February 14, 1999

ELKHART, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s rowing team had two freshmen rowers win individual events at the 1999 Indiana Indoor Rowing Championships held at the City Fitness Health Center in Elkhart, Ind. Erin Dowd (Concord, Ohio) won the Novice Women’s Lightweight and Michelle Olsgard (Fort Collins, Colo.) was victorious in the Novice Women’s Open covering 2,000 meters. Dowd finished with a time of 7:48 and teammate Megan Feely (University City, Mo.), another freshman, took third in the novice race with a time of 7:56.7. Olsgard finished with a time of 7:22.1.

Senior captain Katie Fox (Bloomington, Mich.) was second in the Women’s Open as she was timed in 7:16.0, just 3.2 seconds in back of the first-place finisher.