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Tessa White-Parsons






Auckland, New Zealand

High School

Westlake Girls High School

Tessa White-Parsons - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

2018-19: Member of the 1V8+ at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (March 16th-17th)… Finished third in Saturday morning session with a time of 6:03:483…Placed third in Saturday afternoon race with a time of 5.49.503…Finished third in Sunday race with a time of 6.01.827.

2017-18: On November 12th, the Hurricanes 1V Varsity 4 rowing team placed 10th with a time of 15:30.5 in their competition at Rivanna Romp. Throughout March 17 and March 18th, the Hurricanes competed in three sessions of rowing in Oak Ridge, Tennessee as Louisville hosted the competition. On Saturday morning the Miami Varsity 8 finished fourth with a time of 6:15.481. On Saturday afternoon, the Miami Varsity 8 finished third with a time of 6:21.399. In the Sunday morning sessions, the Miami Varsity 8 finished fourth with a time of 6:15.481. On March 31st, in Sarasota, Florida, the Canes faced off against UCF and Wisconsin following a scrimmage the day before. The first Varsity 8 finished third behind Wisconsin and UCF with a time of 7:09.34. On April 7th, the Hurricanes competed in the Sunshine State Invitational. The first Varsity 8 opened the racing at 8 a.m. with a third-place finish, posting a time of 6:32.94. On April 14th and 15th, the Canes competed in the Knecht Cup in Mercer, N.J. The Canes’ first Varsity Eight won the petite final with a time of 6:45.56, beating Kansas, UConn, UMass, Villanova and New Hampshire. Miami finished third in Heat 2 of preliminaries with a time of 6:45.07. Miami finished one second behind Boston College in its heat, missing out on an automatic qualifying spot to the Grand Final and moving on as the fastest boat headed to the petite final. On April 28th, the Canes traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the Longhorn Invitational. Miami had five boats competing in several heats prior to their final race of the competition. The Second Varsity Eight crossed the finish line fourth in the B final of its event with a time of 7:23.544. The Hurricanes finished eighth as a team at the Longhorn Invite with 93 points. Miami’s 1V8 scored 48 points, while the 2V8 added 30 and the 1V4 chipped in with 15 points. On May 13th, the Canes traveled to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the ACC Championships. The Second Varsity Eight was fifth in the first heat of its event, posting a time of 6:52.496 that sent the Canes to the petite final in that event. Miami’s 2V8+ then turned in a time of 6:53.881 to finish third in the petite final.

High School: Won the silver medal in the U19 four event at the 2016 New Zealand Championships … Took gold in the U18 lightweight four at the North Island Secondary School Championships … Was a silver medalist in the U18 lightweight four event at the New Zealand Secondary School Championships.

Personal: Daughter of Roger and Deborah White-Parsons … Father rowed for the New Zealand elite team that claimed the world champion title in 1982 and 1983 in the men’s 8+, as well as coming in 4th at the 1984 Olympics … Younger sister of former Miami All-ACC rower Caitlin White-Parsons.