UND Roster

2015-16 Women's Rowing Roster

Jill Ryan

Height 5'2''
Class Senior
Hometown Brentwood, TN
High School Saint Cecilia Academy

Notre Dame’s College of Science

AS A JUNIOR: Made Head of the Charles Regatta debut as the coxswain of the Notre Dame championship four boat, guiding the Irish lineup to a ninth place finish in a time of 19:09.609 … coxed the first and second varsity fours during the spring slate … earned three runner-up finishes (two with the second varsity four, one with the first varsity four) to begin the season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … second varsity four defeated No. RV Michigan State with a time of 7:26.93 in the afternoon session of the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … first varsity four claimed a heat win in 7:49.40 during Friday night racing at the Dale England Cup … Notre Dame finished as the runner-up behind eventual conference champion Virginia with a first varsity four grand final time of 7:18.10 at the 2015 ACC Championship … coxed the Irish varsity four to the petite final of the NCAA Championship, finishing in 12th place nationally with a final time of 7:32.743.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Coxed the second varsity four boat for the majority of the year … the second varsity four pulled in after Virginia in 7:42.207 in first race at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … finished behind the Irish “A” boat in the final session of the regatta with a time of 7:53.230 … finished as the runner-up to California in the Lake Natoma Invitational with a 7:36.60 clip … fell to eventual NCAA team champion Ohio State in 7:52.15 at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, before placing second to Michigan in 7:39.66 … crossed the finish line in second place in the second varsity four “A” boat in 7:47.20 to close out the challenge … ended season with the third varsity eight boat, finishing second behind Virginia at the ACC Championship (6:56.40).

AS A FRESHMAN: Was a coxswain in multiple boats for the Irish … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won race against Buffalo with a time of 8:31.90 … called for the first and second novice eight boats at Michigan State … in morning session, came in third with the B-team of the first novice eight crew with a time of 7:47.90 … switched to second novice eight boat in the afternoon, finishing second behind host Michigan State with an 8:08.50 mark … came in third during the second day of racing in both the A and B-team boats at the fifth annual Dale England Cup … in morning session with the A-team, posted a time of 8:28.4 … in afternoon session, notched a 10:13.9 with the B-team.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Saint Cecilia Academy in spring of 2012 … was a member of both the swim team and women’s lacrosse team, earning a total of five letters between the two sports … swim team went undefeated all four years she competed … was named an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Commended Scholar … was a recipient of the Brentwood Women’s Club Ina Fusion Scholarship … received the CIC Credit Union Scholarship … was a member of the Science Olympiad team … was voted Class treasurer for both her junior and senior year of high school … was a member of the National Honor Society … volunteered at the Safe Haven Family Shelter and nowadays volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Notre Dame … is the daughter of Michael and Pat Ryan … has one brother, Neil, and a sister Lynn … brother also attends Notre Dame … is the fourth in her family to attend Notre Dame … enrolled in the College of Science as a biological science major.