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Simone Pitre
Player Profile:
Simone Pitre 941076
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stoney Creek, Ontario
High School: Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary

2015-16: Elected team captain as a senior, leading the V8 for all but three races and earning Second Team All-ACC accolades … 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 … guided 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 tie for first overall at the Dale England Cup with No. 14 Indiana and No. 17 Notre Dame … at the Cup, V8 placed third in two races, clocking times of 6:53.1 and 6:44.9 … capped the regular season by shifting to the 2V8 and oversaw a second-place performance at No. 9 Princeton (6:58.3) … remained with the 2V8 in the ACC Championship, helping the boat from a No. 3 seed to a second-place finish with a photo finish against Notre Dame to help Duke place 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) … in the fall, with the V8 and V4 at the Princeton Chase and Rivanna Romp … placed 17th at the Chase with the V8 in 15:31.203 and third at the Romp in 13:21.9 … with the V4, came in fifth at the Chase (17:29.372) and fifth at the Romp (15:03.6) ... member of the All-ACC Academic Team.

2015: An All-ACC Academic Team selection who was the leader of the V8 boat for the entire season … 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: 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 … a member of the 2V8 that downed No. 20 Oregon State’s crew at the Oregon State Classic with a time of 6:41.8 … competed with the 2V8 at the UVA Invite, where the boat finished in 7:11.4 in the morning session and 7:07.8 in the second session … at the ACC Championship Grand Final, was the coxswain of the Blue Devils’ 2V8 crew that placed sixth.

Fall 2013: Coxed the 2V8 that placed 24th out of 52 entries at the Princeton Chase.

2012-13: Coxswain of the 2V8...coxed the boat to a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships...a member of the 2V8 that advanced to the Petite Final of the Jessop-Whittier Cup...coxed the 2V8 to a pair of second-place finishes at the Cardinal Invitational...coxswain of the 2V8 that logged the third-fastest time in school history, doing so at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 6:43.3.

High School: Rowed with the St. Catharine’s Rowing Club...named St. Catharine’s coxswain of the year as a senior...a four-time gold medalist at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta...served as a men’s coxswain for Team Canada at CanAmMex Regatta.

Personal: Born Simone Anne Pitre on March 3, 1994 in Toronto, Ont....daughter of Ron and Eugenia Pitre...has two sisters, Soley and Celine.

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