UND Roster

2015-16 Women's Rowing Roster

Alex Techar


Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Toronto, ONT
High School Branksome Hall
Bio

Notre Dame’s College of Arts & Letters

AS A JUNIOR: 2015 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete choice … all-ACC Rowing Academic Team choice … coxswain for the first and second varsity eights during junior season … coxed the first varsity eight to two runner-up heats and the second varsity eight to an additional second place time to open the spring slate at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … following a second place finish (6:29.48) behind No. 1 Ohio State, the first varsity eight downed No. RV Michigan State in 6:37.36 during the afternoon session of the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … Notre Dame first eight logged three runner-up finishes against ranked opposition in the three-session Lake Natoma Invitational … coxswain for the second varsity eight in a third place grand final finish (6:36.60) at the ACC Championship … second varsity eight placed 17th overall at the NCAA Championship following a 7:02.703 C final time on Lake Natoma.

AS A SOPHOMORE: 2014 CRCA National- Scholar Athlete … primarily coxed in the second varsity eight during sophomore campaign … opened up the fall season with a seventh place finish (19:22.544) as the coxswain of the Notre Dame entry in the women’s championship four at the Head of the Charles Regatta … won two out of three races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational to begin the spring season … earned three runner-up finishes at the Lake Natoma Invitational … the second eight finished as the runner-up in both races at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with times of 6:48.27 behind eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State and 6:40.04 against Michigan … had three wins at the Dale England Cup over Indiana, Alabama, and Rhode Island to lead Notre Dame to a second straight team victory at the regatta … won heat two at the ACC Championship in a 6:50.00 sprint before finishing third behind Virginia and Syracuse with a time of 6:44.70 in the regatta’s grand final … after a third place finish in the preliminaries at the NCAA Championship, took the top spot in the second varsity eight repechage, heat two in 6:36.45 … ended the season with a third place finish in the petite eight final in 7:06.847, giving the Irish second eight a ninth place overall result.

AS A FRESHMAN: Coxed for the first novice eight boat … crew finished in second place in first race of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational with a time of 7:21.974 … finished third in second race behind two teams from defending NCAA champion Virginia with a time of 7:16.70 … won last two races of the weekend … won both races at Michigan State, taking first in the A-team boat of the first novice eight boat at a clip of 7:26.00, before crossing ahead of host Michigan State in 7:44.90 … finished second in both races at the Ohio State Invitational to Michigan … won first two races before taking second against host Indiana at Dale England Cup while calling for the A-team boat of the first novice eight … beat twin sister, Tina, who was coxing the B-team boat in the third race, with a mark of 8:09.8 … won grand final race in the third varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championship at a pace of 7:18.864.

PREP AND PERSONAL: was a member of the rowing team at Branksome Hall in Toronto, Ontario … as a senior, won a gold medal at the Welland invitational regatta … Branksome ranked second overall in point totals at national competition during her senior year … as a junior, won one silver and one gold medal … as a sophomore won both a gold, silver and bronze medal … as a freshman won the silver at the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association regatta … won an additional two silvers and a bronze medal at other regattas during her freshman campaign … played club softball and soccer as well … daughter of Frank and Maria Techar … father Frank played hockey at Princeton … has a twin sister, Kristina, who also rows for Notre Dame … born in Houston, Texas … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as as an international economics-romance languages major.