Kelsey Sekanick and the Irish varsity four boat was named BIG EAST Boat of the Week for the second straight week.

Irish Varsity Four Boat Tabbed BIG EAST Boat Of The Week

April 25, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame rowing team earned its third honor of the season as the varsity four boat won BIG EAST Boat of the Week honors for the second straight week, it was announced by the league Wednesday. It is the third boat-of-the-week honor for the Irish this season.

The four boat, coxed by Danni Schneider and crewed by Joanna Poinsatte, Kelsey Sekanick, Stella Willoughby and Katie Suyo, posted a perfect 2-0 weekend at the Stanford Women’s Invitational this past Saturday (April 21) at Redwood Shores, Calif.

In the morning session, the Irish boat took to the water against fifth-ranked USC, claiming the heat victory in 7:17.84. The Trojans crossed 2.67 seconds behind Notre Dame at 7:20.51. The Irish crew returned in the afternoon to take on 11th-ranked Stanford. Notre Dame pulled away for a victory by open water, finishing in 7:28.10 with the Cardinal crossing at 7:42.90.

The Irish close out their regular season Saturday when they head to the BIG EAST Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind. Check back with for all your University of Notre Dame women’s rowing news and information and follow @NDWomensRowing on Twitter for up-to-date race information at the event.