Irish rowing head coach Martin Stone announced his 11-member signee class for 2011, one that looks to provide talent and depth to all boats in the coming season.

Irish Rowing Prepared For Run At Eighth Straight BIG EAST Conference Title

April 29, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

Irish Boatings for BIG EAST Championship:

Varsity Eight:

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

Second Varsity Eight:

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

Varsity Four:

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

Second Varsity Four:

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

Third Varsity Eight:

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

Third Varsity Four:

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

Notre Dame All-Time Results At BIG EAST Championship:

Year:        Place:      Points:2010        1st     1212009        1st     1122008        1st     1232007        1st     1182006        1st     1222005        1st     1162004        1st     1162003        2nd     1102002        2nd     1092001        2nd     93