UND Roster

2013-14 Women's Rowing Roster

Christina Dines


Height 5'3''
Class Senior
Hometown Buffalo, NY
High School Holy Angels Academy
Bio

AS A SENIOR: 2014 CRCA South allregion second team selection … second team all-ACC choice … CRCA National Scholar-Athlete recipient … opened the fall season with a sixth place finish at the Head of the Charles Regatta (16:58.595) as the coxswain of the Notre Dame women[apos]s championship eight entry… competed exclusively as the coxswain of the first varsity eight boat during the spring slate … won first race of the season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, finishing ahead of Louisville and West Virginia with a 6:31.700 clip … placed second during the afternoon session behind Virginia with a time of 6:29.644 … finished the regatta with a win over ACC foe Duke in 6:40.500 during Sunday[apos]s final session at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … the Irish first eight rowed to three second place finishes at the Lake Natoma Invitational, posting a time of 6:30.30 in the first session, 6:45.90 in the second session and 6:29.80 in the final session of the regatta … finished behind eventual NCAA champion Ohio State with a time of 6:32.06 at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, before crossing the finish line behind Michigan (6:29.00) later in the day … coxed the first eight to a triumph over Indiana in 6:17.90 at the Dale England Cup – the 6:17.90 readout was the fastest recorded by any crew in the ACC in 2014 … earned a heat victory the following day over Alabama in 6:26.60 … completed a weekend sweep at the regatta after defeating Rhode Island (6:20.00) during Saturday[apos]s afternoon session to help Notre Dame repeat as the team champion at the Dale England Cup … earned ACC Crew of the Week honors on April 29, the first weekly ACC award claimed by a Notre Dame boat in program history … first eight claimed victory in the second heat at the ACC Championship with a time of 6:47.60 … finished the championship with a runner- up finish to Virginia in the grand final (6:28.80) … placed third in the preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship before taking the top spot in the second heat of the repechage stage in 6:29.737… finished third in the petite final (6:57.515) to place ninth overall in the NCAA Championship.

FALL 2013: Served as the coxswain for the Notre Dame championship eight entry that finished in sixth place (17:21.13) at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta … time was more than 20 seconds faster than the Irish eight at the 2012 regatta.


AS A JUNIOR:
Named a 2013 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete … competed in the fall in the women[apos]s championship four boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta … in a field featuring Rowing Canada Environ and defending NCAA champion Virginia, coxed crew to 11th place with a time of 20:09.96 … competed the rest of the season as coxswain in the second varsity eight boat … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, beat out Duke, Kansas and Buffalo in first race with a time of 6:55.30 before finishing second to Virginia in the second race … placed first with a 6:53.40 clip in final race of the weekend at Oak Ridge … crew logged first-place finishes in both races at the Michigan State Invitational, beating the host Spartan crew by six seconds in the second race … crossed the line ahead of Michigan in opening race before claiming runner-up honors to eventual NCAA champion Ohio State with a time of 7:32.75 at the Ohio State Invitational … came in second in first two races before winning third race at Lake Natoma Invitational … sprinted ahead of Wisconsin and Washington State to finish the contest in 6:36.70 … won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup … the Irish second eight won the grand final race at the final BIG EAST Championship, finishing five seconds faster than Louisville with a 7:04.071 clip … crew finished third in preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship behind rivals USC and Princeton, crossing the finish line in 7:15.092 … came in second in the first repechage heat with a 7:27.079 clip … in the A/B Semifinal race, finished sixth with a time of 7:11.729 … finished sixth in the petite final to close out the season in 12th place overall with a 6:38.007 mark … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Served as the coxswain for the second varsity eight boat for the Irish … earned second monogram … selected as BIG EAST Crew of the Week (March 29) … helped the team to a victory in the first three races of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, beating Alabama (6:43.60), Minnesota and Kansas (6:33.00), and Tennessee (6:29.60) … coxed the second varsity eight boat at Ohio State (6:44.25) … served as coxswain in the victory over Indiana, Louisville, and Purdue with a time of 6:34.66 … coxed the second varsity eight boat to victories over Clemson (6:42.50), and Penn and San Diego (6:50.20) at the Virginia Invite, while also posting a time of 6:48.80 in the second place finish against Virginia … competed in the race against Southern California (6:40.10) at the Stanford Women[apos]s Invite, and was able to claim victory over Stanford later in the day with a time of 6:37.80 … qualified for the second varsity eight grand final with a 22 second victory over Louisville (6:40.10) at the BIG EAST Invite … coxed the second varsity eight boat to the grand final victory over Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville at the BIG EAST Invite with a one second victory time of 6:47.40 in the win over the Orange … served as the coxswain for the qualifier win (6:30.830) and the second varsity eight grand final victory at the BIG EAST Championship, beating rivals Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut (6:40.703) … coxed the second varsity eight boat to the third finals at the NCAA Championships, placing fifth in the prelims (7:00.60) and fourth in the repechage (7:01.08) … helped cox the second varsity eight boat to a third finals victory over Cornell, Michigan State and Harvard with a time of 6:47.00, closing out the season with a 13th-place showing among the 16-boat NCAA field.

AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the spring season as coxswain of the third varsity eight – lightweight boat before taking over as coxswain of the varsity four boat after the Buffalo regatta … part of the boat named BIG EAST Boat of the Week April 21 … defeated Buffalo in her loan race as coxswain of the third varsity eight – lightweight boat with a time of 6:28.9 … placed first with the varsity four boat in Indianapolis by defeating Indiana, Purdue, Eastern Michigan, and a second Notre Dame boat with a time of 7:56.0 … qualified for the Lake Natoma Invitational Group ‘B’ final by finishing second (7:17.37) and first (7:27.0) in two preliminary heats against California and Oregon State, and Stanford and Sacramento State … placed second in the finale behind Wisconsin with a finishing time of 7:23.13 … victorious in preliminary heat at BIG EAST Championships, stopping the clock at 7:50.91 … later captured the gold in the finals with a time of 7:31.36 … placed first in preliminary heat at Oak Ridge Regional with a time of 7:35.2 … went on to finish second behind Virginia in the Grand Finals while crossing the finish line with a time of 7:22.52 … guided the Notre Dame novice eight ‘A’ boat to a first-place finish in the Head of the Rock Regatta clocking in at 16:51.16 … coxed the Notre Dame varsity eight ‘5’ boat to a seventh-place finish vs. Tulsa (16:02.4).

PREP AND PERSONAL: A three-year varsity letter winner as the coxswain at Holy Angels Academy … team captain junior year and MVP senior year … received Coaches[apos] Award in 2006 and 2007 as well as the Varsity Coxswain Award in 2007 … finished fourth place in the Canadian National Schoolboys Regatta her senior year in women[apos]s senior 4+ and second-place finish in the Head of the Fish Regatta in the women[apos]s lightweight 4+ … SRAA Scholastic Nationals eighth-place finish in the 2009 lightweight 4+ … a member of the National Society of High School Scholars … founder of ‘Big Sister Little Sister’ and the ‘Carpe Diem Club’ … Student Council Representative, Freshman and Sophomore Class President and Student Body Vice President … born in Buffalo, N.Y. … daughter of Mark and Maria Dines … has two siblings, Catherine and Leila … enrolled as an American studies major in the College of Arts and Letters.