 ... daughter of Henry Jackson and Claire Lichtenfels ... has three younger siblings, Dennis, Petra and Simon ... pursuing a degree in anthropology from the College of Arts and Letters, while also majoring in peace studies.

Megan Keegan

5-11 • Junior Marietta, Ohio Marietta

AS A JUNIOR: Entered second season as a member of the Irish second varsity eight crew in the spring … grabbed a pair of heat victories against Duke and Buffalo to get the slate underway, finishing in times of 5:14.5 and 5:18.3 in the first and second races, respectively … returned to action two weeks later against Michigan and Michigan State, finishing in third place with a time of 6:54.9 … the following day, earned a victory over Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after setting the pace at 7:20.7 … against USC and UCLA, finished second in each of a pair of races … stopped the clock at 7:11.83 in the morning session against the Trojans and in the afternoon posted a time of 7:53.21 against the Bruins … at the BIG EAST Championships, advanced to the

Brianna Krafcik

5-7 • Junior Aurora, Ohio Aurora

grand final after winning the preliminary heat in a time of 7:05.373 … went on to capture grand final gold after setting the pace at 7:21.397 … qualified for the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints, earning a fifth-place result in a time of 7:08.19 … helped row the varsity four “2” boat to a sixthplace finish at the Head of the Rock, posting a time of 17.24.06 … continued fall season in four boat, riding in the varsity four “A” boat against Indiana and Iowa on the St. Joseph River in South Bend, finishing in 11th place with a time of 15:24.70 … moved to varsity eight “A” boat against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, placing third in the second flight at 13:05.90 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A SOPHOMORE: Was a mainstay for the Irish second varsity eight crew during the spring season ... earned BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors (April 8) for the boats efforts at the San Diego Crew Classic ... opened up competition by helping boat to a second-place finish against Michigan State, crossing the finish line at 7:32.03 ... earned a race victory the following day against Indiana and Purdue by crossing the finish line in a time of 5:46.60 ... at the San Diego Crew Classic, helped her boat qualify for the grand final by finishing second in the prelim heat in 7:06.49 ... went on to finish fifth in the grand final, posting a final time of 7:09.47 ... at the four-team regatta at Ohio State, earned a third-placed result in the morning session, crossing behind Brown and Ohio State and stopping the clock at 6:41.14 ... finished second in the afternoon session, defeating Minnesota and trailing Brown, crossing the line at 6:36.78 ... won the prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 7:11.400 to qualify for the grand final ... the crew would go on to win the gold medal for the Irish by completing the course in a time of 6:42.547 ... at the South/Central Sprints, finished fifth in the petite finals with a race time of 6:24.10 after finishing the prelim heat in third (6:39.59) and the semifinal heat in fifth (6:17.00) ... rowed with the varsity eight “C” boat at the

Head of the Rock Regatta and helped the crew to a ninth-place finish (27 boats) with a time of 16:58.80 ... sat in with the varsity eight “B” boat at the Southland Regatta and helped the crew to an Irish best finishing time of 17:11.02 ... the result of the first race landed the “B” boat in the “C” final where the crew finished with a time of 7:12.30 ... received first monogram with the Irish and was named a member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team. AS A FRESHMAN: Member of the novice eight crew during the spring season ... rowed with the varsity four gold boat that swept Northeastern in the first regatta of the spring season ... competed at the Lubbers Cup where her varsity four “B” boat and her novice four boat finished first with times of 7:49.98 and 7:50.10 respectively ... rowed with the novice eight boat that defeated Boston University at the Charles River Challenge ... part of the novice eight boat that earned the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championship with a winning time of 7:05.50 that enabled the Irish to capture their fifth consecutive conference crown ... member of novice eight boat that finished fifth in Grand Final at Central/South Region Championship. PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport athlete who earned letters in rowing, swimming and cross country/track and field ... as a sophomore, helped her novice four boat to gold medal at Midwest Scholastic Championships and a bronze medal in the varsity eight race ... her varsity eight finished fourth at the Scholastic Nationals, while her team was nationally ranked during her sophomore year ... as a junior, earned a bronze medal at Midwest Scholastic Championships ... named team captain of the swimming team her senior year ... secretary for the National Honor Society...president of S.A.D.D. and Key Club ... born in Canton, Ohio on February 24, 1989 ... daughter of Joseph and Anne Keegan ... has three siblings -- Jennifer, Benjamin and Nathan... enrolled in the College of Science as an environmental science major.

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed with the second varsity four boat for the spring season … notched a pair of heat victories in the opening event against Buffalo, finishing the races with times of 6:25.2 and 6:10.0, respectively … returned to action two weeks later against Michigan State, finishing in second place after posting a time of 8:02.5 … the following day, finished second in a four-team race against Buffalo, Purdue and Indiana, crossing the line at 8:41.5 … at the BIG EAST Championships, captured grand final gold after stopping the clock in a time of 8:24.238 … competed with the open four “A” boat at the Central/South Sprints … earned a lane in the C Final at the event and went on to win the race after posting a time of 7:42.50 … rowed with the varsity eight “3” boat at the Head of the Rock, recording a time of 16:33.53, good for an 11th-place finish … sat in the varsity four “A” boat as it placed fourth in its flight on the St. Joseph River in South Bend against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State with a time of 14:59.30 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A SOPHOMORE: Took to the water for the first time on the season, after not competing during the fall schedule, against Michigan State as a member of the Notre Dame “B”

second varsity four boat ... crossed the line in fourth place in the five boat heat with a final time of 9:01.83. AS A FRESHMAN: Began the spring rowing for the novice eight boat where her team finished second at the Lubbers Cup with a time of 7:38.27 ... helped the second novice eight boat defeat Michigan State twice ... competed at the Indiana Invite where her second novice eight boat finished first ahead of Purdue “A” and “B” ... member of the varsity eight boat at Head of the Rock that finished 23rd. PREP AND PERSONAL: A member of the track, golf and swimming teams during her prep career at Aurora High ... lettered in golf all four years there ... also lettered in track during her sophomore, junior and senior years and earned a letter in swimming during her senior season ... led her track and golf teams to Chagrin Valley conference championships in here junior season ... competed in both the 50 and 100-meter freestyle events in swimming ... born in Aurora, Ohio on October 14, 1989 ... daughter of Randy Krafcik and Joi Christopher ... oldest of our children ... enrolled in the College of Science pursuing a biology degree as well as being an art studio major.

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6-0 • Junior Katherine Mequon, Wis. Linnemanstons Divine Savior Holy Angels

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed during the spring season as a member of the varsity eight boat for the second straight season … selected as a second-team BIG EAST All-Conference team … opened the schedule up with a second-place result against Duke and Buffalo in heat one of two, recording a time of 5:05.7 … won the second heat after posting a mark of 5:12.3 … finished third place two weeks later against Michigan and Michigan State, crossing the line at 6:46.9 … the following day, notched a victory against Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan after posting a time of 7:06.0 … in a morning session race against USC, earned a second-place result, freezing the clock at 6:52.07 … returned in the afternoon to take on UCLA, finishing second to the Bruins after recording a time of 7:36.33 … secured a prelim heat victory at the BIG EAST Championships, setting the pace at 6:53.989 … went on to capture grand final gold at the championships after posting a time of 7:17.587 … at the Central/South Sprints, earned a bid into the petite finals where the boat went on to finish in fourth place backed by a time of 6:44.52 … raced in the collegiate eight boat coxed by Sarah Keithley, finishing in a time of 15:48.08, good for a fifth-place finish at the Head of the Rock regatta … also raced in the collegiate four boat coxed by Jacqueline Gilhooly, crossing in a time of 17:26.86 for a seventh-place finish … rowed with the Notre Dame varsity four “A” boat to an 11th place, 15:24.7 completion versus Indiana and Iowa … brought home a third-place finish in the varsity eight “A” boat of flight 2 in 13:05.9 against Iowa, Indiana and Michigan State ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A SOPHOMORE: Grabbed a seat with the varsity eight crew for the spring season with the Irish ... earned a runner-up result against Michigan State, crossing the finish line in 7:47.14 ... went on to win a three-team race the following day against both Indiana and Purdue,

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stopping the clock at 5:33.00 ... at the San Diego Crew Classic, finished in fifth place during the qualifying heat by posting a final time of 6:51.07 ... the crew went on to grab third place in the petite final and finished in a time of 7:02.39 ... posted a couple of third-place finishes at the fourteam regatta hosted by Ohio State ... completed the course in a time of 6:31.54 in the morning session, crossing after Ohio State and Brown, respectively ... improved their time in the afternoon session, completing the course in 6:27.33 in crossing behind Brown and Minnesota ... qualified for the grand final at the BIG EAST Championships by winning its preliminary heat in a time of 6:52.725 ... secured the silver medal in the grand final, finishing behind Louisville with a time, by finishing the course in a time of 6:35.775 ... at the Central/South Region Championships, helped her boat to a spot in the petite finals by finishing third in the preliminary heat in a time of 6:39.59 and then fifth in the semifinal heat in a time of 6:17.00 ... in the petite final, recorded a fifth-place finish in a time of 6:24.10 ... took part in the Head of the Rock Regatta with the varsity eight “C” boat, helping the crew to a sixth-place finish (27 boats) and a finishing time of 16:58.80 ... rowed in the Southland Regatta with the varsity eight “A” boat where the crew finished with a Irish best time of 17:11.20 ... the finish qualified the boat for the varsity eight c final where it was clocked in a time of 7:12.30 ... received her first monogram with the program. AS A FRESHMAN: Part of novice eight crew during the spring season ... a member of the varsity four gold boat that started the spring by winning its first three races versus Northeastern ... competed at the Lubbers Cup in the varsity four “A” boat that finished third and the novice four boat that placed first in a time of 7:50.10 ... rowed against Michigan State and Indiana with the top novice eight crew that finished first in one of its two races ... helped the varsity four blue boat to a second-place finish at the Indiana Invite and the novice eight boat to a first-place finish with a time of 6:48.3 ... rowed in the novice eight boat at the Charles River Challenge and earned a victory against

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Boston University ... led the novice eight crew to the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championships as her boat posted a winning time of in 7:05.50 ... helped the novice eight boat earn a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final of the Central/South Region Championships ... member of the varsity eight crew that placed 14th at Head of the Rock ... also part of the novice eight crew that placed third at Head of the Rock (17:12.55) behind two boats from Wisconsin ... rowed for the novice eight crew that finished eighth in the Cal-Sag Regatta. PREP AND PERSONAL: A multi-sport athlete, she participated in softball, basketball and club rugby while attending Divine Savior Holy Angels ... led her rugby team to four consecutive national titles ... invited to tryout of the U-19 national rugby team ... a National Honor Society member ... Spanish club president ... her brother John attends Notre Dame ... her mother Robin played basketball and track while at Lawrence University, while her father John was a member of the wrestling and football teams there ... born in Milwaukee, Wis. on August 11, 1989 ... daughter of John and Robin Linnemanstons ... has an older brother John and younger sister Elizabeth ... enrolled in the College of Science as a science-business major, along with double majoring in spanish.

Genevieve Malone

5-11 • Junior Dayton, Ohio Oakwood

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed with the Irish varsity eight boat during the spring season … the boat earned a second-place finish in the first race on the docket against Duke and Buffalo, crossing the line at 5:05.7 … the crew was able to grab a victory in the second heat against the same boats, finishing in 5:12.3 … returned to the water two weeks later, earning a third-place result against Michigan and Michigan State with a mark of 6:46.9 … the following day, won a five-boat heat against Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan, stopping the clock at 7:06.0 … recorded a pair of runner-up finishes against USC and UCLA … in the morning race against the Trojans, raced to a time of 7:11.83 and in the afternoon against the Bruins stopped the clock at 7:53.21 … victorious in prelim race at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 7:05.373 before winning the grand final race with a pace of 7:21.397 … earned a berth in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints, finishing fifth in the six-boat final with a time of 7:08.19 … against Indiana and Iowa, raced in the Notre Dame varsity four “A” boat that finished 11th with a final time of 15:24.7 … competed in the varsity eight flight 2 race with the Notre Dame “A” boat, earning a third-place finish against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State in a time of 13:05.9. AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned a seat on the second varsity eight boat for the Irish most of the spring season ... earned BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors (April 8) for the boat’s efforts at the San Diego Crew Classic ... at Michigan State, helped boat to a runner-up finish against the Spartans by completing the course in a time of 7:32.03 ... the following day, earned a race win against Indiana and Purdue by crossing the line at 5:46.60 ... at the San Diego Crew Classic, finished the prelim heat in 7:06.49 to finish second and qualify for the grand final ... captured fifth place in the grand finals with a time of 7:09.47 ... secured a third-place finish in the morning session of a four-team regatta hosted

by Ohio State, crossing the finish line in a time of 6:41.14 ... finished in second place in the afternoon session race, defeating Minnesota, and falling to Brown, in a time of 6:36.78 ... helped guide boat to two race wins on the day at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the preliminary heat with a time of 7:11.400 and earning the gold medal in the grand final in a time of 6:42.547 ... in the varsity four boat at the Central/South Region Championships, qualified for the grand final by earning a second-place outcome in the prelim heat (7:22.08) and a third-place result in the semifinal heat (6:59.10) ... crew went on to grab sixth place in the final, crossing the line in a time of 7:13.40 ... helped the varsity eight “A” boat record a time of 16:37.40 at the Head of the Rock Regatta ... the finish was good for fifth place (27 boats) and was also the best finish for the Irish team in the race ... joined the varsity eight “B” boat at the Southland Regatta where the crew finished the preliminary race in 17:11.02, qualifying them for the varsity eight “C” final ... in the final race the boat cruised to a finishing time of 7:12.30 ... received first monogram with the program AS A FRESHMAN: Member of the novice eight crew ... started the spring season rowing in the novice eight “A” boat and swept all three races against Northeastern ... competed at the Lubbers Cup helping the Irish bring home two wins, one with the 2/3 varsity eight boat (7:09.28) and the other with the novice four boat (7:50.10) ... rowed as a member of the first novice eight boat that went against Michigan State and Indiana and posted one win ... helped the varsity four blue boat to a second-place finish at the Indiana Invite ... sat in novice eight boat that defeated Boston University at the Charles River Challenge ... won a gold medal at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 7:05.50 for Notre Dame’s first-ever gold medal in that race at the conference championship ... sat in novice eight boat that advanced to the Grand Finals of the Central/South Region Championship and finished fifth overall ... rowed for the varsity eight crew that finished 14th at Head of the Rock with a time of 16:53.24 ... member of the Irish novice eight crew that finished third at the Head of the Rock.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Member of field hockey and club rowing teams at Oakwood High School ... rowed for the Dayton Boat Club ... participated in 2006 US Rowing Nationals earned a second-place finish in Petite Final of the varsity four race at US Youth Nationals ... finished third at Midwest Championships in varsity four event and took second in Petite Final of varsity eight race ... her rowing teams were ranked nationally during three seasons ... three-time captain of rowing team ... also voted the Team MVP as a sophomore ... helped her team place third at the US Rowing Nationals in 2004 ... served as co-president of the National Honor Society ... was a member of her high school speech and debate teams ... her grandfather Michael Forster is a Notre Dame graduate ... cousin Chris Malone played football for Ohio State ... born in Dayton, Ohio on October 25, 1988 ... daughter of Dick and Anne Malone... has two siblings -- Amy and Katie ... enrolled in the College of Engineering as a civil engineer major.

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Carol Ann Michel

5-11 • Junior Princeton, N.J. The Hun School of Princeton

AS A JUNIOR: Sat with the varsity eight boat to start the spring schedule before switching to the second varsity eight midway through the campaign … finished second to Duke in the opening heat of the campaign, posting a time of 5:05.7 but rebounded to defeat Duke and Buffalo in the second heat with a time of 5:12.3 … returned to action two weeks later against Michigan and Michigan State, finishing in third place with a time of 6:46.9 … the following day, earned a race win against Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan after setting the pace at 7:06.0 … finished second with the second varsity eight boat in a pair of races against USC and UCLA … in the morning session against the Trojans, finished in a time of 7:11.83 before finishing the afternoon race against the Bruins in a clip of 7:53.21 … at the BIG EAST Championships, won prelim heat with a time of 7:05.373 and later won the grand final race in a pace of 7:21.397 … earned a berth in the petite final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing the race in a time of 7:08.19, good for fifth place … rowed in the varsity eight “2” boat at the Head of the Rock, placing ninth with a time of 16:08.61 … also sat in the varsity four “2” boat which finished sixth at the Head of the Rock in a time of 17:24.06 … helped row the varsity four “C” boat to a first-place finish against Indiana and Iowa in a fall home regatta, capturing the race win with a 14:27.80 mark. AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed as a member of the second varsity eight crew for the spring season with the Irish ... earned BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors (April 8) for the boat’s efforts at the San Diego Crew Classic ... crossed the line in second place against Michigan State in the opening event of the season, posting a time of 7:32.03 ... helped team to a race victory the next day against both Indiana and Purdue, stopping the clock at 5:46.60 ... at the San Diego Crew Classic, saw crew qualify for grand final by posting a time of 7:06.49 in preliminaries ... finished the grand final in fifth place as it

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recorded a final time of 7:09.47 ... opened up the four-team regatta at Ohio State with a thirdplace finish in the morning session, posting a time of 6:41.14 ... secured a runner-up finish in the afternoon session race by completing the course in 6:36.78 ... at the BIG EAST Championships, qualified for the grand final by winning the preliminary heat in a time of 7:11.400 ... went on to capture the gold medal at the Championships by posting a winning time of 6:42.547 ... at the Central/South Region Championships, helped her boat earn a spot in the petite final by finishing second in the prelim heat (6:37.83) and then fourth in the semifinal heat (6:16.00) ... the boat would capture the petite finals victory, crossing the finish line at 6:27.10 and holding off second-place Iowa (6:28.40) ... helped lead the charge for the varsity eight “C” boat at the Head of the Rock Regatta where the crew crossed the finish line with a time of 16:58.80, good for ninth place (27 boats) ... at the Southland Regatta, she rowed with the varsity eight “B” boat where they recorded a time of 17:11.02 ... the finish qualified the crew for the “C” final where they navigated the course in a time of 7:12.30 ... awarded with second monogram with the Irish. AS A FRESHMAN: Member of Notre Dame’s successful varsity eight crew during her rookie season ... rowed with the varsity eight gold boat at the start of spring and notched against Northeastern in the season-opening regatta ... led the second varsity eight crew to wins over Stanford and UCLA at the Pac-10 Challenge ... sat in the second varsity eight boat that split two races with Michigan State ... helped the second varsity blue boat to a victory at the Indiana Invite (6:32.5) ... helped her crew post two victories in the second varsity eight at the Charles River Challenge ... won gold medal in second varsity eight race at BIG EAST Championships with a winning time of 6:51.80 ... part of the second varsity eight boat that finished third in the Grand Final of the Central/ South Region Championship ... helped the Irish to a 14th-place finish in her first varsity race at Head of the Rock ... earned a thirdplace finish with novice eight boat at Head of the Rock ... member of the 16thplace varsity crew at the Cal-Sag Regatta ... during the same competi-

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tion competed as a member of the varsity eight final d boat that finished fourth with a time of 7:12.705 ... one of two freshmen monogram winners. PREP AND PERSONAL: A three-sport athlete in high school participating in soccer, basketball and rowing at The Hun School of Princeton ... four-year letterwinner in basketball and rowing ... led high school team to national ranking during her senior year ... also named team captain of the rowing team during her senior season ... won silver medals at both the Club Nationals and the Independence Day Regatta as a senior ... served as class president for three years ... her brothers Jay and Kevin were members of the lightweight rowing teams at Navy and Yale, respectively ... born in Princeton, N.J. on September 29, 1988 ...daughter of John and Susan Michel ... third oldest of three children ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.

Paige White

5-6 • Junior Boise, Idaho Sacred Heart (TX)

AS A JUNIOR: Earned a seat with the varsity four boat during the spring schedule … opened the slate with a pair of heat victories against Buffalo and Duke, finishing in times of 5:59.3 and 5:58.9 in the first and second runs, respectively … against Michigan State and Michigan, captured a race win after pacing the field with a mark of 7:35.1 … the following day, earned another race win against the likes of Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after setting a time of 8:06.7 … notched a pair of second-place results against USC and UCLA, completing the course in 7:56.90 in the morning against the Trojans and 8:53.03 in the afternoon against the Bruins … at the BIG EAST Championships, earned a bid in the grand final after winning the prelim heat in a time of 7:56.782 … won grand final gold after setting the mark at 8:08.885 … qualified for a lane in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints and earned a third-place finish in the race with a 7:35.33 clip … started fall season by sitting in the varsity eight “2” boat at the Head of the Rock, placing ninth in the 23 boat collegiate eight race in a time of 16:08.61 … also participated in varsity four boat competition at the Head of the Rock, powering the varsity “2” boat to a sixth-place finish out of 26 boats in 17:24.06 … rowed with the varsity four “A” boat against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, placing fourth in their heat on the St. Joseph River in South Bend ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Sat with the second novice eight crew during the spring season after not rowing in the fall ... opened competition with a second-place finish against Michigan State, finishing the race in a time of 8:46.90 ... also finished second the following day against Indiana and Purdue, stopping the clock at 6:35.90 ... earned two race victories on the day at the four-team regatta hosted by Ohio State, crossing at 7:11.12 to beat Ohio State in the morning and 7:04.00 to defeat Minnesota in the afternoon. AS A FRESHMAN: Started the spring rowing for the novice eight “B” boat ... helped the novice eight boat to a second-place finish at the Lubbers Cup ... beat Michigan State in both races as a member of second novice eight crew ... member of second novice eight crew that finished first with a time of 7:19.5 at the Indiana Invite.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Member of cross country, track, tennis and rodeo teams while attending Sacred Heart ... won 13 varsity letters ... four-year All-American in cross country and two-time honoree in track ... led prep team won to state championship in track during her freshman and senior seasons ... member of state championship team in cross country during her senior season ... served as team captain of both cross country and track teams during her final prep season ... member of National Honor Society ... born in Muenster, Texas on January 7, 1989 ... daughter of Andy and Leslie White ... has two siblings -- Brittany and Zach ... enrolled in the College of Engineering as a chemical engineering major.

