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Marissa Donadio
Player Profile:
Marissa Donadio 2393974
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Upper Arlington, Ohio
High School: Upper Arlington

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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