Duo earns medal with Canadian eight
First senior international gold for Grainger, second for Roper
Roper claims two medals; Grainger, O'Leary take home one each
Standout was part of Canada's women's pair that earned third place
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'
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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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: O'Leary Takes Unusual Path to Olympics
W. Rowing | 6/27/2016
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W. Rowing | 6/23/2016
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Three Rowers Earn CRCA All-America Honors
W. Rowing | 6/9/2016
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Cavaliers Earn CRCA Honors
W. Rowing | 6/1/2016
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UVA Places Third at NCAA Championships
W. Rowing | 5/29/2016
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UVA Sends Three Boats To Grand Finals at NCAAs
W. Rowing | 5/28/2016
The third-ranked Virginia rowing program advanced all three boats to the grand finals during the ...
UVA Advances Three Boats on First Day of NCAAs
W. Rowing | 05/27/2016
No. 3 Virginia advanced all three boats to the semifinals on the first day of the NCAA Rowing...
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W. Rowing | 05/25/2016
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