UND Roster

2014-15 Women's Rowing Roster

Mikaela Prego


Height 5'1''
Class Senior
Hometown Medfield, MA
High School Ursuline Academy
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Coxed the first Notre Dame championship eight entry to a 16th place finish at the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta, clocking a final time of 17:18.707 … coxswain for the first and second varsity fours during final collegiate season … guided first varsity four to two runner-up results, and added a second place finish with the second varsity four to open the spring at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … first varsity four posted a winning readout of 7:19.09 against No. RV Michigan State during the afternoon session of the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … member of runner-up heats against No. 3 California (7:21.50) and No. 6 Stanford (7:45.80) at the Lake Natoma Invitational … coxed the second varsity four to a race win with a time of 8:00.40 to open the Dale England Cup … crew added a runner-up finish (8:40.40) the following day to close the regatta … second varsity four finished the grand final of the ACC Championship in third place after crossing in 7:32.00.

AS A JUNIOR: 2014 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete recipient … coxswain of the Notre Dame first varsity four during junior season … crew finished first at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational with a time of 7:22.100 to defeat Louisville and West Virginia … placed a mere five seconds behind Virginia with a 7:28.333 mark later in the regatta … took the top spot in the final race of the weekend with a 7:31.70 sprint in Sunday’s race session against ACC foe Duke … the first four won one out of three races at the Lake Natoma Invitational, finishing as the runner-up in its other two heats … earned a pair of runner-up finishes behind eventual NCAA champion Ohio State and Michigan during Notre Dame’s first appearance at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … crew was victorious in two out of three races at the Dale England Cup, defeating Alabama and Rhode Island in heat wins … coxed the first four to a first place finish in heat two at the ACC Championship (7:46.70) before falling to Virginia in the ACC grand final of the varsity four with a time of 7:30.00 … qualified for the petite final at the NCAA Championship by placing fifth in the A/B semifinal with a time 6:54.600 … logged a matching fifth place result in the petite final with a time of 8:07.649, finishing the season as the 12th ranked four boat in the nation.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Coxed primarily for the second varsity four boat … at the season-opening Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, finished second behind Kansas in first race before falling off the pace in second race with defending NCAA champion Virginia … finished the Tennessee trip in second once again behind Kansas … came in second to Iowa in the morning race at Michigan State with a time of 8:23.30 … finished behind host Michigan State in the afternoon with an 8:37.85 mark … remained in second place in both races at the Ohio State Invitational, following Michigan in the morning with an 8:34.90 finish and Ohio State in the afternoon at an 8:42.96 pace … started the weekend in second behind California at the Lake Natoma Invitational with a 7:43.40 clip … in second race, slipped into third behind California and Wisconsin … started in the A-team boat of the second varsity four at the fifth annual Dale England Cup that pulled ahead of the Irish B-team and Alabama to win in 7:44.2 … switched into the first varsity four B-team’s coxswain chair for the second race, finishing second with a mark of 7:53.7 … moved back to the A-team second varsity four leader’s chair and won against host Indiana, crossing in 8:59.3 … came in second in the second varsity four grand final race at the BIG EAST Championship, setting a pace of 7:58.314.

AS A FRESHMAN: Served as the coxswain for multiple boats this season … earned first monogram … coxed the third varsity eight boat to victory in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (6:52.60) … also coxed the third varsity four in a second place finish against Virginia (7:43.02), put a time of 7:38.47 on the board against Virginia with the fourth varsity four boat and then placed third with the third varsity four boat (7:22.32)… coxed the novice eight against Ohio State (7:15.12) … the next day she coxed two races: third varsity four (8:00.10) and the novice eight (6:46.65), both to victory in a meet with Indiana, Purdue, and Louisville … led the third varsity eight in the BIG EAST Invite to a win with a blistering time of 7:10.90, after coxing the fourth varsity eight to victory over Iowa (7:30.10) … qualified for the BIG EAST Championship grand final with the second varsity four by defeating multiple opponents in the prelims (7:30.760) … coxed the second varsity four boat to a grand final win at the BIG EAST Championship, posting a time of 7:44.378 in the win for the Irish.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Played midfield for her high school soccer team while at Ursuline Academy, lettered for three years … was honored as the team MVP her sophomore and junior year, and was named team captain her senior year … her team made their first appearance at the state tournament in three years under her leadership … she led her high school soccer team to their first win over their rival high school in fifteen years … helped her club soccer team, JSSA Club, achieve the honor of being MSSL Showcase runner-ups … ran both outdoor and indoor track for her high school, lettering all four years … was team captain for both indoor and outdoor track her senior year … member of the 4×800 meter division IV championship relay … member of the National Honor Society … PSAT/NMSQT National Hispanic Scholar … was a member of the youth choir and choral group … born in Boston, Mass. … daughter of John and Teresa Prego … mother graduated from Notre Dame in 1983 … has three siblings- Gabi, Isabel, and Mia … graduated with a degree in psychology from the College of Arts and Letters.