UND Roster

2012-13 Women's Rowing Roster

Kelsey Murphy


Height 5'8''
Class Senior
Hometown Winthrop, ME
High School St. Dominic Regional
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner … named a 2013 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete … raced primarily with both the first and second varsity four boats … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, started in the second varsity four crew and placed second behind Kansas with a time of 7:51.063 … in the afternoon race finished behind defending NCAA champion Virginia with a 7:44.00 mark … stroked with the first varsity four crew at Michigan State … won both races in East Lansing, finishing ahead of Iowa in the morning at an 8:03.20 clip and host Michigan State in the afternoon with a time of 8:14.80 … the Irish four was named BIG EAST Boat of the Week April 3 … stayed with the first varsity four at the Ohio State Invitational and finished second to both Michigan and the host Buckeyes … finished second behind west coast rivals USC and California in first two heats at the Lake Natoma Invitational before pulling ahead of Washington State and Wisconsin to win the final race in 7:23.60 … won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, finishing in 7:46.9, 7:44.8 and 9:14.0, respectively … won grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship, pulling ahead of runner-up Louisville in 7:47.563 … finished second behind Washington in the preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship regatta with a time of 8:07.379, good for a spot in the A/B semifinal the next day … finished fifth in the semifinal heat, posting a 7:55.390 mark … in last race of the three-day event, came in third behind California and Princeton in the petite final to claim ninth place overall with a time of 7:21.193 … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed for multiple boats for the Irish this season… earned first monogram … started the season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, highlighted by a victory over Duke (7:40.20) with the second varsity four boat… also finished second against Minnesota (7:32.83), to go along with a third place finish against Tennessee and Virginia (7:44.04) … raced with the third varsity eight at Ohio State (7:24.46) … won the third varsity eight race against Purdue with a time of 7:02.88 … claimed two victories at the Virginia Invite over Clemson (7:04.00), and Penn and San Diego (7:04.80) … also defeated Northeastern in a second place finish to Virginia (6:58.80) … won both races at the BIG EAST Invite, defeating Iowa and Rutgers (7:14.00) and topping four other boats in the Saturday afternoon session (7:10.90)… continued on to win the prelim (6:55.967) and the third varsity eight final at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 7:44.478 to end the season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed with three different boats during the spring season for the Irish … started the spring season in the victorious (6:17.16) second varsity eight boat against Buffalo … placed runner-up (7:32.0) in the second varsity eight race behind Indiana at a regatta in Indianapolis … won the BIG EAST Championship in third varsity eight with a time of 7:03.24 after qualifying for the finals by winning the preliminary heat with a time of 7:22.21 … placed third (7:51.4) behind Clemson “A” and Virginia “B” in the Oak Ridge Regional preliminary heat for the open four qualifying for the grand finals … went on to cross the finish line fourth (7:41.87) behind Virginia “A,” Clemson, and Virginia “B” in the grand finals… rowed with the varsity four and varsity eight in the Head of the Rock Regatta … placed ninth in the varsity four race as a member of the Notre Dame “B” boat (18:06.36) and 13th-place on the Notre Dame varsity eight “C” (17:17.78) … placed fourth in the varsity eight race vs. Tulsa stopping the clock at 14:47.1 on the Notre Dame “2” boat … a member of the varsity four that crossed the line in a time of 12:25.3.

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed exclusively with the novice eight boat during the spring season … opened the schedule with a pair of race victories against Buffalo with times of 5:26.0 and 5:30.5, respectively … finished in third against Michigan and Michigan State, posting a time of 7:07.8 … defeated Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan the next day, pacing the field at 7:49.9 … finished runner-up to USC and UCLA in the morning and afternoon, respectively, after posting times of 7:20.36 and 8:12.67 … won grand final at the BIG EAST Championships after completing the course in 7:32.732 … finished sixth in grand final at Central/South Sprints (7:00.76) … competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta to open up the fall … helped her collegiate eight boat to a 21st-place finish, stopping the clock at 18:09.89 … in the novice eight race, saw her boat cross in seventh place with a final time of 18:41.81 … at the home meet against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, helped her novice eight boat finish fourth in flight one with a time of 14:31.40 … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-sport athlete at St. Dominic Regional High School, participating in basketball, softball, field hockey and cross country … earned 10 varsity letters during that time … during senior season, was named team captain and MVP as well as earning all-conference distinctions in both basketball and softball … was selected to Maine’s McDonald’s All-Star game for basketball during her senior season … born in Burlington, Vt. … daughter of Michael and Catherine Murphy … father attended Notre Dame … has one sibling, Meghan … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in psychology.