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a third-place finish in their flight against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State on the St. Joseph River ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A FRESHMAN: Began spring season rowing as a member of the first novice eight boat against Michigan State in Lansing, Mich. ...helped her crew complete the course in a time of 8:06.59 and earn a second-place finish to the host Spartans...the following day helped first novice eight boat earn a race victory over Indiana and Purdue, posting a winning time of 6:15.40...opened up the regatta at Ohio State in the morning session by helping her boat cross the finish line at 6:59.13, earning the secondplace result...sat with the same crew in the afternoon session, knocking nearly six seconds off of the morning time and earning the race 5-8 • Sophomore victory over the Minnesota with a time of Lumberton, N.J. 6:53.80...helped the novice eight finish in Holy Cross 7:24.704 at the BIG EAST Championships, which earned the boat the fastest time in the qualifying heat...later rowed in the Grand Final and earned a second-place finish with a final time of 7:08.309, falling to only Syracuse AS A SOPHOMORE: Raced with the sec- (7:01.713)... helped guide the novice eight boat ond varsity eight boat to start the spring season to a fifth place finish at the South/Central before moving to the varsity four boat … Sprints with a time of 6:42.80 after finishing opened with two heat victories over Buffalo and fourth in the preliminary heat (6:52.11) and Duke after posting times of 5:14.5 and 5:18.3, respectively … returned to the water two weeks later, finishing in third place against Michigan and Michigan State after recording a mark of 6:54.9 … the next day, captured a heat victory against the likes of Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan, stopping the clock at 7:20.7 … against USC and UCLA, rowed with the varsity four boat and earned a pair of second-place finishes … in the morning session against USC, stopped the clock at 7:56.90 and in the afternoon against UCLA, completed the course in a time of 8:53.03 … captured the prelim victory at the BIG EAST Championships with the varsity four after posting a 7:56.782 … went on to win grand final gold with a race-winning time of 8:08.885 … earned a berth in the petite final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing in third place after posting a time of 7:35.33 … began fall at the Head of the Rock by helping row the varsity eight “2” boat to a ninth-place finish in the 23 boat race, finishing in a time of 16:08.61 … also rowed in the varsity four “4” boat at the Head of the Rock, completing the course in 17:49.50 to finish in 11th place … sat in the varsity four “B” boat against Indiana and Iowa on the St. Joseph River in South Bend, finishing tenth in 15:34.70 … helped row the varsity eight “B” boat to a time of 13:20.8 and

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sixth in the semifinals (6:43.60)... made an immediate impact for the Irish, rowing as a member of the Notre Dame “D” boat at the Head of the Rock in the varsity eight race, helping the crew earn a 17th-place finish with a race time of 18:15.00...was a member of the winning crew in the novice eight race at the Head of the Rock, the Notre Dame “A” boat, stopping the clock in a time of 17:29.50...competed in the varsity eight race at the Southland Regatta as a member of the Notre Dame “D” boat, finishing the event in a time of 18:27.46. PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed for both the rowing and field hockey teams while attending Holy Cross High School...was selected as team captain of the rowing team in her senior year...competed with the US Rowing Club in both 2006 and 2008, earning a gold in the 2006 US Club Nationals Junior B 8+ and a bronze in the Junior B Quad...later earned her second gold while competing in the ‘08 US Club Nationals Junior Quad A...participated in National Honor Society and mock trial, as well as being a part of the Edward Bloustine Distinguished Scholars Program...born in Mount Holly, N.J., on March 8, 1990...daughter of William and Patricia Brencher...has two sisters, Alison and Michelle… a mathematics major enrolled in the College of Science.

Kerry Casey

Elizabeth Davis

5-1 • Sophomore Brewster, N.Y. North Salem

5-4 • Sophomore Bozeman, Mont. Bozeman

AS A SOPHOMORE: First-year member of Irish rowing program … coxed the first heat against Buffalo in the novice eight race, finishing third in a time of 5:36.5 to open the spring season … moved to the Notre Dame “B” novice four boat, defeating Buffalo and Purdue with a mark of 9:00.5 … coxed Notre Dame “B” open four at Central/South Sprints, qualifying for the petite final and finishing fifth with a time of 7:46.32 … served as a coxswain for the Irish during the fall campaign … at the Head of the Rock Regatta, helped her boat earn an eighthplace result in the novice eight race, stopping the clock at 18:59.52 … coxed a novice eight boat in a time trial at home on the first day of competiton, finishing the run in a time of 16:02.20.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated in soccer, track and softball while attending North Salem High School, earning nine varsity letters … was selected team captain and MVP during her senior softball season and also garnered allconference and all-city accolades … helped her soccer team capture the conference and regional crowns during her junior season to reach the state finals … was a member of both the National Honor and the Math Honor Societies … born in Greenwich, Conn. on January 13, 1990 … daughter of Dennis and Dorren Casey … has one sibling, Brian … mother was a swimmer for SUNY Cortland … enrolled in the College of Science as a science business major.

AS A SOPHOMORE: First-year member of Irish rowing program after transferring from Oregon State … coxed in both the collegiate eight and collegiate four races at the Head of the Rock Regatta to open the fall campaign … guided her collegiate eight boat to a 21st-place finish with a time of 18:09.89 … later coxed her collegiate four boat to a sixth-place result by posting a mark of 17:24.06 … competed at Notre Dame’s home meet, coxing the Notre Dame “B” varsity four boat against Indiana and Iowa … the crew earned a 10th-place finish in the race, stopping the clock at 15:34.70 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A FRESHMAN: Was on the novice team at Oregon State as a freshman … served as the coxswain for the Beavers’ top novice eight boat … coxed her boat to victories in four-of-five races … placed third in the novice eight Grand Final at the Pac-10 Championships.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Won the Montana state doubles championship in tennis as a senior, after placing fourth in the state as a junior … earned three varsity letters in tennis at Bozeman (Mont.) High School … also earned two letters on the debate team … National Honor Society member … born March 12, 1990 in Denver, Colo. … daughter of Brenda Molen Davis and Nick Davis … has five siblings - Nick, Loraine, Alexandra, Helen and Eleanor … great-grandfather Sheppard Homans was an all-American football player at Princeton and father, Nick, was on the crew team at Princeton … enrolled as a program of liberal studies major in the College of Arts and Letters.

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Alicia Elliott

5-1 • Sophomore Ambler, Pa. Mount St. Joseph Academy

AS A SOPHOMORE: Served as coxswain for the second varsity four boat during the spring portion of the schedule … led boat to a pair of wins in the opening races of the schedule, defeating Buffalo in the first heat with a time of 6:25.2 and in the second heat with a mark of 6:10.0 … returned to the water two weeks later, racing against Michigan State and finishing the course in a time of 8:02.5 … the next day, finished second in a race against Buffalo, Purdue and Indiana, crossing the finish line at 8:41.5 … led second varsity four to grand final gold at the BIG EAST Championships, pacing the field with a time of 8:24.238 … coxed the open four “A” boat at the Central/South Sprints … the boat earned a berth in the C final, taking the race victory with a final mark of 7:42.50, holding off the Tulsa “B” and Tulsa “A” boats which crossed second and third, respectively … coxed a 16:08.61 finish in the collegiate eight race at the Head of the Rock Regatta to lead her boat to a ninth-place finish … against Indiana and Iowa, coxed an 11th-place finish with a 15:24.7 time in the varsity four “A” boat … also gained a fourth-place, 14:59.3 finish for the Notre Dame varsity four flight “A” boat in flight 1 ... named to the BIG EAST AllAcademic Team. AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the spring season as the coxswain of the first novice eight boat for the Irish ... coxed the boat to a second-place finish against Michigan State in the opening event of the spring docket with a final time of 8:06.59 ... was the coxswain for the winning boat in the first novice eight race the following day against Indiana and Purdue,

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as the boat posted a race-winning time of 6:15.40 ... served as coxswain of the first novice eight boat at the four-team regatta at Ohio State ... saw her boat earn a second-place finish in the morning session race against Ohio State as the boat stopped the clock at 6:59.13 ... in the afternoon session, helped lead her crew to a race win over Minnesota with a winning time of 6:53.80, nearly six seconds faster than the morning time ... led novice eight to race victory in the prelim at the BIG EAST Championships, stopping the clock at 7:24.704 ... later helped boat claim the silver medal in the grand final, crossing the finish line in 7:08.309 ... coxswain of the novice eight boat that placed fifth (6:42.80) in the petite finals at the South/Central Sprints after leading the boat to a fourth-place finish in the prelims (6:52.11) and a sixth-place finish in the semifinals 6:43.60 ... coxed for the winning Notre Dame “A” boat in the novice eight race at the Head of the Rock ... crew finished the race with a winning time of 17:29.50 ... competed in first varsity race as a member of the Irish at the Southland Regatta, where she

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coxed the Notre Dame “D” boat to a 23rd place finish with a time of 18:27.46 in the varsity eight competition. PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned letters in rowing during sophomore, junior and senior campaigns at Mount Saint Joseph Academy... her team was nationally ranked all four seasons...helped team earn a state championship in senior season...also captured regional crown during sophomore season...during sophomore campaign, captured gold at both the Philadelphia City Championship as well as the Stotesbury Cup Regatta...captured silver medals at the Scholastic Rowing Association Nationals as well as at the Philadelphia City Championships...copped the gold medal at the New Jersey State Championships and the Philadelphia City Championships during her senior year...was a member of the National Honor Society...was also a member of student government as well as the Latin Honor Society...born in Norfolk, Va. on January 3, 1990...daughter of Peter and Alicia Elliott... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Jacqueline Gilhooly

5-1 • Sophomore Palos Heights, Ill. Marist

AS A SOPHOMORE: Began spring season as coxswain of the second varsity eight boat before taking over the varsity four boat midway through the season … against Duke and Buffalo, earned two heat victories after finishing the races in times of 5:14.5 and 5:18.3, respectively … returned to the water two weeks later against Michigan and

5-7 • Sophomore Ching-Ting Chesterfield, Mo. Hwang Parkway Central High

AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed with the second varsity four boat during the spring season … secured a pair of race victories in two heats against Buffalo to kick off the schedule … won the first heat in a time of 6:25.2 before snagging heat two with a time of 6:10.0 … returned to the water two weeks later against Michigan State, finishing second with a time of 8:02.5 … the following day, earned a second-place finish against Buffalo, Purdue and Indiana, crossing the finish line at 8:41.5 … captured grand final gold for the Irish at the BIG EAST Championships, pacing the field with a time of 8:24.238 … rowed with the open four “A” boat at the Central/South Sprints … the boat received a spot in the C final after placing fourth in the

Michigan State, finishing in third place after posting a time of 6:54.9 … captured a race victory the following day against Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan, freezing the clock at 7:20.7 … moved to coxswain of the varsity four against USC and UCLA, finishing second in each of the two races … in the morning session against the Trojans, crossed the line at 7:56.90 … in the afternoon against the Bruins, stopped the clock at 8:53.03 … advanced to the grand finals at the BIG EAST Championships after winning in prelims with a time of 7:56.782 … captured grand final gold after setting the mark at 8:08.885 … secured a lane in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints, finishing in third place after recording a time of 7:35.33 … coxed the Irish varsity eight “3” boat to an 11th-place finish in 16:33.53 at the Head of the Rock … was also the coxswain for the varsity four “3” boat which finished seventh at the Head of the Rock in 17:26.86… coxswain for the varsity four “B” boat against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State on South Bend’s St. Joseph River … boat went on to win flight two in a time of 14:39.20 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A FRESHMAN: Started spring season serving as the coxswain for the Notre Dame “B” second varsity four boat...helped the five-member boat earn a third-place finish against Michigan State in the opening event of the spring, finishing the course in 9:01.83...the following day against Indiana and Purdue, coxed the “B” boat to a second-place finish with a time of 7:05.00, as the Irish went on to finish first, second and third in the

race...switched back as coxswain of the second novice eight boat in the four-team regatta at Ohio State...helped lead her boat to two race victories on the day, defeating Ohio State in the morning session with a winning time of 7:11.12 and knocking off Minnesota in the afternoon session with a victorious mark of 7:04.00...coxed the novice four boat at the BIG EAST Championships in the grand final, helping lead the boat to the gold medal in a time of 8:02.648...coxed the Notre Dame “B” open varsity four to a fourth-place finish in the C final at the South/Central Sprints with a time of 7:18.13...earned a spot in the finals after finishing fifth in the prelims posting a time of 7:29.81 and second in the semifinals crossing the finish line at 7:21.61...did not coxswain at the Head of the Rock regatta...got first race experience with the Irish, coxing the Notre Dame “A” boat in the novice eight race at the Southland Regatta...crew finished the race in a time of 20:47.16. PREP AND PERSONAL: While attending Marist High School in Chicago, Ill., participated in both swimming and track and field...lettered her senior season on the swim team under the direction of Megan Scanlon...was a member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society...born in Palos Heights, Ill. on November 15, 1989...daughter of Robert and Susan Gilhooly...has three younger siblings: William, Michelle and Brian … majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering.

prelim heat (7:56.74) and then first in the semifinal race (7:55.50) … in the C final, the crew went on to finish in first with a mark of 7:42.50 … at the Head of the Rock Regatta, began with a ninth-place finish in the collegiate eight race with a 16:08.61 mark … also raced in the collegiate four race, adding a sixth-place finish in a time of 17:24.06 … in the varsity four race against Indiana and Iowa, picked up a tenthplace finish with a time of 15:34.7 … the varsity eight flight 1 race ended with a third-place finish for the Notre Dame “B” boat as they crossed the line in 13:20.8 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the second novice eight crew for the spring season...helped her boat capture second place against Michigan State as the boat finished the race in 8:46.90... the next day the boat went on to capture a second-place finish against Indiana and Purdue as they stopped the clock at 6:35.90...sat with the second novice eight crew as they earned a two-race sweep at the four-team regatta at Ohio State...the boat was victorious in the morning session over Ohio State with a winning time of 7:11.12...in the afternoon session the boat was able to earn the victory over Minnesota on their way to shaving over seven seconds off of the morning time and finishing in 7:04.00...helped novice eight boat capture the best qualifying time at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 7:24..704 and later helped the boat grab the silver, stopping the clock at 7:08.309 in the grand final...at the South/Central Sprints, rowed as a member of the open varsity four boat, help-

ing it claim a spot in the C Final by completing the prelim heat in fifth (7:29.81) and then placing second in the semifinal heat (7:12.20)... helped her boat claim fourth place in the C Final with a final time of 7:18.13...competed in the varsity eight race at the Head of the Rock as a member of the Notre Dame “F” boat, completing the course in 22:09.30...competed again at the Head of the Rock in the novice eight boat race with the Notre Dame “C” boat...the crew stopped the clock with a time of 22:25.60 showing, good for 14th place...raced in the novice eight race at the Southland Regatta in the Notre Dame “A” boat...the team finished in 16th place, finishing the course in 20:46.16. PREP AND PERSONAL: A three-sport athlete, competing in track, cross country and basketball...earned a total of nine letters for her efforts in those sports...was named track team captain in junior and senior seasons, helping guide Parkway Central High to a conference and regional crown in ‘08...was also selected to the all-conference team in track junior and senior year...was a member of the National Honor Society, along with serving as the student body officer for Student Council...born in Tao-Yuan, Taiwan on September 15, 1990... daughter of Der-Chyan Hwang and Melody Shue...has one sibling, Jonathan … a biology major enrolled in the College of Science.

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Morgan Kelley

5-9 • Sophomore Windermere, Fla. Olympia

AS A SOPHOMORE: Entered secondstraight season as a member of the Irish varsity eight boat during the spring season … against Duke and Buffalo, finished second in the opening heat of two after crossing the line in 5:05.7 … emerged victorious in the second heat after racing across the gate at 5:12.3 … returned to the water two weeks later, finishing in third place against Michigan and Michigan State with a time of 6:46.9 … captured a heat victory against Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the next day, freezing the clock at 7:06.0 … against USC and UCLA, earned a pair of second-place finishes … stopped the clock at 6:52.07 in the morning session against the Trojans and crossed the line at 7:36.33 in the afternoon race against the Bruins … helped her boat to a sweep at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the prelim heat with a mark of 6:53.989 before going on to win the grand final with a race-winning time of 7:17.587 … secured a lane in the petite final at the Central/South Sprints and went on to earn a fourth-place finish in the race with a pace of 6:44.52 … gained a fifth-place finish at the Head of the Rock Regatta in the highest-finishing collegiate eight boat with a 15:48.08 finishing time … also grabbed a second-place, 16:53.45 finish in an Irish collegiate four boat at the regatta … rowed in the varsity four “A” boat against Indiana and Iowa, finishing 11th with a 15:24.7 mark … against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, raced in the varsity eight “A” boat in flight 2, finishing third in 13:05.9. AS A FRESHMAN: Continued to row with the varsity eight boats in the spring, sitting in with the second varsity eight squad...earned BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors (April 8) for the boats efforts at the San Diego Crew Classic ...sat in the second-place finishing boat in the opening race of the spring against Michigan State, crossing the line in 7:32.03... helped row the second varsity eight to a race win the next day against both Indiana and

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Purdue, as the crew completed the course in 5:46.60 for the victory...participated in the San Diego Crew Classic, helping the Irish boat qualify for the Grand Final by earning a second place finish in the qualifying heat with a time of 7:06.49...in the Grand Final helped the crew earn a fifth-place finish with a race time of 7:09.47...rowed in the morning session of the regatta at Ohio State, helping her boat finish third in a time of 6:41.14...the boat was able to grab second place in the afternoon session, beating Minnesota and completing the course nearly five seconds faster in 6:36.78...helped the second varsity eight to two race victories at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the qualifying heat with a time of 7:11.400 and later capturing the fourth Irish gold medal on the day by winning the grand final in 6:42.547...helped her varsity eight boat qualify for the Petite Final by finishing the prelim heat in third place (6:39.59) and the semifinal heat in fifth (6:17.00)...in the Petite Final, grabbed fifth place with a time of 6:24.10...rowed as a member of the Notre Dame “D” boat at the Head of the Rock Regatta varsity eight race...crew was able to cross the finish line in a time of 18:15.00, good for 17th place overall...competed in the novice eight race later in the day on the Notre Dame “A” boat, helping the team claim the top spot with a finishing time of 17:29.50...was lone

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freshman to row for the Notre Dame “A” boat in the varsity eight race at the Southland Regatta, helping the crew to a 14th place finish by crossing the finish line in 17:21.43...crew raced in the varsity eight final “D”, earning the victory with a winning time of 7:08.50. PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a standout rower for Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS) while at Olympia High School...lettered in all four years for the group as well as being named MVP every year as well...led team to regional championships during junior and senior years...earned national ranking for her efforts sophomore and junior year...was a member of the National Honor Society...born in Winter Park, Fla. on July 16, 1990...daughter of Richard and Lisa Kelley...has three sisters: Mary Catherine, Elizabeth and Bridget … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a business major, with a second major in Arabic.

