Duke Rowing BIO
2015: A member of the 2V8 throughout the season … started the campaign against Clemson and Boston University and helped the crew place fourth in both races with times of 6:56.82 and 7:02.70 … helped 2V8 advance to the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic by placing third in the preliminary heat in 8:06.96 … group finished sixth in the grand final … in three races at the Clemson Invitational against seven ranked squads, helped the 2V8 place second to Louisville (6:54.3), fifth (6:49.8) and fourth (6:48.0) … part of one of Duke’s two boats to race in the ACC Championship Grand Final as a member of the 2V8, which got there by taking third in its preliminary heat with a time of 6:33.9 … group placed sixth (6:44.9) in the Grand Final.
2013-14: 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: Member of the 2V8 that placed 24th 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 three-seat in the V8 that defeated Clemson in the season-opening regatta at Clemson...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.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Fla....led Lake Brantley to the Florida State Scholastic Championships...helped her V8 take second in the state competition...captured top-three finishes at the Southern Erg Sprints in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and a fourth-place finish in 2010...as a junior, helped her boat place second in the women’s junior 8 at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta...placed second in the women’s junior 8 at Scholastic Nationals...attented the US Junior Women’s National Team Sweep Selection Camp...selected to compete with the US Junior Women’s Rowing Team in the CanAmMex Regatta...named team MVP as a junior...received the Hammer Award three consecutive years and the Freshman Hammer Award as a freshman...member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club...named to the President’s List all four years of high school...served as a junior and senior class representative...graduated among the top 25 in her class of 625.
Personal: Born Hannah Elise Hewitt on Dec. 3, 1993 in Orlando, Fla....daughter of Dean and Mary Ann Hewitt.