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Laura D'Urso
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Laura D'Urso 824175
Position: Rower
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dunross, Culdaff, Ireland
High School: Carndonagh Community School
Major: Sociology

Fall 2013: Rowed in the Varsity 8+ in both fall regattas...1V8 finished first overall at the Head of the Oklahoma for the second straight season...finished 11th out of 39 teams at the Head of the Charles...tied for the highest finish by a Clemson V8 at that event

2012-13: Rowed with the 1st Varsity 8+ in four regattas and the 2nd Varsity 8+ in three regattas...1V8 finished first or second in all six races with her in the boat...rowed the three-seat in the 2V8's win over 10th-ranked Yale...part of the 2V8 that recorded a time of 6:33.8 at the Clemson Invite, fourth-best 2V8 time in school history...rowed the stroke-seat in the 2V8 that finished second at the ACC Championships

2011-12: CRCA first-team All-South Region selection...named Academic All-ACC...named one of three team captains for the season...spent the entire season with the 1st Varsity 8+ crew that finished first in five races...rowed in three different positions throughout the season...rowed the four seat in the 1st Varsity 8+ that finished second at the ACC Championships...part of the 1st Varsity 8+ that recorded a time of 6:26.08 against Kansas, 10th best time in school history...named ACC Crew-of-the-Week for that performance.

Summer 2011: Won the Women's Senior 1x race at the Irish National Championship with a time of 7:56.5.

2010-11: Second-team CRCA All-American...first-team All-South Region selection...named All-ACC...member of the 1st Varsity 8+ that was named ACC Crew-of-the-Year...rowed with the 1st Varsity 8+ the entire season...stroked the 1st Varsity 8+ that defeated #12 Michigan and #7 Ohio State at the ACC/Big Ten challenge...stroked the 1st Varsity 8+ that finished second at the ACC Championships...stroked the 1st Varsity 8+ that came in second at the Oak Ridge Regional...stroked the 1st Varsity 8+ that finished 15th at the NCAA Championships. 

City of Derry Boating Club highlights: Nine-year member of club (2003-2011)...participated in Irish National Championships in 2008 (1st place, Junior 2x), 2009 (1st place, Junior 2x) and 2010 (1st place, Senior 8+)...three-time participant in Irish Indoor Championships (2006-2008)...five-time participant in British Indoor Championships (2003-2007)

Irish National Rowing Team highlights: 2007 participant in World Coastal Rowing Championships (bronze medal in 4x)...2007 and 2008 participant in Coupe de la Jeunesse (fifth and seventh place finish in the 1x in 2007; winner of two gold medals in Junior 2x in 2008)...2009 Junior World Rowing Championships participant (4th place Junior Women's 2x)

Personal: Two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll...born March 4, 1991...majoring in food science.

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