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Karly Pearson
Player Profile:
Karly Pearson 2953962
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Newport Harbor

2016-17: Member of the 2V8 boat throughout the 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 at the Clemson Invite 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.

Prior to Duke: A member of the Newport Aquatic Center for the last four years … rowed for head coaches Ben Hise and Steve Dani … led the V8 boat to the USRowing Nationals for the last two years … during junior year, helped the V8 to a 14th place finish at the national meet while senior year the boat took 12th place … at the regional event, boat placed third during junior year and second as a senior … achieved every belt in tae kwon do and gained the status of a first degree black belt.

Personal: Born November 18, 1998, to Angela and Darwin Pearson … has an older brother, Kolby, and an older sister, Kelsey.

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