UND Roster

2011-12 Women's Rowing Roster

Morgan Kelley

Height 5'9''
Class Senior
Hometown Windermere, FL
High School Olympia

AS A SENIOR: Mainstay with varsity eight boat for duration of season … named CRCA Central All-Region selection for first time of Irish career … member of BIG EAST Crew of the Week for May 2 as part of varsity eight boat … earned fourth monogram … won three straight at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite with the first varsity eight boat, capped off with a Sunday victory over Tennessee (6:23.00) … also earned victory over Alabama and Jacksonville in the first race of the regatta, stopping the clock at 6:34.40, as well as Minnesota and Kansas with a winning time of 6:25.90 … helped the team post a time of 6:35.39 against Ohio State in a sec- ond-place finish … competed in the first varsity eight[apos]s second-place finish the following day, topping Louisville and Purdue with a time of 6:27.70 … earned a pair of victories at the Virginia Invite with the varsity eight … began the day with a win over Clemson, stopping the clock at 6:27.60 … after finishing second to Virginia in the second race of the day with a time of 6:35.40, bounced back to defeat both Penn and San Diego after clocking a winning time of 6:40.80 … headed west to compete in the Stanford Women[apos]s Invitational, racing heads up against both USC and Stanford … finished second in both races, crossing at 6:32.20 against USC and 6:31.70 against Stanford … captured victory at the BIG EAST Invite posting a 6:41.00 in the grand final over Syracuse, Iowa, and Louisville … earned a spot in the finals after winning preliminary heat over Iowa and West Virginia … recognized with the varsity eight boat as boat of the week… took home the BIG EAST Championship first varsity eight grand final title after finishing in 6:31.724 to best Syracuse, Louisville, and Georgetown … entered as the top-seeded boat in the finals after winning preliminary heat in 6:22.016 … participated in 2012 NCAA Championship held on Mercer Lake in Mercer, N.J. … finished fifth in preliminaryheat after crossing at 7:04.44 and moved into the third finals after crossing in seventh in repechage heat with a time of 7:07.98 … placed fourth in third finals with a time of 6:40.33 to place 16th overall in the varsity eight competition.

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed with the second varsity eight boat in the spring season for the Irish … won her first race of the spring when the second varsity eight boat went up against Buffalo and finished the race in 6:17.16 … finished behind Indiana in Indianapolis while beating Purdue in a second varsity eight race and clocking in at 7:37.9 … placed second at the Lake Natoma Invitational finals with the second varsity eight behind only Wisconsin stopping the clock at 6:45.2 … qualified for the finals by placing second in both prelimi- nary heats … won the BIG EAST Championship in second varsity eight with a time of 6:49.1 … qualified for grand finals with a prelim time of 7:06.62 … placed third (6:44.92) in the Oak Ridge Regional Final behind Virginia and Clemson … qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat after stopping the clock at 6:55.13 … did not row in the fall season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Entered second- straight season as a member of the Irish varsity eight boat during the spring season … against Duke and Buffalo, finished second in the opening heat of two after crossing the line in 5:05.7 … emerged victorious in the second heat after racing across the gate at 5:12.3 … returned to the water two weeks later, finishing in third place against Michigan and Michigan State with a time of 6:46.9 … captured a heat victory against Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the next day, freezing the clock at 7:06.0 … against USC and UCLA, earned a pair of sec- ond-place finishes … stopped the clock at 6:52.07 in the morning session against the Trojans and crossed the line at 7:36.33 in the afternoon race against the Bruins … helped her boat to a sweep at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the prelim heat with a mark of 6:53.989 before going on to win the grand final with a race-winning time of 7:17.587 … secured a lane in the petite final at the Central/South Sprints and went on to earn a fourth-place finish in the race with a pace of 6:44.52 … gained a fifth-place finish at the Head of the Rock Regatta in the highest-finishing collegiate eight boat with a 15:48.08 finishing time … also grabbed a second-place, 16:53.45 finish in an Irish collegiate four boat at the regatta … rowed in the varsity four ‘A’ boat against Indiana and Iowa, finishing 11th with a 15:24.7 mark … against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State, raced in the varsity eight ‘A’ boat in flight 2, finishing third in 13:05.9.

AS A FRESHMAN: Continued to row with the varsity eight boats in the spring, sitting in with the second varsity eight squad … earned BIG EAST Crew of the Week honors (April 8) for the boats efforts at the San Diego Crew Classic … sat in the second-place finishing boat in the opening race of the spring against Michigan State, crossing the line in 7:32.03 … helped row the second varsity eight to a race win the next day against both Indiana and Purdue, as the crew completed the course in 5:46.60 for the victory … par- ticipated in the San Diego Crew Classic, helping the Irish boat qualify for the Grand Final by earning a second place finish in the quali- fying heat with a time of 7:06.49 … in the Grand Final helped the crew earn a fifth- place finish with a race time of 7:09.47 … rowed in the morning session of the regatta at Ohio State, helping her boat finish third in a time of 6:41.14 … the boat was able to grab second place in the afternoon session, beating Minnesota and completing the course nearly five seconds faster in 6:36.78 … helped the second varsity eight to two race victories at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the qualifying heat with a time of 7:11.400 and later capturing the fourth Irish gold medal on the day by winning the grand final in 6:42.547 … helped her varsity eight boat qualify for the Petite Final by finishing the prelim heat in third place (6:39.59) and the semifinal heat in fifth (6:17.00) … in the Petite Final, grabbed fifth place with a time of 6:24.10 … rowed as a member of the Notre Dame ‘D’ boat at the Head of the Rock Regatta varsity eight race … crew was able to cross the finish line in a time of 18:15.00, good for 17th place overall … competed in the novice eight race later in the day on the Notre Dame ‘A’ boat, helping the team claim the top spot with a finishing time of 17:29.50 … was lone freshman to row for the Notre Dame ‘A’ boat in the varsity eight race at the Southland Regatta, helping the crew to a 14th place finish by crossing the finish line in 17:21.43 … crew raced in the varsity eight final ‘D’, earning the victory with a winning time of 7:08.50.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Was a standout rower for Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS) while at Olympia High School … lettered in all four years for the group as well as being named MVP every year … led team to regional championships during junior and senior years … earned national ranking for her efforts sophomore and junior year … was a member of the National Honor Society … born in Winter Park, Fla. … daughter of Richard and Lisa Kelley … has three sisters: Mary Catherine, Elizabeth and Bridget … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a dual degree in management, information technology and Arabic.