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University of Miami Athletics

Alexa McCanick




North Barrington, Ill.

High School

Elgin Academy HS

Sophomore (2008-09)
Participated with the “B” boat for the Collegiate Four race at the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta as the season-opener for UM … Helped the crew to a sixth place finish while rowing in the two-seat position … Sat four-seat in the 2V8+ boat in a home race against Barry Nova Southeastern … Crew picked up a finishing time of 17:09.6 in the race … Teamed with Monika Sajincic in 2X competition for a winning mark of 15:53.3 … Moved to the bow spot in the Junior Varsity Eight boat at the annual Rivanna Romp hosted by the University of Virginia … Crew crossed the finish line at 15:13.01 while racing against 23 participating boats … Again rowed bow in the Second Varsity Eight race in a home contest against BIG EAST power Connecticut … Helped the crew to w in posting a time of 7:11.93 … Rowed as part of the Women’s Collegiate JV “A” competing for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy in the San Diego Crew Classic … Moved to two-seat in the race while crew finished third in the race (7:16.92), earning wins over Kansas State and Sacramento State … Helped the same crew to a time of 7:15.37 in the finals the following day … Served two-seat for the 2V8+ crew that placed third at the ACC Championships in Tennessee … Settled in at two-seat for Miami’s JV8+ crew that secured a third place time of 6:50.0 as part of the Women’s Erickson Cascade Cup during the Opening Day Regatta hosted by the University of Washington … Moved to bow for the Second Varsity Eight crew at the Aramark Sprints South/Central Regional Championships … Helped the `Canes to a fourth place finish (6:56.55) in the prelims of their heat … Helped the UM boat to a fourth place finish in the “C” finals the following day, finishing with a time of 6:45.9.

Freshman (2007-08)
Saw action in three races last season for the Hurricanes, including her debut at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships … Rowed stroke for UM in the Novice Eight at the ACC Championships with the team picking up a time of 7:36.1 … Rowed seven seat against Jacksonville where the Miami N8 boat collected a boat-best time of 6:21.7 in the win over the Dolphins … Helped the Open Four team to a third place showing and a time of 8:19.20 at the season-ending Aramark Central/Sprints South race in Oak Ridge, Tennessee … Rowed stroke for the `Canes in that meet.

Intended major is International Finance and Marketing.