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Rani

Duff

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Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.
High School: New Trier

Bio

2017-18: Coxswain for the 2V4 for the entire season … Claimed the Carolina Cup season-opening race with a time of 7:37.1, 22-seconds faster than second-place North Carolina as the Blue Devils brought home the Carolina Cup title with 99 overall points and a sweep of all five races … At the first day of the Clemson Invitational, brought in a second-place finish with a time of 7:16.26, trailing only No. 4 Ohio State (7:11.52) … During the final day of competition, raced to two third-place finishes, including third in the A Final in a time of 7:19.46 … Helped guide the team to a seventh-place finish at the highly competitive Clemson Invitational as the unranked Blue Devils bested then No. 18 Syracuse and No. 20 Oklahoma in the team standings … Bested No. 15 Michigan State on the water in Columbus in 7:43.6 before barely falling to No. 4 Ohio State in the afternoon session (7:41.38) … For the first time in program history, all five boats qualified for the Grand Final at the ACC Championship where Duke finished third as a team with 72 points … Claimed first in the second heat in 7:24.5, helping the squad earn a podium spot in the Grand Final, clocking in at 7:20.8 … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17: Competed with the 3V8 during the spring campaign … Started the year with a win at the Carolina Cup, defeating North Carolina and Clemson with a time of 7:05.5 as the Blue Devils swept all five races and captured the Carolina Cup … In Columbus, Ohio, placed fourth against No. 3 Michigan (6:52.7), No. 4 Ohio State (6:59.2) and Notre Dame (7:00.2), crossing the finish line in 7:14.2 … Came in fifth in the Clemson Invitational B Final, crossing the line in 7:41.270 … During the Clemson Invitational preliminary heats, finished in 7:19.564 to take sixth in the first race and came in seventh with a 7:01.319 mark in the second … Claimed a victory in the ACC Championship Petite Final, finishing in 6:58.599 to defeat Boston College (7:04.398) and Miami (7:19.226) … Turned in a fourth-place finish (7:16.100) in heat one of the preliminary race at the league’s main event … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

\Prior to Duke: A USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll member … a four-year letterwinner for head coaches Rose Marchuk and Sandy Culver at New Trier High School … competed all four years at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) nationals, bringing home a silver medal in the bow seat of the Freshman 8+ … as a sophomore and junior, took part in the Lightweight 8+ and earned sixth place at the SRAA Nationals and earned the silver as a senior … also picked up four letters as a varsity ice hockey center at New Trier … the New Trier Hockey Scholar-Athlete with the highest weighted and unweighted GPAs as a senior, when she led the squad to a Founder's Cup League bronze medal after earning silver as a freshman ... a National Merit Finalist as a senior and received the social studies department book award during junior year ... a National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society selection all four years ... during senior year, placed on the USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll. 

Personal: Born October 31, 1997 … daughter of Sara Gopal and Bill Duff … has a younger sister, Sanjay ... father graduated from Duke in 1985.

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