Duke Rowing BIO
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.