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Tara

Christensen

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Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nanaimo, British Columbia
High School: Brentwood College

Bio

2016-17: Competed in all six regattas as a member of the V4 and 2V8 … Started the year with nearly an 11-second victory at the Carolina Cup with a time of 7:27.1 with the V4 … Helped Duke win the Carolina Cup with 99 overall points and a sweep of all five races … Came in second in the morning race of the Longhorn Invite with a 7:09.216 time … Performance moved the Blue Devils to the A Final at the Longhorn Invite, where the boat took third in 7:23.333 … Rowed to a third-place performance against No. 3 Michigan (7:08.0), No. 4 Ohio State (7:10.7) and Notre Dame (7:34.7) with a time of 7:24.1 … Rowed to a sixth-place showing in the Clemson Invitational A Final with a time of 7:32.920 … Qualified for the A Final at the Clemson Invite with a second-place finish (7:16.027) first heat and third-place showing (7:26.044) in its second race … Won the Dale England Cup race as a member of the 2V8 with a time of 6:50.50 to squeak past No. 16 Indiana (6:50.74) and hold off Notre Dame (6:52.50) and San Diego (7:04.57) … In the ACC Championship Grand Final, locked in a fourth-place performance in the 2V8 with a time of 6:34.283 to close behind Syracuse (6:22.664), Virginia (6:23.327) and Notre Dame (6:31.967) … Earned its Grand Final appearance with a 6:39.957 time in the morning session of the conference championship … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2015-16: Took part in two 3V8 races, missing majority of campaign due to injury … at the Virginia Dual the boat finished second in 7:54.7 … at the ACC Championship, guided boat to first place finish in the petite final against North Carolina with a year-best time of 6:58.091 … in the summer of 2016, was a member of the inaugural class of the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement (ACE) Program … traveled to Vietnam to teach academics, sports and life skills to middle school children in a summer-camp setting as part of the program.

2015: Did not experience action.

High School: A four-year participant under head coach Marie Wismer … served as captain as a senior … helped varsity 8 to a second-place showing at the Canadian Secondary School Regatta Championships nationals in both 2013 and 2014 … winner of the John Biscoe Memorial Award for service to the Brentwood Rowing Club … elected to take part in the 2012 BC Summer Games.

Personal: Born February 14, 1996 … daughter of Jennifer Leslie and Blair Christensen … has a younger sister, Amy … mother coaches high school girls’ volleyball and basketball.

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