Height: 5' 7"
Hometown: Bronson, MI
High School: Bronson
Competed for Dayton in numerous events throughout the season... Named White Allen Most Outstanding Rower for Dayton.
In Wonders third year of rowing, she raced in the Varsity 8 and the Varsity 4 as stroke. In first race of the season at the Head of the Rock, the V4 finished fourth and the V8 came in seventh. At the Speakmon Regatta, the V4 finished second by a close margin and the V8 finished first. Wonders stroked in the V4 and V8 again at the Head of the Eagle in Indianapolis where the V4 finished first and the V8 came in second place.
Wonders was a First Team All-Atlantic 10 selection. A member of Dayton's Varsity 8, the Flyers set an Atlantic 10 Championship record winning the event by 12.25 seconds, eclipsing the previous mark of 12.0 seconds. The Flyers finished with a time of 7:52.20. The Dayton Women's Varsity 8 was voted the week's Crew of the Week on Row2k.com for their winning their first ever Atlantic 10 Championship. Wonders began her sophomore year by stroking the V4 and the V8. At the Speakmon Regatta, Wonders helped the V4 and V8 to receive gold medals. Wonders helped the V8 rally a win at Occoquan Sprints by a margin of .22 seconds over rival schools Saint Joseph’s, George Mason, and Temple. The V8 ran with this momentum into the A10’s Championship Regatta. They finished third in their first heat, qualifying for finals. They came back into finals with determination and pushed through to grab the gold medal by 12.25 seconds, setting a new record for the greatest margin between first and second.
Wonders began her novice year by rowing in the novice 8 where they finished second. Wonders rowed in the V8 during the spring at the Dale England Cup and the George Washington Invitational. She rowed in the V8 at A10’s where they made it to the petite finals. Wonders finished her freshman year rowing at the NCAA South/Central Regional in the V8.
Sadie is the daughter of Grant and Laurie Wonders. She is majoring in Accounting and is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. Wonders has succeeded at being a scholar athlete every semester in her career.