Duke Rowing BIO
2013-14: Helped V8 to a first-place finish at the season-opening Cardinal Invitational with a time of 6:39.40 … took the V8 crew to second place against Clemson, Iowa, Buffalo, Kansas and Purdue, finishing behind only Clemson with a time of 6:49.03 … a member of the V8 that came in second place at the Oregon State Classic (6:37.53) and UVA Invite (6:52.9 and 6:46.4) … at the ACC Championship Grand Finale, member of the V4 that took third with a season-best time of 7:35.7.
Fall 2013: Rowed with the V8 that placed 13th out of 52 entries at the Princeton Chase.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Pymble Ladies’ College...received the Captains Cup for Outstanding Dedication as a senior...helped her squad win silver in the eight at the 2012 Australia National Championships...also claimed bronze in the U21 pair at the event...won gold in the varsity eight at the 2012 NSW Girls Head of the River, and took second at the NSW State Regatta...won gold in the 2V8+ at the NSW State Regatta and NSW Girls Head of the River as a junior...finished third in the U19 eight at the Australia National Championships...as a sophomore, won the quad at the NSW Schoolgirl Head of the River...lettered three years in field hockey and soccer.
Personal: Born Phoebe Rose Donovan on July 7, 1994 in Sydney, Australia...daughter of Garry and Sarah Donovan.