AS A SENIOR: Competed in the fall as a member of the women’s championship four boat at the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta … placed 11th in a field that featured Rowing Canada Aviron and defending NCAA champion Virginia … went on to compete with the second varsity eight in the spring season … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, won first race in a time of 6:55.30 before falling to Virginia in second race … in final race of the weekend, beat out Louisville by 10 seconds to secure the win with a 6:53.40 clip … won both races by more than six seconds at Michigan State … defeated Michigan at the Ohio State Invitational with a 7:07.97 mark before losing to host Ohio State with a time of 7:32.75 … placed second in first two races at the Lake Natoma Invite before winning third and final race against Wisconsin and Washington State, notching a 6:36.70 mark … won all three races at the Dale England Cup … in Notre Dame’s last BIG EAST Championship regatta, placed ahead of conference foe Louisville with a time of 7:04.071 … competed at the NCAA Championship, finishing third in the preliminary heat behind rivals USC and Princeton … in the first repechage heat, finished second behind Yale, setting a 7:27.079 pace … second varsity eight placed sixth in the A/B Semifinal before claiming 12th place in the field of 22 with a time of 6:38.007 in the petite final race … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed with the second varsity eight boat for second consecutive season … named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (March 29) … earned second monogram … posted a perfect ledger at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite to begin the spring schedule … opened with a victory over Alabama with a time of 6:43.60 before defeating both Minnesota and Kansas in a three-boat race in 6:33.00 … concluded the weekend with a victory over Tennessee in 6:29.60 … finished second to Ohio State in a dual race in Columbus, Ohio, stopping the clock at 6:44.25 … the following day, returned to the water against Indiana, Louisville and Purdue, winning the four-boat race in 6:34.66 … had another great weekend with the second varsity eight boat at the Virginia Invite winning two of three and posting a best time of 6:42.50 in the win over Clemson … took part in the Stanford Women’s Invitational, finishing second to USC after crossing in 6:40.10 before earning a win over Stanford in the afternoon in 6:37.80 … after placing first in the BIG EAST Invite prelims, went on to win the grand final over Syracuse, Iowa, and Louisville (6:47.40) … finished the BIG EAST Championship off with a win in the second varsity eight grand final with a time of 6:40.703, beating rivals Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut … earned the top lane in the grand final after winning the prelims in a time of 6:30.830 … went to the NCAA Championships with the second varsity eight boat … finished fifth in the preliminary, followed by a 7:01.08 fourth-place time in the repechage heat to move on to the third final … helped the Irish claim victory in the third final with a two second victory over Cornell to earn 13th place overall in the 16-boat field.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed with second varsity eight in every race this spring for the Irish … was victorious in her first race of the spring as the second varsity eight boat went up against Buffalo and finished the race in 6:17.16 … finished behind Indiana in Indianapolis while beating Purdue in a second varsity eight race after clocking in at 7:37.9 … placed second at the Lake Natoma Invitational finals with second varsity eight behind only Wisconsin stopping the clock at 6:45.2 … qualified for the finals by placing second in both preliminary heats … won the BIG EAST Championship in second varsity eight with a time of 6:49.1 … qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat (7:06.62) over Syracuse, West Virginia, and Connecticut … placed third (6:44.92) in the Oak Ridge Regional Final behind Virginia and Clemson … qualified for the finals by winning the preliminary heat, stopping the clock at (6:55.13) … helped the Notre Dame varsity eight “C” to a 13th-place finish with a time of 17:17.78 in the Head of the Rock Regatta … member of the varsity eight Notre Dame “2” boat that finished fourth vs. Tulsa (14:47.1) … guided the Notre Dame “3” boat to a seventh-place finish in varsity four action, crossing the line at 12:15.5.
AS A FRESHMAN: Entered the spring schedule as a member of the second novice eight … moved up to the novice eight boat for the final two events of the regular season (BIG EAST Championships, Central/South Sprints) … helped her boat finish third in the first heat of racing against Buffalo from Oak Ridge, posting a time of 5:36.5 … won the second heat of the day against the Bulls with a time of 5:30.5 … competed against Michigan and Michigan State in a three-boat race, finishing third in a time of 7:35.3 … following day, raced against Purdue and earned the race win, stopping the clock at 8:02.8 … secured the preliminary heat victory (7:26.996) and Grand Final win (7:32.732) at the BIG EAST Championships … advanced to the Grand Final with the novice eight boat at the Central/South Sprints, finishing sixth with a time of 7:00.76 … earned the berth after finishing second in prelims (7:06.28) and in the semifinals (7:05.90) … raced in second competition of the fall season with a novice eight boat in a single-boat time trial on the St. Joseph River, crossing the finish line in 16:02.20 … raced the following day as a member of the Notre Dame “B” novice eight boat against Indiana and Michigan State, finishing third in the four-boat field with a final time of 15:14.90 … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Attended high school at Paul VI High School in Westmont, N.J. … competed in three sports (winter track and field, cross country, lacrosse) on her way to earning eight varsity letters in high school … named as a first team all-conference selection in both junior and senior seasons, helping her team to an undefeated season and conference championship … born in Camden, N.J. … daughter of Chuck and Maureen Blumenstein … has two siblings, Nora and Emily … sister, Nora, was a member of the College of the Holy Cross crew team … graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in chemical engineering.