UND Roster

2011-12 Women's Rowing Roster

Erin McConnell

Class Senior
Hometown Simsbury, CT
High School Simsbury

AS A SENIOR: Rowed as part of varsity eight boat during senior season … part of BIG EAST Crew of the Week for May 2 … earned fourth monogram … finished fifth overall and second among colleges with a time of 18:40.01 … began spring season with a victory with the varsity eight over Alabama and Jacksonville at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, stopping the clock at 6:34.40 … also won against both Minnesota and Kansas in a three-boat race with a pace of 6:25.90 and Tennessee with a time of 6:23.00 …… placed second against Ohio State in a dual race, stopping the clock at 6:35.39 … the following day, finished second to Indiana in a four-boat race against the Hoosiers, Louisville and Purdue after finishing in 6:27.70 … earned a pair of race wins at the Virginia Invite, winning over Clemson and Northeastern in 7:04.00 before defeating Penn and San Diego in 6:40.80 … also crossed second to Virginia at that event with a time of 6:35.40 … posted a pair of second-place results at the Stanford Women[apos]s Invitational against USC and Stanford… fin- ished in 6:32.20 against the Trojans before improving on that time in the afternoon (6:31.70) against the Cardinal … won grand finals of the BIG EAST Invite after defeating Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville with a time of 6:41.00 after qualifying for the race with a prelim win over Iowa and West Virginia … advanced to the grand final at the BIG EAST Championship after claiming the preliminary victory with a time of 6:22.016 … won the gold medal in the event, one of five total on the day for the Irish, after crossing in 6:31.724 … rowed for the varsity eight at the NCAA Championships, placing fifth in the prelimi- nary heat with a time of 7:04.44 … placed seventh in the repechage heat, followed by a fourth place time of 6:40.33 in the third final to place 16th overall.

AS A JUNIOR: Spent the entire spring season rowing for the second varsity eight boat … was victorious in her first race of the spring when the second varsity eight boat went up against Buffalo and finished the race in 6:17.16 … finished behind Indiana in Indianapolis while beating Purdue in a second varsity eight race with a time of 7:37.9 … placed second at the Lake Natoma Invitational finals for second varsity eight behind only Wisconsin, stopping the clock at 6:45.2 … qualified for the finals by placing second in both preliminary heats … won the BIG EAST Championship in second varsity eight with a time of 6:49.1 … qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat after finishing with a time of 7:06.62 … placed third (6:44.92) in the Oak Ridge Regional Final behind Virginia and Clemson … qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat stopping the clock at (6:55.13) … helped her varsity pair boat to a time of 19:41.19 at the Head of the Rock Regatta … a member of the Notre Dame varsity eight ‘B’ boat that finished in ninth place, crossing the line at 16:39.58 … guided the Notre Dame ‘3’ to a fifth-place finish in the varsity eight race vs. Tulsa (14:49.8).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Opened the spring season as a member of the second varsity eight before making the move to the varsity eight boat starting with the regatta against USC and UCLA … captured a pair of heat victories in the opening event against Duke and Buffalo, finishing the first race in a time of 5:14.5 and the second one in 5:18.3 … two weeks later, returned to action against Michigan and Michigan State, finishing in third place with a time of 6:54.9 … the following day, captured a race victory against Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after stopping the clock at 7:20.7 … posted a pair of second-place finishes against USC and UCLA, finishing the morning race against the Trojans in a time of 6:52.07 and the afternoon heat against the Bruins in a time of 7:36.33 … at the BIG EAST Championships, qualified for the grand final after taking the prelim heat in a time of 6:53.989 … went on to win the grand final after pacing the field at a 7:17.587 clip … secured a berth into the petite final at the Central/South Sprints, finishing in fourth place with a final time of 6:44.52.

AS A FRESHMAN: A member of the Notre Dame second varsity eight boat for the spring season … earned BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors (April 8) for the boats efforts at the San Diego Crew Classic … opened up against Michigan State and helped the crew earn a second-place finish against the Spartans with a final time of 7:32.03 … awarded with BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors for the week of April 8 for the boats results at the San Diego Crew Classic … the following day her boat earned a race victory over the likes of both Indiana and Purdue, crossing the finish line with a victorious time of 5:46.60 … competed in the San Diego Crew Classic, where she helped her boat qualify for the Grand Final by qualifying sec- ond in their heat with a race time of 7:06.49 … went on to finish fifth in the Grand Final the following day, stopping the clock at 7:09.47 … had a two-race day at the four- team regatta at Ohio State … in the morning session she helped her crew cross the line at 6:41.14, earning them third place in the race … the boat returned to action in the after- noon session and earned a second-place finish with a race time of 6:36.78 … helped second varsity eight boat to two race victories at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the qualifying heat in 7:11.400 and later captur- ing the gold medal in the six-boat grand final in a winning time of 6:42.547 … saw her boat qualify for the Petite Finals at the South/ Central Sprints, earning a lane by finishing second in the prelim heat (6:37.83) and following that up with a fourth-place result in the semifinal heat (6:16.00) … in the Petite Final, secured the race win by posting a time of 6:27.10 to hold off Iowa … was a member of the Notre Dame ‘D’ boat in the varsity eight race at the Head of the Rock, finishing the race in a time of 18:15.00 … was a part of the winning crew, Notre Dame ‘A’, in the novice eight race at Head of the Rock, finishing in a time of 17:29.50 … competed in the varsity eight race at the Southland Regatta with the Notre Dame ‘C’ boat, completing the course in 17:46.69, good for 19th place … the boat later competed in the varsity eight final ‘E’, finishing 4th in the race with a time of 7:32.50.

PREP & PERSONAL: Swam and rowed at Simsbury High School in Simsbury, Conn., earning a total of five varsity letters between the sports … helped rowing team to state championship as a sophomore and was team captain as a senior … attended the Women[apos]s Jr. National Team Selection and Development Camps in 2006 … National Honor Society member … daughter of Jim and Lisa McConnell … has two brothers, John and Matthew … comes from a line of lacrosse players, as uncle Jeff McLellan played at Amherst College and grandfather Gerald McLellan played at UMass … graduated from the College of Science with a dual degree in pre-professional studies and psy- chology.