UND Roster

2011-12 Women's Rowing Roster

Katie Suyo


Height 5'8''
Class Senior
Hometown Yardley, PA
High School The Pennington School
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Rowed in multiple boats for the Irish during final campaign with the Irish … two-time member of BIG EAST Crew of the Week (April 19, April 25) as part of varsity four boat … earned fourth monogram … opened the spring sitting with the varsity four boat at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite … started the year by claiming a win over Alabama and Jacksonville in a time of 7:33.40 … finished second to Minnesota in the second heat of the day with a time of 7:27.48 before crossing second to Tennessee with a time of 7:22.33 in the final race of the event … moved into the third varsity eight against Ohio State, finishing third in a time of 7:24.46 … rebounded the following day with the third varsity eight boat to earn a victory over a pair of Purdue crews with a time of 7:02.88 … returned to the varsity four boat at the Virginia Invite, earning two race victories in three heats … opened the event with a win over Clemson after crossing in 7:31.30 and closed out the festivities by knocking off Penn and San Diego in 7:34.10 … also placed second to eventual national champion Virginia with a mark of 7:34.30 … at the Stanford Women[apos]s Invitational, earned head-to-head wins over both USC and Stanford, knocking off the Trojans with a time of 7:17.84 before defeating the Cardinal in 7:28.10 … turned in dominant performance with the varsity four at the BIG EAST Invite, winning the prelims with a time of 7:37.30 before claiming the grand final in 7:44.90 … at the BIG EAST Championship, advanced into the grand final as the top seed after winning the preliminary heats in 7:14.000 … placed second in the grand final after crossing in 7:31.428 … competed with the four at the NCAA Championship, earning a berth into the semifinal heats after placing fourth in the prelims (7:32.14) and second in the respec- tive repechage heat (7:51.50) … finished fifth in semifinal heat (7:21.20) before cross- ing second in the Petite Finals to UCLA with a mark of 7:25.35, good for eighth place overall in the event.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed with the second varsity eight boat for the entire spring season … 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 after clocking in at 7:37.9 … crossed the line in second at the Lake Natoma Invitational finals in the second varsity eight behind only Wisconsin, stopping the clock at 6:45.2 … qualified for the finals by placing second in both preliminary heats … placed first at the BIG EAST Championship in the second varsity eight with a time of 6:49.1 … qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat after crossing the finish line at 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) … teamed up with Paige White in the varsity pair race in the Head of the Rock Regatta to take 16th place (18:57.86) … helped guide the Notre Dame varsity eight ‘A’ boat to a fifth-place finish at Head of the Rock Regatta stopping the clock in a time of 16:23.88 … member of the Notre Dame varsity eight ‘1’ boat that took home first place vs. Tulsa finishing in a time of 14:13.1 … sat in the Notre Dame varsity four ‘2’ boat that finished in a time of 11:59.6.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed with the second varsity eight boat during the spring schedule … earned a pair of heat wins against Buffalo and Duke to get the slate underway, finishing in times of 5:14.5 and 5:18.3 in the first and second heats, respec- tively … placed third in a race against Michigan and Michigan State after finishing the course in a time of 6:54.9 … the following day, earned a race win against Buffalo, Indiana, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after pacing the field with a time of 7:20.7 … finished second against both USC and UCLA, stopping the clock at 7:11.83 in the morning against the Trojans and at 7:53.21 in the afternoon against the Bruins … victorious in the prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships after posting a time of 7:05.373 … went on to win grand final gold after completing the course in 7:21.397 … at the Central/South Sprints, earned a lane in the petite finals and finished in fifth place after recording a time of 7:08.19 … began fall by rowing in the varsity eight ‘2’ boat at the Head of the Rock, placing ninth out of 23 boats in 16:08.61 … sat in the varsity four ‘B’ boat against Indiana and Iowa in South Bend, grabbing a tenth-place result with a time of 15:34.70 … rowed with the varsity eight ‘B’ boat, finishing third in their heat against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State with a 13:20.80 mark … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

AS A FRESHMAN: Moved to the Notre Dame first varsity four boat for the spring season … in opener against Michigan State, helped her boat to a second-place finish against the Spartans with a time of 8:29.18 … rebounded for a race win the next day against Indiana and Purdue with a victorious time of 6:49.80, as the Irish place first, second and third in the race … placed third in both the morning session (7:24.10) and afternoon session (7:25.07) at the four-team regatta hosted by Ohio State … posted two wins at the BIG EAST Championships, capturing the prelim victory (7:53.814) before winning the gold medal in the grand final in a time of 7:36.622 … at the South/Central Sprints, helped her boat qualify for the Grand Finals, the only Irish boat to do so … the boat earned a spot in the race by finishing second in the prelim heat (7:22.08) and third in the semifinal race (6:59.10) … went on to finish sixth place in the Grand Final with a time of 7:13.40 … was part of the Notre Dame ‘D’ crew in the varsity eight race at the Head of the Rock that earned a 17th place finish (highest of any Irish boat) with a final time of 18:15.00 … helped the Notre Dame ‘A’ crew capture the title in the novice eight competi- tion with a wining time of 17:29.50 … at the Southland Regatta, competed in the varsity eight race with the Notre Dame ‘C’ boat and helped capture 19th place in a time of 17:46.69 … crew earned spot in the varsity eight final ‘D’ where they finished 4th in a time of 7:32.50.

PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in both rowing and swimming at The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey … served as the varsity girls team captain at the Mercer Junior Rowing Club … attended the U.S. Junior National Development Junior A Camp in 2007, with a season highlighted by a 3rd place finish in the Junior A four boat regatta at the USRowing Club National Championships in Camden, N.J. … Placed first in the varsity eight boat competition at the Northeast Mid-Atlantic Junior District Championship and at the Reading Amateur Regatta in Reading, England, in 2006 … National Honor Society member and four-time gold medal recipient of Congressional Award for completing 400 hours of volunteer public service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of physi- cal fitness, and a minimum of four overnights on an expedition of exploration … born in Nashua, New Hampshire … daughter of James and Nancy Suyo … has one sibling, brother Kevin … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.