ODU Women's Rowing BIO
Lydia Cleveland
Player Profile:
Lydia Cleveland 1372543
Position: Coxswain
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.
High School: Gar-Field Senior

2015-16: Coxswain of the V8 ... Led the V8 to a sixth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship ... Coxswain of the 1V8 boat that earned Big 12 Boat of the Week honors (3/31) following a dominant performance at the UNC Invite ... Coxed the V8 to a sweep of North Carolina and Georgetown at the UNC Invite ... Led the V8 to an impressive fourth-place performance at the historic San Diego Crew Classic ... Helped the V8 win the petite final at the Knecht Cup in New Jersey ... Led a V8 boat that won both of its preliminary heats at the SIRA Regatta before earning a silver medal as runner-ups in the grand final ... Coxswain of the 2V8 at the Head of the Hooch where the boat placed 10th out of 22 in the Championship division and 6th out of 22 in the Open division.

2014-15: Coxswain of the Varsity 8 for the Tail of the Lafayette and went 2-0 against North Carolina … Part of the V8 that placed 28th at the Head of the Charles in a time of 18:01.60 … Led the Varsity 8 to a fourth place finish at the Head of the Schuylkill (16:19.91) in the Women’s Championship Heavy Eight division … Also the coxswain for the V8 that placed fourth at the Head of the Lake in the Championship Women’s 8+ division (19:33.54) and the V8 that placed 21st at the Rivanna Romp at UVA (14:57.70) … Helped the newly christened "John R. Broderick" break a school record that lasted almost five years at the ODU Invite … At the San Diego Crew Classic, the Varsity 8 placed fifth in the Women’s Collegiate Varsity Petit Final in a time of 7:17.88 … Coxswain the Varsity 4 that placed second at the 2015 Big 12 Rowing Championships in the Petit Final (8:09.52).

2013-14: Member of the Varsity 8 squad that was named the Conference USA Boat of the Week on April 6 ... The Varsity 8 went 2-0 on the first day of the Knecht Cup and finished with a bronze medal in the Grand Final ... The crew finished the course in 6:50.75, while beating Boston College, Tulsa, Drexel and other schools to finish third overall ... Cox of the Varsity 8 that came in second place at the UCF Invite ... Cox of the Varsity 8 that finished first in the Cal Cup Petite Race at the San Diego Drew Classic, beating Loyola, St. Joseph's, Purdue, San Diego State and Villanova ... Finished in third place in the Open 8+ race at the Head of the Hooch Regatta ... Helped lead the Varsity 8 to a fifth-place finish out of 20 boats in the Open Heavy Championship Eights at the Head of the Schuylkill as the team took home the Commmodore Cup ... Finished in the top-25 collegiately as the cox of the Varsity 8 at the Head of the Charles ... Came in third place as the Varsity 8 cox at the Oyster Reef Regatta.

PREP: Member of the Gar-Field High School Rowing team with coach Jeannette Newman and Prince William Rowing Club with Pat Williams ... Four-year varsity letter winner for Gar-Field Senior High School ... For over two seasons has coxed with the competitive men of the Prince William Rowing club and also the Men's Varsity 4 at nationals in 2011 ... As a freshman coxed the Varsity Lightweight 8 ... Also rowed as a member of the lightweight women's 4 to help strengthen her coxswain skills.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Biology.

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