UND Roster

2013-14 Women's Rowing Roster

Molly Bruggeman

Height 5'11''
Class Senior
Hometown Dayton, OH
High School Chaminade Julienne

AS A SENIOR: Member of the sixth place United States W4x crew that competed at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in July 2013 in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria … only Notre Dame rower ever to earn three straight invitations to the USRowing Women[apos]s Under 23 National Selection Camp (2012-14) … 2014 CRCA Pocock All-America second team selection – became just the second rower in program history to achieve All-America status (2012-14) in three or more seasons (Amanda Polk, four, 2005-08) … CRCA South all-region and all-ACC first team choice … rowed with the first varsity eight boat in multiple seats during final campaign with the Irish … made fall debut at the Head of the Charles Regatta, placing sixth with a time of 16:58.595 in the women[apos]s championship eight event … in the stroke seat, won first race of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational over former BIG EAST foes Louisville and West Virginia with a time of 6:31.700 before pulling in behind Virginia in 6:29.644 later in the event … finished the invite with a win over ACC member Duke in 6:40.500 … fell to Southern California in the Lake Natoma Invitational opening race with a time of 6:30.30, before finishing behind California and Stanford in the final two races of the regatta … after moving to the three seat, the Irish first eight placed behind eventual NCAA champion Ohio State and Michigan in two races at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … rowed to victory over in-state rival Indiana and Alabama at the Dale England Cup with times of 6:17.90 and 6:26.60 – the 6:17.90 readout was the fastest time of the year by any ACC boat during sanctioned racing … completed the sweep on Saturday with a victory over Rhode Island in 6:20.00 … earned ACC Crew of the Week honors on April 29, the first weekly ACC award claimed by a Notre Dame boat in program history … won the second heat at the ACC Championship over Syracuse with a time of 6:47.60 before finishing as runner-up to Virginia in the grand final race with a 6:28.80 clip … raced into third place in the preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship with a time of 6:29.737 before winning the repechage heat with a 6:28.873 mark … finished fifth in the A/B semifinal two with a time of 6:42.132, before placing third in the petite final (ninth overall) in 6:57.515.

FALL 2013: Competed with the Notre Dame championship eight entry that finished in sixth place (17:21.13) at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta … time was more than 20 seconds faster than the Irish eight at the 2012 regatta.

AS A JUNIOR: CRCA Pocock All-America first team selection – became the second multiple first team All-America honoree in program history, joining Amanda Polk (2006-08) … tabbed to the CRCA Central all-region team … all-BIG EAST first team choice … competed in the fall with the women[apos]s championship eight boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta … in a field featuring defending NCAA champion Virginia and Rowing Canada Aviron, finished 12th with a time of 17:21.23 … served as the regular stroke with the first varsity eight boat during the spring season … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won two of three races, losing only the weekend[apos]s second race to Virginia with a 6:36.022 mark … the first varsity eight crew was named the Big East Boat of the Week (March 20) in recognition of performance at Oak Ridge … finished first in both races at Michigan State, defeating Iowa in a 6:55.10 mark and Michigan State with a time of 7:03.10 … surged ahead of Michigan in the first race before falling to host and eventual national champion Ohio State with a time of 7:21.26 at the Ohio State Invitational … came in second behind USC at the Lake Natoma Invitational at a 6:38.00 pace … finished out the weekend in second place behind California with a time of 6:33.50 before winning third and final race at a 6:30.30 clip … won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, including a 19-second win over host Indiana in the third and final race … Irish eight won the grand final at the BIG EAST Championship, edging out Syracuse with a time of 6:49.656 … competing at the NCAA Championship, the Notre Dame eight launch came in third in its preliminary heat after a 7:07.338 pace … in the first repechage heat, came in third behind foes Stanford and Yale with a 7:05.656 mark … won the C/D semifinal race and finished the weekend in 13th place with a winning 6:36.141 mark in the first varsity eight third final … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Was a mainstay for the first varsity eight boat of the Irish this season … named a CRCA First Team Pocock All-American, the first since `08, and the lone representative from the BIG EAST Conference … named to the CRCA All Region Team, along with teammate Morgan Kelly … named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (May 2) … earned second monogram … sat with the Notre Dame four boat that competed at the Head of the Charles in lone action of fall schedule … crew raced to a fifth-place finish overall and second among college entries with a time of 18:40.01 … claimed three straight victories at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite to start the season … beat Alabama and Jacksonville (6:34.40), Minnesota and Kansas (6:25.90), and finished the Invite with a 6:23.00 win over Tennessee … competed against Ohio State in Columbus (6:35.39) … took second in Indianapolis with a time of 6:27.70, falling to Indiana by two seconds … rowed for the Irish at the Virginia Invite, claiming victory over Clemson in the opening race (6:27.60), and beating Penn and San Diego in the final race (6:40.80) … also took home second against Virginia with a time of 6:35.40 … competed against Southern California (6:32.20) and Stanford (6:31.70) at the Stanford Women[apos]s Invite, placing second in both races … swept the BIG EAST Invite, highlighted by a grand final victory over Syracuse, Iowa, and Louisville (6:41.00) after defeating Iowa in the morning session … rowed for the varsity eight boat for the Irish at he NCAA Championships … placed fifth in the prelims with a time of 7:04.44 before finishing seventh in the repechage (7:07.98) … went on to place fourth in the third final race, ending her season with a time of 6:40.33 and a 16th-place finish among the NCAA field.

AS A FRESHMAN: Raced with the varsity eight boat for the entirety of the spring season … commenced the spring season by placing first in the varsity eight race vs. Buffalo … completed the race with a time of 6:10.9 … member of the second place varsity eight team in Indianapolis against Indiana and Purdue with a time of 6:29.0 … finished in second place to Tennessee in the Lake Natoma Invitational varsity eight event (6:33.0) after qualifying for the Group ‘B’ finals with two second place finishes in two heats against California and Oregon State (6:36.57) and Stanford and Sacramento State (6:40.67) … finished the BIG EAST Championships in second place (6:42.83) behind only Louisville after winning their preliminary heat with a time of 6:56.50 … qualified for the Grand Final in the Oak Ridge Regional, finishing fourth in the finals with a time of 6:35.18 behind Virginia, Clemson, and Duke … earned spot in finals by finishing second to Virginia in the preliminary heat with a time of 6:43.41 … raced to a first-place finish in the novice eight race crossing the line at 16:51.16 at Head of the Rock … a member of the varsity eight boat that finished 11th (17:04.87) … first-place finish vs. Tulsa in the varsity eight head race clocking in at 14:13.1 … member of the varsity four Notre Dame ‘2’ boat that finished fourth in a time of 11:59.6.

PREP AND PERSONAL: A three-year letter winner for coach Mike Miles at Chaminade-Julienne Catholic High School … team captain her senior year … MVP her sophomore, junior and senior seasons … raced at the Youth Nationals as a member of varsity 4+ sophomore (fourth place), junior (fifth place) and senior (sixth place) years … member of the CanAmMex Team in 2009 … a member of the National Honor Society … Student Council Senior Class Vice President … Eagle Ambassador … current Irish rower Abby Meyers and former Irish rower Genevieve Malone attended the same high school … eighth member of her family to attend Notre Dame, including cousin and current women[apos]s lacrosse player Adele Bruggeman … born in Dayton, Ohio … daughter of Mike and Beth Bruggeman … has three siblings, Gretchen, Patrick and Matt … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, double majoring in pre-professional studies and anthropology.