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 Sophia Blair

2015: A Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete who was an anchor in the 2V4 boat during final campaign … member of the 2V4 in both races during the opening weekend, against Clemson and Boston University … boat placed third in its first outing, behind Clemson’s V4 and Duke’s V4 with a time of 7:57.75 … in day’s second race, crew took fourth in 8:24.00 … helped the 2V4 to a third place finish with a time of 8:17.19 in the women’s collegiate 4+ B Final at the San Diego Crew Classic … in three races at the Clemson Invitational against seven ranked squads, part of the V4 that placed sixth (8:09.7), seventh (7:51.8) and sixth (7:58.2) … finished campaign as a member of the V4 in the ACC Championship as it placed fourth in its preliminary heat (7:36.2) and second in the Petite Final (7:53.8).

2013-14: Competed with the V4 at the season-opening Cardinal Invitational … a key part of the 3V8 that finished first out of seven boats at Clemson, topping Iowa, two Kansas squads, Clemson, Buffalo and Purdue … Blue Devils finished in 7:16.7, nearly two seconds ahead of Iowa … joined the 3V8 at the UVA Invite, helping the boat finish in 6:59.5, its first sub seven-minute mark of the campaign … part of the 3V8 for the ACC Championship, helping the boat to a fifth place finish in the final with a time of 7:08.3.

2012-13: A CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... an ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... rowed with the 2V8 that placed fourth at the ACC Championships ... competed with the 2V8 that broke the seven-minute barrier at the UVa Invitational ... rowed with the 2V8 at the Clemson Invitational. 

Fall 2012: Won gold with Duke’s Championship 8 entry at the Head of the Hooch ... powered the V8 to a 10th-place finish out of 55 entries at the Princeton Chase.

2011-12: Competed with the 2V8 at the ACC Championship, helping the boat to a fourth-place finish ... helped Duke’s 2V8 to a second-place finish at the Knecht Cup ... rowed with the 2V8 that placed fourth in the Grand Final at the Dad Vail Regatta.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Radnor High School in Radnor, Pa. ... 2010 and 2011 Open-Weight Most Valuable Rower ... won the Stotesbury Cup Regatta as a senior and freshman...placed second at the Scholastic Nationals Regatta juior and senior year ... as a junior, captured first-place at the Philadelphia City Championships in the V8 ... placed third at the Stotesbury Regatta ... attended the USRowing Women's Development Camp in 2008 and 2009 ... grabbed first-place at the Dr. White Regatta in the freshmen 8 ... came in third at the Scholastic Nationals Regatta in the freshmen 8 ... also played on the basketball team winning the Coach's Award ... came in third at the Main Line Slide 2K Erg Competition ... won her age category at the King of Prussia 10-Miler in 2011 ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born January 29, 1993 in Drexel, Pa. ... the daughter of Mark and Carol Ann Blair ... has one sister, Elsie ... graduated from Duke in May 2015 with a degree in Asian & Middle Eastern studies.

Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newtown Square, Pa.
High School: Radnor
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