UND Roster

2012-13 Women's Rowing Roster

Stephanie O'Neill

Height 5'8''
Class Senior
Hometown Vienna, VA
High School Bishop O'Connell

AS A SENIOR: Named to the CRCA Central all-region team … all-BIG EAST first team selection … competed with the women’s championship eight boat that raced in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta … crew finished 12th in a field of 20 that featured international crews, including the London Rowing Club and Rowing Canada Aviron … raced with the first varsity eight boat throughout the season … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won first race in 6:40.70 before falling to defending NCAA champion Virginia in the second race with a time of 6:36.022 … came back to win final race in 6:39.50, pulling ahead of Louisville and Miami, ultimately earning the Notre Dame eight BIG EAST Boat of the Week (March 20) … came in first in both morning and afternoon races at Michigan State … beat Iowa in 6:55.10 and the host Spartans in 7:03.10 … crossed the finish line ahead of Michigan in the morning race at the Ohio State Invitational, before falling to host and eventual NCAA champion Ohio State in the afternoon … came in second to both USC and California at Lake Natoma Invitational before pulling ahead of Washington State and Wisconsin in the final launch to win in 6:30.30 … won all three races at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, defeating Alabama in 6:45.5, Iowa with a pace of 6:46.4 and finishing with a win over host Indiana by crossing the finish line 30 seconds faster than the Hoosier crew … won the grand final race at BIG EAST Championship, pulling ahead of Syracuse in 6:49.656 … finished third in the preliminary heat at NCAA Championship regatta with a time of 7:07.338 before crossing behind foes Stanford and Yale in the repechage race at a 7:05.656 clip … in the C/D semifinal race, finished first with a time of 7:37.292 … concluded the three-day event by winning the third final (6:36.141), which earned the crew 13th place overall … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Rowed for the first varsity eight boat for the Irish … honored with BIG EAST Crew of the Week distinctions (May 2) … earned third monogram … started the season off winning all three of her races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, capped off by a 6:23.00 win over Tennessee … also defeated Alabama and Jacksonville (6:34.40), and Minnesota and Kansas (6:25.90) … competed at Ohio State (6:35.39) … helped the first varsity eight boat to a second place finish at Indianapolis, beating Louisville and Purdue with a time of 6:27.70 … claimed two victories in three races at the Virginia Invite, while posting a blistering 6:40.80 in the win over Penn and San Diego … also defeated Clemson (6:27.60), while placing second to Virginia later that afternoon (6:35.40) … competed In the first varsity eight boat’s races against Southern California (6:32.20) and Stanford (6:31.70) at the Stanford Women’s Invite, finishing second in both races … defeated Iowa in the qualifier of the BIG EAST Invite by 15.7 seconds en route to a first varsity eight grand final victory with a time of 6:41.00 over Syracuse, Iowa and Louisville … defeated eight BIG EAST boats (6:22.016) before placing first in the grand final at the BIG EAST Championship, beating rivals Syracuse, Georgetown and Louisville with a three second winning time of 6:31.724 … helped the varsity eight boat to a fifth place finish in the prelims at the NCAA Championship (7:04.44) … moved on to the repechage heats, where the boat placed seventh (7:07.98), earning a spot in the third finals race … rowed the Irish to a fourth place finish with a time of 6:40.33 in the third finals to finish 16th overall at the NCAAs.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Named second team all-BIG EAST … got her first action of the spring in the BIG EAST Championships as part of the varsity eight boat … placed first in the BIG EAST preliminaries with a time of 6:56.5 to qualify for the finals … went on to finish second (6:42.83) in the finals behind only Louisville … finished fourth (6:35.18) in the Oak Ridge Regional Grand Finals behind Virginia, Clemson, and Duke … qualified for those finals by finishing second to Virginia in the preliminaries after crossing the finish line in 6:43.41 … finished fifth at the Head of the Rock Regatta varsity pair race (18:23.99) … member of the varsity eight Notre Dame “A” boat that finished fifth, stopping the clock at 16:23.88 … finished first vs. Tulsa as a member of the Notre Dame varsity eight “1” boat (14:13.1) and the Notre Dame varsity four “1” boat (11:37.6).

AS A FRESHMAN: Jumped right in and rowed as a member of the varsity eight boat for the spring season … selected to the BIG EAST All-Conference second team … finished second to Duke in the first heat against the Blue Devils and Buffalo, posting a time of 5:05.7 … won the second heat with a victorious time of 5:12.3 … placed third against Michigan and Michigan State after finishing the race in a time of 6:46.9 … victorious in a race against Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan the following day after stopping the clock at 7:06.0 … posted marks of 6:52.07 and 7:36.33 against USC and UCLA in the morning and afternoon sessions, respectively, to earn a pair of second-place results … won prelim heat at the BIG EAST Championships, pacing the field with a time of 6:53.989 … captured the grand final victory with a time of 7:17.587 … helped boat qualify for petite finals at Central/South Sprints, ending in fourth place with a final time of 6:44.52 … opened the fall season competing in both the collegiate eight and novice eight races at the Head of the Rock Regatta … helped her collegiate eight boat grab an 11th-place result (out of 23 boats), stopping the clock at 16:33.53 … later was a member of the victorious novice eight boat which held off Wisconsin for the win with a time of 16:15.34 … competed at Notre Dame’s home meet in flight two of the varsity four races against Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State … the crew went on to win the flight with a victorious time of 14:39.20 … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed as a member of the tennis, cross country and rowing teams while attending Bishop O’Connell High School, earning three varsity letters … was tabbed as the rowing team captain and MVP during both her junior and senior seasons … helped her cross country team to a conference and regional championship during her junior year … was a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society … born in Puerto Rico … daughter of Joseph and Audrey O’Neill … has five siblings … uncle, Antonio Minondo, attended Notre Dame … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in liberal studies.