UND Roster

2012-13 Women's Rowing Roster

Abby Meyers


Height 5'1''
Class Senior
Hometown Dayton, OH
High School Chaminade-Julienne
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Named to the CRCA Central all-region team, and was selected as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete … one of five Notre Dame student-athlete recipients of a BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award … coxed the women’s championship eight boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in the fall … crew finished 12th overall with a time of 17:21.23 in a field featuring international competition from US Rowing to Rowing Canada Aviron teams … coxed the first varsity eight boat in her final spring season with the Irish … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won first race with a time of 6:40.70, before pulling in behind defending NCAA champion Virginia at a pace of 6:36.022 … finished the Tennessee trip with a first place win against Louisville and Miami in the final race, helping earn the Irish eight launch BIG EAST Boat of the Week (March 20) … won both races at Michigan State, defeating Iowa in 6:55.10 and the host Spartans by almost 19 full seconds … won first race against Michigan before placing second behind eventual national champion Ohio State at the Ohio State Invitational, posting times of 6:53.50 in the morning and 7:21.26 in the afternoon sessions … finished second behind west coast rivals USC and California but ahead of Kansas and Tulsa at the Lake Natoma Invitational … in third race of the weekend, pulled ahead of Washington State and Wisconsin to win in 6:30.30 … earned top spot over Alabama by 30 seconds at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, and continued on to beat Iowa in the second race … pulled ahead of host Indiana by 30 seconds in the final race, posting a time of 7:26.50 … won grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship in 6:49.656, crossing almost two seconds faster than runner-up Syracuse … at the NCAA Championship, the Notre Dame varsity eight placed third in its preliminary heat with a time of 7:07.338 … in the first repechage heat, the Irish crew crossed the finish line behind Stanford and Yale for a place in the C/D semifinal races the next day … finished ahead of five other boats in the semifinal with a time of 7:37.292, before winning the third final and finishing 13th overall with a 6:36.141 pace … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Served as coxswain for the Irish in the varsity eight boat throughout the season … named a 2012 CRCA Scholar Athlete, one of six Irish rowers to make the list … honored with the first varsity eight as BIG EAST Crew of the Week (May 2) … earned second monogram … coxed three races in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, winning all three for the first varsity eight boat with a best time of 6:23.00 over Tennessee … also defeated Minnesota and Kansas (6:25.90), as well as Alabama and Jacksonville (6:34.40) … coxed against Ohio State with the first varsity eight boat (6:35.39) … helped the team beat Louisville and Purdue in their second-place finish at Indianapolis (6:27.70) … competed in all three races at the Virginia Invite, claiming two wins and a best time of 6:27.60 over Clemson … also finished second to Virginia in the Saturday afternoon session (6:35.40), as well as beating Penn and San Diego (6:40.80) … coxed against Southern California for the first varsity eight boat (6:32.20) at the Stanford Women’s Invite … later that afternoon, coxed the same boat against Stanford in a close race, finishing second (6:31.70) … coxed the first varsity eight to a grand final victory over Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville in the BIG EAST Invite (6:41.00) … qualified for the BIG EAST Championship grand final with a five second win over Syracuse (6:22.016) … coxed boat to a BIG EAST Championship grand final win over rivals Syracuse, Louisville and Georgetown, sporting a time of 6:31.724 in the win … went to the NCAA Championships with the varsity eight boat … finished fifth in the preliminary heat (7:04.44), followed by a 7:07.98 seventh place finish in the repechage heat … served as coxswain in the fourth place finish (6:40.33) of the third final to conclude 16th at the NCAA Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Spent the spring season as coxswain for the varsity eight boat for the Irish … named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete … guided her boat to a first place finish in the first regatta of the spring against Buffalo with a time of 6:10.9 … came across the finish line in second in Indianapolis with a time of 6:29.0 against Indiana, Purdue, and Eastern Michigan … qualified for Lake Natoma Invitational grand final with a pair of second place finishes behind California and Stanford in preliminaries with times of 6:36.57 and 6:40.67, respectively … finished behind only Tennessee in the Group “B” varsity eight finale, posting a time of 6:33.0 … won the preliminary heat for the varsity eight in the BIG EAST Championships (6:56.5) qualifying the boat for the finals … went on to finish second in the finals behind Louisville while finishing the race with a time of 6:42.83 … crossed the line fourth (6:35.18) at the Oak Ridge Regional finals behind Virginia, Clemson, and Duke … qualified for those finals by coming in second behind Virginia after posting a time of 6:43.41 … coxed the varsity four (18:06.36) and varsity eight (16:39.58) to ninth-place finishes at the Head of the Rock Regatta … set the pace in the varsity eight race vs. Tulsa on the Notre Dame “1” boat, stopping the clock at 14:13.1.

AS A FRESHMAN: Coxed the novice eight boat for the Irish during the spring season … raced in heat two against Buffalo, guiding the boat to a victory in a time of 5:30.5 … finished third in a race against Michigan and Michigan State, crossing the line at 7:07.8 … the following day, held off the likes of Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan with a race-winning mark of 7:49.9 … finished second against both USC and UCLA, ending the morning race against the Trojans in a time of 7:20.36 and finished the afternoon run against the Bruins in 8:12.67 … captured the prelim victory at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 7:26.996 … later went on to win the grand final race, holding off Connecticut, with a mark of 7:32.732 … coxed boat to the grand final race at the Central/South Sprints, placing sixth with a pace of 7:00.76 … served as a coxswain for the Irish in the fall campaign … opened up competition at the Head of the Rock Regatta in the novice eight race … led her boat to the race victory, as the crew posted a winning time of 16:15.34 … coxed the Notre Dame “B” novice eight boat to a third-place finish in flight two against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, recording a time of 15:14.90 … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a member of the rowing team while attending Chaminade-Julienne, lettering during her sophomore through senior years … enjoyed success with the team’s varsity four boat, capturing the Governors Cup Regatta and getting a silver medal at the Midwest Junior Championships in her junior year … during senior season, won the gold at the Head of the Eagle and earned bronze at the Hoover Invitational … was a member of the National Honor Society … born in Dayton, Ohio … daughter of Stuart and Amy Meyers … has two siblings – Trevor and Marcie … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a dual degree in economics and mathematics.