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Elizabeth Horne
Player Profile:
Elizabeth Horne 1768592
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: London, United Kingdom
High School: Lady Eleanor Holles School

2015-16: Played a leading role for the 2V8 all season, helping the boat to a No. 3 seed at the ACC Championship … began the spring with a bang with the 2V8 at the Carolina Cup as the boat earned ACC Crew of the Week accolades after winning its race in 6:37.6, the second-fastest mark in Duke history … with the 2V8 for the Pac-12 Challenge as the boat finished second against UCLA and Stanford with times of 6:42.5 and 7:19.2 … at the Virginia Dual, with the 2V8 as it took second in 7:05.9 … helped the Blue Devils tie for first with No. 14 Indiana and No. 17 Notre Dame at the Dale England Cup as the 2V8 won both of its races, finishing in 6:47.3 and 6:45.5 … capped the regular season with a second-place performance at No. 9 Princeton (6:58.3) … at the ACC Championship, helped the boat from a No. 3 seed to a second-place finish with a photo finish against Notre Dame as Duke placed second overall, its best performance since 2006 … boat clocked a season-best time of 6:32.322 at the league championship … with the 2V8 during the NCAA Championships, helped the boat to the NCAA C Final title with a time of 6:34.803 … boat also placed first in the C/D Semifinals (6:41.080) … during the fall, a member of the V8 and 2V4 for the Princeton Chase and Rivanna Romp … placed 17th at the Chase with the V8 in 15:31.203 and third at the Romp in 13:21.9 … with the 2V4, came in ninth at the Chase (18:01.036) and ninth at the Romp (15:25.4) … in the summer of 2016, was a member of the inaugural class of the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement (ACE) Program … traveled to South Africa to provide support for basic healthcare initiatives, activity-based education and teaching, light construction and sports programs, as part of her ACE experience.

2015: Began the year as part of the V8 at the spring’s first meet, against Clemson and Boston University … helped crew finish second to the Tigers in both races (6:47.53/6:54.44) … helped the V8 capture the Cal Cup Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic with a time of 6:51.46 … the boat finished nearly five seconds ahead of second-place Kansas State in clinching the Blue Devils’ first V8 win at the Crew Classic since 2012 … group had qualified for Cal Cup Grand Final by winning its heat in 6:54.46 … in three races at the Clemson Invitational against seven ranked squads, helped the V8 finish fifth (6:53.1), sixth (6:45.6) and fifth (6:46.5) … helped the V8 qualify for the ACC Championship Grand Final after finishing third in the qualifying heat with a time of 6:29.0 … boat took sixth place (6:45.9) in the Grand Final.

2013-14: A key member of the 2V8 that placed third (6:59.90) against Clemson, Iowa, Kansas, Buffalo and Purdue, finishing only behind the Tigers and Hawkeyes … a member of the 2V8 that downed No. 20 Oregon State’s crew at the Oregon State Classic with a time of 6:41.8 … a member of the V8 that came in second place at the UVA Invite (6:52.9 and 6:46.4) … at the ACC Championship Grand Finale, member of the V8 that placed fifth with a season-best time of 6:37.5.

Fall 2013: Rowed with the V8 that placed 13th out of 52 entries at the Princeton Chase.

High School: Three-year letterwinner at The Lady Eleanor Holles School...captained the team as a senior...earned team MVP honors in 2012 and 2013, received the Nigel Noble Trophy of Excellence three times in 2011, 2012 and 2013...as a senior, claimed three gold medals at the La Coupe de la Jeunesse as a representative of Great Britain’s junior team in the quad and eight...honored with the Prize for Excellence in Sports in 2013...guided her eight to a bronze finish at the National Schools Regatta in the junior division...won silver in the junior women’s pair at nationals...as a junior, powered her eight to the Head of the River championship in the junior women’s division for the second straight year...also claimed silver medals in the women’s eight and women’s quad at National Schools and in the junior women’s pair at La Coupe de la Jeunesse...as a sophomore, helped her eight win the Head of the River Championship in the junior women’s division while also setting an event record for that race...also won silver medals in the junior women’s quad at the Junior World Rowing Championships and in the junior 18 eight and junior 16 four...lettered in swimming.

Personal: Born Elizabeth Francesca Marion Horne on April 14, 1995 in London...daughter of Ed and Dale Horne...father, Ed, played varsity rugby at the University of Oxford.

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