UND Roster

2006-07 Women's Rowing Roster

Sarah Hafner

Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Tampa, FL
High School Hillsborough

AS A SENIOR: Served as tri-captain of the 2006-07 squad along with teammates Eileen Froehlke and Meghan Boyle … part of the second varsity eight boat that helped Notre Dame to a second straight NCAA Championship appearance in the team competition … led second varsity eight crew to rode in the second varsity eight boat at the Central/South Region Championship, making the Petite Finals … helped row the second varsity eight boat to a second place finish to Louisville at the BIG EAST Championships (6:49.58) … sat in second varsity eight boat against Virginia and Princeton, recording a time of 6:41.1 … rowed with the second varsity eight boat at the Windemere Classic, scoring a victory over Stanford with a time of 7:54.01, while falling to California and UCLA … rode in second varsity eight boat against Michigan State, Michigan, and Clemson (7:12.46) … made her season debut in the second varsity eight boat, securing a win against Alabama and Cincinnati with a time of 6:49.85 … named to BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team … three-year monogram winner.

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed in the second varsity eight boat during the spring season … part of second varsity eight crew that posted a 12th-place finish overall in second varsity eight race at NCAA Championships after finishing sixth in Petite Final with a time of 7:05.00 … the finish helped Notre Dame to ninth-place finish overall in first-ever appearance in team competition … first victory of the season came at the Lubbers Cup as her boat was first among three entrants and finished with a winning time of 7:14.52 … won Petite Final at San Diego Crew Classic in a time of 6:56.00 … part of gold medal-winning boat at BIG EAST Championships that helped Irish earn third consecutive team title with a time of 6:39.62 … finished fifth in Grand Finals at the Central/South Region Championships in 6:42.21 … part of the piece one crew that took 10th in a time of 10:11.00 in the season-opening regatta … sat in the three seat for the piece two race and placed eighth … captured a ninth-place finish in the piece three race clocking in at 10:11.00 … placed sixth out of 25 boats in the open eight (16:34.14) at the Head of the Rock … raced in the open eight at the Notre Dame Invitational and finished fifth … impressive victory in the open eight-b race with a time of 14:45.41, coming in 22 seconds before the next boat.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned her first monogram with the irish…member of the second varsity eight during 2004-2005 … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … bow seat in the BIG EAST Champion second varsity eight crew (8:23.11) … finished second against Yale and Harvard … defeated Cincinnati … earned a first place finish over Louisville and Indiana and helped the second varsity eight to victory against Indiana and Purdue in a time of 7:14.0 … placed third in the JV Petite Final at the San Diego Crew Classic. Sat in the three seat for the fall season … opened the fall season with a sixth-place showing in the open eight with a time of 16:15.02 at the Head of the Rock … clocked in at 17:54.0 in the open four-c competition to place eighth at the Head of the Elk … finished seventh in the open eight-a race at the Head of the Elk in a time of 16:28.1.

AS A FRESHMAN: Member of the first novice eight for most of her first season with the Irish … earned third-place honors at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge in the novice eight, helping the Irish to its first ever BIG EAST Team championship … swept Tennessee and Michigan State with first place finishes in all three of the session and took first place again versus Duke the next day … placed second against Michigan, Clemson, Eastern Michigan and Michigan State … finished fourth at the Indiana Crew Classic … came in second versus Boston University and Northeastern … placed third in the preliminary and semifinal heats of the Central Sprints before placing sixth in the grand finals … in the fall, rowed in the first novice eight in the stroke seat at the Head of the Rock … placed second in her first ever collegiate race … won first as part of the first varsity eight “B” crew at the Head of the Eagle, finishing three seconds ahead of Indiana.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Member of Tampa Rowing Club … founding member of Hillsborough High School Rowing Team … served as team captain and earned MVP honors as a junior … seasoned rower who participated in many events … rowed in varsity eight boat that finished first at 2001 Tampa Youth Rowing Championship Regatta … at that same event in 2002, led varsity eight boat to second place finish and rowed in varsity four boat that finished third … her varsity eight boat also finished third at 2002 Head of the Hillsborough Regatta … rowed in victorious varsity eight and varsity four boats at 2002 Halloween Regatta … led her Tampa Rowing Club women’s junior double and women’s open quad boats to first-place finishes at the 2003 Sunshine State Games … winner of 2001 Eddy Award in recognition of outstanding leadership on high school rowing team … finished sixth (junior women lightweight division -2000 meters) at the 2002 World Indoor Rowing Championships (C.R.A.S.H.-B’s) in Boston … daughter of Joe Hafner and Linda Hanna … her father is a 1974 Notre Dame graduate … oldest of two children … born December 12, 1984, in Tampa, Fla. … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in design.