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Tara

Fagan

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Height: 5'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
High School: Severn School

Bio

2017-18: Coxswain for the 2V8 for the spring slate … Helped Duke win the Carolina Cup with 99 overall points by winning its race in 6:45.6, nearly 10 seconds ahead of second-place Clemson … Helped Duke win its second-consecutive Carolina Cup with 99 overall points and a sweep of all five races … Captured fourth in the morning session at the Clemson Invitational in 6:40.07 … Placed fifth during the morning session of the Clemson Invitational (6:55.27) to give the squad sixth in the B Final (6:14.39) … 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 … Notched a first-place performance against No. 15 Michigan State (6:50.5) and a second-place finish against No. 4 Ohio State (6:39.8) in dual action in Columbus … 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 … In the first heat of the 2V8 prelims, Duke took third in 6:44.1 … Concluded the season in fourth in the Grand Final with a time of 6:37.9 … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17: Member of the V4 for the entire spring season … Started the year with nearly an 11-second victory at the Carolina Cup with a time of 7:27.1 … Helped Duke win the Carolina Cup with 99 overall points and a sweep of all five races … Came in second in the morning race of the Longhorn Invite with a 7:09.216 time … Performance moved the Blue Devils to the A Final, where the boat took third in 7:23.333 … Rowed to a third-place performance against No. 3 Michigan (7:08.0), No. 4 Ohio State (7:10.7) and Notre Dame (7:34.7) with a time of 7:24.1 … Rowed to a sixth-place showing in the Clemson Invitational A Final with a time of 7:32.920 … Qualified for the A Final with a second-place finish (7:16.027) first heat and third-place showing (7:26.044) in its second race … 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, clocking out in 7:34.147 to Louisville's 7:28.241 with the top three advancing to the Grand Final.

Prior to Duke: Coxed at Annapolis Junior Rowing for five years … served as team captain during final season … earned four varsity letters as a swimmer at Severn ... a peer counselor and member of the Service Society.

Personal: Born December 19, 1997 … daughter of Jenienne Fagan and step father Joe Leonard … grandfather rowed at the United States Naval Academy.

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