AS A SOPHOMORE: Made first career Head of the Charles Regatta appearance as a member of Notre Dame’s first championship eight lineup, finishing in 16th place with a time of 17:18.707 â€¦ rowed with the first and second varsity eights during the spring season â€¦ entered the first varsity eight lineup for the final race session and finished in second place (5:57.835) at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational â€¦ after finishing as heat runner-up with the second varsity eight against No. 1 Ohio State (6:38.48), crew claimed an afternoon win over No. RV Michigan State (6:36.29) at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual â€¦ second varsity eight closed the Lake Natoma Invitational by downing San Diego and Gonzaga with a time of 6:47.00 â€¦ transitioned back to the first varsity eight and earned a runner-up result (6:28.60) in the grand final of the 2015 ACC Championship in Clemson, South Carolina â€¦ first varsity eight placed 17th at the NCAA Championship following a C final time of 6:44.901.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with the first and second varsity eight boats during inaugural season with the Irish … won first career race at the Oak Ridge Invitational ahead of Louisville and West Virginia (6:37.700) … took second place in the Saturday afternoon session behind ACC foe Virginia with a time of 6:42.513 … collected second win of the weekend in the Sunday session by defeating Duke in 6:48.700 … finished in second place between Southern California and Oklahoma at the Lake Natoma Invitational with a time of 6:43.80 before falling behind Stanford in the Sunday session … runner-up to eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in 6:48.27 and Michigan in 6:40.04 … moved to the first varsity eight for the Dale England Cup, winning the opening race over Indiana in 6:17.90 before beating Alabama (6:26.60) and Rhode Island (6:20.00) for a weekend sweep – the 6:17.90 readout was the fastest time of the year by any ACC boat during sanctioned racing … earned ACC Crew of the Week honors on April 29, the first weekly ACC award claimed by a Notre Dame boat in program history …rowed to a first place finish in heat two at the ACC Championship before finishing second behind Virginia (6:28.80) in the grand final race…came in third place in the preliminaries at the NCAA Championship before winning heat two of the repechage in 6:28.873 … raced to a third place finish in the petite final in 6:57.515 to finish as the ninth place team overall in the NCAA.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Attended Loreto Secondary School, Fermoy … participated in swimming and Gaelic football in addition to rowing … was a three-time j18 National Single champion … placed seventh in double sculls at the 2013 World Junior Championships … 12th-place finisher in quad sculls at the 2012 World Junior Championships … earned a bronze medal at the 2011 Coupe de la Jeunessee … served as class president and was a member of the student council … daughter of Brian and Siobhan Shinnick … has two brothers, Donal and Andrew … has one sister, Lesley … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a design major.