UND Roster

2014-15 Women's Rowing Roster

Elena Brindley


Height 5'5''
Class Senior
Hometown Downingtown, PA
High School Bishop Shanahan
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Rowed with the first and second novice eight boats during final season … earned a runner-up during the morning session of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational with a time of 6:27.274 … Irish second novice eight raced to victory against No. 1 Ohio State with a time of 6:52.73 during the morning heats at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … the second novice eight completed a sweep by defeating No. RV Michigan State (7:08.00) during the afternoon portion of the regatta … won third straight race in the second novice eight after clocking a time of 7:21.40 on the opening night of the Dale England Cup.

AS A JUNIOR:
Rowed for the Notre Dame second varsity four boat at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … placed second in both the Saturday morning and afternoon sessions … in the Sunday session, raced to a runner-up finish with the first novice eight boat with a time of 7:15.461 … member of the runner-up third varsity four lineup (8:09.58) that finished just behind eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State during the opening session of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … took second place later in the afternoon of the regatta (8:03.67) against Michigan … won the second varsity four heat with the Notre Dame “B” entry (7:44.10) during the second session of the Dale England Cup against Alabama … posted a time of 8:15.90 with the third varsity four later in the day in an un-scored heat.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Made season debut at the Dale England Cup, racing first for the third varsity four boat and finishing the weekend in the second varsity four … in the third varsity four race, placed third behind Iowa and Indiana with an 8:24.4 clip … in second varsity four race, raced with the B-team and finished in third place with a time of 10:13.9.

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed for both the third varsity eight in a second place finish against Kansas (7:00.17), and the fourth varsity four in a second place finish against Virginia (7:58.88) at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite … helped the third varsity eight “B” boat claim third at the BIG EAST Invite with a time of 7:30.70 over Iowa “B” and Rutgers, finishing out her first season with the Irish.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Ran cross country and track for her high school teams while at Bishop Shanahan High School, lettering all four years in both … was team captain of the cross country team her senior year … also played guard for her high school’s varsity basketball team her freshman year … played club basketball for the Downington Blitz … involved in student government and the community service corps … member of the Chester County Hospital VolunTEEN Program … very involved in her parish as an altar server, member of the youth group and participant in the Catholic Heart Work Camp … participated in chorus and the fall musical at her high school … was honored as a Nationally Commended Student and an AP Scholar with Distinction … received the Susan Romano O’Brien Science Scholarship … Muffet McGraw is a fellow alumna of her high school … born in Wynnewood, Pa. … daughter of Mariann and Donald Brindley … cousin, Caitlin McKinney played lacrosse for Notre Dame … has one sibling- Cara Brindley … graduated with a degree in biological science and psychology.