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University of Miami Athletics

Isabella Larder

position

Rower

Class

Junior

Hometown

Emsworth, England

High School

Miami Beach

Isabella Larder - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

The asterisk next to 2019-20 season bio indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2019-20 to 2020-21 due to this NCAA ruling.

2019-20*: Competed in the 2v8+ and the 2v4+ at the Head of the Indian Creek (10/12)…Placed second in the varsity eight race (14:37.48)…In the 2v4+, finished in fifth with a time of 16:47.82…Member of the 1v8+ at the Rivanna Romp (11/17), finishing 17th with a time of 14:50.8)…Spring season cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.

2018-19: Secured fifth place for the Second Varsity 8 in a Friday preliminary race at the Sunshine State Invitational with a time of 6:58.37…Placed third in Saturday morning’s Petite Final with a time of 6:59.19…Part of the Second Varsity 8 boat that finished third in a Saturday preliminary race at the Natoma Invitational with time of 7:05.54…Placed third with time of 6:58.9 during Saturday morning’s session…Finished third with a time of 7:03.87 on Saturday afternoon…Placed second in Final 3 as a part of the Varsity 8 at the Lake Wheeler Invitational with a time of 6:35.269…Placed third as a member of the Varsity 8 in a preliminary race at the ACC Championships …Finished second in a Petite Final race with a time of 6:49.965.

High School: Graduated from Miami Beach Senior High…Rowed for Miami Beach Rowing Club…Sat bow in the double…Earned a first place finish at the Southeast Regional Girls Varsity 2x in 2018…Posted a sixth-place showing at the US Rowing Youth National Championship Women’s Youth 2x in 2018…In 2017, placed fourth at the US Rowing Youth National Championship Women’s Youth 2x…Member of the math and science honors society…Graduated in the top 10 percent of her class.

Personal: Parents are Deborah and Antony Larder…One twin sister, Olivia…Majoring in business…Enjoys spending time with her friends…Lived in England and Jamaica before moving to Miami…Chose Miami because of the team, the weather and what the school had to offer.