2015-16: Made an immediate impact on the program as a member of the top boats throughout the season … opened the spring with the race-winning V8 at the Carolina Cup as the boat finished in 6:29.8 for the eighth-fastest time in program history … rowed with the V8 again at the Pac-12 Challenge, helping the boat to a pair of second-place finishes with times of 6:36.7 and 7:04.5 against UCLA and Stanford … at the Virginia Dual, V8 took second in 7:19.2 … helped the Blue Devils tie for first overall at the Dale England Cup with No. 14 Indiana and No. 17 Notre Dame … at the Cup, V8 placed third in two races, clocking times of 6:53.1 and 6:44.9 … ended the regular season with the V8 at No. 9 Princeton as the boat took second in 7:03.3… a member of the V8 for the ACC Championship as the boat placed second in a year-best 6:20.444 mark in helping Duke to a second-place overall finish, its best at the event since 2006 … V8 entered the event as the No. 5 seed and outrowed the competition to come in second, with a photo finish ahead of Syracuse … during the program’s first NCAA Championships appearance, with the V8 that placed 18th overall, finishing the C Final in 6:31.650 … crew also placed second in the C/D Semifinals (6:32.862) … during the fall, a member of the 2V8, 5V4 and 4V4 for the Princeton Chase and Rivanna Romp … placed 29th at the Chase with the 2V8 in 15:59.382 and 12th at the Romp in 14:07.6 … with the 5V4, came in 19th at the Chase (18:35.203) and helped the 4V4 to 24th at the Romp (16:28.8) ... member of the All-ACC Academic Team.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at North Allegheny Senior High School for head coach Todd Ridenour … earned the program’s Oar Bender Award in 2014 and 2015 … received the school’s triple varsity letterman award for crew, cross country and track in 2015 … totaled two letters in rowing and cross country and one in track and field.
Personal: Born March 6, 1997 … daughter of Nancy and James Whelan … has two older sisters, Kelly and Kimberly … mother played tennis at the University of Bridgeport (1977-80) … father played soccer at the University of Bridgeport (1975-79) … Kimberly played tennis at Davidson (2004-08) … Kelly played tennis at Harvard (2011-13) and was a member of the Crimson rowing squad (2013-15).