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Caroline Willis
Player Profile:
Caroline Willis 1768591
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Berkeley Prep School

2015: A part of the 3V8 for all three of its competitions during the year … helped unit place third in both races during opening weekend, behind Clemson’s 3V8 and the Boston lightweight 2V8 with times of 7:27.77 and 7:33.15 … part of the 3V8 for three races at the Clemson Invitational against seven ranked squads as the boat placed fifth (7:31.3), fifth (7:10.5) and fourth (7:14.1) … at the ACC Championship was a member of the 3V8 and helped the boat place fourth in its preliminary heat (7:22.0) and second in the Petite Final (7:10.8).

2013-14: Part of the 2V8 (6:58.23 and 7:02.95) at the season-opening Cardinal Invitational … 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 … 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.

Fall 2013: Rowed with the 3V8 at the Princeton Chase, helping the boat place 31st out of 52 entries.

High School:  Rowed with Berkeley Preparatory School rowing team… captained the team as a junior and senior... won silver at the Independence Regatta and bronze at Sculling States in the single her senior year… Came in sixth place at the Sweap States in the women’s pair as a senior… Her junior year, set a course record and won gold at Southern Sprints… earned first at the Miami International and third at Sculling States in the women’s single as a junior… also came in sixth in the single 500m dash at the Canadian Henley… sophomore captain of her volleyball team… earned title of MVP in volleyball her sophomore year.

Personal:  Born Caroline Alexandra Willis on March 19, 1995 in Tampa, Fla.… daughter of Mike and Laura Willis… has two sisters, Ginny and Meggie.

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