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

Irish Claim 13th-Place Finish At NCAA Championship

June 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013 NCAA Championship Final Results
Division I Points

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