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Celia

Macrae

CeliaMacrae
Player
Height 5'7"
Year Junior
Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
High School Cincinnati Country Day

Bio

2016-17: Member of the 2V8 the entire season … Helped Duke win the Carolina Cup with 99 overall points by winning its race in 6:47.3, nearly 10 seconds ahead of second-place Clemson … Blazed through the morning race at the Longhorn Invite, taking the heat in 6:16.643 to earn a place in the A Final … Finished third in the A Final, clocking a time of 6:31.665 … In Columbus, Ohio, placed fourth against No. 3 Michigan (6:28.9), No. 4 Ohio State (6:32.0) and Notre Dame (6:43.6), crossing the finish line in 6:43.9 … Placed fifth in the Clemson Invitational A Final with a time of 6:44.582 … The Blue Devils trailed four top-15 teams with No. 5 Texas (6:36.489), No. 11 Wisconsin (6:38.934), No. 4 Ohio State (6:42.267) and No. 10 Virginia (6:43.664) … Duke eased past No. 15 Syracuse (6:47.842) and No. 20 Indiana (6:49.889) … Earned a trip to the A Final with a second-place performance in its first heat (6:28.847) and third (7:38.351) in the second heat … Won the Dale England Cup race 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 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.

2015-16: Spent rookie year as a member of a variety of boats, ending the campaign with the V8 after spending most of the spring with the V4 … 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 … moved to the V4 for the Pac-12 Challenge and tallied the Blue Devils’ lone win, downing UCLA with a time of 7:21.5 … also placed second to Stanford in 8:07.6 at the Challenge … V4 came in second at the Virginia Dual (7:32.1) … moved back to the 2V8 for the Dale England Cup and helped the Blue Devils tie for first with No. 14 Indiana and No. 17 Notre Dame as the 2V8 won both of its races, finishing in 6:47.3 and 6:45.5 … 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 and 5V4 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 2V8, came in 12th at the Romp (14:07.6).

High School: A four-year letterwinner for coaches Pedro Palacios and Anne Badanes ... as a senior, placed second at the Scholastic Nationals in the women's varsity single ... also earned four letters in swimming and was first team all-league in swimming all four years ... competed in the Ohio High School Athletic Association swimming championships all four years ... served as vice president of class during senior year ... a teaching fellow at Breakthrough Cincinnati prior to senior year of high school ... a National Merit Commended Student.

Personal: Born September 27, 1996 … daughter of Lynn and Robert Macrae … has two older brothers, Don and Tim … has one younger sister, Jenna ... mother was a swimmer at the University of Virginia (1982-86) ... father played soccer and lacrosse at Wesleyan (1982-86). 

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