UND Roster

2012-13 Women's Rowing Roster

Danni Schneider

Height 5'1''
Class Senior
Hometown Mound, MN
High School Mound-Westonka

AS A SENIOR: Named a 2013 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete … served as the primary coxswain for the first varsity four boat … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, finished first in the opening race of the weekend with a time of 7:53.90 before crossing second behind defending NCAA champion Virginia in the second race … finished the weekend by winning third event with a 7:43.20 mark … won both races at Michigan State, ultimately earning the Irish four crew BIG EAST Boat of the Week honors (April 3) … came in second place in the first two races at the Ohio State Invitational, crossing the finish line behind Michigan in 8:15.161, before claiming runner-up honors behind the eventual NCAA champion Buckeyes at an 8:29.47 pace … came in second place in first race at the Lake Natoma Invitational behind USC by four seconds … in second trek of the event, the Notre Dame four crossed behind west coast foe California with a time of 7:41.50 … finished the trip to Sacramento by finishing 3.6 seconds behind race-winner Washington State … won grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 7:47.563 … came in second in preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship regatta against Washington with a time of 8:07.379 … in the A/B semifinal, placed fifth with a 7:55.390 clip … finished third in the petite final race, good for ninth place overall, with a time of 7:21.193 … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Served as the coxswain for the first varsity four boat of the Irish … named a 2012 CRCA Scholar Athlete, one of six Notre Dame rowers honored with the award … also honored with the varsity four as BIG EAST Crew of the Week (April 19) … earned first monogram … coxed four boat to an opening victory over Alabama and Jacksonville at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (7:33.40) … followed the first victory with two second place finishes behind Minnesota (7:27.48) and Tennessee (7:16.60) … coxed in another second place finish at Ohio State (7:49.13) … helped the first varsity four boat to victory over Indiana and Louisville the following day, sporting a time of 7:34.71 … served as the coxswain in the victories over Clemson (6:27.60), and San Diego and Penn (7:34.10) at the Virginia Invite, while placing second behind Virginia in the third race (7:34.30) … coxed the first varsity four boat to a three second victory over Southern California (7:17.84) and a fourteen second win over Stanford (7:28.10) at the Stanford Women’s Invite … qualified for (7:37.30) and defeated Syracuse, Louisville, and Iowa in the BIG EAST Invite grand final, while posting a time of 7:44.90 in the final win … served as coxswain in the victory in the prelims of the BIG EAST Championship (7:14.00) before taking second in the grand final, falling to Syracuse by three seconds (7:31.428) … went to the NCAA Championships in Mercer N.J. … qualified for the semifinals by placing fourth in the prelims (7:32.14) and finishing second in the repechage heat with a time of 7:51.50 … placed fifth in the semifinal, beating Michigan with a time of 7:21.20 … finished the season with a second place finish in the petite finals (7:25.35), beating Wisconsin, Cornell, Harvard and Michigan in the race and placing eighth overall among the 16-boat NCAA field.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Coxswain to multiple boats during the course of the spring season … led the varsity four boat to a third place finish (7:08.08) behind Buffalo and a second Notre Dame team in her first race of the spring … recorded her first coxswain victory (7:24.0) of the spring in the second varsity eight race in Indianapolis, edging out Purdue and Eastern Michigan … took a race off as coxswain in a second place finish (7:39.6) in a novice eight race, finishing behind Indiana … competed in her third race in Indianapolis as she coxed a second varsity four boat to a third place finish (7:48.9) behind a second Notre Dame boat and Indiana … led the second varsity four boat to a second place finish in the BIG EAST Championships behind Georgetown after crossing the finish line in 8:02.29 … placed third in the open four preliminary heat at the Oak Ridge Regional behind Clemson “A” and Virginia “B”, qualifying for the Grand Finals … went on to finish fourth (7:41.87) in the Grand Finals behind Virginia “A,” Clemson, and Virginia “B” … coxed the Notre Dame varsity eight “D” boat that placed 11th at the Head of the Rock Regatta after crossing the finish line in a time of 17:04.87 … coxswain for the varsity eight and four races vs. Tulsa … varsity eight Notre Dame “4” placed sixth (15:11.3) and varsity four Notre Dame “3” took seventh (12:15.5).

AS A FRESHMAN: Coxed the novice eight boat to a win in the first heat of the spring season against Buffalo, posting a time of 5:26.0 … served as coxswain of the Notre Dame “A” novice four boat against Buffalo and Purdue, stopping the clock at 9:18.8 to grab third place … opened the fall season as a member of an Irish novice eight crew … her boat grabbed an eighth-place (out of 15 boats) result at the Head of the Rock, posting a final time of 18:59.52 … moved to coxswain of the Notre Dame “A” novice eight boat against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State at the Irish’s home meet … her boat finished in fourth place in flight one with a final time of 14:31.40 … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a three-sport athlete (gymnastics, golf, diving) while attending Mound-Westonka High School … saw tremendous success in gymnastics, lettering all four years along with being named all-conference each year and all-state sophomore through senior year … was selected team captain during her junior and senior campaign, meanwhile helping her team to undefeated seasons each year as well … was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Senate and the show choir … born in St. Louis Park, Minn. … daughter of Mark and Elizabeth Schneider … has one sibling, Zachary … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in design.