UND Roster

2013-14 Women's Rowing Roster

Kelsey Sekanick


Height 5'9''
Class Senior
Hometown Girard, OH
High School Howland
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Rowed with the second varsity eight and first varsity four boats during senior campaign … began the season with a victory at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, ousting Louisville and West Virginia with a time of 6:37.700 before falling to Virginia (6:42.513) … rowed to a first place finish with the first varsity four boat at the Lake Natoma Invitational, beating Southern California and Oklahoma with a 7:22.300 clip … finished runner-up in the final session behind Stanford with a 7:25.20 mark … pulled in behind eventual national champion Ohio State and Michigan in two races at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … raced to a second place finish behind Indiana at the Dale England Cup in 7:14.20 before beating Alabama and Rhode Island in the final two races of the regatta, helping Notre Dame win the team championship at the event for the second consecutive year … the varsity four claimed the top spot in the second heat at the ACC Championship with a time of 7:46.70 … finished the varsity four grand final in second place behind Virginia (7:30.00) … placed just behind Wisconsin in heat three of the varsity four preliminaries (7:27.825) at the NCAA Championship … notched a sixth place finish in the varsity four petite final (8:07.649) to finish the season ranked 12th in the nation with the varsity four.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed with the women[apos]s championship four boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, finishing 11th in a field of 20 with a time of 20:09.96 … started the season in the first varsity four boat before switching to the second varsity eight crew … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, opened the event in first place with a time of 7:53.90, before crossing behind defending NCAA champion Virginia in 7:35.10 … finished the Tennessee trip by winning third race against Louisville and Miami after setting a 7:43.20 pace … switched into the second varsity eight boat at Michigan State, winning both races … crossed ahead of Iowa in 7:03.70 before beating out host Michigan State in 7:24.20 in the afternoon race … won first race against Michigan in a time of 7:07.97 at the Ohio State Invitational, before falling behind Ohio State[apos]s boat in the second race (7:32.75) … came in second to west coast foes USC and California in first two races at the Lake Natoma Invitational before pulling out a win against Wisconsin and Washington State in the third race with a time of 6:36.70 … won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, beating Alabama in 6:56.5, Iowa in 6:58.4 and host Indiana in 7:37.3 … won grand final race at BIG EAST Championship, setting a pace of 7:04.071 … finished third in preliminary heat at NCAA Championship to rivals USC and Princeton with a 7:15.092 clip … finished second in repechage race to Yale with a time of 7:27.079 … finished sixth in the A/B semifinal race with a mark of 7:11.729 before closing the three-day event in 12th place overall, completing the petite final course in 6:38.007 … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed with multiple boats for the Irish this season … two-time selection as BIG EAST Crew of the Week as part of varsity four boat (April 19, April 25) … earned first monogram … rowed to a second place finish for both the third varsity eight boat (7:00.17) and the victorious third varsity four boat (7:32.40) in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite … also placed second with the third varsity four against Virginia (7:43.020) later in the competition … raced against Ohio State at Columbus with a time of 7:59.89 for the second varsity four boat … came back the next day to win the second varsity four race against Indiana and Purdue with a time of 7:34.71 … was promoted to the first varsity four boat at the Virginia Invite, winning races over Clemson (7:31.30), and Penn and San Diego (7:34.10) … also fought hard for a second place finish, falling only to Virginia (7:34.30) … beat both Southern California and then Stanford (7:28.1) with the first varsity four boat, highlighted by a best time of 7:17.84 in the win over USC … defeated Iowa and West Virginia (7:37.30) in qualification heat at the BIG EAST Invite … won the first varsity four grand final at the BIG EAST Invite, beating Syracuse, Iowa, and Louisville with a time of 7:44.90 … after winning the prelims of the first varsity four race at the BIG EAST Championship (7:14.00), helped the team to a second place finish in the grand final with a time of 7:31.428, falling only to Syracuse … made her way to the NCAA Championships in Mercer N.J. with the varsity four boat … with two top four finished in the prelims, was able to move on to the semifinal heats … finished fifth in the semifinal with a time of 7:21.20, earning a spot in the Petite Finals … claimed second in the Petite Finals with a time of 7:25.35, beating four teams in the race and placing eighth overall among the 16-boat field.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with the novice-third varsity eight boat in the spring season … was part of winning boat against Buffalo, finishing the race in 6:39.70 … part of the Notre Dame ‘B’ boat that finished 10th in the Head of the Rock Regatta novice eight race (20:27.16) … battled to a seventh-place finish vs. Tulsa in the varsity eight race.

PREP AND PERSONAL: A four-year letter winner in swimming for coach Leanna Dunaway at Howland High School … took home MVP honors freshman and junior seasons … team captain senior year … district qualifier three years …Coaches[apos] Award sophomore and senior seasons… Channel 33 Student-Athlete of the Week … broke school record in 100 breaststroke … president of the National Honor Society, member of the school paper, Interact Club, Key Club, FCCLA, Spanish Club, SADD and American Legion Auxiliary … born in Youngstown, Ohio … daughter of Bruce and Karen Sekanick … has two siblings, Brandon and Ryan … enrolled in the College of Science as a science-business major.