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Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Manlius, N.Y.
High School: Fayetteville-Manlius


2016-17: Competed in the 2V4 for all six regattas … Claimed the Carolina Cup season-opening race with a time of 7:37.4, almost six seconds faster than second-place Clemson as the Blue Devils brought home the Carolina Cup with 99 overall points and a sweep of all five races … Won the A Final at the Longhorn Invite with a time of 7:19.749, defeating Texas (7:21.428), Notre Dame (7:23.312) and Iowa (7:34.261) … Earned a trip to the A Final with a second-place morning race (7:15.973) … Tabbed ACC Crew of the Week following Longhorn Invite performance … Rowed to a third-place performance against No. 4 Ohio State (7:22.9), No. 3 Michigan (7:28.5) and Notre Dame (7:43.7) with a time of 7:38.1 … Turned in a third-place performance in the Clemson Invitational A Final, clocking a time of 7:45.085 to trail No. 4 Ohio State (7:31.100) and No. 5 Texas (7:38.664) and edge out ACC rival, and 10th ranked, Virginia (7:45.448) … Churned to the A Finals of the Clemson Invite with a pair of second-place qualifying races, clocking out in 7:20.947 and 7:23.848 … Turned in a title performance at the Dale England Cup, finishing more than five seconds ahead of the field with a time of 8:01.3 to top Notre Dame (8:06.73), San Diego (8:11.36) and Indiana (8:19.13) … Checked in fourth in the ACC Championship Grand Final with a time of 7:21.276, behind Virginia (7:07.564), Syracuse (7:11.707) and Louisville (7:16.440) … Earned its trip to the Grand Final at the conference championship by winning heat one during the morning session with a time of 7:31.983 … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: A three-year letterwinner as a coxswain for head coaches David Cusano and Jake Herrick ... during senior year, helped Lightweight 8+ to a sectional championship and silver medal at the New York State Scholastic Rowing Association (NYS) Championships ... Lightweight 8+ took part in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) Nationals and placed ninth overall ... a member of the Senior 4+ as a junior, guiding the crew to a sectional championship and NYS Championships silver medal ... boat placed fifth at the SRAA Nationals ... as a sophomore, helped the Junior 4+ to a bronze medal at the NYS Championships … competed with the Syracuse Chargers Rowing club, coxing the youth fours at the 50th Head of the Charles, helping the boat to a 43rd-place finish ... a member of the Science Honor Society during junior and senior years as well as a four-year member of the Junior Classical League/Latin Honor Society ... a Crouse Hospital Junior volunteer for three years. 

Personal: Born Jiahui Liao on November 28, 1997, in Singapore, Singapore ... daughter of Linying Du and Xuqiang Liao ... has two sisters, Xinhui and Yihui. 

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