UND Roster

2008-09 Women's Rowing Roster

Erika Shults

Height 5'9''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Maple Glen, PA
High School Upper Dublin

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned a seat with the Notre Dame second varsity four boat for the spring season … finished in second place to Michigan State in the opening event of the spring season with a time of 8:50.30 … the following day finished third against Indiana and Purdue with a time of 7:07.60 … at the four-team regatta, earned a pair of third-place finishes on the day … finished the morning session race in a time of 7:59.19, crossing the line after Brown and Ohio State … knocked nearly 18 seconds off the morning mark, stopping the clock at 7:41.21 in the afternoon session in finishing behind Brown and Minnesota … captured BIG EAST gold at the conference championships by finishing the race in a time of 7:46.132 in holding off runner-up Syracuse … at the Central/South Region Championships, finished third with a time of 7:15.99 in the preliminary heat, earning a spot in the A/B semifinals … grabbed a spot in the petite finals of the open four race, finishing the semifinal in a time of 7:12.20 … went on to earn the petite finals victory, defeating second-place Duke ‘A’, with a final time of 7:03.60 … helped the varsity eight ‘A’ boat to a top five finish (27 entries) at the Head of the Rock Regatta, notching a time of 16:37.40 … later joined the crew of the varsity eight ‘C’ boat at the Southland Regatta where they completed the preliminary race in 17:46.69, placing them in the ‘E’ final and finished with a time of 7:32.50 … received first monogram award with the Irish and was named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

AS A FRESHMAN: Earned a spot in the novice eight boat … Rowed with the novice eight ‘A’ boat that won three straight races against Notre Dame ‘B’ and Northeastern … helped the varsity eight and 2/3 varsity eight boats bring home first place at the Lubbers Cup … sat in the first novice eight boat that raced against Michigan State and Indiana winning one of the two races … rowed in the novice eight boat that placed first at the Indiana Invite with a time of 6:48.3 … captured a first place finish in the novice eight boat at the Charles River Challenge … led novice eight to first-ever gold medal at BIG EAST Championships with a winning time of 7:05.50 … helped the novice eight boat advance to the Grand Finals and earn a fifth-place finish at the Central/South Region Championship … rowed on the novice eight crew which placed eighth at the Head of the Rock, posting a time of 20:01.95 … helped novice eight crew to 15th-place finish at the Cal-Sag Regatta.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated as a member of the club rowing and also indoor and outdoor track teams while attending Upper Dublin … lettered in outdoor track in her sophomore season and also lettered in indoor track during her sophomore and junior seasons … a member of the National Honor Society … was a member of the Dance and Spanish clubs … her uncle David Kirby was a member of the fencing team at Notre Dame and her aunt Sarah Vakkur was a member of the Notre Dame swim team … her parents Chuck and Justine also graduated from Notre Dame … born in Virginia Beach, Va. on April 24, 1989 … daughter of Chuck and Justine Shults … has an older brother Chuck … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.