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ACC Championship Challenge Awaits Third-Seeded Irish

Spots in the NCAA Championship field up for grabs at Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.

The University of Notre Dame rowing team is poised for a run at an NCAA Championship berth this weekend when the Irish compete in the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Championships at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, South Carolina on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.

Notre Dame enters the competition seeded third in the First Varsity Eight (1V8), First Varsity Four (1V4) and Second Varsity Four (2V4), while earning the fourth-seed in the Second Varsity Eight (2V8) and Third Varsity Eight (3V8). The seeds are determined by a vote of the league’s head coaches.

There are three ACC teams among the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Top 20 in the field, led by No. 10 Virginia, No. 17 Duke and No. 18 Syracuse. The Irish most recently received 10 votes in the Top 25 poll.

Notre Dame has faced a challenging schedule in 2019, taking on No. 2 California, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Texas, No. 7 Brown, No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 13 Southern Cal, No. 15 Indiana, No. 19 Oregon State, No. 20 Oklahoma – while Michigan State, Louisville and Alabama also received votes for the Top 20.

ACC Network Extra coverage is available for the preliminaries on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET and for the finals starting at 8:00 a.m. ET on Saturday. Live results are also available throughout the competition.



Friday – Heat 2, Lane 4, 7:25 p.m. ET

Vs. Virginia, Clemson and Miami

Julia Randall, Emily Stinebaugh, Allegra Sodi, Laura Migliore, Halena Hadi, Marielle Corbett, Kelly Fischer, Elizabeth Schrieber and coxswain Colleen Visnic.


Friday – Heat 1, Lane 4, 6:50 p.m. ET

Vs. Virginia, Clemson, Miami and Boston College

Evelyn McManus, Jennifer Groth, Mara Bhalla, Chloe Hemm, Anja Renkes, Isabella Balder, Hana Ferrero, Ashley Young and coxswain Mary Ryan.


Friday, Heat 1, Lane 4, 5:35 p.m. ET

Vs. Virginia, Louisville, North Carolina and Miami

Alex Lee, Ellie Daum, Lauren Kelly, Mary Grace Phelan, Audrey Regan, Alexandra Peyton, Meghan Greene, Analisa Pines and coxswain Rosemary McGovern.


Friday, Heat 2, Lane 4, 6:35 p.m. ET

Vs. Duke, North Carolina and Clemson

Madeline Coady, Katharine Johnson, Regan Keady, Samantha Manfreda and coxswain Cailey Brogan.


Friday, Heat 2, Land 4, 6:10 p.m. ET

Vs. Duke, Clemson and Miami

Molly Pierce, Brenna Halligan, Katie Wiedenhoft, Caroline Hills and coxswain Tala Mansouri.