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Katie Dukovich
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Katie Dukovich 941071
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Hampton

2015-16: Turned in one of the most decorated seasons in Duke rowing history, receiving Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Pocock First Team All-America, CRCA First Team All-Region and First Team All-ACC accolades … became the third First Team All-America in program history, joining Joanna Hingle and Katie Lakin in 2002 … for the fourth straight year, played a critical role with the V8 … 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 … rowed with 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 with No. 14 Indiana and No. 17 Notre Dame at the Dale England Cup as the V8 placed third in two races, clocking times of 6:53.1 and 6:44.9 … ended the regular season at No. 9 Princeton as the boat took second in 7:03.3 … a member of the V8 for the ACC Championship as the boat placed second in a year-best 6:20.444 mark in helping Duke to a second-place overall finish, its best at the event since 2006 … V8 entered the event as the No. 5 seed and outrowed the competition to come in second, with a photo finish ahead of Syracuse … during the program’s first NCAA Championships appearance, with the V8 that placed 18th overall, finishing the C Final in 6:31.650 … crew also placed second in the C/D Semifinals (6:32.862) … in the fall, rowed with the V8 and 2V4 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 2V4, came in ninth at the Chase (18:01.036) and ninth at the Romp (15:25.4).

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: A first team Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-South Region honoree … helped V8 to a first-place finish at the season-opening Cardinal Invitational with a time of 6:39.40 … took the V8 crew to second place against Clemson, Iowa, Buffalo, Kansas and Purdue, finishing behind only Clemson with a time of 6:49.03 … a member of the V8 that came in second place at the Oregon State Classic (6:37.53) and UVA Invite (6:52.9 and 6:46.4) … 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: Named ACC Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Duke rower to receive that honor...earned CRCA All-South Region first team honors...rowed with the V8 in every race in her first season...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...bow of the V8 that defeated Clemson in the season-opening regatta on Lake 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.

Fall 2012: Won gold with Duke’s Championship 8 entry at the Head of the Hooch...powered the V8 to a 10th-place finish out of 55 entries at the Princeton Chase.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Hampton High School in Allison Park, Pa....competed with the U.S. National Team in Berlin, Germany in 2011...participated in the U.S. Selection Camp in 2011 and the U.S. National Development Camp in 2010...named Hampton’s MVP all four years as well as earning the Coach’s Choice Award...led Hampton to back-to-back Midwest titles as a junior and senior...helped the team capture a third-place finish at nationals as a senior and a 10th-place showing as a junior...broke the team erg record in four straight seasons...earned high honor roll honors.

Personal: Born Kathryn Margaret Dukovich on Feb. 17, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pa....daughter of Peter and Raelynn Dukovich...has three brothers, Michael, Ryan and Tim, and a sister, Carly.

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