Duke Rowing BIO
2013-14: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team and was a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete honoree … rowed with the V4 at the season-opening Cardinal Invitational, clocking a time of 7:57.50 … also part of the 2V8 for two races at the Cardinal Invitational … member of the 2V4 that placed third against Iowa, Kansas and two Clemson squads with a time of 7:56.57 … part of the 2V8 that downed No. 20 Oregon State’s crew at the Oregon State Classic with a time of 6:41.8 … rowed with the V4 at the UVA Invite as the boat finished in 7:37.5 during the early session and 7:41.6 in the second session … 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 3V8 at the Princeton Chase, helping the boat place 31st out of 52 entries.
2012-13: A CRCA Scholar-Athlete...an ACC Academic Honor Roll selection...a member of the V4 that finished second at the ACC Championships behind only Virginia...member 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...rowed in the 2V8 that advanced to the Petite Final of the Jessop-Whittier Cup...helped the 2V8 capture two second-place finishes at the Cardinal Invitational...competed with the varsity four that topped Michigan State at the UVa Invitational.
2011-12: Rowed with the N8 that placed third at the ACC Championship...competed with the N8 that placed second at the Dale England Cup.
Prep: Member of the National Honor Society...chairperson of the Habitat for Humanity.
Personal: Born May 4, 1993 in Nairobi, Kenya...the daughter of Steven and Sarah Staal...has one brother, Dirk, and one sister, Isabelle.