DURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Megan Cooke Carcagno and the Duke rowing program are excited to announce Olivia Von Stauffenberg is set to join the Blue Devils for the 2018-19 campaign.
Von Stauffenberg comes to Durham from London, England, where she attended Latymer Upper School and is a member of the Latymer Upper Boat Club.
Recently in 2018, Von Stauffenberg notched gold and is the current record holder at the Latymer Upper School Head of the River Race and placed second at the National Schools Regatta in the girl’s championship quad. In 2017, Von Stauffenberg captured third place at the same event and was pre-qualified and seeded for the Diamond Jubilee at the 2017 Henley Royal Regatta.
Von Stauffenberg joins 15 incoming Blue Devils from successful international rowing clubs.
What has been your favorite rowing memory?
OVS: “Racing at the Henley Royal Regatta.”
How did you get started in rowing?
OVS: “Being located on the river Thames, rowing has always been a central part of my school. At 13, I tried it for the first time and have enjoyed it ever since.”
Why did you choose Duke?
OVS: “I chose Duke because of the combination of amazing academics and excellent athletics. The campus is beautiful and I can’t wait to start in August!”
Who has made the biggest impact on your life?
OVS: “Definitely my teammates who have turned into some of my closest friends.”
Goals upon graduation: hopefully to attend business school
Favorite athlete: Sara Parfett, my coach who is now a Great Britain rower. She is a real inspiration to our entire squad.
Best advice you’ve ever received? If you fail, try again.
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