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Duke Rowing BIO
Shannon Tierney
Player Profile:
Shannon Tierney 2395242
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hackettstown, N.J.
High School: Blair Academy

2015-16: A key member of the 2V8 throughout the entire season, helping the boat to a No. 3 seed at the ACC Championships … began the spring with a bang with the 2V8 for the Carolina Cup  as the boat earned ACC Crew of the Week accolades after winning its race in 6:37.6, the second-fastest mark in Duke history … with the 2V8 for the Pac-12 Challenge as the boat finished second against UCLA and Stanford with times of 6:42.5 and 7:19.2 … at the Virginia Dual, with the 2V8 as it took second in 7:05.9 … helped the Blue Devils tie for first with No. 14 Indiana and No. 17 Notre Dame at the Dale England Cup as the 2V8 won both of its races, finishing in 6:47.3 and 6:45.5 … capped the regular season with a second-place performance at No. 9 Princeton (6:58.3) … at the ACC Championship, helped the boat from a No. 3 seed to a second-place finish with a photo finish against Notre Dame as Duke placed second overall, its best performance since 2006 … boat clocked a season-best time of 6:32.322 at the league championship … with the 2V8 during the NCAA Championships, helped the boat to the NCAA C Final title with a time of 6:34.803 … boat also placed first in the C/D Semifinals (6:41.080) … during the fall, a member of the 2V8 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 4V4, came in 20th at the Chase (18:39.145) and 24th at the Romp (16:28.8).

High School: A four-year letterwinner for head coach Stephanie Guilmet at Blair Academy … served as team captain as a senior … named the school’s Senior Athletic Award and Blair Academy Kemp Crew Prize recipient … turned in a successful senior year, earning a bronze medal in the varsity 4+ at the 2015 Mercer Sprints and a silver in the U19 8 at the Canadian Henley … a National Schools’ Championship Regatta Grand Finalist in the varsity 4+ during final campaign … as a junior, was an All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Student-Athlete selection and helped the varsity 4+ to the MAPL championship … a gold medalist at the Mid-Atlantic District Championship and a Stotesbury Regatta grand finalist … wrapped up junior year with a top six time in the varsity 4+ at the Youth Nationals … during sophomore year, team won the MAPL title … earned a goal medal at the 2012 Mercer Sprints … a member of the Princeton National Rowing Association/Mercer during the summer of 2014 and 2015.

Personal: Born April 11, 1997 … daughter of Deb and Steven Tierney … has two younger sisters, Caeley and Emily, and an older brother, Kyle … brother is a member of the Yale heavyweight crew team … uncle Rick Dreger (1994) and aunt Kate Arnold-Dreger (1995) are Duke graduates … has studied with the American Ballet Theater, Suzanne Farrell Ballet Company and Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.

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