UND Roster

2006-07 Women's Rowing Roster

Meghan Boyle


Height 5'11''
Class Senior
Hometown Pittsburgh, PA
High School Oakland Catholic
Bio

AS A FIFTH YEAR SENIOR: First two-time captain in nine-year history of the Irish program … earned second-team Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) honors and also earned recognition as a CRCA National Scholar Athlete … led Notre Dame to its second consecutive team appearance in the NCAA Championships … sat in the varsity eight boat as they rowed to the Petite Finals at NCAA Championships … led varsity eight crew to a third-place finish at the Central/South Region Championship with a time of 6:34.68 … earned second straight gold medal with varsity eight at BIG EAST Championships, recording a time of 6:31.85 … rowed in varsity eight boat, securing a first place finish against Virginia, Princeton, and George Washington with a time of 6:19.1 … helped power Irish to a sweep of varsity eight boat competition at the Windemere Classic, recording wins against California (7:04.46), Stanford (7:17.03), and UCLA (6:46.50) … sat in top varsity eight boat that placed second behind Clemson, beating Michigan State and Michigan … posted first victory of spring winning varsity eight boat race against Alabama and Cincinnati, posting a time of 6:38.21 … began spring season in top varsity eight boat against Tennessee and Minnesota … won in the varsity four ‘A’ boat at the Head of the Rock in the fall, before placing fourth in the varsity eight ‘A’ boat … four-year monogram winner … garnered BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team honors for the third consecutive year … recipient of the Christopher Zorich Community Service Award.

AS A SENIOR: Came back from injury in junior season to row with varsity eight crew in the spring … part of historic season for Irish as her crew finished fifth in final CRCA/US Rowing Poll and earned team bid to NCAA Tournament … led varsity eight crew to seventh-place finish overall at NCAA Championships after winning the Petite Final in 6:47.54 as Notre Dame earned a ninth-place finish overall in team standings in first-ever appearance in team competition … posted first win of season at Lubbers Cup with a time of 6:25.44 in five-boat race … helped varsity boat to a program-best fourth-place finish in the Grand Finals of the prestigious Jessop-Whittier Cup race at San Diego Crew Classic as boat finished with a time of 6:58.66 … garnered two first-place finishes in two races at Indiana Classic … varsity eight boat won Grand Finals of BIG EAST Championships as the Irish copped the overall team title posting a winning time of 6:38.62, better than seven seconds ahead of second-pace finisher Louisville … member of varsity crew that won the Grand Finals of Central/South Region Championships for the first time in school history with a time of 6:26.00, just .82 seconds ahead of second-place Ohio State … rowed in the open eight-b boat at the Head of the Rock where her crew finished sixth among 25 entries … member of top boat at that placed fourth among six crews in open eight race at Notre Dame Invitational … helped team to second-place finish (among 19 entries) at the Head of the Elk … named captain of 2005-06 Irish along with teammates Andrea Doud and Pamela Jefson … named to BIG EAT Academic All-Star Team.

AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete due to injury.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned her second monogram with the Irish for the 2003-2004 season … named to the 2004 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team … rowed as one of two sophomores in the third seat for the first varsity eight crew for the spring season … led team to second birth and highest finish at the NCAA Championship in Irish history … finished 11th overall following a third place finish in preliminary heat and fifth place finish in the semifinals … member of the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge championship crew … placed second in session one, third in session two, and second in session three at the season opener against top-rated Tennessee and Michigan State … finished second in the first varsity eight boat against Duke, Michigan, Clemson, Eastern Michigan and Michigan State … tied for third place in Heat A at the San Diego Crew Classic followed by a seventh place finish in the Jessop-Whittier Cup Grand Final … finished runner-up at the Indiana Crew Classic behind Michigan State … was victorious against Boston University and Northeastern … came in runner-up in the preliminary heat, fourth in the semifinals, and finished strong in second place in the grand finals of the Central Sprints … in the fall, rowed as a member of the varsity eight at both the Head of the Rock and the Head of the Charles, sitting in the six seat … crew placed fourth at the Head of the Rock … was 29th in the Championship race at the Head of the Charles.

AS A FRESHMAN: Earned a monogram in her first season with the Irish … in the first varsity eight, placed second in the petite final and eighth overall at the 2003 Central Regions as the Irish finished fifth in the team race … participated in the Windermere Cup against national power Washington and international competitor Belarus where the Irish placed third … won a silver medal at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge as the Irish were runners-up in the team race to Syracuse … also had victories in the first eight against Dayton, Indiana, Purdue and North Carolina during the spring season … moved up to the first eight after sitting in the five seat of the second varsity eight for the fall season … finished second to the Irish[apos]s first varsity eight at home against Kansas … was a member of the club four that placed first at the Head of the Ohio … came in fifth at the Head of the Rock … also rowed in the first varsity four at the Head of the Rock, placing third … finished sixth in the second varsity eight race at the Head of the Ohio.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned five letters in three sports at Oakland Catholic High School (three in basketball, one in rowing and one in track) … team captain of the basketball team her senior year … conference and regional champion in basketball all four years … state champion in basketball her junior year … basketball team was nationally ranked her sophomore, junior and senior years … held fastest 2,000m erg time at her high school … a member of National Honor Society, Campus Ministry, Junior Mentors, MAPS and Habitat for Humanity … attended same high school as teammate Amanda Polk … one of two children … parents are Paula and John Boyle … born Feb. 8, 1984, in Pittsburgh, Pa. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.