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Duke Rowing BIO
 Tara Dalton

2015: A valued member of the V8 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: Part of the 2V8 at the season-opening Cardinal Invitational … 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 … rowed with the V8 at the UVA Invite, helping the boat to a time of 6:52.9 … at the ACC Championship Grand Finale, member of the V8 that placed fifth with a season-best time of 6:37.5.


Fall 2013: Rowed with the V8 that placed 13th out of 52 entries at the Princeton Chase.

2012-13: Powered the boat to a second-place finish at the ACC Championships, topping Clemson and finishing behind only ACC Champion Virginia...helped the V8 to finishes of second and fourth place at the Clemson Invitational, including a second-place time of 6:25.1 that was the fourth fastest in school history...rowed with the V8 that advanced to the Grand Final of the Jessop-Whittier Cup...earned ACC Crew of the Week honors with the V8 following the Jessop-Whittier Cup...sat four-seat in the V8 that defeated Clemson in the season-opening regatta at the Cardinal Invitational, rowed with the V8 that took second place in two races behind Notre Dame and Virginia...rowed with the V8 that defeated Michigan State at the UVa Invitational.

2011-12: Rowed with Duke’s V8 in the ACC Championship, helping the boat to a third-place finish behind Virginia and Clemson...member of the V8 crew that won ACC Crew of the Week honors after winning the Knecht Cup...rowed with the V8 that took in the Grand Final at the Dad Vail Regatta... helped Duke capture the Dale England cup by rowing the V8 to a top finish...won the V8 Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic.

Prep: Three-year letterwinner at Woodlands High School in Woodlands, Texas. ... was Erg Rodeo Champion her senior year...placed second in the Texas State Championships in women's double her senior year...named Rowing Woodlands Rower of the Year in 2009 and a junior, placed 17th at the U.S. Rowing Youth Nation... was Southwest Ergometer Amateur Tournament women's champion...placed first in the Texas State Championship in women's double as a junior...won Central District Regional Champion in the women's 2X novice her sophomore year....named AP Scholar with Distinction...member of the National Honor Society...graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Personal: Born March, 13,1993 in Long Beach, Calif. ... the daughter of Thomas and Kathleen Dalton ... has two brothers, Daniel and Cutter, and one sister, Juliet ... graduated from Duke in May 2015 with a degree in neuroscience.

Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodlands, Texas
High School: Woodlands