UND Roster

2009-10 Women's Rowing Roster

Sarah Keithley

Height 5'4''
Class Senior
Hometown Austin, TX
High School The Lawrenceville School

AS A 5TH-YEAR SENIOR: Returned to the Irish lineup at coxswain after missing all of last season … named as a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete award recipient … later chosen as a 2010 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner … served as coxswain for the varsity eight boat during the spring portion of the schedule … chosen as a second-team BIG EAST All-Conference member … earned a second-place finish (5:05.7) and first-place finish (5:12.3) in a pair of heats against Duke and Buffalo … placed third in a race against Michigan State and Michigan after posting a mark of 6:46.9 … defeated Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the next day with a pace of 7:06.0 … finished second to USC and UCLA in morning and afternoon heats, respectively … stopped the clock at 6:52.07 in the morning against the Trojans and 8:12.67 in the afternoon against the Bruins … victorious in prelim heat at BIG EAST Championship, recording a time of 6:53.989 … later captured grand final gold after setting the pace at 7:17.587 … earned a spot in the petite finals at the Central/South Sprints, placing fourth in a time of 6:44.52 … coxed the highest finishing collegiate eight boat in the Head of the Rock regatta for the Irish, finishing fifth with a time of 15:48.08 … also coxed the collegiate four at the Head of the Rock to a second-place finish with a time of 16:53.45 … helped gain a third-place finish with a time of 14:43.0 for the Notre Dame ‘D’ varsity four boat against Indiana and Iowa at home … secured another third-place finish for the Irish the following day against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State with the varsity eight in flight 2 with a time of 13:05.9 … named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

AS A SENIOR: Sat out 2008-09 season.

AS A JUNIOR: Spent most of the season as the coxswain for the varsity four crew … led varsity four gold boat to three wins over Northeastern to start the spring season … helped lead the varsity four over Stanford in a time of 8:38.0 at the Pac-10 Challenge … won two races against Michigan State and Miami (Fla.) … took first at the Indiana Invite in the varsity four (7:17.3) … coxed for the varsity four that won all three races at the Charles River Challenge … led varsity four at the BIG EAST Championship to a first-place finish (7:43.00) as part of sweep … finished second in Petite Final of varsity four with a time of 7:38.10 at the Central/South Region Championship … coxswain of the varsity eight crew that finished eighth at Head of the Rock with a time 16:15.53…also led the Irish to an 18th-place finish at Cal-Sag in the varsity eight event … placed third at Cal-Sag (7:08.940) in the varsity eight final E division behind Wisconsin and Iowa … named a National Scholar Athlete by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) … selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team for the third time … earned third monogram with the program … member of Notre Dame Academic Honors Program for Student-Athletes.

AS A SOPHOMORE: One of the top coxswains for the Irish … coxed both the varsity four and second varsity eight boast during the season … coxswain for the Irish[apos]s varsity four boat at the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row … her boat advanced to the Petite Final and earned an 11th-place finish for the second consecutive year … served as coxswain for the varsity four boat which earned an appearance in the Grand Final at the Central/South Region Championship … led the second varsity eight boat to a second-place finish in the Grand Finals at the BIG EAST Championships, helping Notre Dame to their fourth consecutive team championship … coxswain for the second varsity four boat against Virginia and Princeton … coxed the varsity four boat to two victories in three races at the Windemere Classic, defeating Stanford (8:06.59) and UCLA (7:55.33), while falling to California by less than three seconds (7:43.18) … led the varsity four boat to a victory over Michigan State and Michigan with a 7:50.76 time … coxswain for the varsity four boat against Tennessee and Minnesota … coxed the varsity four ‘B’ boat to a first place finish out of 21 boats at the Head of the Rock … selected as a National Scholar Athlete by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team … two-year monogram winner.

AS A FRESHMAN: Emerged during the season as one of Notre Dame[apos]s top coxswains … was the coxswain for the varsity four at the NCAA Championships that finished fifth in Petite Final with a time of 8:01.96 and 11th-place finish overall in race … led Irish to ninth-place finish overall in team championship … coxed for the open eight boat that finished second in Grand Finals at San Diego Crew Classic with a time of 7:32.11 … served as the coxswain for the varsity four boat at Indiana Classic … led varsity four crew to gold medal at BIG EAST Championships with a winning time of 7:33.00 … finished fourth in Petite Finals at Central/South Region Championship after posting a time of 7:47.87 … coxswain for the novice in her first appearance for the Irish at the Head of the Rock…finished 22nd in the open eight with a time of 19:19.17.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned two letters in crew during her high school career…also participated in soccer and track…coxed junior 4 as a sophomore and junior and varsity 8 as a senior…raced at Women[apos]s Henley Regatta…placed second at Stotesbury Cup in junior 4[apos]s as a junior…was the first boat to win SRAA Nationals…member of Lower School Prefect, Lighthouse, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as being a ropes course instructor during her high school days…daughter of Roy and Cynthia Keithley…has one older brother…born December 5, 1986, in Oklahoma City, OK…was a member of the Dean[apos]s List in the fall semester … graduated with a dual degree in both biological sciences and history.