UND Roster

2011-12 Women's Rowing Roster

Sarah Thompson

Height 5'9''
Class Junior
Hometown Los Angeles, CA
High School Marlborough School

AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete for the Irish on the season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed with several different boats in the spring season … finished third (7:08.08) behind Buffalo and another Notre Dame boat in the varsity four heat … was part of the winning second varsity eight boat in Indianapolis, crossing the line at 7:24.0 to finish ahead of Purdue and Eastern Michigan … finished second in the second varsity four finals at the BIG EAST Championships behind only Georgetown … competed in the open four at the Oak Ridge Regional … finished fourth in the grand finals at 7:41.87 behind Virginia ‘A’, Virginia ‘B,’ and Clemson … qualified for the finals by placing second in the preliminary heat with a time of 7:51.4 … helped guide the varsity four Notre Dame ‘A’ boat to a fourth- place finish in the Head of the Rock Regatta in a time of 17:43.69 … member of the Notre Dame ‘B’ boat that captured ninth place in the varsity eight race (16:39.58) … stopped the clock at 14:49.8 in the varsity eight race vs. Tulsa as a rower on the Notre Dame ‘3’ boat.

AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the spring campaign as a member of the novice eight boat before moving to the second varsity four beginning at the BIG EAST Championships … recorded a third-place finish (5:36.5) and first-place finish (5:30.5) in a pair of races to begin the schedule against Buffalo … two weeks later, notched a third-place result against Michigan and Michigan State after recording a time of 7:07.8 … the following day, captured a race victory over Indiana, Buffalo, Purdue and Eastern Michigan after clocking a time of 7:49.9 … earned a pair of second-place finishes against USC and UCLA, finishing in 7:20.36 in the morning race against the Trojans and 8:12.67 in the after- noon against the Bruins … captured grand final gold with the second varsity four at the BIG EAST Championships, stopping the clock at 8:24.238 for the win … at the Central/ South Sprints, earned a berth in the C final and went on to win the race with a final time of 7:42.50 … competed in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races to open up the fall season at the Head of the Rock Regatta … sat in the collegiate eight boat that finished in 21st, posting a final time of 18:09.89 … later helped her novice eight boat capture the race victory with a winning time of 16:15.34 … raced in flight two of varsity four competition from the Saint Joseph[apos]s River on day two against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State … her boat crossed in fourth place in the heat, stopping the clock at 15:12.00 … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed as a member of both the swim and crew teams while attending Marlborough School in Los Angeles, Calif. … earned varsity letters in each of her junior and senior seasons with the crew team, helping the squad to a regional championship each season and a state title during her junior campaign … helped her team to national ranking in the senior season … posted an undefeated mark up until nationals with her varsity quad boat, including capturing the regional championship … was the only junior to sit with the varsity eight boat during the `07-08 season, reaching the grand final at the Crew Classic and winning the Newport Aquatic Rowing Festival … member of Women in Business and Mock United Nation … daughter of Cary Thompson and Karen Heilman … one of three children … born in Los Angeles, Calif. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.