Erin McConnell

6-0 • Sophomore Simsbury, Conn. Simsbury

AS A SOPHOMORE: Opened the spring season as a member of the second varsity eight before making the move to the varsity eight boat starting with the regatta against USC and UCLA … captured a pair of heat victories in the opening event against Duke and Buffalo, finishing the first race in a time of 5:14.5 and the second one in 5:18.3 … two weeks later, returned to action against Michigan and Michigan State, finishing in third place with a time of 6:54.9 … the following day,

Katie Suyo

5-8 • Sophomore Yardley, Pa. The Pennington School

AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed with the second varsity eight boat during the spring schedule … earned a pair of heat wins against Buffalo and Duke to get the slate underway, finishing in times of 5:14.5 and 5:18.3 in the first and second heats, respectively … placed third in a race against Michigan and Michigan State after finishing the course in a time of 6:54.9 … the following day, earned a race win against Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after pacing the field with a time of 7:20.7 … finished

captured a race victory against Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after stopping the clock at 7:20.7 … posted a pair of second-place finishes against USC and UCLA, finishing the morning race against the Trojans in a time of 6:52.07 and the afternoon heat against the Bruins in a time of 7:36.33 … at the BIG EAST Championships, qualified for the grand final after taking the prelim heat in a time of 6:53.989 … went on to win the grand final after pacing the field at a 7:17.587 clip … secured a berth into the petite final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing in fourth place with a final time of 6:44.52. AS A FRESHMAN: A member of the Notre Dame second varsity eight boat for the spring season... earned BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors (April 8) for the boats efforts at the San Diego Crew Classic ...opened up against Michigan State and helped the crew earn a second-place finish against the Spartans with a final time of 7:32.03...awarded with BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors for the week of April 8 for the boats results at the San Diego Crew Classic...the following day her boat earned a race victory over the likes of both Indiana and Purdue, crossing the finish line with a victorious time of 5:46.60...competed in the San Diego Crew Classic, where she helped her boat qualify for the Grand Final by qualifying second in their heat with a race time of 7:06.49...went on to finish fifth in the Grand Final the following day, stopping the clock at 7:09.47... had a two-race day at the four-team regatta at Ohio State...in the morning session she helped her crew cross the line at 6:41.14, earning them third place in the race...the boat returned to action in the afternoon session and earned a second-place

finish with a race time of 6:36.78...helped second varsity eight boat to two race victories at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the qualifying heat in 7:11.400 and later capturing the gold medal in the six-boat grand final in a winning time of 6:42.547...saw her boat qualify for the Petite Finals at the South/Central Sprints, earning a lane by finishing second in the prelim heat (6:37.83) and following that up with a fourth-place result in the semifinal heat (6:16.00)...in the Petite Final, secured the race win by posting a time of 6:27.10 to hold off Iowa...was a member of the Notre Dame “D” boat in the varsity eight race at the Head of the Rock, finishing the race in a time of 18:15.00...was a part of the winning crew, Notre Dame “A”, in the novice eight race at Head of the Rock, finishing in a time of 17:29.50...competed in the varsity eight race at the Southland Regatta with the Notre Dame “C” boat, completing the course in 17:46.69, good for 19th place...the boat later competed in the varsity eight final “E”, finishing 4th in the race with a time of 7:32.50. PREP & PERSONAL: Swam and rowed at Simsbury High School in Simsbury, Conn., earning a total of five varsity letters between the sports ... helped rowing team to state championship as a sophomore and was team captain as a senior ... attended the Women’s Jr. National Team Selection and Development Camps in 2006 ... National Honor society member ... daughter of Jim and Lisa McConnell ... has two brothers, John and Matthew ... comes from a line of lacrosse players, as uncle Jeff McLellan played at Amherst College and grandfather Gerald McLellan played at UMass … enrolled in the College of Science as a doublemajor in pre-professional studies and psychology.

second against both USC and UCLA, stopping the clock at 7:11.83 in the morning against the Trojans and at 7:53.21 in the afternoon against the Bruins … victorious in the prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships after posting a time of 7:05.373 … went on to win grand final gold after completing the course in 7:21.397 … at the Central/South Sprints, earned a lane in the petite finals and finished in fifth place after recording a time of 7:08.19 … began fall by rowing in the varsity eight “2” boat at the Head of the Rock, placing ninth out of 23 boats in 16:08.61 … sat in the varsity four “B” boat against Indiana and Iowa in South Bend, grabbing a tenthplace result with a time of 15:34.70 … rowed with the varsity eight “B” boat, finishing third in their heat against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State with a 13:20.80 mark ... named to the BIG EAST AllAcademic Team. AS A FRESHMAN: Moved to the Notre Dame first varsity four boat for the spring season...in opener against Michigan State, helped her boat to a secondplace finish against the Spartans with a time of 8:29.18...rebounded for a race win the next day against Indiana and Purdue with a victorious time of 6:49.80, as the Irish place first, second and third in the race...placed third in both the morning session (7:24.10) and afternoon session (7:25.07) at the fourteam regatta hosted by Ohio State...posted two wins at the BIG EAST Championships, capturing the prelim victory (7:53.814) before winning the gold medal in the grand final in a time of 7:36.622...at the South/Central Sprints, helped her boat qualify for the Grand Finals, the only Irish boat to do so...the boat earned a spot in the race by finishing second in the

prelim heat (7:22.08) and third in the semifinal race (6:59.10)...went on to finish sixth place in the Grand Final with a time of 7:13.40...was part of the Notre Dame “D” crew in the varsity eight race at the Head of the Rock that earned a 17th place finish (highest of any Irish boat) with a final time of 18:15.00... helped the Notre Dame “A” crew capture the title in the novice eight competition with a wining time of 17:29.50...at the Southland Regatta, competed in the varsity eight race with the Notre Dame “C” boat and helped capture 19th place in a time of 17:46.69... crew earned spot in the varsity eight final “D” where they finished 4th in a time of 7:32.50. PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in both rowing and swimming at The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey ... served as the varsity girls team captain at the Mercer Junior Rowing Club ... attended the U.S. Junior National Development Junior A Camp in 2007, with a season highlighted by a 3rd place finish in the Junior A four boat regatta at the USRowing Club National Championships in Camden, N.J. ... Placed first in the varsity eight boat competition at the Northeast MidAtlantic Junior District Championship and at the Reading Amateur Regatta in Reading, England, in 2006 ... National Honor Society member and fourtime gold medal recipient of Congressional Award for completing 400 hours of volunteer public service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of physical fitness, and a minimum of four overnights on an expedition of exploration ... born June 26, 1990, in Nashua, New Hampshire ... daughter of James and Nancy Suyo ... has one sibling, brother Kevin … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

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Paige Aiello

5-6 • Freshman Rochester Hills, Mich. Notre Dame Preparatory

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with novice eight for the entirety of the spring season … captured both heat victories against Buffalo in the opening regatta, posting a time of 5:26.0 in heat one and 5:30.5 in heat two … finished third against Michigan and Michigan State, posting a time of 7:07.8 … defeated Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan the following day with a 7:49.9 clip … earned a pair of second-place results against USC and UCLA, finishing at 7:20.36 in the morning against the Trojans and 8:12.67 in the afternoon against the Bruins … captured the prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 7:26.996 before grabbing the grand final victory in 7:32.732 … helped her boat reach the grand final at the Central/South Sprints, ending in sixth place with a mark of 7:00.76 … competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta … her boat earned a 21stplace finish in the collegiate eight race, crossing the line at 18:09.89 … in the novice eight race the boat crossed in seventh place, posting a time of 18:41.81 … raced with the Notre Dame “A” novice eight boat at the Irish’s home meet against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State … her crew was able to finish in fourth place in flight one, stopping the clock at 14:31.40 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Played midfield and forward for her high school soccer team while at Notre Dame Preparatory, lettering all four seasons … helped her team earn conference championships during her junior and senior years … was also named an all-conference, all-city and all-state selection in each of those seasons … served as the team captain and was named MVP during her senior campaign after leading the team in scoring for the year … served as vice president of the National Honor Society … born in Rochester Hills, Mich. on January 30, 1991 … daughter of Mark and June Aiello … father attended Notre Dame Law School … has two siblings - Taylor and Tommy … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Teresa Blumenstein

5-4 • Freshman Westmount, N.J. Paul VI

AS A FRESHMAN: Entered the spring schedule as a member of the second novice eight … moved up to the novice eight boat for the final two events of the regular season (BIG EAST Championships, Central/ South Sprints) … helped her boat finish third in the first heat of racing against Buffalo from Oak Ridge, posting a time of 5:36.5 … won the second heat of the day against the Bulls with a time of 5:30.5 … competed against Michigan and Michigan State in a threeboat race, finishing third in a time of 7:35.3 … following day, raced against Purdue and earned the race win, stopping the clock at 8:02.8 … secured the preliminary heat victory (7:26.996) and Grand Final win (7:32.732) at the BIG EAST Championships … advanced to the Grand Final with the novice eight boat at the Central/South Sprints, finishing sixth with a time of 7:00.76 … earned the berth after finishing second in prelims (7:06.28) and in the semifinals (7:05.90) … raced in second competition of the fall season with a novice eight boat in a single-boat time trial on the St. Joseph River, crossing the finish line in 16:02.20 … raced the following day as a member of the Notre Dame “B” novice eight boat against Indiana and Michigan State, finishing third in the four-boat field with a final time of 15:14.90 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Attended high school at Paul VI High School in Westmont, N.J. … competed in three sports (winter track and field, cross country, lacrosse) on her way to earning eight varsity letters in high school … named as a first team all-conference selection in both junior and senior seasons, helping her team to an undefeated season and conference championship … currently participating with the Notre Dame swing club and also serving as a member of GreenND … born in Camden, N.J. on October 8, 1990 … daughter of Chuck and Maureen Blumenstein … has two siblings, Nora and Emily … sister, Nora, was a member of the College of the Holy Cross crew team … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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5-10 • Freshman Stephanie Lumberton, N.J. Boggs Bishop Eustace Preparatory

AS A FRESHMAN: Sat with the varsity four boat against Michigan State and Michigan, coming away victorious with a time of 7:35.1 … returned to the water against USC and UCLA, finishing second in the morning session to the Trojans with a time of 7:11.83 and in the afternoon session to the Bruins with a mark of 7:53.21 … raced in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the opening event of the fall, the Head of the Rock Regatta … sat with the 11th-place finishing boat in the collegiate eight race, crossing the line at 16:33.53 … later would help her crew win the novice eight race, holding off Wisconsin with a winning time of 16:15.34 … raced at Notre Dame’s home meet in flight two of the varsity four races against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State … her boat won the heat with a final time of 14:39.20. PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a member of the rowing team while attending Bishop Eustace Preparatory School … earned a varsity letter in her sophomore through senior seasons as a member of the varsity eight … helped crew earn the regional championship those years as well, while winning state during her sophomore and senior years … her team earned national ranking each of her final three years as well … member of the National Honor Society … born in Washington Township, N.J. on November 8, 1990 … daughter of James and Jacqueline Boggs … has one sibling, Audrey … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Kathleen Bracke

5-9 • Freshman Moline, Ill. Moline

AS A FRESHMAN: Opened up the fall campaign at the Head of the Rock, racing in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the regatta … helped her collegiate eight boat to a 21st-place finish, posting a time of 18:09.89 … later helped take her boat to a race victory in the novice eight competition, holding off Wisconsin for the title with a winning time of 16:15.34 … raced in Notre Dame’s home meet as a member of the Notre Dame “C” varsity four boat … the crew earned a fourth-place result in flight two of the races, stopping the clock at 15:12.00 ... named to the BIG EAST AllAcademic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a member of the tennis team while attending Moline High School, playing at No. 1 singles and doubles … helped team to the conference championship all four years and the regional championship in her freshman, junior and senior years - seasons in which she was later named team MVP … was an all-conference and all-city selection each year, including being named all-state during her freshman through junior years … also rowed with the Quad City Rowing Association during this time … helped her boat win club nationals in 2008, defeating the likes of Mexico, Pakistan and U.S. developmental teams … finished runner-up the previous year in the same event … member of the National Honor Society and Student Government … born in Davenport, Iowa on September 7, 1990 … daughter of Tom and Debbie Bracke … father played golf at the University of South Florida … has two siblings, John and David … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Caitlin Connelly

5-11 • Freshman St. Paul, Minn. Cretin-Durham

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed majority of spring season with the second novice eight boat, before moving to the novice eight boat at the BIG EAST Championships … earned a pair of third-place results in the first event of the season against Duke and Buffalo, finishing in 5:36.5 in the first heat and 5:41.2 in the second … against Michigan and Michigan State, placed third after stopping the clock at 7:35.3 … stepped into the novice four boat the following day, finishing third against Buffalo and Purdue with a mark of 9:18.8 … later rowed again with the second novice eight, knocking off Purdue with a clip of 8:02.8 … placed second in the novice four grand final at the BIG EAST Championships, trailing Villanova, after recording a mark of 8:51.112 … at the Central/South Sprints, qualified for the petite finals and raced to a fifthplace results after registering a 7:46.32 clip … opened up her fall season racing with the Notre Dame “B” novice eight boat at the Irish’s home meet … helped her crew to a third-place finish in flight two against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, stopping the clock at 15:14.90. PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minn. … attended the same high school as current Irish football player Michael Floyd … born June 11, 1991 in Hanau, Germany … daughter of Tim (a 1983 Notre Dame graduate) and Leslie Connelly … aunt, Maureen Kirk, also attended Notre Dame and is a member of the class of 1993 … has two siblings: Megan and Patrick … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Kimberly Dunbar

5-6 • Freshman Clarence, N.Y. Clarence High School

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the second novice eight for most of the spring season, before moving to the novice four at the BIG EAST Championships … finished third in the opening heat of races against Buffalo, posting a time of 5:36.5 … concluded the second heat in third place with a mark of 5:41.2 … earned a third-place result against Michigan and Michigan State with a final time of 7:35.3 … the next day, captured a race victory against Purdue after recording a time of 8:02.8 … finished runner-up in the novice four grand final at the BIG EAST Championships, stopping the clock at 8:51.112 … raced with the novice eight boat coxed by Kerry Casey at the Head of the Rock Regatta … the crew finished in eighth place in the race (out of 15 boats), finishing the race in a time of 18:59.52 … competed with the Notre Dame “A” boat in flight one of the novice eight races against Iowa, Indiana and Michigan State … the boat finished in fourth place with a final time of 14:31.40 ... named to the BIG EAST AllAcademic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in both lacrosse and soccer while attending high school at Clarence … earned six varsity letters, including four during her soccer career … helped soccer team to a conference championship during her sophomore and senior seasons … also served as team captain and was named all-conference during her senior soccer year … member of the National Honor Society as well as student government … born in Buffalo, N.Y. on July 20, 1991 … daughter of Jack and Terri Dunbar … has two siblings … sister, Kelly, is a current member of the class of 2010 at Notre Dame … father and uncle, Jimmy, both played football at the University of Buffalo … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Kelsey Haddad

5-10 • Freshman Berwyn, Pa. Conestoga

AS A FRESHMAN: Sat in the novice eight boat for the entirety of the spring season … opened up by defeating Buffalo in the first of two heats, setting the pace at 5:26.0 … in the second heat, placed third with a time of 5:41.2 … finished third against Michigan and Michigan State with a final mark of 7:07.8 … captured the race victory the following day against Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan in a time of 7:49.9 … earned a pair of second-place results against USC in the morning (7:20.36) and UCLA in the afternoon (8:12.67) … captured the prelim victory (7:26.996) and Grand Final gold (7:32.732) at the BIG EAST Championships … earned a spot in the Grand Final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing sixth with a mark of 7:00.76 … earned the spot in the final after placing second in the prelims (7:06.28) and in the semifinals (7:05.90) … competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta … was a member of the 21st-place Notre Dame boat (out of 23) in the collegiate eight, as the boat coxed by Elizabeth Davis finished the course in 18:09.89 … later helped her novice boat to a seventh-place result (out of 15), as the boat led by coxswain Lauren Peartree finished in 18:41.81 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport athlete (soccer, lacrosse, basketball) while attending Conestoga High School, earning 12 varsity letters along the way … helped her soccer team earn conference, regional and state championships during her senior season and was named team MVP … saw her lacrosse team earn national ranking each of her four years, while personally earning all-conference and all-city accolades as team captain and MVP during her senior year … born in Chesterfield, Mo. on October 6, 1990 … daughter of Raymond and Anne Haddad … has one sibling, Kevin … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Catherine Hermann

5-10 • Freshman Eagan, Minn. Convent of the Visitation

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the second varsity eight during the spring campaign … finished third in each of two heats against Buffalo, posting times of 5:36.5 and 5:41.2, respectively … earned another third-place result two weeks later against Michigan and Michigan State, crossing the finish line at 7:35.3 … knocked off Purdue the following day, setting the mark at 8:02.8 … opened up her fall schedule competing in the novice eight race at the Head of the Rock Regatta … her boat went on to finish in eighth place, stopping the clock at 18:59.52 … raced with the Notre Dame “A” boat in flight one of novice eight races against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State at the Irish’s home meet … her boat finished in fourth with a time of 14:31.40 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned four letters in volleyball at the Convent of the Visitation in Mendota Heights, Minn. … three-time allconference honoree at middle blocker … placed second at volleyball nationals with the club team Northern Lights in the under-16 league … also participated in mock trial and on the leadership committee in high school … born January 13, 1991 in LaJolla, Calif. … daughter of Michael and Marianne Hermann … has one sister, Julia … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Alyce Kanabrocki

5-8 • Freshman Chicago, Ill. University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

AS A FRESHMAN: Raced with the novice eight boat during the spring campaign … earned two heat victories in the opening race of the season, defeating Buffalo in both with times of 5:26.0 and 5:30.5, respectively … finished third against Michigan and Michigan State with a time of 7:07.8 … the following day, knocked off Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan by posting a time of 7:49.9 … finished second to USC in the morning (7:20.36) and UCLA in the afternoon (8:12.67) … captured Grand Final gold at the BIG EAST Championships, setting the pace at 7:32.732 … qualified for the grand final at the Central/ South Sprints, finishing sixth in a time of 7:00.76 … rowed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races for the Irish at the Head of the Rock Regatta … her collegiate eight boat, coxed by Elizabeth Davis, finished in 21st place with a final time of 18:09.89 … rowed with the novice eight crew that was victorious at the Head of the Rock, posting a winning mark of 16:15.34 to hold off Wisconsin … raced at Notre Dame’s home meet with the varsity four in flight two, earning a fourth-place finish with a time of 15:12.00. PREP AND PERSONAL: Rowed with the Lincoln Park Juniors club team while attending the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools … earned letters during her junior and senior years under the direction of Mike Wallin … was also a member of the varsity tennis team during her freshman year … served as co-president of Red Cross … born in Madison, Wis. … currently resides in Chicago, Ill. … daughter of Joseph Kanabrocki and Marlies de Waard … father is a former hockey player and graduate of Notre Dame … has one sibling, Cazimir … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

5-9 • Freshman Analisa Silver City, N.M. Lamair-Orosco Silver

AS A FRESHMAN: Raced for majority of spring with the novice eight boat … in two heats with Buffalo, earned a third-place finish (5:36.5) and a first-place result (5:30.5) … finished third in a meet against Michigan and Michigan State, crossing the line at 7:07.8 … won a heat against Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after setting the mark at 7:49.9 … notched a pair of runner-up results against USC and UCLA, finishing at 7:20.36 against the Trojans and 8:12.67 against the Bruins … moved to the novice four boat at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing second place in the grand final at 8:51.112 … helped novice eight boat earn a spot in the grand final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing in sixth place with a mark of 7:00.76 … at the Head of the Rock, competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races … finished 21st in the collegiate eight race, crossing the line at 18:09.89 … later helped her novice eight crew finish in seventh place with a time of 18:41.81 … competed in flight one of novice eight races at Notre Dame’s home meet against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, finishing in fourth place with a time of 14:31.40 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in tennis, volleyball and basketball at Silver High School, earning a total of 10 varsity letters … was selected as an all-city member in tennis all four years, while being named the same in volleyball during her sophomore and junior seasons … member of the National Honor Society and Student Council … born in Silver City, N.M. on October 29, 1990 … daughter of Antonio Orosco and Anne LaMair … has one sibling, Genevieve … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Jennifer Lee

5-9 • Freshman Holmdel, N.J. Holmdel

AS A FRESHMAN: Saw time with both the second novice eight and novice four boats during the spring season … victorious in the first heat of the spring slate against Buffalo, posting a time of 5:26.0 … raced again in heat two, earning a third-place finish after recording a 5:41.2 clip … two weeks later, finished third in a race against Michigan and Michigan State in novice eight action, clocking a 7:35.3 … finished third in a novice four race against Buffalo and Purdue, recording a time of 9:18.8 … later raced with the second novice eight, knocking off Purdue heads-up with a time of 8:02.8 … rowed with novice four at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing second to Villanova with a time of 8:51.112 … raced with the open four “B” boat at the Central/South Sprints, qualifying for the petite finals … boat went on to finish in fifth place in the race, stopping the clock at 7:46.32 … raced in flight one of novice eight competition at Notre Dame’s home meet against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State to kick off her fall season … her crew finished in fourth place, stopping the clock at 14:31.40 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed on the tennis and track teams at Holmdel High School, earning five varsity letters (four in tennis) … helped her tennis team to an undefeated and state championship season during her freshman year … the team also earned conference titles in her sophomore and junior seasons … served as team captain and was selected as an all-conference member in her senior year … member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society … born in Red Bank, N.J. on February 1, 1991 … daughter of Michael and Susan Lee … has one sibling, Victoria … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Sarah McShane

5-5 • Freshman South Bend, Ind. Trinity School

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the second novice eight boat for majority of the spring season before competing with the open four “B” boat at the Central/South Sprints … won opening heat of the season over Buffalo with a time of 5:26.0, before finishing third in the second heat at 5:41.2 … stopped the clock at 7:35.3 to earn a third-place result against Michigan and Michigan State … defeated Purdue the following day after finishing at 8:02.8 … also finished third in the novice four “A” boat against Buffalo and Purdue with a mark of 9:18.8 … competed in the petite final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing in fifth with a time of 7:46.32 … earned a spot in that race by finishing third in prelims (7:58.23) and fifth in the semifinals (8:00.96) … raced in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta … helped the boat coxed by Elizabeth Davis finish 21st in the collegiate eight race, stopping the clock at 18:09.89 … finished seventh in the novice eight race as the crew, coxed by Lauren Peartree, finished the race in a time of 18:41.81 … raced in flight one of the novice eight heats against Iowa, Indiana and Michigan State, crossing the line in fourth place at 14:31.40 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Played both soccer and basketball, earning eight varsity letters, at Trinity School … named team captain and MVP during her senior soccer season, helping her team earn a conference championship … also served as team captain and MVP of basketball team during junior and senior seasons … member of the 1,000point club at Trinity … born in South Bend, Ind. on November 16, 1990 … daughter of Kevin and Katherine McShane … has three siblings … both parents are Notre Dame graduates and brother, Kevin, is currently attending … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Abby Meyers

