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Duke Rowing Recruit Spotlight: Lauren Sizemore
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/20/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – Head Coach Megan Cooke Carcagno and the Duke rowing program are pleased to announce the signing of Lauren Sizemore to compete for the Blue Devils for the 2019-20 season.

Sizemore comes from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended St. Ursula School. She will join a Duke rowing team that finished second at last year’s ACC Championship and earned its second at-large bid to the NCAA Championships in school history. The Blue Devils placed 16th overall with 47 total points in Indianapolis, Ind., at the NCAA Championships.

What has been your favorite rowing memory?
LS: My favorite rowing memory was winning my 4+ race at the Midwest Regional Championship my junior year. We had never practiced together and we raced and won by open water to qualify for Youth Nationals.

How did you get started in rowing?
LS: My older brother was a rower and he tried to convince me to row my freshman year. I repeatedly insisted I would not enjoy it and then upon doing a trial week of practice fell in love with the sport.

Why did you choose Duke?
LS: I chose Duke, because academically it is an amazing school and it competes highly in athletics. It also has unique programs that allow students to explore and find their passions, which is something that I wanted as I have no idea what I want to do.