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Ema

Kuczura

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Height: 5'10"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Northside College Prep

Bio

2017-18: Member of the 2V8 … 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.

Prior to Duke: Three year letter winner under head coach Mike Wallin and the rowing program at Northside … five-year member of the Chicago Rowing Foundation and secured the 2014 Midwest Novice Girls Championship … also placed fifth at the Youth Nationals in 2016 … participated in classical ballet for eight years and played lacrosse for four years … member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society and a Junior and Senior Leader as part of her school’s athletic leadership program.

Personal: Born August 27, 1999 … daughter of Sang Lee and John Kuczura … has one brother, Jung.

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