5-1 • Freshman Dayton, Ohio Chaminade-Julienne

AS A FRESHMAN: Coxed the novice eight boat for the Irish during the spring season … raced in heat two against Buffalo, guiding the boat to a victory in a time of 5:30.5 … finished third in a race against Michigan and Michigan State, crossing the line at 7:07.8 … the following day, held off the likes of Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan with a race-winning mark of 7:49.9 … finished second against both USC and UCLA, ending the morning race against the Trojans in a time of 7:20.36 and finished the afternoon run against the Bruins in 8:12.67 … captured the prelim victory at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 7:26.996 … later went on to win the grand final race, holding off Connecticut, with a mark of 7:32.732 … coxed boat to the grand final race at the Central/South Sprints, placing sixth with a pace of 7:00.76 … served as a coxswain for the Irish in the fall campaign … opened up competition at the Head of the Rock Regatta in the novice eight race … led her boat to the race victory, as the crew posted a winning time of 16:15.34 … coxed the Notre Dame “B” novice eight boat to a third-place finish in flight two against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, recording a time of 15:14.90 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a member of the rowing team while attending ChaminadeJulienne, lettering during her sophomore through senior years … enjoyed success with the teams varsity four boat, capturing the Governors Cup Regatta and getting a silver medal at the Midwest Junior Championships in her junior year … during senior season, won the gold at the Head of the Eagle and earned bronze at the Hoover Invitational … was a member of the National Honor Society … born in Dayton, Ohio on June 22, 1990 … daughter of Stuart and Amy Meyers … has two siblings - Trevor and Marcie … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Kathryn Monahan

5-10 • Freshman Evanston, Ill. St. Ignatius College Prep

AS A FRESHMAN: Opened spring schedule as a part of the varsity four boat before shifting over to the second varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championships and Central/South Sprints … started the season by capturing the first four race victories with the varsity four boat … defeated Buffalo in backto-back heats with times of 5:59.3 and 558.9 … defeated Michigan and Michigan State after posting a mark of 7:35.1 … knocked off Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan the following day in a time of 8:06.7 … posted a pair of runner-up finishes against USC and UCLA, registering a time of 7:56.90 against the Trojans and 8:53.03 against the Bruins … won prelim heat (7:05.373) before capturing the grand final victory (7:21.397) with the second varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championships … placed fifth in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints, recording a time of 7:08.19 … competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races in the Head of the Rock Regatta … helped her collegiate eight boat secure an 11th-place finish, stopping the clock at 16:33.53 … was a member of the victorious novice eight boat, coxed by Abby Meyers, that completed the course in a time of 16:15.34 to hold off Wisconsin … concluded the fall schedule at Notre Dame’s home meet, racing with the Notre Dame “C” varsity four boat on the second day of competition … finished in fourth place, posting a time of 15:12.00 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Was both a rower and a basketball player while attending St. Ignatius College Preparatory, lettering five times, including each year with rowing … helped her team to national ranking in her sophomore through senior years, including competing in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) Championships all three years … helped her varsity four boat place third at the championships during her junior campaign … member of the National Honor Society as well as Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) … former Irish rower Elli Greybar attended the same high school … born in Evanston, Ill. on April 5, 1991 … daughter of Joe Monahan and Kathy McDonald … has two siblings, Colin and Leigh … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Kelsey Murphy

5-8 • Freshman Winthrop, Maine St. Dominic Regional

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed exclusively with the novice eight boat during the spring season … opened the schedule with a pair of race victories against Buffalo with times of 5:26.0 and 5:30.5, respectively … finished in third against Michigan and Michigan State, posting a time of 7:07.8 … defeated Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan the next day, pacing the field at 7:49.9 … finished runner-up to USC and UCLA in the morning and afternoon, respectively, after posting times of 7:20.36 and 8:12.67 … won grand final at the BIG EAST Championships after completing the course in 7:32.732 … finished sixth in grand final at Central/South Sprints (7:00.76) … competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta to open up the fall … helped her collegiate eight boat to a 21stplace finish, stopping the clock at 18:09.89 … in the novice eight race, saw her boat cross in seventh place with a final time of 18:41.81 … at the home meet against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, helped her novice eight boat finish fourth in flight one with a time of 14:31.40 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-sport athlete at St. Dominic Regional High School, participating in basketball, softball, field hockey and cross country … earned 10 varsity letters during that time … during senior season, was named team captain and MVP as well as earning all-conference distinctions in both basketball and softball … was selected to Maine’s McDonald’s All-Star game for basketball during her senior season … born in Burlington, Vt. on April 28, 1991 … daughter of Michael and Catherine Murphy … father attended Notre Dame … has one sibling, Meghan … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Stephanie O’Neill

5-8 • Freshman Seattle, Wash. Seattle Preparatory School

5-8 • Freshman Vienna, Va. Bishop O’Connell

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed entirety of spring season with the novice eight boat … captured both heats in the opening regatta against Buffalo, posting times of 5:26.0 and 5:30.5, respectively … finished in third against Michigan and Michigan State, completing the course in 7:07.8 … defeated Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan the following day, posting a mark of 7:49.9 … finished second against USC in the morning race after stopping the clock at 7:20.36 and UCLA in the afternoon session with a mark of 8:12.67 … won prelim heat at BIG EAST Championships in a time of 7:26.996, before capturing the grand final in a pace of 7:32.732 … earned a bid in the grand final at the Central/South Sprints, ending in sixth place with a final time of 7:00.76 … started the fall season at the Head of the Rock Regatta, competing in the novice

eight race … her crew was able to finish in eighth place (out of 15 boats), completing the course in 18:59.52 … raced in a time trial with a novice eight crew at Notre Dame’s home meet, finishing in a time of 16:02.20 … the following day, raced in flight two of novice eight competition, earning a third-place result with the Notre Dame “B” boat, recording a final time of 15:14.90 ... named to the BIG EAST AllAcademic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Played soccer for Seattle Preparatory School as a defenseman/ midfielder, lettering three times … was a member of the National Honor Society as well as ACE (architecture, construction, engineering) … born in Seattle, Wash. on January 11, 1991 … daughter of Thomas and Leslie Newell … has two siblings, Mick and Kelsey … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

AS A FRESHMAN: Jumped right in and rowed as a member of the varsity eight boat for the spring season … selected to the BIG EAST All-Conference second team … finished second to Duke in the first heat against the Blue Devils and Buffalo, posting a time of 5:05.7 … won the second heat with a victorious time of 5:12.3 … placed third against Michigan and Michigan State after finishing the race in a time of 6:46.9 … victorious in a race against Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the following day after stopping the clock at 7:06.0 … posted marks of 6:52.07 and 7:36.33 against USC and UCLA in the morning and afternoon sessions, respectively, to earn a pair of second-place results … won prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships, pacing the field with a time of 6:53.989 … captured the grand final victory with a time of 7:17.587 … helped boat qualify for petite finals at Central/South Sprints, ending in fourth place with a final time of 6:44.52 … opened the fall season competing in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta … helped her collegiate eight boat grab an 11th-place result (out of 23 boats), stopping the clock at 16:33.53 …

later was a member of the victorious novice eight boat which held off Wisconsin for the win with a time of 16:15.34 … competed at Notre Dame’s home meet in flight two of the varsity four races against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State … the crew went on to win the flight with a victorious time of 14:39.20 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed as a member of the tennis, cross country and rowing teams while attending Bishop O’Connell High School, earning three varsity letters … was tabbed as the rowing team captain and MVP during both her junior and senior seasons … helped her cross country team to a conference and regional championship during her junior year … was a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society … born in Puerto Rico on February 14, 1991 … daughter of Joseph and Audrey O’Neill … has five siblings … uncle, Antonio Minondo, attended Notre Dame … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Lauren Peartree

5-2 • Freshman Rochester, N.Y. Our Lady of Mercy

AS A FRESHMAN: Served as coxswain of the second novice eight boat for a majority of spring season before coxing the novice four boat at the BIG EAST Championships … finished third in heat two against Buffalo to open the spring campaign, stopping the clock at 5:41.2 … earned another third-place finish against Michigan and Michigan State, posting a 7:35.3 time … defeated Purdue the following day with a time of 8:02.8 … led the novice four boat to a runner-up result in the grand final at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing in 8:51.112 … coxed a novice eight boat at the Head of the Rock Regatta, helping her boat to a seventh-place finish (out of 15) with a time of 18:41.81 … served as coxswain for the Notre Dame “C” boat in flight two of the meet against Iowa, Indiana and Michigan State … her boat went on to finish in fourth place, completing the course in 15:12.00 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a member of the crew team while attending Our Lady of Mercy in Rochester, N.Y. … earned four varsity letters and helped her team earn a state championship during her junior year … member of the National Honor Society and also served on Student Council … born in Rochester, N.Y. on April 23, 1991 … daughter of David and Audrey Peartree … has two siblings … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Joanna Poinsatte

5-8 • Freshman Chattanooga, Tenn. Notre Dame

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the varsity four boat for majority of spring season … opened up the slate with a pair of heat victories against Buffalo and Duke, winning the first heat in a time of 5:59.3 and the second in 5:58.9 … earned a victory over Michigan and Michigan State a couple weeks later, pacing the heat with a time of 7:35.1 … the following day, knocked off Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan with a mark of 8:06.7 … moved to the second varsity eight boat against USC and UCLA, recording a pair of second-place finishes … in the morning, stopped the clock at 7:11.83 to finish runner-up to the Trojans … came in behind the Bruins in the afternoon session, completing the course in 7:53.21 … returned to varsity four boat at BIG EAST Championship, capturing the prelim race win in 7:56.782 before winning the grand final in a time of 8:08.885 … at the Central/South Sprints, earned a lane in the petite finals after placing third in the prelim heat (7:40.01) and fifth in the semifinal heat (7:37.07) … crossed in third place in the petite final, posting a time of 7:35.33 … opened the fall campaign racing in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta … sat with the 11th-place finishing collegiate eight boat that posted a time of 16:33.53 … later would help her crew capture the novice eight race victory by posting a time of 16:15.34 to secure the win over Wisconsin … raced at Notre Dame’s home meet with the Notre Dame “B” boat in flight two of varsity four competition against Indiana, Iowa and Purdue … her team was able to secure the heat victory with a time of 14:39.20 to cross ahead of the Spartans ... named to the BIG EAST AllAcademic Team PREP AND PERSONAL: Rowed for the Chattanooga Junior Rowing team while attending Notre Dame High School … helped the team garner national ranking, while also capturing the state title, in both her junior and senior years … team went on to earn two top-ten finishes at the US Rowing Youth National Championships, finishing in eighth place on both occasions … member of the National Honor Society … born in Chattanooga, Tenn. on April 9, 1991 … daughter of John and Mary Anne Poinsatte … has two siblings, Justin and Rachael … grandfather, Charles, along with father attended Notre Dame … siblings Justin and Rachael are current Notre Dame students as well … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Meghan Salomon

5-7 • Freshman Cincinnati, Ohio Saint Ursula Academy

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the second varsity eight boat during the spring portion of the schedule … opened the season with a pair of heat victories against Buffalo, posting times of 6:25.2 in the first heat and 6:10.0 in the second race … fell to Michigan State after posting a mark of 8:02.5 … recorded a time of 8:41.5 the following day in a race against Buffalo, Purdue and Indiana, good for second place … captured the grand final victory at the BIG EAST Championships, posting a race-winning time of 8:24.238 … rowed with the open four “A” boat at the Central/South Sprints, qualifying for the C final … the boat came away victorious in the final, clocking a time of 7:42.50 to hold off Tulsa “B” for the win … raced in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta … was a member of the 11th-place finishing team in the collegiate eight race that completed the course in a time of 16:33.53 … later at the regatta, helped her novice eight boat capture the race win by posting a victorious time of 16:15.34 to hold off Wisconsin … raced at Notre Dame’s home meet as a member of the Notre Dame “B” boat in flight two of varsity four competition … the crew was able to win the heat over the likes of Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State by posting a time of 14:39.20 ... named to the BIG EAST AllAcademic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated on the rowing and field hockey teams while attending Saint Ursula Academy, earning five varsity letters … helped her rowing team to a national ranking during her junior and senior seasons, capturing the regional and state championships along the way … saw her field hockey team go undefeated during her freshman and sophomore seasons, winning the regional championship both years and the state title in her sophomore campaign … member of the National Honor Society … born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 20, 1990 … daughter of William Salomon and Maureen Hickert … has three siblings - Eric, Andrew and Annelise … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Danni Schneider

5-1 • Freshman Mound, Minn. Mound-Westonka

AS A FRESHMAN: Coxed the novice eight boat to a win in the first heat of the spring season against Buffalo, posting a time of 5:26.0 … served as coxswain of the Notre Dame “A” novice four boat against Buffalo and Purdue, stopping the clock at 9:18.8 to grab third place … opened the fall season as a member of an Irish novice eight crew … her boat grabbed an eighth-place (out of 15 boats) result at the Head of the Rock, posting a final time of 18:59.52 … moved to coxswain of the Notre Dame “A” novice eight boat against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State at the Irish’s home meet … her boat finished in fourth place in flight one with a final time of 14:31.40 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a threesport athlete (gymnastics, golf, diving) while attending Mound-Westonka High School … saw tremendous success in gymnastics, lettering all four years along with being named all-conference each year and all-state sophomore through senior year … was selected team captain during her junior and senior campaign, meanwhile helping her team to undefeated seasons each year as well … was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Senate and the show choir … born in St. Louis Park, Minn. on May 20, 1991 … daughter of Mark and Elizabeth Schneider … has one sibling, Zachary … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Camille Sharrow

5-10 • Freshman China, Mich. St. Clair

AS A FRESHMAN: Began spring season rowing with the second novice eight boat, switching to the novice four at the BIG EAST Championships and open four at Central/South Sprints … registered two third-place finishes against Buffalo after recording times of 5:36.5 and 5:41.2 … crossed in third against Michigan and Michigan State, posting a mark of 7:35.3 … defeated Purdue in a heads-up race the following day after finishing in 8:02.8 … finished runner-up at BIG EAST Championships behind Villanova with a mark of 8:51.112 … earned a lane in the petite final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing in fifth after posting a time of 7:46.32 … started her fall campaign by competing in the novice eight race at the Head of the Rock Regatta … her boat was able to grab an eighth-place finish in the race, completing the course in a time of 18:59.52 … at the Notre Dame home meet, was part of a novice eight time trial in which the boat finished the trial in a time of 16:02.20 … later competed in flight two of the novice eight races against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, finishing in third place with a time of 15:14.90 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated with the competitive cheer team while at St. Clair High School under the direction of Bri Vasser … earned three letters as a member of the team and was selected as the team captain during her sophomore and junior years … member of the National Honor Society as well as Student Council … took part in Business Professionals of America, Mock Trial, and Theatre Troupe … born in St. Clair, Mich. on January 9, 1991 … daughter of Jeff and Lisa Sharrow … has one sibling, Carmen … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Sarah Thompson

5-9 • Freshman Los Angeles, Calif. Marlborough School

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 afternoon 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 on July 5, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif. … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Sylvianne Velasquez

5-5 • Freshman San Antonio, Texas Providence

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the second novice eight boat for the beginning of the spring season … earned a pair of third-place finishes against Buffalo, stopping the clock at 5:36.5 in the first heat and 5:41.2 in the second … placed third against Michigan and Michigan State with a time of 7:35.3 … knocked off Purdue the next day with a time of 8:02.8 … also rowed with a novice four boat against Buffalo and Purdue, earning the victory with a mark of 9:00.5 … raced with a novice eight boat in a time-trial run on the St. Joseph River … the boat, coxed by Kerry Casey, completed the course in a time of 16:02.20 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated with the track and field team, as both a sprinter and shot-put/discus thrower, while attending Providence High School … earned five varsity letters, four of which came due to her efforts as a sprinter … member of the National Honor Society as well as Student Council … born in Stuttgart, Germany on February 5, 1991 … mother, Gina, presently is working as a business manager … currently resides in San Antonio, TX … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Meg Vertovec

5-7 • Freshman LaGrange Park, Ill. Lyons Township

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with the novice eight before moving to the open four at the Central/South Sprints during the spring season … started the campaign with a pair of race victories against Buffalo, posting times of 5:26.0 and 5:30.5 … placed third against Michigan and Michigan State after stopping the clock at 7:07.8 … defeated Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan the following day after crossing the line at 7:49.9 … finished second against USC with a time of 7:20.36 in the morning races, then earned a runner-up result against UCLA with a clip of 8:12.67 … earned the prelim heat victory at the BIG EAST Championships with a pace of 7:26.996 before winning the grand final in a time of 7:32.732 … switched over to the open four boat at Central/ South Sprints, advancing to the petite final and finishing fifth with a time of 7:46.32 … opened the fall season by competing in the novice eight race at the Head of the Rock Regatta, helping her boat capture eighth with a final time of 18:59.52 … raced in a novice eight time trial from the St. Joseph River, completing it in a time of 16:02.20 … as a member of the Notre Dame “B” boat, finished in third place of flight two of the novice eight race against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State with a time of 15:14.90 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated in swimming while at Lyons Township High School, competing in the sprint, butterfly and freestyle races … was a four-year letterwinner, along with being an all-conference, all-state and all-american award winner during her junior and senior years … set school record in the 200 medley relay during senior season and also finished fifth in state in that event … member of the National Honor Society and also served as school newspaper editor … born in Downers Grove, Ill. on November 17, 1990 … daughter of Tom and Karen Vertovec … has two siblings, Katie and Michael … enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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Season in Review

Senior coxswain Rachael Louie coxed her boats to a total of seven race victories on the season in split time with the second varsity eight and varsity four boats, topped off with BIG EAST gold with the second varsity eight.

2009-10 Season Head of the Rock October 11, 2009 (Rockford, Ill.) Collegiate Eight (23 entries) 1. Wisconsin 1 – 15:17.78; 2. Iowa 1 – 15:24.83; 3. Wisconsin 2 – 15:25.88; 4. Purdue 1 – 15:41.53; NOTRE DAME 1 (Keithley (C), Padley, Robinson, Linnemanstons, Gretsch, Buckley, Kelly, Kelley, Backer) – 15:48.08; 6. Wisconsin 3 – 15:51.34; 7. Iowa 2 – 15:53.22; 8. Wisconsin 4 – 15:56.66; 9. NOTRE DAME 2 (Elliott (C), McKenna, Hwang, White, Suyo, Brencher, Lang, Keegan, Michel) – 16:08.61; 10. Wisconsin 5 – 16:27.69; 11. NOTRE DAME 3 (Gilhooly (C), Krafcik, Archer, Figg, Monahan, Salomon, Poinsatte, Boggs, O’Neill) – 16:33.53; 12. Iowa 3 – 16:53.66; 13. Purdue 2 – 17:02.14; 14. Eastern Michigan 1 – 17:04.31; 15. Purdue 3 – 17:17.89; 16. Eastern Michigan 2 – 17:23.06; 17. Marquette 1 – 17:24.55; 18. Michigan State 1 – 17:31.03; 19. Northwestern 1 – 17:43.28; 20. University of Chicago 1 – 17:50.41; 21. NOTRE DAME 4 (Davis (C), McShane, Murphy, Aeillo, LaMair-Orosco, Haddad, Bracke, Kanabrocki, Thompson) – 18:09.89; 22. Illinois 1 – 18:49.14; 23. NebraskaLincoln 1 – 19:18.99

Hwang, Keegan, Michel) – 17:24.06; 7. NOTRE DAME 3 (Gilhooly (C), Padley, Robinson, Linnemanstons, Backer) – 17:26.86; 8. Iowa 1 – 17:30.59; 9. Eastern Michigan 1 – 17:46.94; 10. Marquette 1 – 17:47.81; 11. NOTRE DAME 4 (Louie (C), McKenna, Suyo, Brencher, Lang) – 17:49.50; 12. Iowa 2 – 17:56.20; 13. University of Chicago 1 – 17:59.06; 14.Wisconsin 5 – 18:12.34; 15. Wisconsin 6 – 18:16.78; 16. North Park University 1 – 18:19.95; 17. Northwestern 1 – 18:30.58; 18. Northwestern 2 – 18:31.72; 19. University of St. Thomas 1 – 18:32.22; 20. Eastern Michigan 2 – 18:52.16; 21. Iowa 3 – 19:06.64; 22. NebraskaLincoln 1 – 19:39.17; 23. Eastern Michigan 3 – 20:13.88; 24. Minnesota Boat Club – 20:15.72; 25. University of Chicago 2 – 20:21.75; 26. Kansas State Men’s Crew – 20:58.27

Novice Eight (15 entries) 1. NOTRE DAME 1 (Meyers (C), Bracke, Poinsatte, Monahan, Kanabrocki, Salomon, Thompson, Boggs, O’Neill) – 16:15.34; 2. Wisconsin 1 – 16:15.94; 3. Wisconsin 2 – 16:37.67; 4.Wisconsin 3 – 17:19.72; 5.Wisconsin 4 – 17:27.11; 6. North Park University 1 – 18:24.33; 7. NOTRE DAME 2 (Peartree (C), McShane, Brakora, Andersen, Kalscheur, Aeillo, Murphy, LaMairOrosco, Haddad) – 18:41.81; 8. NOTRE DAME 3 (Casey (C), Schneider, Dunbar, Sharrow, Newell, Vertovec, Hart, Blumenthaler, Hermann) – 18:59.52; 9. Marquette 1 – 19:57.94; 10. Nebraska-Lincoln – 20:06.91; 11. Illinois 1 – 20:08.88; 12. North Park University 2 – 20:50.67; Collegiate Four (26 entries) 13. Michigan State Crew Club – 21:20.63; 14. 1. Wisconsin 1 – 16:38.77; 2. NOTRE DAME Minnesota Boat Club – 21:26.19; 15. University of 1 (Keithley (C), Gretsch, Buckley, Kelly, St. Thomas 1 – 23:06.86 Kelley) – 16:53.45; 3. Wisconsin 2 – 16:58.95; 4. Wisconsin 3 – 17:05.63; 5. Wisconsin 4 – 17:22.09; 6. NOTRE DAME 2 (Davis (C), White,

