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Phoebe Donovan
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Phoebe Donovan 1768509
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: Pymble Ladies' College

2015-16: A primary member of the V8 before shifting to the 2V8 for the tail end of the season … opened the spring with the race-winning V8 at the Carolina Cup as the boat finished in 6:29.8 for the eighth-fastest time in program history … rowed with the V8 again at the Pac-12 Challenge, helping the boat to a pair of second-place finishes with times of 6:36.7 and 7:04.5 against UCLA and Stanford … at the Virginia Dual, V8 took second in 7:19.2 … helped the Blue Devils finish tied for first with No. 14 Indiana and No. 17 Notre Dame at the Dale England Cup as the V8 placed third in two races, clocking times of 6:53.1 and 6:44.9 … ended the regular season with the 2V8 at Princeton as the boat took second in 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 … stayed with the 2V8 during the NCAA Championships and 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) … placed 17th at the Chase with the V8 in 15:31.203 and third at the Romp in 13:21.9 … in the fall, rowed with the V8 and V4 at the Princeton Chase and Rivanna Romp …with the V4, came in fifth at the Chase (17:29.372) and Romp (15:03.6) … a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

2015: A reliable member of the V8 for the entire season who earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete accolades at the end of the year … also a recipient of the league’s Top Six for Service Award … at the spring’s first meet, against Clemson and Boston University, helped the V8 finish second to the Tigers’ crew 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: 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 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.

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