AS A SENIOR: Member of the varsity eight ‘B’ boat that placed fourth at the Lubbers Cup … sat in second varsity four and third varsity four boat versus Michigan State winning one of the races … helped the varsity eight boat finish first at the Indiana Invite (6:25.0) … began spring season in varsity four green boat against Northeastern … rowed as a member of the sixth-place team at the Head of the Rock, helping the team finish with a time of 16:00.56…her crew finished in 16th place at the Cal-Sag Regatta and finished fourth place in the varsity eight final D in a time of 7:12.705 … earned third monogram with the program … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team for the third time.
AS A JUNIOR: Helped the Irish win the BIG EAST title in the second varsity eight boat … sat in the second varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championships that advanced to the Petite Final … rowed in the second varsity eight boat, which placed third in the Petite Final at the Central/South Region Championship … finished second in the second varsity eight boat finals at the BIG EAST Championships (6:49.58), helping Notre Dame earn the team placed third to Virginia and Princeton in the second varsity eight boat (6:41.1) … rowed in the second varsity eight boat in the Windemere Classic, defeating Stanford with a time of 7:54.01, while falling to California and UCLA … rowed in the second varsity eight boat, falling to Michigan State, Michigan, and Clemson … in first spring race with second varsity eight boat, defeated Cincinnati and Alabama with a 6:49.85 time … sat in the second varsity eight boat for three races against Tennessee and Minnesota … rowed with the varsity eight ‘C’ boat at the Head of the Rock, finishing seventh out of 24 boats … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Part of second varsity four crew that began spring season against Tennessee and Minnesota … member of Notre Dame ‘B’ boat that finished fourth at Lubbers Cup in varsity eight race with a time of 7:19.09 … rowed with open eight crew that finished second in Grand Final at San Diego Crew Classic with a time of 7:09.30 … member of varsity four boat that won Grand Final at BIG EAST Championship with a time 7:33.00 that helped Notre Dame cop its third straight conference team title … her varsity four boat finished fourth in the Petite Finals at the Central/South Region Championships with a time of 7:47.87 … opened fall season with a fourth-place finish (10:01.00) in the piece one competition in a regatta against Michigan, Michigan State and Eastern Michigan … clocked in at 9:42.00 to finish fifth with the piece two crew … placed third in the piece three race in a time of 10:07.00 … sat in the five seat at the Head of the Rock and finished sixth in the open eight race out of 25 entries … raced to a fifth place finish coming in at 14:23.8 in the open eight at the Notre Dame Invitational … captured a victory placing first in the open eight-b at the Head of the Elk (14:29.23), finishing 22 seconds in front of the second-place team.
AS A FRESHMAN: Member of the novice eight crew during the 2004-2005 year … capped the season finishing seventh at the Central/South Region Sprints … second place finish at the BIG EAST Championships … victorious over Yale in the novice eight (6:50.8) … defeated Cincinnati… first place versus Purdue and Louisville with the novice eight A crew … beat Indiana with the second varsity four crew … claimed victory (7:19.49) in the Collegiate Petite Final at the San Diego Crew Classic. Opened the fall season with a 10th-place finish with a time of 16:30.87 at the Head of the Rock … at the Head of the Elk, sat bow seat … her open four-b crew placed fourth in a time of 17:15.5 … also clocked in a time of 15:30.5 in the open eight-a race at the Head of the Elk.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned three varsity letters as a member of the Central Catholic High School rowing team … rowed in the five seat and stroke seat positions … also rowed for Oregon Rowing Unlimited … had an undefeated season and won the regional championships as a sophomore … named team captain her senior season … attended the U.S. Junior Women National Team selection camp in 2003 … won the U.S. Rowing Northwest Regional Championships in the varsity eight and varsity four in May of 2002 …current teammate, Kati Sedun, also rowed for Oregon Rowing Unlimited … a member of the National Honor Society … daughter of Noreen McQuaid … born Dec. 19, 1985 in Portland, Ore. … graduated with a degree in anthropology from the College of Arts and Letters.