Indiana, Iowa October 31, 2009 (South Bend, IN) Varsity Four (12 entries) 1. NOTRE DAME C (Louie (C), Buckley, Gretsch, Michel, Kelly) - 14:27.8; 2. Iowa A 14:40.8; 3. NOTRE DAME D (Keithley (C), Backer, Padley, Robinson, Lang) - 14:43.0; 4. Iowa C - 15:03.8; 5. Indiana B - 15:11.0; 6. Iowa D – 15:15.5; 7. Indiana C – 15:16.1; 8. Indiana A – 15:16.6; 9. Iowa B (15:24.7); 10. NOTRE DAME B (Davis (C), Brencher, Suyo, McKenna, Hwang) – 15:34.7; 11. NOTRE DAME A (Elliott (C), Kelley, Malone, Linnemantsons, Keegan) – 15:24.7; 12. Indiana D – 16:52.5 Novice Eight (Time Trial) 1. NOTRE DAME (Casey (C), Newell, Kalscheur, Vertovec, Sharrow, Velasquez, Andersen, Hawkins, Blumenstien) – 16:02.2

Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State November 1, 2009 (South Bend, IN) Varsity Four Flight 1 (5 entries) 1. Iowa A – 14:26.8; 2. Michigan State A – 14:39.9; 3. Michigan State B – 14:51.5; 4. NOTRE DAME A (Elliott (C), White, Figg, Archer, Krafcik) – 14:59.3; 5. Indiana A – 15:11.8 Varsity Four Flight 2 (5 entries) 1. NOTRE DAME B (Gilhooly (C), O’Neill, Boggs, Poinsatte, Solomon) – 14:39.2; 2. Michigan State C – 14:56.9; 3. Iowa B – 15:10.1; 4. NOTRE DAME C (Peartree (C), Thompson, Monohan, Kanabrocki, Bracke) – 15:12.0; 5. Indiana B – 15:11.8 Novice Eight Flight 1 (4 entries) 1. Iowa A – 13:41.1; 2. Indiana A – 13:46.9; 3. Michigan State A – 13:52.2 4. NOTRE DAME A (Schneider (C), Hermann, Murphy, Blumenthaler, LaMair-Orosco, Lee, McShane, Aiello, Dunbar) – 14:31.4 Novice Eight Flight 2 (4 entries) 1. Indiana B – 15:02.6; 2. Michigan State B – 15:02.8; 3. NOTRE DAME B (Meyers (C), Newell, Kalsheur, Connelly, Hart, Vertovec, Sharrow, Blumenstein, Brakora) - 15:14.9; 4. Michigan State C – 15:24.3 Varsity Eight Flight 1 (4 entries) 1. Michigan State B – 12:58.7; 2. Iowa B – 13:03.0; 3. NOTRE DAME B (Louie (C), Backer, Padley, Robinson, Lang, Brencher, Suyo, McKenna, Hwang) – 13:20.8; 4. Indiana B – 13:42.4 Varsity Eight Flight 2 (4 entries) 1. Michigan State A – 12:35.8; 2. Iowa A – 12:40.3; 3. NOTRE DAME A (Keithley (C), Buckley, Gretsch, Michel, Kelly, Linnemantsons, Malone, Kelley, Keegan) – 13:05.9; 4. Indiana A – 13:09.9

Senior coxswain Rachel Louie led the varsity four boat to a regatta victory over the nationally ranked Michigan State Spartans (#7) and Michigan Wolverines (#9).

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The novice eight boat collected two runner-up finishes in a regatta against the nationally ranked USC Trojans (#8) and UCLA Bruins (#15).

Duke, Buffalo March 13, 2010 (Oak Ridge,Tenn.) Varsity Eight (3 boats): Heat One: 1. Duke – 5:04.5; 2. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Gretsch, O’Neill, Malone, Michel, Kelly, Linnemanstons, Robinson, Kelley) – 5:05.7; 3. Buffalo – 5:10.7

Varsity Four (3 boats): Heat One: 1. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Poinsatte, White, Jackson, Monahan) – 5:59.3; 2. Buffalo – 6:00.9; 3. Duke – 6:18.2 Heat Two: 1. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Poinsatte, White, Jackson, Monahan) – 5:58.9; 2. Buffalo – 6:06.7; 3. Duke – 6:27.6

Heat Two: 1. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Gretsch, O’Neill, Malone, Michel, Kelly, Linnemanstons, Robinson, Kelley) – 5:12.3; 2. Duke – 5:16.4; 3. Buffalo – 5:18.0

Second Varsity Four (3 boats): Heat One: 1. NOTRE DAME (Elliott (C), Archer, Hwang, Salomon, Krafcik) – 6:25.2; 2. Buffalo 1 – 6:27.9; 3. Buffalo 2 – 7:09.3

Second Varsity Eight (3 boats): Heat One: 1. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Buckley, Crosby, McConnell, Backer, Suyo, Brencher, Padley, Keegan) – 5:14.5; 2. Duke – 5:18.6; 3. Buffalo – 5:19.0

Heat Two: T-1. NOTRE DAME (Elliott (C), Archer, Hwang, Salomon, Krafcik) – 6:10.0; T-1. Buffalo 1 – 6:10.0; 3. Buffalo 2 – No Time

Novice Eight (4 boats): Heat One: 1. NOTRE DAME 1 (Schneider (C), Murphy, Kanabrocki, Haddad, Lee, Newell, McShane, Vertovec, Aiello) – 5:26.0; 2. Buffalo (light.) – 5:30.0; 3. NOTRE DAME 2 (Casey (C), Hermann, Connelly, Thompson, LaMairOrosco, Sharrow, Blumenstein, Velasquez, Dunbar) – 5:36.5; 4. Buffalo 2 – 5:37.7 Heat Two: 1. NOTRE DAME 1 (Meyers (C), Murphy, Kanabrocki, LaMair-Orosco, Thompson, Vertovec, Newell, Blumenstein, Aiello) – 5:30.5; 2. Buffalo (light.) – 5:37.4; 3. NOTRE DAME 2 (Peartree (C), Hermann, Connelly, Lee, Haddad, Sharrow, Dunbar, McShane, Velasquez) – 5:41.2; 4. Buffalo 2 – 5:48.9

Heat Two: 1. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Buckley, Crosby, McConnell, Backer, Suyo, Brencher, Padley, Keegan) – 5:18.3; 2. Buffalo – 5:23.8; 3. Duke – 5:32.7

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2009-10 Season Michigan and Michigan State

Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan

March 27, 2010 (Laingsburg, Mich.) Second Novice Eight (3 entries): 1. Michigan – 7:22.2; 2. Michigan State – 7:26.6; 3. NOTRE DAME (Peartree (C), Velasquez, Blumenstein, McShane, Sharrow, Dunbar, Lee, Connelly, Hermann) – 7:35.3

March 28, 2010 (Indianapolis, Ind.) Novice Four (4 entries): 1. NOTRE DAME B (Casey (C), Velasquez, Blumenstein, Dunbar, Sharrow) – 9:00.5; 2. Buffalo – 9:07.9; 3. NOTRE DAME A (Schneider (C), Lee, McShane, Hermann, Connelly) – 9:18.8; 4. Purdue – 10:21.4

Novice Eight (3 entries): 1. Michigan – 7:04.31; 2. Michigan State – 7:06.6; 3. NOTRE DAME (Meyers (C), Thompson, Second Varsity Four (4 entries): Vertovec, Newell, Haddad, Aiello, LaMair- 1. Buffalo – 8:34.5; 2. NOTRE DAME (Elliott (C), Orosco, Kanabrocki, Murphy) – 7:07.8 Krafcik, Salomon, Hwang, Archer) – 8:41.5; 3. Purdue – 8:50.3; 4. Indiana – 9:06.4 Second Varsity Four (2 entries): 1. Michigan State – 7:44.6; 2. NOTRE DAME Novice Eight (5 entries): (Elliott (C), Krafcik, Salomon, Hwang, Archer) 1. NOTRE DAME (Meyers (C), Thompson, – 8:02.5 Vertovec, Newell, Haddad, Aiello, LaMair-

Varsity Four (5 entries): 1. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Poinsatte, White, Jackson, Monahan) – 8:06.7; 2. Buffalo – 8:22.6; 3. Indiana – 8:33.6; 4. Purdue – 8:55.6; 5. Eastern Michigan – 9:13.7 Second Varsity Eight (5 entries): 1. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Keegan, Padley, Brencher, Suyo, Backer, McConnell, Crosby, Buckley) – 7:20.7; 2. Buffalo – 7:21.4; 3. Indiana – 7:32.2; 4. Purdue – 7:49.4; 5. Eastern Michigan – 8:02.3 Varsity Eight (5 entries): 1. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Kelley, Robinson, Linnemanstons, Kelly, Michel, Malone, O’Neill, Gretsch) – 7:06.0; 2. Indiana – 7:07.6; 3. Purdue – 7:09.8; 4. Buffalo – 7:16.0; 5. Eastern Michigan – 7:45.1

Orosco, Kanabrocki, Murphy) – 7:49.9; 2. Varsity Four (3 entries): Indiana – 8:05.5; 3. Buffalo – 8:07.2; 4. Purdue – 1. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Boggs, Monahan, 8:15.0; 5. Eastern Michigan – 9:33.9 White, Poinsatte) – 7:35.1; 2. Michigan State – 7:42.8; 3. Michigan – 7:50.4 Second Novice Eight (2 entries): 1. NOTRE DAME (Peartree (C), Velasquez, Second Varsity Eight (3 entries): Blumenstein, McShane, Sharrow, Dunbar, 1. Michigan State – 6:44.0; 2. Michigan – 6:49.1; 3. Lee, Connelly, Hermann) – 8:02.8; 2. Purdue – NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Keegan, Padley, 8:32.0 Brencher, Suyo, Backer, McConnell, Crosby, Buckley) – 6:54.9 Varsity Eight (3 entries): 1. Michigan State – 6:29.6; 2. Michigan – 6:33.7; 3. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Kelley, Robinson, Linnemanstons, Kelly, Michel, Malone, O’Neill, Gretsch) – 6:46.9

The Irish took home their seventh consecutive BIG EAST Championship this past season, capturing gold medals in five of the six events.

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The Irish varsity eight boat took home the gold medal from the BIG EAST championships for the fourth time in the past five years (2006-2008 and 2010).

USC and UCLA April 10, 2010 (Marina del Rey, Calif.) Morning Results: Varsity Eight (2 entries): 1. USC - 6:40.64; 2. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Kelley, Robinson, Linnemanstons, Gretsch, McConnell, Crosby, O’Neill, Kelly) - 6:52.07 Second Varsity Eight (2 entries): 1. USC - 6:59.30; 2. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Boggs, Suyo, Keegan, Poinsatte, Malone, Michel, Backer, Buckley) - 7:11.83 Varsity Four (2 entries): 1. USC - 7:52.37; 2. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Padley, Brencher, Monahan, White) 7:56.90 Novice Eight (2 entries): 1. USC - 7:14.64; 2. NOTRE DAME (Meyers (C), Thompson, Vertovec, Newell, Haddad, Aiello, LaMair-Orosco, Kanabrocki, Murphy) - 7:20.36 Afternoon Results: Varsity Eight (2 entries): 1. UCLA - 7:26.30; 2. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Kelley, Robinson, Linnemanstons, Gretsch, McConnell, Crosby, O’Neill, Kelly) - 7:36.33

Varsity Four (2 entries): 1. UCLA - 8:44.90; 2. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Padley, Brencher, Monahan, White) 8:53.03 Novice Eight (2 entries): 1. UCLA - 8:02.70; 2. NOTRE DAME (Meyers (C), Thompson, Vertovec, Newell, Haddad, Aiello, LaMair-Orosco, Kanabrocki, Murphy) - 8:12.67

BIG EAST Championship April 25, 2010 (Worcester, Mass.) Preliminary Heats: Varsity Eight (8 boats): 1. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Robinson, O’Neill, Crosby, Linnemanstons, Kelly, McConnell, Gretsch, Kelley) – 6:53.989; 2. Louisville – 6:58.308; 3. Georgetown – 7:02.852; 4. Syracuse – 7:03.693; 5. Rutgers – 7:08.225; 6. West Virginia – 7:13.201; 7. Connecticut – 7:14.433; 8. Villanova – 7:16.850 Second Varsity Eight (8 boats): 1. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Suyo, Keegan, Buckley, Monahan, Padley, Backer, Michel, Malone) – 7:05.373; 2. Georgetown – 7:12.122; 3. Louisville – 7:19.456; 4. Syracuse – 7:22.949; 5. Rutgers – 7:24.638; 6. Connecticut – 7:31.593; 7. West Virginia – 7:41.388; 8.Villanova – 8:21.344

Varsity Four (7 boats): 1. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Archer, Brencher, White, Poinsatte) – 7:56.782; 2. Georgetown – 8:06.158; 3. Villanova – 8:17.514; 4. Syracuse – 8:17.970; 5. Connecticut – 8:20.262; 6. West Virginia – 8:21.323; 7. Louisville – 8:26.765 Novice Eight (7 boats): 1. NOTRE DAME (Meyers (C), Blumenstein, Vertovec, Newell, Haddad, Aiello, Connelly, Kanabrocki, Murphy) – 7:26.996; 2. Connecticut – 7:37.861; 3. West Virginia – 7:43.776; 4. Georgetown – 7:56.009; 5. Louisville – 8:00.768; 6. Syracuse – 8:07.541; 7. Rutgers – 8:28.186

Grand Final Races: Novice Four (4 boats): 1. Villanova – 8:41.882; 2. NOTRE DAME (Peartree (C), Lee, Dunbar, Sharrow, LamairOrosco) – 8:51.112; 3. Connecticut – 8:56.977; 4. Georgetown – 9:26.299 Second Varsity Four (5 boats): 1. NOTRE DAME (Elliott (C), Salomon, Thompson, Krafcik, Hwang) – 8:24.238; 2. Georgetown – 8:49.265; 3. Syracuse – 8:56.985; 4. Connecticut – 9:12.391; 5. West Virginia – 9:27.963

Second Varsity Eight (2 entries): 1. UCLA - 7:40.05; 2. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Boggs, Suyo, Keegan, Poinsatte, Malone, Michel, Backer, Buckley) - 7:53.21

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2009-10 Season Central/South Sprints Varsity Four (6 boats): May 15-16, 2010 1. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Archer, (Oak Ridge,Tenn.) Brencher, White, Poinsatte) – 8:08.885; 2. Georgetown – 8:27.224; 3. West Virginia – 8:33.214; 4. Syracuse – 8:40.020; 5. Villanova – 8:45.287; 6. Preliminary Heats Connecticut – 8:49.753 Novice Eight (6 boats): 1. NOTRE DAME (Meyers (C), Blumenstein, Vertovec, Newell, Haddad, Aiello, Connelly, Kanabrocki, Murphy) – 7:32.732; 2. Connecticut – 7:39.961; 3. Georgetown – 7:53.835; 4. West Virginia – 8:02.346; 5. Louisville – 8:03.654; 6. Syracuse – 8:24.194

Open Four (5 boats) – Heat 1 1. Virginia “A” – 7:37.90; 2. Ohio State – 7:48.50; 3. NOTRE DAME “B” (Casey (C), McShane, Lee, Vertovec, Sharrow) – 7:58.23; 4. Oklahoma – 8:07.14; 5. Tennessee “A” – 8:18.55

Open Four (5 boats) – Heat 2 1. Virginia “C” – 7:40.00; 2. Wisconsin – 7:41.31; 3. Kansas – 7:51.01; 4. NOTRE DAME “A” (Elliott Second Varsity Eight (6 boats): 1. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Suyo, Keegan, (C), Salomon, Thompson, Krafcik, Hwang) – Buckley, Monahan, Padley, Backer, Michel, 7:56.74; 5. Alabama – 8:12.51 Malone) – 7:21.397; 2. Georgetown – 7:30.332; 3. Louisville – 7:31.798; 4. Syracuse – 7:32.219; 5. Novice Eight (7 boats) – Heat 1 1. Wisconsin “A” – 6:57.20; 2. NOTRE DAME Rutgers – 7:43.870; 6. Connecticut – 7:47.968 (Meyers (C), Blumenstein, LaMair-Orosco, Aiello, Haddad, Newell, Connelly, Kanabrocki, Varsity Eight (6 boats): 1. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Robinson, Murphy) – 7:06.28; 3. Michigan State – 7:08.12; O’Neill, Crosby, Linnemanstons, Kelly, 4. Alabama – 7:15.40; 5. Tennessee – 7:15.86; 6. McConnell, Gretsch, Kelley) – 7:17.587; 2. Oklahoma – 7:20.85; 7. Kansas – 7:28.06 Louisville – 7:23.621; 3. Syracuse – 7:28.766; 4. Rutgers – 7:32.068; 5. Georgetown – 7:39.481; 6. Connecticut – 7:57.584

Senior coxswain Sarah Keithley collected her third BIG EAST gold medal in four opportunities, piloting the varsity eight boat to victory this season (2006 & 2008 varsity four, 2010 varsity eight).

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Varsity Four (6 boats) – Heat 4 1. Michigan State – 7:32.60; 2. Iowa – 7:35.79; 3. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Archer, Brencher, White, Poinsatte) – 7:40.01; 4. Alabama – 7:55.36; 5. Eastern Michigan – 8:35.82; 6. SMU – 8:41.22 Second Varsity Eight (5 boats) – Heat 1 1. Wisconsin – 6:52.10; 2. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Suyo, Keegan, Padley, Monahan, Buckley, Backer, Michel, Malone) – 7:03.03; 3. Minnesota – 7:03.55; 4. Oklahoma – 7:06.59; 5. Duke – 7:14.63 Varsity Eight (6 boats) – Heat 1 1.Virginia – 6:37.10; 2. Iowa – 6:47.89; 3. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Robinson, O’Neill, Crosby, Linnemanstons, Kelly, McConnell, Gretsch, Kelley) – 6:51.01; 4. Duke – 6:56.08; 5. Alabama – 7:01.24; 6. Eastern Michigan – 7:29.43

Freshman coxswain Abby Meyers coxed the lone Irish boat into a Grand Final at the Central/South Region Championships.

Semifinal Heats Open Four C/D Semi (5 boats) – Heat 2 1. NOTRE DAME “A” (Elliott (C), Salomon, Thompson, Krafcik, Hwang) – 7:55.50; 2. Tulsa “B” – 7:57.19; 3. Tulsa “A” – 8:06.05; 4. Tennessee “A” – 8:14.96; 5. Tennessee “B” – 8:30.11 Open Four A/B Semi (6 boats) – Heat 1 1. Virginia “B” – 7:36.10; 2. Virginia “A” – 7:38.06; 3. Wisconsin “A” – 7:45.62; 4. Texas – 7:47.96; 5. NOTRE DAME “B” (Casey (C), McShane, Lee, Vertovec, Sharrow) – 8:00.96; 6. Dayton – 8:14.06 Novice Eight (6 boats) – Heat 1 1. Michigan – 7:03.10; 2. NOTRE DAME (Meyers (C), Blumenstein, LaMair-Orosco, Aiello, Haddad, Newell, Connelly, Kanabrocki, Murphy) – 7:05.90; 3. Wisconsin “B” – 7:07.91; 4. Oklahoma – 7:15.65; 5. Alabama – 7:22.18; 6. Kansas State – 7:41.00 Varsity Four A/B Semi (6 boats) – Heat 1 1. Virginia – 7:21.20; 2. Michigan State – 7:27.78; 3. Clemson – 7:29.55; 4. Ohio State – 7:35.36; 5. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Archer, Brencher, White, Poinsatte) – 7:37.07; 6. Tennessee – 7:48.82 Second Varsity Eight A/B Semi (6 boats) – Heat 2 1. Virginia – 6:40.50; 2. Michigan – 6:45.95; 3. Tennessee – 6:48.95; 4. Iowa – 6:54.88; 5. Texas – 6:59.80; 6. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Suyo, Keegan, Padley, Monahan, Buckley, Backer, Michel, Malone) – 7:11.24

Varsity Eight A/B Semi (6 boats) – Heat 1 1. Virginia – 6:28.80; 2. Wisconsin – 6:34.81; 3. Clemson – 6:36.62; 4. Ohio State – 6:41.59; 5. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Robinson, O’Neill, Crosby, Linnemanstons, Kelly, McConnell, Gretsch, Kelley) – 6:44.79; 6. Oklahoma – 6:55.46 C Final

Varsity Eight (6 boats): 1. Ohio State – 6:40.20; 2. Louisville – 6:41.72; 3. Iowa – 6:42.32; 4. NOTRE DAME (Keithley (C), Robinson, O’Neill, Crosby, Linnemanstons, Kelly, McConnell, Gretsch, Kelley) – 6:44.52; 5. Minnesota – 6:47.36; 6. Oklahoma – 6:54.94

Open Four (6 boats): 1. NOTRE DAME “A” (Elliott (C), Salomon, Thompson, Krafcik, Hwang) – 7:42.50; 2. Tulsa “B” – 7:45.92; 3. Tulsa “A” – 7:46.45; 4. Iowa – 7:52.55; 5. UCF – 7:55.80; 6. Oklahoma – 8:07.91

Novice Eight (6 boats): 1.Wisconsin – 6:44.38; 2.Virginia – 6:44.44; 3. Ohio State – 6:55.50; 4. Michigan – 6:58.28; 5. Michigan State – 7:00.52; 6. NOTRE DAME (Meyers (C), Blumenstein, LaMair-Orosco, Aiello, Haddad, Newell, Connelly, Kanabrocki, Murphy) – 7:00.76

