The Crimson Tide Varsity 8+ boat of Elizabeth Van Zandt, Courtney Atkinson, Caitlin O'Neil, Alyssa Drevenak, Jennifer Parker, Kate Bishop, Maureen Purcell, Erin Delaney and Logan O'Neil crossed the finish line with a time of 17:39.93 in 11th place
The Alabama rowing team posted seven top-10 finishes at the 19th Chattanooga Head Race Saturday
Alabama Highlights: Sophomore- 2012-13 Rowed with the First Varsity 8+ at the Knect Cup and the Conference USA Championships ... competed with the Second Varsity 8+ that earneda first-place finish and two third-place finishes at the Cardinal Invitational ... part of the Second Varsity 8+ that placed second at the Clemson Dual Regatta ... earned a second-place finish with the Second Varsity 8+ against Central Florida and West Virginia ... rowed with the First Varsity 8+ for two second- place finishes at the Dale England Cup.
Freshman - 2011-12 Began her Crimson Tide career as part of the fourth-place Varsity 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race ... rowed with the Second Varsity 8+ at the Head of the Hooch, finishing in the top 15 both days ... part of the second-place Second Varsity 8+ at the Oak Ridge Regatta ... rowed with the Second Varsity 8+ in two racesat the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic, including a sixth-place finish in the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy race ... member ofthe First Varsity 8+ that raced inRhode Island ... rowed with the Second Varsity 8+ in races against Iowa, Dartmouth and Cornell ... part of the fourth-place Second Varsity 8+ boat at the C-USA Championships.
Prep Highlights: Rowed for Ellen Hughes and Julie Solar at Our Lady of Mercy Academy... finished first in the NYS Novice 4+ races ... finished first in the Long Island Championships Novice and Junior 4+ races ... finished second in the NYS Junior 4+ ... New York State Scholastic Champions ... team co-captain ... four-year member of varsity swim team ... Girl Scout ... participated in Academic Quiz Bowl.
Personal Information: Full name: Maureen Louise Purcell ... daughter of Louise and Joe Purcell ... brother, Joe ... sister, Mary ... political science major ... born May 14, 1993.