DURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Megan Cooke Carcagno and the Duke rowing program are excited to announce the signing of Leeloo Gilet to a National Letter of Intent. Gilet is a senior at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Conn.
At Greenwich, she was coached by Heidi Hunsberger and was a three-year member of the varsity program. Gilet, a coxswain, led her crew to its first top-three finish at the Northeast Regional Championships. That performance gave the program its first bid to the national championship for the V8, which then won the petite final.
"Leeloo was an integral member of the Greenwich Crew in their recent climb into the field as a national championship contending junior program," assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Chase Graham said. "As someone who recently experienced an increase in program success, we knew she would value our similar goals at Duke. We felt so strong about her skill set that Leeloo is the only coxswain in our 2017 recruiting class."
Away from rowing, Gilet was a National Honor Society and Science Honor Society member. She made the high honor roll and received the Spanish language academic honor.
"It's the perfet fit for me," Gilet said on why she chose Duke. "I love everything about the campus and academic opportunities."
GoDuke.com is set to release each of the Blue Devils’ 2017 recruiting class signees over the coming weeks. Check back for more information on all the future Duke student-athletes.