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Women's Rowing



Molly O'Connell
Molly O'Connell

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Seal Beach, Calif.

High School:
Los Alamitos

Height:
5-6

Position:
Coxswain


05/15/2014

Mustangs Set For Inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship

SMU Begins Competition at 7 a.m. CT On Sunday In West Windsor, N.J.

2013-14 (Fr.): Lawless Cup: Part of the Varsity 8+ crew (Moody, Heyman, Albrecht, Zsigmond, Severson, C. Conley, Axene, Moore) that placed second at 6:47.27 ... Alabama/Eastern Michigan: The crew of O'Connell, Moody, Heyman, Severson, Daly, Earland, Esposito, Courteau and Klein that took first in the Novice 8 race with a time of 7:47 ... was also part of the crew of O'Connell, Neppl, Earland, Clouse and Tran took third in the Varsity 4 race with a time of 9:07 ... Drake: In the Varsity 8 race the team of Moore, C. Conley, Albrecht, Axene, Zsigmond, Buchanan, Heyman, Moody, O'Connell finished first with a time of 7:00.4 ... Kansas State: In the Varsity 8 race the team of Moore, C. Conley, Albrecht, Axene, Zsigmond, Buchanan, Heyman, Moody, O'Connell finished second with a time of 6:57.0 ... Creighton: Part of the crew of Heyman, Buchanan, Daly, Albrecht, Conley, Severson, Moore and Moody that took first place in the Varsity 8 race in a time of 7:02.40 ... Head of the Hooch: Contributed to a third place finish as part of the Freshman 8+ crew (Crews, Moody, Heyman, Severson, Daly, Esposito, Kerrigan, Neppl; 17:16.1) ... Head of the Colorado: Helped the Freshman 8+ crew (Moody, Heyman, Severson, Daly, Crews, Esposito, Kerrigan, Neppl; 18:50.4) to a first place finish ... Head of the Oklahoma: Was part of a Novice 8+ team (Moody, Heyman, Severson, Daly, Kerrigan, Klein, Courteau, Neppl) that placed first (15:38.309).

PREP: Attended Los Alamitos High School ... Was a member of Long Beach Junior Crew ... As a coxswain in 2013, led the men's varsity 8+ to a fourth place finish at the USRowing National Championships, third in the men's varsity 8+ and fourth in the men's varsity 4+ at the Southwest Regional Championships, first in the men's varsity 8+ and second in the men's varsity 4+ at the Long Beach Invitational and first in the men's varsity 8+ at the Oakland Fault Line Faceoff ... In 2012, finished second in men's lightweight 8+ at the USRowing National Championship, fifth in the men's youth 4+ at Head of the Charles, second in the men's varsity 8+ at the Southwest Regional Championships, second in the men's varsity 8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic, first in the men's varsity 8+ and men's lightweight 8+ and third in the men's varsity 4+ at the Long Beach Invitational and second in men's varsity 8+ at the Oakland Fault Line Faceoff ... In 2011, finished 10th in the men's youth 4+ at the Head of the Charles ... Was also an Honor Roll student, PTSA Service Award and Athletic Scholarship Award winner ... Member of the National Charity League.

PERSONAL: Full name is Molly Anne O'Connell ... Born December 29, 1994 in Long Beach, California ... Daughter of Kelly and Michael O'Connell ... Is a triplet with brother, Shane, and sister, Paige ... Was attracted to SMU because of the location, class size, rowing team and coaching staff ... Is undecided on her major ... Lists her favorite places to travel for rowing as the National Championships in Tennessee and her favorite course as Head of the Charles ... Enjoys culinary arts, hiking and shopping.

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