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Grace Comerford
Grace  Comerford

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Wyndmoor, Pa.

High School:
Mount Saint Joseph Academy

Height:
5-11


Background
• Rowed for Mount Saint Joseph under head coach Michael McKenna from 2013-17
• Four-year letter winner in swimming at Mount Saint Joseph 

• Captured 20 medals rowing for Mount Saint Joseph, including two golds in the Philadelphia City Championships (2016, 2017), two silvers in the USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships (2016, 2017), and a silver and two bronze in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta (2015, 2016, 2017)

• Rowed in USRowing Youth National Championships in 2016 and 2017 
• Rowed in Henley Women's Regatta in 2015  
• Competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta three times
• Served as swimming team captain as a senior 
• Medaled twice in conference championships and qualified for State District Championships three consecutive years for swimming

• Medaled six times at Country Club Association of Greater Philadelphia Championships, and was overall league champion in 50 yard breaststroke in 2016
• Finished in top three (19 & Under) three years in a row in the Stone Harbor Triathlon, including first in 2016 
Recipient of the 2017 Stephanie Arizin Christian Scholar Athlete Award, 2017 Pat McManus Memorial Leadership Award, and 2017 Scholastic Rowing Association of American Gold Scholarship
• Named to the National Honor Society and graduated with distinguished honors 

Personal

• Daughter of David and Robin Comerford 
• Born in Philadelphia, Pa 
• Has an older sister, Julia, and two younger brothers, D.J. and Kevin
• Sister, Julia, rows for Fordham University
• Mother swam for Elizabethtown College from 1982-1986
• Served as a volunteer swim coach at North Hills Country Club from 2012-2015
• Served as a lector at Our Mother of Consolation Parish 
• Served as a volunteer at Community Service Corps 

• Enjoys going to the shore and baking 

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