UND Roster

2010-11 Women's Rowing Roster

Stephanie Gretsch

Height 5'10''
Class Senior
Hometown Downers Grove, IL
High School Downers Grove North

AS A SENIOR: Named one of team[apos]s tri-cap- tains … named CRCA National Scholar-Athlete … named second team CRCA all-central region selection … selected first team all-BIG EAST … raced with the varsity eight boat for the entire spring season … helped push the Irish to a first place finish over Buffalo with a time of 6:10.9 … placed second in a race with Indiana and Purdue, crossing the finish line at 6:29.0 … helped her boat finish in second place in the Lake Natoma Invitational Finals behind Tennessee with a time of 6:33.0 … qualified for the finals with two sec- ond-place finishes in the preliminary heats, fin- ishing behind California and Stanford in the two heats … won the preliminary heat for the varsity eight in the BIG EAST Championships (6:56.5) qualifying the boat for the finals … went on to finish second in the finals behind Louisville while finishing the race with a time of 6:42.83 … crossed the line fourth (6:35.18) at the Oak Ridge Regional finals behind Virginia, Clemson, and Duke … qualified for those finals by coming in second behind Virginia in prelims with a time of 6:43.41 … varsity pair fifth-place finish at the Head of the Rock Regatta (18:23.99) … member of the Notre Dame varsity eight ‘A’ boat that fin- ished fifth, crossing the line at 16:23.88 … raced with the Notre Dame varsity eight ‘3’ boat with a time of 14:49.8 vs. Tulsa.

AS A JUNIOR: Was a mainstay with the varsity eight boat for the Irish during the spring season … selected as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete Award recipient … also named a member of the all-Central Region team (first team) … earned first-team BIG EAST All-Conference honors for her season … finished second in the first of two heats against Duke and Buffalo with a time of 5:05.7 … bounced back to win the second heat, pacing the field with a mark of 5:12.3 … placed third in a race against Michigan and Michigan State two weeks later, crossing the line at 6:46.9 … posted a victory over Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the following day, stop- ping the clock at 7:06.0 … earned two runner-up results against USC and UCLA … in the morning session, completed the race in a time of 6:52.07 against the Trojans … finished the afternoon race against the Bruins in a time of 7:36.33 … helped boat to a prelim heat victory (6:53.989) at the BIG EAST Championships before going on to capture the grand final gold in a time of 7:17.587 … earned a lane in the petite finals at the Central/ South Sprints, finishing in fourth place after post- ing a mark of 6:44.52 … rowed to a fifth-place finish with a time of 15:48.08 in the collegiate eight race at the Head of the Rock Regatta … completed a second race of the day in a time of 16:53.45 to gain a second-place finish for her col- legiate four boat … rowed in the Notre Dame varsity four ‘C’ boat that brought home a first- place finish with a time of 14:27.8 against Indiana and Iowa … helped gain a third-place finish for the varsity eight ‘A’ boat in flight 2 the following day against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Rowed with the varsity four boat in the spring season for the Irish … opened the season with a runner-up result against Michigan State, completing the race in a time of 8:29.18 … captured a race victory the fol- lowing day in a five-boat race against Indiana and Purdue with a winning time of 6:49.80 … grabbed two third-place results at a four-team regatta at Ohio State … in the morning session, helped boat cross the finish line at 7:24.10 … stopped the clock at 7:25.07 in the afternoon ses- sion, crossing after Brown and Minnesota … earned a pair of race victories at the BIG EAST Championships, winning the qualifying heat (7:53.814) before going on to capture gold for the Irish with a time of 7:36.622 … qualified the Irish for its only grand final of the day at the Central/ South Region Championships, completing its preliminary heat in second place (7:22.08) and then grabbing third place in the semifinal heat (6:59.10) … went on to finish in sixth place in the grand final, completing the race in a time of 7:13.40 … raced in the Head of the Rock Regatta with the varsity eight ‘B’ boat and helped the crew register a time of 16:41.60 … the sixth-place finish in the heat of 27 boats was the second best finish of an Irish team in the race … rowed with the varsity eight ‘C’ boat at the Southland Regatta where her Irish crew finished the initial race in a time of 17:46.69, which placed them in the varsity eight ‘E’ Final … in the ‘E’ final, the varsity eight ‘C’ boat finished out the regatta with a time of 7:32.50 … named a National Scholar Athlete by the Collegiate Coaches Rowing Association (CRCA) … selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team … received first monogram with the program.

AS A FRESHMAN: Mainstay for the Notre Dame novice eight crew … rowed with the nov- ice eight ‘A’ boat that earned three first-place finishes against Northeastern in the season opener … competed at the Lubbers Cup helping bring home two first-place finishes with the var- sity eight boat and the 2/3 varsity eight boat … part of the first novice eight that raced against Michigan State and Indiana finishing first and second … rowed with the novice eight boat at the Indiana Invite where her crew finished first with a time of 6:48.3 … sat in the novice eight boat at the Charles River Challenge where her team gathered a first, second, and third place fin- ish … part of the novice eight boat that captured the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championship for the first time in program history with a time of 7:05.50 … helped the novice eight boat reach the Grand Finals of the Central/South Region Championships … rowed with varsity eight at Head of the Rock as a member of the 23rd-place crew … also participated as a member of the novice eight crew that finished eighth with a time of 20:01.95 in that same regatta … at the Cal-Sag Regatta rowed in the novice eight boat which again finished eighth.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Participated in badminton and cross country while at Downers Grove North … lettered in badminton her junior and senior years and cross country in her senior year … her team was West Suburban conference champs all four years in badminton … the team also was sectional champions in her junior and senior years…in her junior year the badminton team won the state championship … a member of the National Honor Society … also partici- pated in concert band and choir … her father Rick is a Notre Dame graduate … born in Downers Grove, IL on April 13, 1989…daughter of Patty and Rick Gretsch … has two siblings, Sarah and Kendall … graduated from the College of Science with a degree in biological sciences.