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Ellen Pate
Ellen  Pate


Lafayette, Calif.

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UVA Wins 11 Races at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite

Cavaliers open 2016 season by winning 11 of 12 races on first day in Tennessee


Virginia Has 314 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized


Six Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Rowing Team

Ratcliff named for a second time


Virginia Varsity Four Wins NCAA Title, Cavaliers Place Fifth Overall

Cavaliers claim ninth NCAA boat championship in program history


Virginia Advances Two Boats to Grand Finals at NCAA Championships

Varsity Eight and Varsity Four will compete for national titles Sunday

• Part of the Varsity Eight that placed 10th at the NCAA Championships
• Member of the Varsity Eight that won an ACC championship
• Named to the All-ACC first team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll


• Stroke seat of the ACC Champion Second Varsity Eight 
• Stroke seat of the Second Varsity Eight that finished fourth at the NCAA Championships 
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Bow seat of the NCAA Champion Varsity Four
• Bow seat of the ACC Champion V4
• In bow seat of the V4 most of the season
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Member of the All-ACC Academic Team

• Stroke seat of the Second Varsity Eight that placed third at NCAAs
• Stroke seat of ACC Champion 2V8
• Stroked the Varsity Four to wins over Ohio State and Michigan at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
• Bow seat of Varsity Four that placed 11th at the Head of the Charles
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• 2012 National Champion with Oakland Strokes Women's Eight
• Champion in the U19 W8+ at the 2012 Royal Canadian Henley
• Southwest Junior Championin women's eight
• Earned silver in JW8+ at 2012 Head of the Charles and 2013 San Diego Crew Classic
• Second place in U19 W4+ at 2012 Royal Canadian Henley
• Earned an AP Scholar Award

• Daughter of Lindsey and Hew Pate
• Has a twin sister, Lizzie
• Sister, Lizzie, is on the Harvard-Radcliffe varsity lightweight team
• Rowed for Oakland Strokes under Derek Byrnes


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