July 28, 2016
The University of Notre Dame rowing team continues to place current student-athletes and former All-Americans into elite international competitions this summer. Ellen Gleadow, a 2016 graduate, has earned a spot on the Canadian Under-23 National Team that will compete at the 2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from August 21st through the 28th.
Gleadow will compete as part of the lightweight double sculls for Team Canada at the World Championships.
Gleadow joins U.S. Olympic Team member Amanda Polk (2004-08), U.S. Senior Team selection Molly Bruggeman (2011-14), U.S. Under-23 Team member Molly Pierce (rising sophomore at Notre Dame) and U.S. World Championships Physical Therapist Kaitlin Jackson (2005-08) as former Notre Dame rowing standouts representing their home countries through international competition around the world.
“It shows that you can come to Notre Dame, perform at a high level in the water and in the classroom, then move on and row at a high level internationally,” Notre Dame head coach Martin Stone said.
“Our alumni and current student-athletes continue to prove that our program is one of the best in the nation.”
Gleadow Information –
– Competed in the 2014 and 2014 NCAA Championship.
– Key member of the varsity eight during her senior season, helping the Irish finish fourth at the ACC Championship.
– Earned Academic All-ACC honors at the end of her senior season.
– A gold medalist in both the women’s double sculls and quad sculls at the 2013 Canada Games, racing for her native province, British Columbia.
– Graduated from the College of Engineering with the chemical engineering degree.