DURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Megan Cooke Carcagno and the Duke rowing program are excited to announce the signing of Kiernan Spencer to a National Letter of Intent. Spencer is a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., where she was a multi-sport athlete.
Spencer has rowed during the spring season since her freshman year and played basketball in the winter. This past fall and winter, Spencer decided to focus solely on rowing.
"Kiernan comes from a prestigious school with a rowing program that has graduated accomplished college rowers," assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Chuck Rodosky said. "She is a multi-faceted young woman who recently spent time in Ecuador on a student exchange program. She will bring a lot of maturity and a wide range of experiences to our team. We look forward to her adding some great depth in our 2016 recruiting class."
Spencer recently answered a trio of questions about her choosing Duke for her collegiate years.
"I chose Duke because of the amazing academic opportunities the school offers, the very engaged and spirited student body, and the chance to row for a great team with high aspirations."
What do you look forward to with rowing in college?
"I'm really looking forward to finding my personal best while rowing in college. One of my favorite things about rowing is the team community aspect, so I'm also excited about experiencing a whole new team culture!"
What was the most surprising thing you learned about Duke University in your recruiting?
"I'd say the most surprising thing I learned was that the rowing program is as young as it is. (And also that an actress from one of my favorite shows, Parks and Recreation, is an alum!)"
GoDuke.com is set to release each of the Blue Devils’ 2016 recruiting class signees over the coming weeks. Check back for more information on all the future Duke student-athletes.