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Susanne Grainger
Susanne  Grainger


London, Ontario

High School:
London Central Secondary



Grainger, Roper Earn Silver at World Rowing Championships

Duo earns medal with Canadian eight


Former Cavaliers Grainger, Roper Win Gold at World Rowing Cup III

First senior international gold for Grainger, second for Roper


Former Cavaliers Earn Four Medals at World Rowing Cup II

Roper claims two medals; Grainger, O'Leary take home one each


Former Cavalier Grainger Earns Bronze at World Rowing Cup I

Standout was part of Canada's women's pair that earned third place


Virginia Claims Top Collegiate Spot at Head of the Charles

The Cavaliers' Varsity Eight finishes as the top collegiate boat for third consecutive year

• CRCA Second-Team All-American
• CRCA First-Team All-South Region honoree
• Member of Varsity Eight that finished fourth at NCAAs
• Part of ACC Champion V8 that was named ACC Crew of the Year
• Member of All-ACC squad
• Member of V8 that finished third at San Diego Crew Classic
• Part of V8 that placed third at Head of the Charles and was top collegiate boat
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team

• Member of the NCAA and ACC Champion Varsity Eight
• Part of the Varsity Eight that won the Eastern Sprints
• Member of the V8 that finished second at the San Diego Crew Classic
• Part of the V8 that won the Championship Eights at the Head of the Charles
• Won gold medal with Canadian Women's Four at 2012 World Under-23 Championships

• A member of the roster that traveled to the 2011 NCAA Championships and served as an alternate
• Rowed with the Open Four that won the grand final and its heat at the Oak Ridge Invitational
• Member of the Varsity Four that defeated Princeton on its home course and was subsequently named the ACC Crew of the Week on May 4
• Won the ACC Championship race with the Varsity Four, defeating Clemson, 7:17.5 to 7:28.0
• Won gold medal with Canadian Women's Eight at 2011 World Under-23 Championships

• A member of the Novice Eight that finished second in the grand final at South/Central Regionals
• Part of the Novice Eight that won the 2010 ACC Championship
• Rowed with the Novice Eight against regular-season opponents Pennsylvania, Yale, Princeton, Michigan and Ohio State `B'

High School

• Rowed at London Central Secondary from 2005-09 for coaches Bob Ward and Lawlor Brown
• Named MVP of the women's rowing team for three years
• Placed first at the Ontario Provincial Erg Competition
• A member of the Honor Roll and Award of Excellence in 2006, 2007 and 2008
• Also played basketball at London Secondary, in addition to numerous community service efforts


• Parents are Cate and Tim Grainger
• Has a brother, Tom, and a sister, Charlotte
• Plays the clarinet and piano, in addition to singing and writing her own music


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