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 Claire Vannelli

2013-14: Helped V8 to its season-best time in the ACC Championship Grand Finale that helped the Blue Devils to a fifth-place finish in the event and fifth place overall showing in the tournament … key to Duke's upset of No. 20 Oregon State as a member of the V8 … Blue Devils were ranked at No. 20 in the first edition of the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/US Rowing Coaches Poll … helped V8 place second among six boats, behind only Clemson, in a six-squad event … guided V8 to a season-opening win at the Cardinal Invitational, topping Michigan State and Kansas … in the fall, rowed with the V8 that placed 13th out of 52 entries at the Princeton Chase.

2012-13: Powered V8 to a second-place finish at the ACC Championships, topping Clemson and finishing behind only ACC Champion Virginia...helped the V8 to finishes of second and fourth place at the Clemson Invitational, including a second-place time of 6:25.1 that was the fourth fastest in school history...rowed with the V8 that advanced to the Grand Final of the Jessop-Whittier Cup...earned ACC Crew of the Week honors with the V8 following the Jessop-Whittier Cup...sat seven-seat in the V8 that defeated Clemson in the season-opening regatta at Clemson...at the Cardinal Invitational, rowed with the V8 that took second place in two races behind Notre Dame and Virginia...rowed with the V8 that defeated Michigan State at the UVa Invitational.

Fall 2012: Won three gold medals at the Head of the Hooch, leading Duke to top finishes in the Championship 8, Championship 4 and Open 2...powered the V8 to a 10th-place finish out of 55 entries at the Princeton Chase.

2011-12: Rowed with V8 in the ACC Championship, helping the boat to a third-place finish behind Virginia and Clemson...member of the V8 crew that won ACC Crew of the Week honors after winning the Knecht Cup...rowed with the V8 that took in the Grand Final at the Dad Vail Regatta...helped Duke capture the Dale England cup by rowing the V8 to a top finish...won the V8 Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic.

Prep: Started rowing her junior year...as a senior, captured first place in the 1x at the National Rowing Championships...won the Sr. Women 2xfour-year winner of the Subject Awards...won the Academic Silver Medal as a freshman, sophomore and junior...received the 2011 Rowing Colours..

Personal: Born June 29, 1993 in London Ontario...the daughter of Tony Vannelli and Kelly Regan...has one brother, Joseph, and one sister Kathleen.

Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: London, Ontario Canada
High School: Brentwood College School
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