May 8, 2000

Notre Dame, Ind. – University of Notre Dame senior rower Katrina Ten Eyck (Keystone, S.D.) has been officially invited to the 2000 U.S. Rowing ARCO Training Center Camp in San Diego, Calif., from Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 17, to train with fellow collegians, as announced by Ashlee Patten, assistant rowing coach for the U.S. Women’s National Rowing Team. All invitees to the U.S Training Camp will be candidates for the 2000 U.S Nation’s Cup Team and for further training at the ARCO Training Center in the fall of 2000.

The Nation’s Cup, which takes place from July 27-30 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the top international competition for rowers under the age of 23. Most of the athletes competing at the Nation’s Cup are still developing their rowing skills and are training for future Olympic games.

Ten Eyck, a team captain, has rowed in the No. 5 seat in the varsity eight boat for the Irish in every race in 2000. She was named the Irish’s most valuable rower this season and is a candidate for all-region honors after posting Notre Dame records in both the 2,000- and 4,000-meter ergometer test. Ten Eyck posted a 2,000-erg time of 7:06.00 on March 1, 2000.

“This is a great honor for Katrina and the Irish program,” head coach Martin Stone said. “Our program is receiving national attention, which is very flattering, since we are in only our second year of varsity competition. Katrina will be a great representative of the University of Notre Dame.”

A program of liberal studies major with a 3.606 grade-point average, Ten Eyck received the Knute Rockne Scholar-Athlete award this season and was one of five recipients of the Kanaley Award, the most prestigious award given to a Notre Dame student-athlete, given to Irish student-athletes who have been most exemplary as both students and leaders. She is also a nominee for the GTE Academic All District Spring At-Large team.

Ten Eyck and the Irish are back in the water this week as they travel to Oak Ridge, Tenn., for the 2000 Central Regional Championships.