UND Roster

2010-11 Women's Rowing Roster

Nicole Michels

Height 5'8''
Class Freshman
Hometown Glenview, IL
High School Loyola Academy

AS A FRESHMAN: competed in every event in the spring season, and rowed on a different boat in every event … started the spring season with the varsity four boat, finishing in second place behind Buffalo with a time of 7:02.04 … competed with both second varsity eight and second varsity four in Indianapolis … competed in sec- ond varsity eight race B and was victorious with a time of 7:24.0, defeating the likes of Purdue and Eastern Michigan … was also victorious over Indiana and a second Notre Dame boat in second varsity four with a time of 7:37.4 … finished runner-up to Georgetown in the BIG EAST Championship finals in the second varsity four race with a time of 8:02.29 … finished the spring season placing sixth (7:15.43) in the Oak Ridge Regional Grand Final with the third varsity eight behind Virginia, Clemson, Oklahoma, Miami (FL) and Central Michigan … member of the Notre Dame novice eight ‘A’ boat that clocked in at 16:51.16 for a first-place finish in the Head of the Rock Regatta … rowed on the varsity eight Notre Dame ‘D’ boat that stopped the clock at 17.04.87 in 11th place … helped guide the Notre Dame varsity eight ‘5’ to a seventh-place finish vs. Tulsa (16:02.4).

PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport athlete (rowing, soccer, and cross country) at Loyola Academy … rowed for coach Matt Baldino … led her team to a national rankings two years in a row … finished second in 2009 and third in 2008 at the Midwest Scholastic Regatta … finished in the top 20 at the Scholastic Nationals in 2007 and 2008 … a member of the National Honor Sciety, Dumbach Honors Program, Debate team, and Life! Be in it! Service Program … born in Park Ridge, Ill. on February 7, 1992 … daughter of Bob and Anne Michels … mother and father are 1985 graduates of Notre Dame as well as uncle Frank Parigi ([apos]87) … has two siblings, Lauren and Luke … recently completed the First Year of Studies program … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a political science major.