Petite Finals

Grand Finals

Open Four (6 boats): 1. Michigan – 7:36.59; 2. Kansas – 7:38.72; 3. Texas – 7:40.48; 4. Michigan State – 7:43.27; 5. NOTRE DAME “B” (Casey (C), McShane, Lee,Vertovec, Sharrow) – 7:46.32; 6. Dayton – 7:57.69 Varsity Four (6 boats): 1. Minnesota – 7:33.10; 2. Ohio State – 7:35.13; 3. NOTRE DAME (Gilhooly (C), Archer, Brencher, White, Poinsatte) – 7:35.33; 4. UCF – 7:41.93; 5. Texas – 7:45.39; 6. Tennessee – 7:52.04 Second Varsity Eight (6 boats): 1. Michigan State – 6:49.30; 2. Iowa – 6:56.56; 3. Texas – 7:00.09; 4. Minnesota – 7:01.10; 5. NOTRE DAME (Louie (C), Suyo, Keegan, Padley, Monahan, Buckley, Backer, Michel, Malone) – 7:08.19; 6. UCF – 7:09.85

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2009-10 Honors & Awards Paige Aiello BIG EAST Champion Novice Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Andrea Archer BIG EAST Champion Varsity Four BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Emily Backer BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Teresa Blumenstein BIG EAST Champion Novice Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Kathleen Bracke BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Valerie Brencher BIG EAST Champion Varsity Four BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Christina Buckley BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Eight

Caitlyn Connelly BIG EAST Champion Novice Eight

Emily Crosby BIG EAST Champion Varsity Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Elizabeth Davis

Ching-Ting Hwang

Carol Ann Michel

BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Four BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Eight

Hannah Jackson BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Alyce Kanabrocki

Kelsey Murphy

BIG EAST Champion Novice Eight

BIG EAST Champion Novice Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Megan Keegan BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Sarah Keithley BIG EAST Champion Varsity Eight BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Second Team All-BIG EAST Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award CRCA National Scholar-Athlete BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Morgan Kelley BIG EAST Champion Varsity Eight

Brittney Kelly

Kathryn Monahan

Maura Newell BIG EAST Champion Novice Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Stephanie O'Neill BIG EAST Champion Varsity Eight Second Team All-BIG EAST BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Braegan Padley BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Victoria Parsons BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST Champion Varsity Eight First Team All-BIG EAST BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Lauren Peartree

Brianna Krafcik

BIG EAST Champion Varsity Four BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Four BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Joanna Poinsatte Casey Robinson

BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Analisa LaMair-Orosco

Kimberly Dunbar

BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Jennifer Lee

Alicia Elliott

BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Meghan Salomon

BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Four BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Katherine Linnemanstons

BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Four BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Jacqueline Gilhooly BIG EAST Champion Varsity Four BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Stephanie Gretsch BIG EAST Champion Varsity Eight First Team All-BIG EAST CRCA National Scholar-Athlete CRCA All-Central Region First Team BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST Champion Varsity Eight First Team All-BIG EAST BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST Champion Varsity Eight Second Team All-BIG EAST BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Danielle Schneider

Rachel Louie

Camille Sharrow

BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Genevieve Malone BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Eight

BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Erin McConnell

Sarah Thompson

Katie Suyo

BIG EAST Champion Second Varsity Four BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Kelsey Haddad

BIG EAST Champion Varsity Eight

BIG EAST Champion Novice Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Sarah McShane BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Meghan Vertovec

Catherine Hermann

Abby Meyers

BIG EAST Champion Novice Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

BIG EAST Champion Novice Eight BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Paige White

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History & Records

Amanda Polk enjoys a unique place at Notre Dame as the most decorated rower and one of a handful of four-time AllAmericans. Polk, a CRCA All-American in all four seasons with the Irish, was selected as a U.S. U-23 National Team member in ’08 and a U.S. Senior National Team member in ’09, the first Irish rower to receive either distinction.

Honors & Awards

College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-American 2008 — Amanda Polk (first team) 2007 — Amanda Polk (first team) Allison Marsh (second team) 2006 — Amanda Polk (first team) Sarah Palandech (second team) Julie Sobolewski (second team) 2005 — Amanda Polk (second team) 2004 — Natalie Ladine (first team) 2002 — Ashlee Warren (second team)

College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Central Region

2006 — Martin Stone 2002 — Martin Stone

2010 — Stephanie Gretsch (first team) 2008 — Amanda Polk (first team) Julie Sobolewski (second team) 2007 — Amanda Polk (first team) Maria Romano (first team) Allison Marsh (first team) Meghan Boyle (second team) Laura Pearson (second team) 2006 — Sarah Palandech (first team) Amanda Polk (first team) Maria Romano (first team) Julie Sobolewski (first team) Melissa Felker (second team) 2005 — Amana Polk (first team) 2004 — Natalie Ladine (first team) Alice Bartek (second team) 2003 — Ashlee Warren (first team) Natalie Ladine (second team) 2002 — Michelle Olsgard (first team) Ashlee Warren (second team) Katherine Burnett (second team) Natalie Ladine (second team) 2001 — Michelle Olsgard (first team) Ashlee Warren (second team) 2000 — Katrina Ten Eyck (first team)

Central Region Coach of the Year

US Rowing Collegiate Honor Roll

2006 — Martin Stone 2002 — Martin Stone

2001 — Becky Luckett (first team) Ashlee Warren (second team)

A selection to the CRCA National Scholar-Athlete Award list – along with teammate Sarah Keithley – Stephanie Gretsch also went on to capture first team CRCA AllCentral Regional honors, returning the Irish to that list for the first time since 2008 when Amanda Polk (first team) and Julie Sobolewski (second team) were named.

National Coach of the Year Finalist

CRCA National Scholar-Athlete Award 2010 — S tephanie Gretsch Sarah Keithley 2009 — Lauren Buck Erica Copeland Stephanie Gretsch Laura Petnuch Christine Trezza 2008 — Lauren Buck Erica Copeland Sarah Keithley Laura Pearson Christine Trezza 2007 — Meghan Boyle Lauren Buck Shannon Cassel Erica Copeland Jessica Guzik Sarah Keithley Mary Kate McNamara Laura Petnuch Christine Trezza 2005 — Katie Chenoweth Maureen Gibbons 2004 — Katie Chenoweth Jacqueline Hazen Natalie Ladine 2003 — Katie Chenoweth Natalie Ladine Cassie Markstahler Ashlee Warren 2002 — Katie Besson Katherine Burnett Natalie Ladine Becky Luckett Cassie Markstahler Diane Price 2001 — Katherine Burnett Ann Marie Dillhoff Becky Luckett Ashlee Warren 2000 — Katherine Burnett Katrina Ten Eyck

BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year 2010 — Martin Stone, Joe Schlosberg, Marnie Stahl 2008 — Martin Stone, Joe Schlosberg, Marnie Stahl 2007 — Martin Stone, Joe Schlosberg, Marnie Stahl 2006 — Martin Stone, Joe Schlosberg, Marnie Stahl

BIG EAST Coach of the Year 2004 — Martin Stone

National Assistant Coach of the Year Finalist 2003 — Pam Mork

Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year 2003 — Pam Mork

NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship 2009 — Lauren Buck

Michelle Olsgard, a team captain of the first-ever BIG EAST Championship team, was a two-time selection to the CRCA All-Central Region first team in both ’01 and ’02.

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U.S. Senior National Team Selection

CoSIDA Academic All-District V

2009 — Amanda Polk

2009 — Lauren Buck 2001 — Leah Ashe 2000 — Katrina Ten Eyck

U.S. U-23 National Team Selection 2008 — Amanda Polk

U.S. National Team Selection Camp 2006 — Amanda Polk

U.S. Rowing National Training Center Invitee

BIG EAST/Aéropostale Female ScholarAthlete of the Year 2003 — Ashlee Warren

BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award

2000 — Katrina Ten Eyck 1998 — Michelle Olsgard

2010 — Sarah Keithley 2009 — Lauren Buck 2008 — Laura Pearson

Notre Dame Top Gun Award

Team Captains

2009 — Erica Copeland 2004 — Megan Sanders

2009-10 — Andrea Archer Emily Backer Sarah Keithley Brittney Kelly Rachael Louie Braegan Padley Casey Robinson 2008-09 — Lauren Buck Christine Trezza 2007-08 — Allison Marsh Laura Pearson Amanda Polk 2006-07 — Meghan Boyle Eileen Froehlke Sarah Kate Hafner 2005-06 — Meghan Boyle Andrea Doud Pamela Jefson 2004-05 — Maureen Gibbons Meredith Thornburgh 2003-04 — Natalie Ladine Kathleen Welsh 2002-03 — Casey Buckstaff Ashlee Warren 2001-02 — Courtney Mercer Michelle Olsgard 2000-01 — Claire Bula Erin Kiernicki 1999-00 — Kelly Natter Elizabeth Nerney Katrina Ten Eyck 1998-99 — Katie Fox

Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP Award 2000 — Katrina Ten Eyck 1999 — Katie Fox

Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award 2010 — Sarah Keithley 2009 — Erica Copeland 2008 — Mary Kate McNamara 2007 — Jessica Guzik 2006 — Andrea Doud 2005 — Meredith Thornburgh 2004 — Megan Sanders 2003 — Erica Drennen 2002 — Katherine Burnett 2001 — Leah Ashe 2000 — Katrina Ten Eyck 1999 — Lezlie Potter­

Academic Excellence Award 2003 — Megan Sanders 2001 — Leah Ashe 2000 — Leah Ashe

CoSIDA Academic All-American 2009 — Lauren Buck (Women’s At-Large third team) 2001 — Leah Ashe (Women’s At-Large second team)

BIG EAST All-Conference 2009-10 – Stephanie Gretsch (first team) Sarah Keithley (second team) Brittney Kelly (first team) Katherine Linnemanstons (second team) Stephanie O’Neill (second team) Casey Robinson (first team)

Christopher Zorich Award The Christopher Zorich Award was created to recognize the contributions of student-athletes to the University community and the community at-large. The award is giving annually each spring and bears the name of Christopher Zorich, two-time football AllAmerican and a 1991 graduate of the University of Notre Meghan Maria Mary Kate Boyle Romano McNamara Dame. Meghan Boyle and Maria Romano, both members of Notre Dame’s record-setting varsity eight crew in 2006 and 2007 were among the four recipients of the Zorich Award in ’07 and the first two Irish rowers to receive the honor. Mary Kate McNamara followed in 2008 and was one of two honorees.

Lauren Buck, a three-time recipient of the CRCA National Scholar-Athlete Award, was selected as an ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American third team selection. She also would later become the first Irish rower to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Award.

Byron V. Kanaley Award Perhaps the most prestigious honor awarded to Notre Dame student-athletes is the Bryron V. Kanaley Award. Presented each year since 1927 at commencement exercises, the Kanaley Awards go to the senior monogram athletes who have been most exemplary as students and leaders. The awards, selected by the Katrina Ten Eyck 2000 Faculty Board on Athletics, are named in honor of a 1904 Notre Dame graduate who was a member of the baseball team as an undergraduate. Kanaley went on to a successful banking career in Chicago and served the University in the Alumni Association as a lay Lauren Buck trustee from 1915 until his death 2009 in 1960. A two-year monogram winner and 2000 graduate, Katrina Ten Eyck was the first Irish rower to earn the award. An all-Central Region honoree, she was a Dean's List student who majored in the Program of Liberal Studies. After receiving her third monogram in 2009, Lauren Buck added the Kanaley award to her already prestigous resume. A third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, Buck completed her dual degree in Biological Science while working towards her MBA.

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Honors & Awards BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team 2010 Paige Aiello Andrea Archer Emily Backer Teresa Blumenstein Kathleen Bracke Valerie Brencher Emily Crosby Elizabeth Davis Kimberly Dunbar Alicia Elliott Jacqueline Gilhooly Stephanie Gretsch Kelsey Haddad Catherine Hermann Ching-Ting Hwang Hannah Jackson Megan Keegan Sarah Keithley Brittney Kelly Brianna Krafcik Analisa LaMair-Orosco Jennifer Lee Katherine Linnemanstons Rachael Louie Sarah McShane Abby Meyers Kathryn Monahan Kelsey Murphy Maura Newell Stephanie O’Neill Braegan Padley Victoria Parsons Lauren Peartree Joanna Poinsatte Casey Robinson Meghan Salomon Danielle Schneider Camille Sharrow Katie Suyo Sarah Thompson Meghan Vertovec Paige White 2009 Emily Backer Lauren Buck Erica Copeland Emily Crosby Mallory Glass Stephanie Gretsch Elli Greybar Hannah Jackson Megan Keegan Brittney Kelly

Danielle Leary Bridget Leone Rachael Louie Katherine McMackin Anni Nowhitney Kelsey Otero Braegan Padley Laura Petnuch Casey Robinson Erika Shults Katie Suyo Stephanie Szegedi Christine Trezza

Mary Kate McNamara Lindsay McQuaid Anni Nowhitney Laura Pearson Laura Petnuch Mary Quinn Maria Romano Stephanie Szegedi Christine Trezza 2006 Meghan Boyle Shannon Cassel Andrea Doud Casey Fairbanks Eileen Froehlke Elli Greybar Jessica Guzik Pamela Jefson Sarah Keithley Kristan Madison Lindsay McQuaid Sarah Palandech Laura Pearson Maria Romano Kendra Short Ashley St. Pierre Danielle Stealy Christine Trezza

2008 Lauren Buck Lisa Bunn Brittany Burnham Erica Castro-Larsen Erica Copeland Mallory Glass Elli Greybar Kaitlin Jackson Ankica Jedry Sarah Keithley Brittney Kelly Bridget Leone Kristan Madison Katherine McMackin Mary McNamara Lindsay McQuaid Kellyn Nestor Anni Notwhitney Kelsey Otero Braegan Padley Laura Pearson Amanda Polk Mary Quinn Kendra Short Stephanie Szegedi Alyssa Teves Christine Trezza

2005 Shannon Cassel Katie Chenoweth Andrea Doud Casey Fairbanks Melissa Felker Maureen Gibbons Jessica Guzik Sarah Kate Hafner Tricia Hale Devon Hegeman Pamela Jefson Shannan Lettieri Shannon Mohan Sarah Palandech Rachel Polinski Amanda Polk Caitlin Rackish Maria Romano Kati Sedun Liz Specht Danielle Stealy Meredith Thornburgh

2007 Meghan Boyle Lauren Buck Shannon Cassel Erica Copeland Eileen Froehlke Mallory Glass Elli Greybar Jessica Guzik Sarah Kate Hafner Ankica Jedry Sarah Keithley

2004 Alice Bartek Meghan Boyle Kathleen Chenoweth Tricia Hale Andrea Doud Elizabeth Franzosa Maureen Gibbons Jessics Guzik Jacqueline Hazen Kristin Henkel Pamela Jefson Sarah Keefer Natalie Ladine Kathryn Long Kacy McCaffery Kristen Mizzi Katie O’Hara Rachel Polinski Danielle Protasewich Caitlin Rackish Jenna Redgate Megan Sanders Kati Sedun Elizabeth Specht Ashley St. Pierre Meredith Thornburgh Kathleen Welsh

2002 Melissa Alberding Alice Bartek Katie Besson Katherine Burnett Maureen Carr Erica Drennen Megan Feely Jacqueline Hazen Natalie Ladine Kathryn Long Rebecca Luckett Cassie Markstahler Kacy McCaffrey Courtney Mercer Kerri Murphy Michelle Olsgard Diane Price Danielle Protasewich Jayme Szefc Ashlee Warren Katherine McCalden Kerri Murphy Megan Sanders Kati Sedun Kathleen Welsh 2001 Melissa Alberding Leah Ashe Laura Aull Katie Besson Casey Buckstaff Claire Bula Katherine Burnett Maureen Carr Ann Marie Dillhoff Erica Drennen Ann Gurucharri Erin Kiernicki, Elizabeth Kinnier Becky Luckett Cassie Markstahler Courtney Mercer Kerri Murphy Caitlin Murray Kolleen Myers Michelle Olsgard Diane Price Anne Starks Jayme Szefc Ashlee Warren

2003 Andrea Amoni Alice Bartek Casey Buckstaff Katie Chenoweth Christy Donnelly Erica Drennen Maureen Gibbons Jacqueline Hazen Devon Hegeman Sarah Keefer Kristin Henkel Natalie Ladine Kathryn Long Cassie Markstahler Kacy McCaffrey Katie McCaulden Kristen Mizzi Shannon Mohan Kerri Murphy Rachel Polinski, Danielle Protasewich Kati Sedun Meredith Thornburgh Ashlee Warren Kathleen Welsh

Big East Academic All-Star Team Four-Time Recipients Since joining the BIG EAST for the 2000-2001 season, the Irish rowing team has seen five members be selected to the conference academic all-star team four times as a member of the team. Over its 10-year stay in the BIG EAST conference a total of 32 rowers have been a 3-time selelction to the squad, with Katie Sedun, Jessica Guzik, Elli Greybar, Christine Trezza and most recently Sarah Keithley being named to the team an impressive four times.

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Elli Greybar 2006-09

Christine Trezza 2006-09

Sarah Keithley 2006-10

All-Time Notre Dame Rowing Monogram List Melissa Alberding Andrea Amoni Andrea Archer Barbara Arleth Leah Ashe Laura Aull Emily Backer Alice Bartek Allison Bartsh Jada Benn Katie Besson Melissa Bouche Meghan Boyle Valerie Brencher Lauren Buck Christina Buckley Casey Buckstaff Claire Bula Lisa Bunn Katherine Burnett Brittany Burnhan Rebecca Campbell Maureen Carr Shannon Cassel Erica Castro-Larsen Angela Chaput Kathleen Chenoweth Katie Cleary Alyssa Close Erica Copeland Emily Crosby Elizabeth Cushing Emily Deye Ann Marie Dillhoff Christine Donnelly Andrea Doud Erica Drennen Tara Driscoll Alicia Elliott Casey Fairbanks Megan Feely Melissa Felker Katie Fox Elizabeth Franzosa Eileen Froehlke Maureen Gibbons Jacqueline Gilhooly Mallory Glass

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Stephanie Gretsch Elli Greybar Eileen Gribben Jessica Guzik Sarah Kate Hafner Tricia Hale Kathryn Hammel Jacqueline Hazen Devon Hegeman Kristin Henkel Ching-Ting Hwang Hannah Jackson Kaitlin Jackson Ankica Jedry Pamela Jefson Sarah Keefer Megan Keegan Sarah Keithley Morgan Kelley Brittney Kelly Erin Kiernicki Brianna Krafcik Natalie Ladine Mary Lampe Danielle Leary Bridget Leone Shannan Lettieri Katherine Linnemanstons Kathryn Long Rachael Louie Becky Luckett Lauren Lyons Kristan Madison Genevieve Malone Caroline Marino Cassie Markstahler Allison Marsh Kacy McCaffrey Katie McCalden Erin McConnell Jeanette McKenna Katherine McMackin Mary Kate McNamara Lindsay McQuaid Courtney Mercer Carol Ann Michel Katherine Miller Emily Miner

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Rowing Timeline 1973 – Frank “Clete” Graham forms the club rowing team at Notre Dame. 1973 & 74 – Notre Dame wins back-to-back titles at the Midwest Sprints. 1996 – Rowing is granted varsity status for women.

April 2, 2000 – Notre Dame goes on to sweep all four races against the visiting Drake Bulldogs to secure its first-ever home victory. May 8, 2000 – Katrina Ten Eyck follows in the wake of fellow Irish rower Michelle Olsgard, to become the second team member to be invited to train at the U.S. Rowing National Training Center. May 13, 2000 – In its first year of competition at the Central/South Regional, the Irish novice eight boat was able to qualifies for the grand finals on its way to earning a fourth-place outcome.

1997 – Martin Stone is hired to be the first women’s rowing coach at Notre Dame. He previously had spent six years at the Naval Academy. October 11, 1998 – Notre Dame competes in its first regatta, the Head of the Rock Regatta, in Rockford, Ill. The Irish lightweight eight boat was able to win its race final, securing the program’s first-ever victory.

March 14, 2001 – Father Theodore Hesburgh C.S.C. and Father Edmund Joyce C.S.C. are honored by the Irish rowing team when two shells were christened in their honor during halftime of Notre Dame’s January 8th men’s basketball game against Georgetown in men’s hoops. April 4, 2001 – The Irish rowing team, in only its third season of varsity competition, earns a 14thplace ranking in the US Rowing/CRCA poll. It marks the first time in the young history of the program that Notre Dame’s top boat has been ranked nationally. April 29, 2001 – The Irish compete in the first-ever BIG EAST Championships. The novice eight and second varsity eight boats are able to earn runnerup finishes in the grand finals, with the varsity eight boat posting a third-place finish. The Irish would earn second place in the team standings at the event.

▲ 1998-99 – Katie Fox is named the lone team captain for the Irish’s first varsity season, making her the first captain in program history. She was later selected the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP. May 1-2, 1999 – Notre Dame qualifies three boats for the grand finals at its first-ever Midwest Championships – novice eight, second novice eight and novice four. Both novice eight boats were able to post second-place finishes in their respective races, while the novice four boat crossed the finish line in fifth place. May 7, 1999 – After completing the first varsity campaign, Michelle Olsgard is chosen by the U.S. National team as an invitee to the women’s freshmen rowing camp at the U.S. Rowing National Olympic Training Center. Spring 1999 – The lightweight eight boat finishes the season ranked 12th in the nation. February 22, 2000 – The Notre Dame lightweight eight boat sees itself ranked 14th in the preseason rowing polls, according to the CRCA/US Rowing Preseason Poll.

