UND Roster

2012-13 Women's Rowing Roster

Paige Aiello

Height 5'6''
Class Senior
Hometown Rochester Hills, MI
High School Notre Dame Preparatory

AS A SENIOR: Was a member of the second varsity eight boat for third straight season after competing in the varsity four entry at the Head of the Charles Regatta during the fall … was a key crew member for the four boat that finished in 11th place with a time of 20:09.96 at the Boston, Mass. race … opened the spring season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational by winning two of the three races … two weeks later, the second eight crew won both races at Michigan State … at the Ohio State Invitational, finished ahead of Michigan with a time of 7:07.97 before losing competitive second race to host and eventual national champion Ohio State with a 7:32.75 mark … placed second in first two races at the Lake Natoma Invitational before winning third and final race of the weekend in a 6:36.70 sprint … won all three races in the last regatta of the regular season at the fifth annual Dale England Cup … placed first at the BIG EAST Championship regatta, stopping the clock at 7:04.071, almost five full seconds faster than runner-up Louisville … team claimed 10th consecutive BIG EAST Championship in its last season in the conference … the second varsity eight boat finished third in its preliminary heat at the NCAA Championship with a time of 7:15.092 behind coastal rivals USC and Princeton … placed second in first repechage heat with a 7:27.079 mark … finished sixth in the A/B Semifinal with a time of 7:11.729 … concluded the event in 12th place with a time of 6:38.007 in the second varsity eight petite final … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Maintained spot with second varsity eight boat for second straight season … named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (March 29) … earned second monogram … opened with a perfect 3-0 weekend at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite … began the event with a win over Alabama after crossing in 6:43.60 before knocking off both Minnesota and Kansas in the second race in 6:33.00 … ended the weekend with a win over Tennessee after stopping the clock at 6:29.60 … finished second to Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, crossing the line at 6:44.25 … beat Indiana, Louisville, and Purdue the following day with a time of 6:34.66 … at the Virginia Invite, posted a pair of victories in three races over the weekend … began the event with a victory over Clemson after crossing in 6:42.50 and finished with a victory over both Penn and San Diego with a time of 6:50.20 … also crossed just behind Virginia in the third race of the event with a mark of 6:48.80 … competed at the Stanford Women’s Invitational against both USC and Stanford … placed second against the Trojans with a time of 6:40.10 before claiming a win over the Cardinal in the afternoon in 6:37.80 … advanced to the grand finals at the BIG EAST Invite after winning the preliminary heat in 6:40.10 and later claimed the gold after defeating Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville with a time of 6:47.40 … earned the top lane at the BIG EAST Championship after finishing with the fastest time in prelims at 6:30.830 … went on to win gold, one of five on the day for the Irish, after defeating Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut with a mark of 6:40.703 … rowed for the second varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championships in Mercer, N.J. … finished fifth in the preliminary heat with a time of 7:00.60, followed by a 7:01.08 showing in the repechage heat to move on to the third final … won the second varsity eight third final over Cornell, Michigan State and Harvard with a time of 6:47.00 to finish 13th overall in the 16-boat field.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Raced the entire spring season with the second varsity eight boat … was victorious in her first race of the spring as 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 after clocking in at 7:37.9 … placed second at the Lake Natoma Invitational finals for second varsity eight behind only Wisconsin, stopping the clock at 6:45.2 … qualified for the finals by placing second in both preliminary heats … placed first at the BIG EAST Championship in second varsity eight with a time of 6:49.1 … won the preliminary heat (7:06.62) to qualify for the BIG EAST Championship grand finals … placed third (6:44.92) in the Oak Ridge Regional Final behind Virginia and Clemson … qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat stopping the clock at (6:55.13) … raced to a 13th-place finish in the women’s varsity eight Notre Dame “C” boat at the Head of the Rock Regatta in a time of 17:17.78 … stopped the clock at 15:11.3 in the varsity eight Notre Dame “4” boat vs. Tulsa on the St. Joe River.

AS A FRESHMAN: Rowed with novice eight for the entirety of the spring season … captured both heat victories against Buffalo in the opening regatta, posting a time of 5:26.0 in heat one and 5:30.5 in heat two … finished third against Michigan and Michigan State, posting a time of 7:07.8 … defeated Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan the following day with a 7:49.9 clip … earned a pair of second-place results against USC and UCLA, finishing at 7:20.36 in the morning against the Trojans and 8:12.67 in the afternoon against the Bruins … captured the prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 7:26.996 before grabbing the grand final victory in 7:32.732 … helped her boat reach the grand final at the Central/South Sprints, ending in sixth place with a mark of 7:00.76 … competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta … her boat earned a 21st-place finish in the collegiate eight race, crossing the line at 18:09.89 … in the novice eight race the boat crossed in seventh place, posting a time of 18:41.81 … raced with the Notre Dame “A” novice eight boat at the Irish’s home meet against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State … her crew was able to finish in fourth place in flight one, stopping the clock at 14:31.40 … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Played midfield and forward for her high school soccer team while at Notre Dame Preparatory, lettering all four seasons … helped her team earn conference championships during her junior and senior years … was also named an all-conference, all-city and all-state selection in each of those seasons … served as the team captain and was named MVP during her senior campaign after leading the team in scoring for the year … served as vice president of the National Honor Society … born in Rochester Hills, Mich. … daughter of Mark and June Aiello … father attended Notre Dame Law School … has two siblings – Taylor and Tommy … graduated from the College of Science with a degree in science-business.