UND Roster

2013-14 Women's Rowing Roster

Olivia Kacsits

Height 5'11''
Class Senior
Hometown Rockford, MI
High School Rockford

AS A SENIOR: Did not compete during senior season.

AS A JUNIOR: Appeared as a member of the second varsity eight boat at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … finished in first place in the first race, placing ahead of Duke, Kansas and Buffalo with a time of 6:55.30 … in second race, fell behind defending NCAA champion Virginia with a 6:47.20 mark … completed the weekend as a member of the first place A-team that finished the course in 6:53.40.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Was a mainstay for the first varsity eight boat throughout the season for the Irish … earned second monogram … selected as BIG EAST Crew of the Week (May 2) … won all three of her races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, beating Alabama and Jacksonville (6:34.40), Minnesota and Kansas (6:25.90), and Tennessee (6:23.00) … competed in the second place finish at Ohio State (6:35.39) … finished second again with the first varsity eight boat at Indianapolis, beating Louisville and Purdue with a time of 6:27.70 … claimed another two victories at the Virginia Invite, beating Clemson (6:27.60), and then Penn and San Diego (6:40.80) the next day … also competed in a close race against Virginia, coming in second at 6:35.40 … placed second in both races at the Stanford Women[apos]s Invite, while posting a best time of 6:31.70 in the loss to Stanford … also finished second against USC (6:32.20)… qualified for the grand final at the BIG EAST Invite with a 15 second win over Iowa … won the BIG EAST Invite first varsity eight grand final, beating Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville with a time of 6:41.00 in the win … beat seven other BIG EAST teams to qualify for the final at the BIG EAST Championship (6:22.016) … took home the BIG EAST Championship first varsity eight grand final with a win over rivals Syracuse, Louisville, and Georgetown, posting a time of 6:31.724 … rowed with the varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championships … qualified for the third finals race after placing fifth in the prelims (7:04.44) and seventh in the repechage (7:07.98) … helped the team to a fourth place finish at the third finals (6:40.33), falling to the leader Wisconsin by only six seconds.

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed the entire spring season as a member of the varsity eight boat … placed first in opening regatta of the spring against Buffalo with a time of 6:10.9 … came across the finish line in second in Indianapolis with a time of 6:29.0 against Indiana, Purdue, and Eastern Michigan … qualified for Lake Natoma Invitational Group ‘B’ finals with a pair of second place finishes behind California and Stanford in preliminaries with times of 6:36.57 and 6:40.67, respectively … finished behind only Tennessee in the Group ‘B’ varsity eight finale, posting a time of 6:33.0 … victorious in BIG EAST Championships preliminary heat, notching a time of 6:56.50 … later finished in second (6:42.83) behind only Louisville in the BIG EAST grand finals … placed second (6:43.41) in the Oak Ridge Regional varsity eight heat behind Virginia, qualifying for the Grand Finals … went on to finish fourth in Grand Finals behind Virginia, Clemson, and Duke while posting a time of 6:35.86 … helped capture first place vs. Tulsa in the varsity eight as a member of the Notre Dame ‘1’ boat (14:133.1) … rowed with the Notre Dame varsity four ‘2’ boat that took fourth place in a time of 11:59.6.

PREP AND PERSONAL: A rowing four-year letter winner at Rockford High School under coach Mike Antuna … Team captain and MVP her senior year … state champion her junior year … guided team to a national ranking three years in a row … competed at Nationals three years, finishing in the top 10 … first place finish at the Midwest Championships in the varsity four … member of the National Honor Society, Youth Initiative, Harry Potter Club and tutoring group … born in Framingham, Mass. … grandfather John Kacsits Sr. graduated from Notre Dame in 1958 … daughter of John and Susan Kacsits … has two siblings, Andrea and Victoria … enrolled in the College of Science as a pre-professional studies major.