2000 – ­Katrina Ten Eyck garners All-Central Region first-team honors from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), making her the first rower to earn regional honors. She would also go on to become the first rower to be awarded the Byron V. Kanaley Award, the highest honor given to senior student-athletes who have been most exemplary as students and leaders. Her list of accomplishments would continue to grow that year when she became the second and last winner of the Monogram Club MVP Award, as well as being named CoSIDA Academic All-District V and the recipient of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award.

May 23, 2001 – Michelle Olsgard and Ashlee Warren, both first team selections, are chosen as CRCA All-Central Region members. The duo joined Ten Eyck (’00) as first team selections and their nominations marked the first time the Irish placed multiple members on the list.

January 8, 2001 – The BIG EAST Conference announces it will sponsor the BIG EAST Women’s Rowing Challenge on Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Notre Dame announces that the rowing program will receive the full compliment of scholarships under the NCAA guidelines by start of the 2004-05 year.

March 26, 2000 – The Irish played host to its firstever home meet, taking on Louisville, Michigan State and Indiana. The event had to be put on hold for one day due to unrowable conditions the previous day, as wind gusts were recorded at 30+ miles per hour.

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May 13, 2001 – The varsity four boat earns Notre Dame its first race victory at the Central/South Region Championships by winning the petite final in a time of 7:48.00.

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2001 – Leah Ashe becomes the program’s first CoSIDA Academic All-American when she is named a second-team honoree for the Women’s AtLarge program.

January 22, 2002 – Becky Luckett (first team) and Ashlee Warren (second team) are named to the U.S. Rowing Collegiate Honor Roll. April 17, 2002 – Notre Dame moves into the top10 in the national polls for the first time in program history, climbing to ninth in the nation just prior to the BIG EAST Championships. April 28, 2002 – The varsity four boat becomes the first Irish boat to win a grand final at the BIG EAST Championships by posting the winning time of 7:27.40. Notre Dame secured its second consecutive runner-up finish at the conference championship as it fell to Syracuse. May 19, 2002 – The Irish novice eight boat claims the first-ever medal for Notre Dame at the Central/ South Region Championships by earning a thirdplace result in the grand final. For the second consecutive year, the varsity four boat finishes first in the petite finals. May 30 - June 2, 2002 – Notre Dame competes in its first NCAA Championship in program history from Indianapolis, Ind., as the varsity eight crew earns an at-large bid. The boat places 16th by grabbing a seventh-place outcome in the repechage heat of the tournament by posting a time of 6:52.56.

September 25, 2003 – Irish assistant coach Pam Mork is named Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year and becomes one of six finalists for the national-assistant-coach-of-the-year award. April 25, 2004 – After finishing second the previous three years at the BIG EAST Championships, Notre Dame earns its first-ever conference crown, defeating Miami (Fla.) for the title. On the day, four Irish boats – varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and novice four – were able to earn first-place finishes in their respective grand finals. Martin Stone would later be honored as BIG EAST Coach of the year. May 24, 2004 – Natalie Ladine is tabbed as both a first-team CRCA All-Central Region selection as well as being named a member of the CRCA National Scholar-Athlete team.

April 30, 2006 – The coaching staff of Martin Stone, Joe Schlosberg and Marnie Stahl are named BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year after leading the Irish to their third straight conference crown.

May 28-30, 2004 – Two years after making its first appearance in the NCAA Championships, the Irish varsity eight boat earns a second trip. The crew finished 11th overall after qualifying for the petite final for the first time in program history. In the Petite Final, the boat was able to place fifth in a time of 6:43.00.

May 22, 2006 – Five Irish rowers are named to the CRCA All-Central Region team, including four members (Sarah Palandech, Amanda Polk, Maria Romano and Julie Sobolewski) are selected to the first team, while Melissa Felker garners secondteam honors. The four first-balloters is the most in any single campaign. Head Coach Martin Stone also is honored as the Central Region Coach of the Year and becomes one of six finalists for national coach-of-the-year honors.

May 7, 2006 – Amanda Polk is invited to the U.S. National Team Selection Camp, marking the first time an Irish rower has received such an invite. May 14, 2006 – Notre Dame finishes third overall as a team at the Central/South Championships – the highest finish ever for an Irish team. The varsity eight crew of coxswain Maria Romano, Julie Sobolewski, Amanda Polk, Mary Quinn, Laura Pearson, Allison Marsh, Melissa Felker, Meghan Boyle and Sarah Palandech wins the first-ever varsity eight gold medal by winning the grand final.

June 20, 2002 – Martin Stone receives Central Region Coach of the Year honors, along with being a national-coach-of-the-year finalist. July 31, 2002 – Ashlee Warren is named a second team All-American by the CRCA and becomes the first Irish rower to garner All-America honors. She also was a second team all-Central Region honoree. 2002 – Katherine Burnett is honored as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete for the third time in her career as she became the first three-time recipient in program history.

▲ June 3, 2004 – Natalie Ladine becomes the first Irish rower to be honored as a first-team AllAmerican by the CRCA in the programs history. April 3, 2005 – Three Irish boats qualify for the petite finals (novice eight, second varsity eight, varsity eight), with the open varsity eight reaching the grand finals at the San Diego Crew Classic from Mission Bay, Calif. The Irish novice eight crew was able to earn the Petite Final victory at the Classic, holding off USC for the title.

▲ February 25, 2003 – Ashlee Warren is honored as the BIG EAST/Aéropostale Female ScholarAthlete of the Year, marking the first, and only, time an Irish rower has received the accolade. May 27, 2003 – Cassie Markstahler receives her second consecutive CRCA National Scholar Athlete Award, joining Katherine Burnett as a multi-year recipient of the honor.

May 23, 2005 – Notre Dame rower Amanda Polk is named to the All-Central Region first team by the CRCA. She becomes the first Irish rower to earn such all-Central Region accolades as a freshman. It also marks the 12th different time an Irish rower has received all-region accolades. June 3, 2005 – Polk continues to set freshmen records with the Irish, as she became the first rookie, and just the third Notre Dame rower selected as a CRCA All-American. She was named to the second team for her efforts that year.

▲ May 26-28, 2006 – For the first time in program history, the Irish qualify its entire team for the NCAA Championships. The varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four boats all compete at the championship, which was held at West Windsor, N.J. All three Irish boats advance to their respective petite finals, with the varsity eight boat earning the first petite final victory at the NCAA’s and placing seventh overall in the 16-boat field. The team earns a ninth-place finish to cap the most successful season in program history. June 3, 2006 – For the first time in program history, Notre Dame has multiple rowers earn CRCA AllAmerican honors – Amanda Polk (first team), Sarah Palandech (second team) and Julie Sobolewski (second team). Polk becomes the first two-time AllAmerican in program history. 2007 – Meghan Boyle becomes the first two-time captain in program history. Along with receiving that honor, Boyle, along with Maria Romano, went on to receive the Christopher Zorich Award following the season. The award was created to recognize the contributions of student-athletes to the University and the community at-large.

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Rowing Timeline April 14, 2007 – The 16th-ranked Irish varsity eight crew registered two of the biggest wins in school history, as Notre Dame produced victories over No. 5 and two-time defending national champion California and No. 7 Stanford at the opening day of competition at the Windermere Classic. April 15, 2007 – The Irish varsity eight crew continues its successful weekend by defeating No. 9 UCLA convincingly, marking the third top-10 opponent defeated on the weekend to post a perfect 3-0 mark at the Windermere Classic. April 28, 2007 – Notre Dame’s No. 6 ranked varsity eight boat continued its streak of victories over top-10 boats as the Irish defeat No. 5 Virginia along with No. 7 Princeton from Carnegie Lake in Princeton, N.J.The wins over Virginia and Princeton pushed the Irish’s string of wins over top-10 boats to five straight, the most in program history.

▲ April 29, 2007 – Martin Stone, Joe Schlosberg and Marnie Stahl garner BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year honors for the second consecutive season after guiding the team to its fourth straight conference championship. May 2, 2007 – The Irish varsity eight boat climbs to third in the US Rowing/CRCA polls following its string of race victories over top competition. The third-place standing marks the highest ranking for the varsity eight boat in program history. May 23, 2007 – Meghan Boyle, Lauren Buck, Shannon Cassel, Erica Copeland, Jessica Guzik, Sarah Keithley, Mary Kate McNamara, Laura Petnuch and Christine Trezza are all named CRCA National Scholar-Athlete award winners. The nine rowers represent the most ever in a single year in program history, topping the six recipients during the 2002 season.

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May 25-27, 2007 – Notre Dame earns back-to-back NCAA appearances when the team was selected to the 12-team field in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Irish again would see all three boats – varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four – earn berth’s in the petite finals, placing 12th, 12th and 11th, respectively, in their respective fields. Overall, the team places 12th in the final standings. June 11, 2007 – Amanda Polk (first team) and Allison Marsh (second team) are selected as CRCA All-Americans. With the award, Polk is named an All-American for the third straight year and also becomes the Irish’s first-ever two-time selection to the first team. April 27, 2008 – The Irish, in securing its fifth consecutive BIG EAST title, go on to sweep all six grand final events for the first time in program history - winning the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity four, novice eight and novice four races.

▲ June 2, 2008 – Senior Amanda Polk is selected as a CRCA first-team All-American. With the honor Polk becomes the first Irish rower to be named an All-American in all four seasons with the team – 2005 (second team), 2006 (first team), 2007 (first team). July 8, 2008 – Polk is selected to the 2008 U-23 World Championships team, competing as a member of the women’s eight. The selection makes her the first Irish rower to compete for the team. April 8, 2009 – The Irish second varsity eight crew is selected as the BIG EAST Conference Crew of the Week following its grand final appearance at the San Diego Crew Classic. It marks the first time an Irish crew has been presented the award in program history. April 25, 2009 – Notre Dame, aided by four boats securing grand final gold, was able to lock up an unprecedented sixth straight BIG EAST Championship title. The Irish second varsity eight, varsity four, novice four and second novice four went on to capture their respective race victories.

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April 29, 2009 – Lauren Buck is selected as the Byron V. Kanaley Award recipient, becoming only the second Irish rower to be presented the award (Katrina Ten Eyck – ‘00). May 16-17, 2009 – The Irish win two petite finals at the Central/South Region Championships, marking the first time in the 10 years Notre Dame has been competing in the meet. The second varsity eight and open varsity four “A” boat were the two Irish boats to earn the victories. June 29, 2009 – Buck continues to bring in the honors, becoming the first Irish women’s rower to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She was one of only 29 student-athletes competing in spring sports to receive the honor. August 2009 – Former Irish rower Amanda Polk is selected to compete with the U.S. Senior National Team at the World Championships from Poznan, Poland as a member of the four boat. The crew would go on to capture the silver medal, holding off Canada who crossed in third.

▲ April 25, 2010 – For the seventh time in as many seasons the Irish rowers find themselves atop the podium at the BIG EAST Championships, capturing five of the six possible grand finals. Along with bringing home the team title, individual honors were abundant for the Irish as the coaching staff received BIG EAST Staff of the Year and six rowers (Stephanie Gretsch, Sarah Keithley, Brittney Kelly, Katherine Linnemanstons, Stephanie O’Neill, Casey Robinson) were selected as all-conference honorees in the inaugural year. May 15, 2010 – The Irish novice eight boat qualifies for its grand final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing fifth in the heat. For the regatta, Notre Dame finishes in sixth in the central region while placing ninth in the overall standings. June 3, 2010 – Stephanie Gretsch and Sarah Keithley are both named as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes. Gretsch also would garner first team all-Central region accolades.

NCAA Championship Results 2007 NCAA Championships — 12th overall (team competition) 2007 NCAA Championship Final Team Standings

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Brown Virginia Ohio State Yale Southern California Minnesota California Princeton Tennessee Washington Harvard NOTRE DAME

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Varsity Eight – Petite Finalist (12th overall) Maria Romano (c), Lauren Buck, Meghan Boyle, Christine Trezza, Allison Marsh, Laura Pearson, Mary Quinn, Amanda Polk, Julie Sobolewski Preliminary Heat (2nd of six boats) 6:35.67 Semi-Final Heat (4th of six boats) 6:29.56 Petite Final (6th of six boats) 6:51.04 Second Varsity Eight – Petite Finalist (12th overall) Stephanie Szegedi (c), Anni Nowhitney, Mallory Glass, Ankica Jedry, Lindsay McQuaid, Brittney Kelly, Jessica Guzik, Elli Greybar, Sarah Kate Hafner Preliminary Heat (6th of six boats) 7:12.02 Repechage Heat (6th of six boats) 6:56.92 Petite Final (6th of six boats) 7:16.16 Varsity Four – Petite Finalist (11th overall) Sarah Keithley (c), Laura Petnuch, Erica Copeland, Shannon Cassel, Mary Kate McNamara Preliminary Heat (5th of six boats) 7:43.41 Repechage Heat (5th of six boats) 7:46.61 Petite Final (5th of six boats) 7:56.34

2006 NCAA Championships — 9th overall (team competition) 2006 NCAA Championship Final Team Standings

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Varsity Eight – Petite Final Champion (7th overall) Maria Romano (c), Julie Sobolewski, Amanda Polk, Mary Quinn, Laura Pearson, Allison Marsh, Melissa Felker, Meghan Boyle, Sarah Palandech Preliminary Heat (4th of five boats) 6:51.00 Semi-Final Heat (5th of six boats) 6:36.93 Petite Final (1st of six boats) 6:47.54 Second Varsity Eight – Petite Finalist (12th overall) Eileen Froehlke (c), Sarah Kate Hafner, Pamela Jefson, Elli Greybar, Jessica Guzik, Casey Fairbanks, Kendra Short, Andrea Doud, Danielle Stealy Preliminary Heat (6th of six boats) 7:11.06 Repechage Heat (5th of six boats) 6:49.04 Petite Final (6th of six boats) 7:05.00 Varsity Four – Petite Finalist (11th overall) Sarah Keithley (c), Ankica Jedry, Christine Trezza, Kristan Madison, Shannon Cassel Preliminary Heat (6th of six boats) 7:45.06 Repechage Heat (4th of five boats) 7:34.00 Petite Final (5th of six boats) 8:01.96

2004 NCAA Championships — 11th overall (varsity eight) Maureen Gibbons (c), Natalie Ladine, Alice Bartek, Meghan Boyle, Rachel Polinski, Melissa Felker, Katie Chenoweth, Danielle Protasewich, Jacqueline Hazen Preliminary Heat (3rd of six boats) 6:48.70 Semi-Final Heat (6th of seven boats) 6:51.30 Petite Final (5th of six boats) 6:43.00

2002 NCAA Championships — 16th overall (varsity eight) Cassie Markstahler (c), Jayme Szefc, Michelle Olsgard, Ashlee Warren, Becky Luckett, Diane Price, Natalie Ladine, Katie Besson, Katherine Burnett Preliminary Heat (5th of five boats) 7:05.70 Repechage Heat (7th of seven boats) 6:52.56

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BIG EAST Championship Results April 29, 2001 Worcester, Mass. Grand Final Boats: Runner-Up Second Varsity Eight – (6:43.18) Erin Kiernicki (c), Katie Besson, Kerri Murphy, Erica Drennen, Courtney Mercer, Melissa Alberding, Maureen Carr, Anne Starks, Leah Ashe Novice Eight – (6:57.36) Kacey McCaffrey (c), Heather Dziedzic, Kathleen Welsh, Natalie Ladine, Jacqueline Hazen, Robin Mattessich, Katie O’Hara, Danielle Protasewich, Megan Sanders Third Place Varsity Eight – (6:37.36) Claire Bula (c), Jayme Szefc, Ann Marie Dillhoff, Ashlee Warren, Michelle Olsgard, Casey Buckstaff, Rebecca Luckett, Diane Price, Katherine Burnett

April 28, 2002 Worcester, Mass. Grand Final Boats: Champion Varsity Four – (7:27.40) Kathryn Long (c), Sarah Keefer, Kati Sedun, Elizabeth Specht, Maureen Carr Runner-Up Varsity Eight – (+6.07 to Syracuse) Cassie Markstahler (c), Jayme Szefc, Michelle Olsgard, Ashlee Warren, Rebecca Luckett, Diane Price, Natalie Ladine, Katie Besson, Katherine Burnett

Second Varsity Eight – (7:04.70) Kacy McCaffrey (c), Megan Feely, Kerri Murphy, Erica Drennen, Courtney Mercer, Jacqueline Hazen, Melissa Alberding, Kathleen Welsh, Danielle Protasewich Novice Eight – (7:20.28) Maureen Gibbons (c), Kristen Mizzi, Shannon Mohan, Rachel Polinski, Alice Bartek, Meredith Thornburgh, Christine Donnelly, Devon Hegeman, Katie Chenowith Second Novice Eight – (7:43.67) Erin Diminick (c), Beth Franzosa, Courtney Quinn, Jennifer Connolly, Kristen Wright, Jill Klima, Tori Blainey, Tricia David, Ann Mulligan

April 27, 2003 Worcester, Mass. Grand Final Boats: Champion Second Varsity Eight – (6:44.40) Kathryn Long (c), Shannon Mohan, Kerrie Murphy, Kathleen Welsh, Meredith Thornburg, Katie Sedun, Devon Hegeman, Erica Drennen, Melissa Felker Varsity Four – (7:39.10) Kacey McCaffrey (c), Katie McCalden, Christy Donnelly, Katie O’Hara, Andrea Amoni Second Varsity Four – (7:38.63) Maureen Gibbons (c), Kristen Mizzi, Sarah Keefer, Kristen Henkel, Jacqueline Hazen Runner-Up Varsity Eight – (6:32.54) Cassie Markstahler (c), Natalie Ladine, Ashlee Warren, Casey Buckstaff, Rachel Polinski, Alice Bartek, Meghan Boyle, Katie Chenoweth, Danielle Protasewich Third Place Second Novice Eight – (7:24.92) Nicole Barczak (c), Megan Sheehan, Meghan O’Neil, Nikki Karis, Fallon Shields, Laura Joyce, Marcia Luttio, Katie Hanafin, Rachel Kemp

Petite Finals: Champion Second Novice Eight - (7:09.26) Nicole Barczak (c), Megan Sheehan, Meghan O’Neill, Nikki Karis, Fallon Shields, Laura Joyce, Marcia Luttio, Katie Hanafin, Rachel Kemp

April 25, 2004 Worcester, Mass. Grand Final Boats: Champion Varsity Eight – (6:54.89) Maureen Gibbons (c), Natalie Ladine, Alice Bartek, Meghan Boyle, Rachel Polinski, Melissa Felker, Katie Chenoweth, Danielle Protasewich, Jacqueline Hazen Second Varsity Eight – (7:09.17) Kacy McCaffrey (c), Kati Sedun, Kathleen Welsh, Jessica Guzik, Jenna Redgate, Elizabeth Specht, Megan Sanders, Danielle Stealy, Andrea Doud Varsity Four – (7:36.66) Kathryn Long (c), Katie O’Hara, Kristen Mizzi, Pamela Jefson, Ashley St. Pierre Second Varsity Four “A” – (7:35.74) Caitlin Rackish (c), Sarah Keefer, Meredith Thornburgh, Kristin Henkel, Tricia David Novice Four – (8:00. 08) Eileen Forehike (c), Audrey deGuire, Jana Miller, Colleen McCotter, Kaitlin Sharkey Third Place Novice Eight – (7:26. 81) Maria Romano (c), Sarah Kate Hafner, Ariel Klingaman, Alyssa Close, Beth Hatch, Danielle Potts, Colleen Larson, Shannon Cassel, Sarah Shaw Fourth Place Second Varsity Four “B” – (8:00.29) Shannan Lettieri (c), Courtney Quinn, Ann Mulligan, Meghan Chidsey, Jennifer Connolly

The 2004 season saw the Irish earn its first team title at the BIG EAST Championships after three runner-up results the previous three seasons, holding off Miami (Fla.) for the crown.

