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Marissa

Donadio

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Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Upper Arlington, Ohio
High School: Upper Arlington

Bio

2016-17: Member of the 2V4 squad for the majority of the season before transiting to the V4 for the remainder of the campaign … Claimed the Carolina Cup season-opening race with a time of 7:37.4, almost six seconds faster than second-place Clemson as the Blue Devils brought home the Carolina Cup with 99 overall points and a sweep of all five races … Won the A Final at the Longhorn Invite with a time of 7:19.749, defeating Texas (7:21.428), Notre Dame (7:23.312) and Iowa (7:34.261) … Earned a trip to the A Final of the Longhorn Invite with a second-place morning race (7:15.973) … Tabbed ACC Crew of the Week following Longhorn Invite performance … Rowed to a third-place performance against No. 4 Ohio State (7:22.9), No. 3 Michigan (7:28.5) and Notre Dame (7:43.7) with a time of 7:38.1 … Turned in a third-place performance in the Clemson Invitational A Final, clocking a time of 7:45.085 to trail No. 4 Ohio State (7:31.100) and No. 5 Texas (7:38.664) and edge out ACC rival, and 10th ranked, Virginia (7:45.448) … Churned to the A Finals with a pair of second-place qualifying races, clocking out in 7:20.947 and 7:23.848 …Transitioned to the V4 squad for the final two regattas of the season… Took home the title at the Dale England Cup with a time of 7:45.7 to defeat Notre Dame (7:51.36), Indiana (7:55.52) and San Diego (8:05.7) … Raced to a third-place ACC Championship Grand Final finish, being edged by half a second by Louisville … Virginia won the race in 7:04.398 while the Cardinals crossed in 7:08.027 to Duke's 7:08.585 … Placed second in heat two during the morning session of the conference championship, clocking out in 7:34.147 to Louisville's 7:28.241 with the top three advancing to the Grand Final … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2015-16: Alternated between the 3V8 and fours, eventually settling into a role with the V4 at the end of rookie campaign … opened the spring as a member of the 2V4 for the Carolina Cup, clocking a time of 7:34.7 to place second … rowed again with the 2V4 during the Virginia Dual as the boat placed fourth (7:58.0) … added 3V8 duties at the Virginia Dual, placing second with the crew in 7:54.7 … helped the Blue Devils tie for first at the Dale England Cup in her first appearance in the V4 as the boat captured both of its races, in 7:51.4 and 7:37.4 … capped the regular season with the V4 at the Princeton Dual as the unit took third in 8:00.7 … a member of the V4 for the ACC Championship as the boat placed second in helping Duke to a second-place overall finish, its best at the event since 2006 … V4 entered the event as the No. 3 seed and outrowed the competition to come in second … helped the V4 to the NCAA C Final title during program’s first NCAA Championships appearance with a time of 7:22.311 … boat also placed first in the C/D Semifinals (7:24.262) … took part in initial collegiate race with the 3V8 at the Princeton Chase, helping the boat claim 50th in 16:37.910 … participated in the Rivanna Romp as the 3V8 took 17th overall with a time of 14:36.9 … also rowed with the 5V4 at the Rivanna Romp, helping the crew place 20th in 16:16.2.

High School:
A three-year letterwinner for head coach Michael Rice’s Upper Arlington High School squad … as a senior, helped the V8+  to a 16th place finish at the Head of the Charles … finished second at the Midwest Erg Sprints (varsity), 12th at scholastic nationals (varsity 8+) and 11th at youth nationals (varsity 4+) … as a junior, went with V8+ to the Head of the Charles and took 20th … junior year also placed third at the Midwest Erg Sprints (varsity), gold (V4+) and silver (V8+) at the Midwest scholastics and sixth at the scholastic nationals (V8+) … took third in the J8+ at the Midwest scholastics as a sophomore and took third at the Midwest Erg Sprints (novice) as a freshman.

Personal: Born November 14, 1996 … daughter of Elizabeth Kennard and Patrick Donadio … has one older brother, Nicholas … mother graduated from Duke in 1982 … brother is on track to graduate from Duke in 2017.

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