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April 24, 2005 Worcester, Mass. Grand Final Boats: Champion Second Varsity Eight – (8:23. 11) Maria Romano (c), Meredith Thornburgh, Ankica Jedry, Elizabeth Specht, Alyssa Close, Devon Hegeman, Andrea Doud, Pamela Jefson, Sarah Kate Hafner Varsity Four – (9:48.45) Caitlin Rackish (c), Shannon Mohan, Kati Sedun, Casey Fairbanks, Brittany Burnham Second Varsity Four – (9:01. 01) Shannan Lettieri (c), Shannon Cassel, Danielle Stealy, Ashley St. Pierre, Tricia Hale Novice Four – (9:00.04) Ko-Un Park (c), Christine Burke, Mary McNamara, Amy Vereecke, Colleen Beeler Runner-Up Varsity Eight – (8:19.27) Maureen Gibbons (c), Jessica Guzik, Katie Chenoweth, Amanda Polk, Mary Quinn, Allison Marsh, Sarah Palandech, Rachel Polinski Novice Eight – (8:20. 32) Christina Padayhag (c), Julie Sobolewski, Lindsay McQuaid, Kristan Madison, Laura Pearson, Carolyn Sarb, Kathleen Linzmeier, Colleen McGue, Megan Marshall

April 30, 2006 Worcester, Mass. Grand Final Boats: Champion Varsity Eight – (6:39.62) Maria Romano (c), Julie Sobolewski, Amanda Polk, Mary Quinn, Laura Pearson, Allison Marsh, Melissa Felker, Meghan Boyle, Sarah Palandech Second Varsity Eight – (6:39.62) Eileen Froehlke (c), Sarah Kate Hafner, Pamela Jefson, Elli Greybar, Jessica Guzik, Casey Fairbanks, Danielle Stealy, Andrea Doud, Kendra Short

Varsity Four – (7:33.00) Sarah Keithley (c), Ankica Jedry, Lindsay McQuaid, Kristan Madison, Brittany Burnham Second Varsity Four – (7:46.92) Christina Padayhag (c), Ashley St. Pierre, Shannon Cassel, Alyssa Close, Kaitlin Jackson Runner-Up Novice Eight – (6:58.92) Stephanie Szegedi (c), Mallory Glass, Laura Petnuch, Christine Trezza, Lauren Buck, Megan Black, Amanda Gonzales, Danielle Leary, Erica Copeland Novice Four – (7:54.29) Kelsey Young (c), Stephanie Bauer, Kelsey Reno, Anni Nowhitney, Kate Sylvia

April 29, 2007 Worcester, Mass. Grand Final Boats: Champion Varsity Eight – (6:31.85) Maria Romano (c), Lauren Buck, Meghan Boyle, Christine Trezza, Allison Marsh, Laura Pearson, Mary Quinn, Amanda Polk, Julie Sobolewski Varsity Four – (7:32.43) Eileen Froehlke (c), Laura Petnuch, Erica Copeland, Shannon Cassel, Mary McNamara Novice Four - (7:49.00) Katherine DeMartini (c), Katherine McMackin, Braegan Padley, Carolina Elizondo, Andrea Archer Runner-Up Second Varsity Eight – (6:49.58) Sarah Keithley (c), Sarah Kate Hafner, Mallory Glass, Anni Nowhitney, Lindsay McQuaid, Ankica Jedry, Jessica Guzik, Elli Greybar, Brittney Kelly Second Varsity Four – (7:41.46) Stephanie Szegedi (c), Alyssa Teves, Bridget Leone, Erica Castro-Larson, Brittany Burnham Novice Eight - (6:58.14) AZ Tice (c), Lisa Bunn, Casey Sullivan, Emily Backer, Melissa Miller, Kathleen Donahue, Dana Gates, Casey Robinson, Kellyn Nestor

April 27, 2008 Oak Ridge, Tenn. Grand Final Boats: Champion Varsity Eight - (6:43.60) Stephanie Szegedi (c), Lauren Buck, Kendra Short, Christine Trezza, Allison Marsh, Laura Pearson, Mary Quinn, Amanda Polk, Julie Sobolewski Second Varsity Eight - (6:51.80) Kelsey Otero (c), Casey Robinson, Carol Ann Michel, Emily Crosby, Kristan Madison, Elli Greybar, Anni Nowhitney, Brittney Kelly, Erica Copeland Varsity Four - (7:43.00) Sarah Keithley (c), Bridget Leone, Braegan Padley, Laura Petnuch, Mallory Glass Second Varsity Four – (7:51.30) Katherine McMackin (c), Lisa Bunn, Mary Kate McNamara, Erica Castro-Larsen, Kellyn Nestor Novice Eight - (7:05.50) Jimena DiIorio (c), Amanda Cosfol, Megan Keegan, Erika Shults, Mary Teresa DiSipio, Katherine Linnemanstons, Stephanie Gretsch, Christina Buckley, Genevieve Malone Novice Four - (8:11.50) Christy Le (c), Cailey Ryckman, Neva Lundy, Shannon Kiernan, Elise Smith

The 2007 Irish team earned Notre Dame its fourth consecutive conference championship and coaches Martin Stone, Joe Schlosberg and Marnie Stahl were honored as BIG EAST Staff of the Year for the second consecutive campaign.

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BIG EAST Championship Results April 25, 2009 Pennsauken, N.J. Grand Final Boats: Champion Second Varsity Eight - (6:42.547) Kelsey Otero (c), Megan Keegan, Mallory Glass, Carol Ann Michel, Erin McConnell, Genevieve Malone, Morgan Kelley, Elli Greybar, Erica Copeland Varsity Four - (7:36.622) Katherine McMackin (c), Katie Suyo, Stephanie Gretsch, Braegan Padley, Emily Backer Second Varsity Four - (7:46.132) Rachael Louie (c), Laura Petnuch, Erika Shults, Bridget Leone, Hannah Jackson Novice Four - (8:02.648) Jacqueline Gilhooly (c), Carly Anderson, Margot Debot, Meredith Figg, Claire Kueny

Notre Dame emerged victorious in five of six grand finals to stake claim to its seventh consecutive BIG EAST title in 2010, a feat that earned the Irish coaching staff BIG EAST Staff of the Year honors for the fourth time in five seasons.

Runner-Up Varsity Eight - (6:35.775) Stephanie Szegedi (c), Brittney Kelly , Katherine Linnemanstons, Lauren Buck, Christina Buckley, Emily Crosby, Christine Trezza, Casey Robinson, Anni Nowhitney Novice Eight - (7:08.309) Alicia Elliot (c), Ching-Ting Hwang, Kacey Gergely, Colleen McKenna, Megan Osterhout, Valerie Brencher, Kaitlyn Meaney, Maria Lang, Tess Fitzpatrick

Conference Stadnings 2010 Team 1. NOTRE DAME 2. Georgetown 3. Syracuse 4. Louisville 5. Connecticut 6.West Virginia 7. Rutgers 8.Villanova

2006 Team 1. NOTRE DAME 2. Louisville 3. Syracuse 4. Rutgers 5. Connecticut 6. Cincinnati 7. Georgetown 8.Villanova 9.West Virginia

Points 121 93 84 80 70 63 54 36

Points 122 103 76 73 63 62 47 45 21

2009 Team 1. NOTRE DAME 2. Syracuse 3. Louisville 4. Georgetown 5. Rutgers 6. Connecticut 7.Villanova 8.West Virginia

Points 112 97 92 85 62 57 46 38

2005 Team 1. NOTRE DAME 2. Boston College 3. Rutgers 4. Connecticut 5. Syracuse 6. Georgetown 7.Villanova 8.West Virginia

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2008 Team 1. NOTRE DAME 2. Louisville 3. Syracuse 4. Georgetown 5. Rutgers 6. Connecticut 7.Villanova 8.West Virginia

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2007 Team 1. NOTRE DAME 2. Louisville 3. Syracuse 4. Cincinnati 5. Rutgers 6. Connecticut 7. Georgetown 8.Villanova 9.West Virginia

2004 Team 1. NOTRE DAME 2. Miami 3. Syracuse 4. Rutgers 5. Georgetown 6. Boston College 7. Connecticut 8.Villanova 9.West Virginia

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2003 Team 1. Syracuse 2. NOTRE DAME 3. Rutgers 4. Boston College 5. Georgetown 6. Miami 7.West Virginia 8.Villanova 9. Connecticut

Points 112 110 89 77 69 64 52 47 41

2002 Team 1. Syracuse 2. NOTRE DAME 3. Boston College 4. Georgetown 5. Rutgers 6. Miami 7.Villanova 8. Connecticut 9.West Virginia

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2001 Team 1. Syracuse 2. NOTRE DAME 3. Rutgers 4. Boston College 5. Georgetown 6. Miami 7.Villanova 8. Connecticut 9.West Virginia

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April 25, 2010 Worcester, Mass. Grand Final Boats: Champion Second Varsity Four – (8:24.238) Alicia Elliot (c), Meghan Saloman, Sarah Thompson, Brianna Krafcik, Ching-Ting Hwang Varsity Four – (8:08.885) Jacqueline Gilhooly (c), Andrea Archer,Valerie Brencher, Paige White, Joanna Poinsatte Novice Eight – (7:26.996) Abby Meyers (c), Teresa Blumenstein, Meghan Vertovec, Maura Newell, Kelsey Haddad, Paige Aiello, Caitlin Connelly, Alyce Kanabrocki, Kelsey Murphy Second Varsity Eight – (7:21.397) Rachael Louie (c), Katie Suyo, Megan Keegan, Christina Buckley, Kathryn Monahan, Braegan Padley, Emily Backer, Carol Ann Michel, Genevieve Malone Varsity Eight – (7:17.587) Sarah Keithley (c), Casey Robinson, Stephanie O’Neill, Emily Crosby, Katherine Linnemanstons, Brittney Kelly, Erin McConnell, Stephanie Gretsch, Morgan Kelley Runner-Up Novice Four – (8:51.112) Lauren Peartree (c), Jennifer Lee, Kimberly Dunbar, Camille Sharrow, Analisa LaMair-Orosco

Central/South Region Championship Results Boats that won their petite and grand final races: Grand Finals May 18, 2003 Oak Ridge, Tenn. Second Varsity Four (6 boats) Maureen Gibbons (c), Kristin Mizzi, Sarah Keefer, Kristen Henkel, Jacqueline Hazen – 7:20.40

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May 14, 2006 Oak Ridge, Tenn. Varsity Eight (6 boats) Maria Romano (c), Julie Sobolewski, Amanda Polk, Mary Quinn, Laura Pearson, Allison Marsh, Melissa Felker, Meghan Boyle, Sarah Palandech – 6:26.00 Petite Finals May 13, 2001 Oak Ridge, Tenn. First Varsity Four (6 boats) Cassie Markstahler (c), Meg Feely, Katie McCaulden, Laura Aull, Kolleen Myers – 7:48.0 May 19, 2002 Oak Ridge, Tenn. Varsity Four (6 boats) Kathryn Long (c), Kolleen Myers, Maureen Carr, Elizabeth Specht, Megan Feely – 7:53.9 May 18, 2008 Oak Ridge, Tenn. Open Varsity Four (“B Boat) (6 boats) Rachael Louie (c), Neva Lundy, Hannah Jackson, Casey Sullivan, Brittany Burnham – 7:52.50 May 17, 2009 Oak Ridge, Tenn. Second Varsity Eight (6 boats) Kelsey Otero (c), Emily Backer, Mallory Glass, Carol Ann Michel, Erin McConnell, Emily Crosby, Christina Buckley, Elli Greybar, Erica Copeland – 6:27.10 May 17, 2009 Oak Ridge, Tenn. Open Varsity Four (“A” Boat) (6 boats) Rachael Louie (c), Laura Petnuch, Erika Shults, Bridget Leone, Hannah Jackson – 7:03.60

Under the direction of coxswain Rachael Louie, the open varsity four boat was able to capture its second consecutive Petite Final victory at the 2009 South/Central Regional Championships.

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NCAA COMPLIANCE REGULATIONS

Thank you for your tremendous support of our entire athletics program. Our 800+ student-athletes, our coaches and administrative staff are very appreciative of your spirit and affinity for Notre Dame, in particular intercollegiate athletics. With that, your adherence to all applicable NCAA rules and regulations is essential as we strive to maintain and enhance our national athletic prominence while protecting the University’s tradition of integrity and values. Our Compliance Office staff stands prepared to assist you with your

questions and concerns regarding NCAA regulations. Please contact us immediately should you have concern regarding any situation. Your attention to these matters will ensure that the eligibility of both prospective student-athletes (“recruits”) and enrolled student-athletes is protected and maintained. Again, many thanks for your cooperation in this matter and your ongoing support. Go Fighting Irish! The Compliance Staff

WHO IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF NOTRE DAME’S ATHLETICS INTERESTS?

DOs AND DON’Ts FOR REPRESENTATIVES IN REGARDS TO A CURRENT STUDENT-ATHLETE:

(The following lists of examples are not all-inclusive. As always, ask before you act!) You are, if: • you are an enrolled student or graduate of the University.

(The following lists of examples are not all-inclusive. As always, ask before you act!)

• you have ever participated in or are a member of any organization promoting Notre Dame’s athletics program. (The former Quarterback Club, The 3-Pt. Club, The Fast-Break Club, etc.) • you have ever made financial contributions to the University of Notre Dame athletics department.

DO You may: • contact a current student-athlete regarding employment opportunities; however, no contact may be made without approval from the Compliance Office. • provide a student-athlete, not their family and friends, an occasional (once a semester) meal at your home.

DON’T

• you have ever helped to arrange employment of or provided any benefits to prospective or enrolled student-athletes. • you have ever been a season ticket holder in any sport. • you have ever promoted the athletics programs at the University of Notre Dame. According to NCAA rules, once an individual has been identified as an institutional “representative of athletics interests” the individual retains that title for life. The University of Notre Dame is ultimately responsible for the behavior of all its athletics representatives in relation to NCAA rules and regulations. Violations of NCAA regulations by an athletics representative could result in the loss of eligibility for involved student-athletes (e.g. no participation in competitions) and/ or severe sanctions against the University (e.g. loss of scholarships, television and post-season bans).

CURRENT STUDENT-ATHLETE A student-athlete is any Notre Dame student who is a member of a varsity athletics team. NCAA regulations apply to all student-athletes, not just those studentathletes who were recruited or who receive an athletics scholarship. *Note: NCAA regulations concerning enrolled student-athletes remain in effect throughout the entire year (including summer break). If a student-athlete has completed his/her final season of eligibility, all NCAA regulations must be adhered to until he/she graduates or leaves school.

You may not: • provide a currently enrolled student-athlete, their parents or friends any benefit or special arrangement without prior approval from the Compliance Office. • pay for or arrange for payment of room, board or any type of transportation for a student-athlete or their family and friends. • entertain student-athletes or their family and friends. (Exception: NCAA rules do permit institutional staff members and athletics representatives to provide student-athletes (not including their family and friends) with an occasional meal (defined as once a semester) provided the meal is at the staff member’s or athletic representative’s home and not at a restaurant.) • use the name, picture or appearance of an enrolled student-athlete to advertise, recommend or promote sales or use of a commercial product or service of any kind. Any use of a student-athlete’s name, picture or appearance must receive authorization from the Compliance Office. • provide any payment of expense or loan of an automobile for a student-athlete to return home or to any other location. • provide awards or gifts to a student-athlete for any reason. All awards provided to student-athletes must first be approved by the Compliance Office and meet all NCAA regulations. • provide an honorarium to a student-athlete for a speaking engagement. All speaking engagements must be approved in advance by the Compliance Office. • allow a student-athlete, his/her relatives or friends to use your telephone to make free calls.

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COMPLIANCE CONTINUED • continue established family relationships with friends and neighbors. Contacts with sons and daughters of these families are permitted so long as they are not made for recruiting purposes or encouraged by Notre Dame coaches.

• provide free or reduced cost lodging in your home to a studentathlete or a student-athlete’s family and friends.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE A prospective student-athlete is any student who has started classes for the ninth grade. Any student younger than ninth grade who receives any benefits from an institution or athletics representative would also become a prospective student-athlete. In addition, student-athletes enrolled in preparatory school or two-year colleges are considered prospective student-athletes. * Note: An individual is considered a prospect (whether or not they have signed a National Letter-of-Intent) until the first day of initial collegiate enrollment or the first day they report for practice, whichever is earliest. Therefore, all NCAA regulations concerning contact with a prospective student-athlete are applicable until that time.

THE DOs AND DON’Ts FOR REPRESENTATIVES IN REGARDS TO A PROSPECTIVE STUDENTATHLETE: (The following lists of examples are not all-inclusive. As always, ask before you act!)

DO • forward information about prospective student-athletes to the appropriate coaching staff. • have telephone contact with a prospect regarding permissible preenrollment activities such as summer employment, provided the prospect has graduated from high school and signed a National Letter of Intent. • have a telephone conversation with a prospect only if the prospect initiates the call. Such a call may not be prearranged by an institutional staff member and you are not permitted to have a recruiting conversation, but may exhibit normal civility. You must refer any questions about our athletics programs to an athletics department staff member/coach. • view a prospect’s athletic contest at your own initiative provided you do not contact the prospect or his/her parents. In addition, you may not contact a prospect’s coach, principal, or counselor in an attempt to evaluate the prospect. Jill Bodensteiner, Associate Director of Athletics (574) 631-9647 or jbodenst@nd.edu

DON’T You may not: • write, e-mail or telephone a prospective student-athlete or his/her parents in an effort to recruit them to Notre Dame. • become involved in making arrangements to provide money, financial aid or a benefit of any kind to a prospect or the prospect’s family and friends. • make contact with a prospective student-athlete and his/her parents when the prospect is on-campus for an official or unofficial recruiting visit. • contact a prospect to congratulate him/her on signing a National Letter of Intent to attend the University. • transport, pay or arrange for payment of transportation costs for a prospect and his/her relatives or friends to visit campus (or elsewhere). • pay or arrange for payment of summer camp registration fees for a prospect. • provide ANYTHING to a prospect, the prospect’s family or friends without prior approval from the Compliance Office. The support of our alumni and friends is welcomed and appreciated. We ask, however, that you also help to keep Notre Dame’s tradition of athletics integrity intact by following the NCAA regulations. Your assistance will help ensure that the eligibility of both prospective and currently enrolled student-athletes is protected and preserved. Your efforts to know and follow the NCAA legislation are greatly appreciated because violations could affect the eligibility of involved prospects or student-athletes and/or result in NCAA penalties being imposed on the University. To that end, it should be our goal, as the best alumni and fans in the country, to preserve and protect each and every student-athlete’s eligibility. All NCAA legislation cannot be covered in a limited space such as this program. Therefore, any additional questions should be forwarded to the Compliance Office in the Department of Athletics. Please remember to ask before you act!

Go Fighting Irish!

Jen Vining-Smith, Assistant Director of Athletics (574) 631-3248 or jvinings@nd.edu Brent Moberg, Director of Compliance (574) 631-3041 or bmoberg1@nd.edu Tom Timmermans, Coordinator of Compliance Information (574) 631-2237 or ttimmerm@nd.edu

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Athletics by the numbers 25

National Championships (11 in football, seven in fencing, two in women’s soccer, two in men’s tennis and one in men’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s basketball)

10

Conference championships won by Irish teams in 2008-09 (BIG EAST, Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Great Western Lacrosse League)

101

BIG EAST Conference championships won by Notre Dame in 14 seasons of conference play

210

All-time Academic All-Americans, second most of any university

84

Academic All-Americans since 2000, more than any other school

48

NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients since 1964, including four in 2008-09

13

Irish programs which finished their 2008-09 season nationally ranked

19

Notre Dame teams (out of 22) with a graduation rate of 100%

9

Irish athletic teams that earned a perfect score of 1,000 in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate report in 2008-09

14

Programs honored by the NCAA for Academic Progress Rate scores in 2009

5,500

Hours of community service completed by Notre Dame student-athletes during the 200809 school year

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME History •

The University of Notre Dame du Lac was founded in 1842 by Father Edward Sorin. Adjacent to South Bend, Ind., and nestled next to Saint Mary’s and Saint Joseph’s Lakes, the University was started with $310 in cash and three log buildings in disrepair. Notre Dame would establish many firsts for Catholic institutions of higher learning, including the first Catholic law school, the first Catholic engineering school and the first student residence with private rooms, Sorin Hall.

Students •

Graduate and undergraduate students at the University come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.

Notre Dame’s graduation rate of 95 percent is exceeded by only Harvard and Princeton.

Notre Dame’s 98 percent retention rate between the freshman and sophomore years is among the highest in the country, thanks in large part to the University’s unique First Year of Studies Program.

Academics •

The University is organized into four colleges - Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering and the Mendoza College of Business - the School of Architecture, the Law School, the Graduate School, six major research institutes, more than 40 centers and special programs and the University library system.

Notre Dame is among a select group of schools that ranks in the top 25 on the U.S. News & World Report survey of the nation’s top colleges and in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Directors’ Cup for overall success in athletics.

Community service is a hallmark of Notre Dame. About 80 percent of Notre Dame students engage in some form of voluntary community service during their years at the University, and at least 10 percent devote a year or more after graduation to service in the United States and around the world.

The University’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) annually sends 180 recent graduates to teach in some 100 understaffed Catholic schools in the southern, southeastern and southwestern United States and in South Bend. A national model, ACE has received the Higher Education Award from the Corporation for National Service for leadership in using national service resources through AmeriCorps.

Notre Dame has one of the highest undergraduate residential concentrations of any national university, with 80 percent of its students living in 27 residence halls.

Alumni

Notre Dame is rated among the nation’s top 25 institutions of higher learning in surveys conducted by U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Time, Kiplinger’s, and Kaplan/Newsweek. Notre Dame ranks fifth in a listing of “dream schools” in a survey of parents by the Princeton Review. The top five are Princeton, Stanford, Harvard, New York University and Notre Dame.

Service

The medical school acceptance rate of the University’s preprofessional studies graduates is 80 percent, almost twice the national average.

Notre Dame ranks first among Catholic universities in the number of doctorates earned by its undergraduate alumni - a record compiled over some 85 years.

The University’s network of 270 alumni clubs -- including 60 international clubs -- is the most extensive in higher education.

With graduates renowned for their loyalty and generosity, Notre Dame annually ranks among the top five in percentage of alumni who contribute to the University.

In recent years, Notre Dame alumni have won a Nobel Prize in medicine, a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, and an Emmy Award for contributions to television technology.

2009-10

Rowing SECOND VARSITY EIGHT BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

VARSITY EIGHT BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

2009-10 NOTRE DAME SENIOR CLASS

2010 BIG EAST ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS

BIG EAST All-Conference Selections: First Team: Stephanie Gretsch Brittney Kelly Casey Robinson Second Team: Sarah Keithley Katherine Linnemanstons Stephanie O’Neill 2010 BIG EAST COACHING STAFF OF THE YEAR

VARSITY FOUR BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

SECOND VARSITY FOUR BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

NOVICE EIGHT BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

SEVEN CONSECUTIVE BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2009-10 Notre Dame Women's Rowing Information Guide