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Danielle Connery
Danielle  Connery

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Middlesborough, UK

High School:
Yarm School

Position:
Varsity

05/31/2017

Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2017 Spring Season

In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.

04/20/2017

Boston-Bound Rowers Prepare for Two Races

MSU looks to draw on HOCR experience.

04/06/2017

Spartans Host Wisconsin, Minnesota In Big Ten Double Dual

MSU hosts lone home race in 2017

03/31/2017

Big Ten Double Dual On Tap for Spartans

Spartans Line Up With Other Ranked B1G Crews

03/23/2017

Rowers Open Big Ten Season at Rutgers

Spartans Face Top-10 Crews In Princeton Saturday

2017: Opened the season with in the varsity four at the Oak Ridge Cardinal in the varsity four, posting a pair of third-place finishes in the first two sessions (3/11). Was behind Virginia and Notre Dame in a time of 7:51.070 in the morning, and behind Minnesota and Clemson (7:54.263) in the afternoon ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was fourth behind Virginia, Michigan, and Tennessee in a time of 7:56.439 ... Competed at Rutgers in a pair of untimed 500- meter pieces (3/24)... In the varsity four, rowed at Princeton with Brown in the day after the B1G opener (3/25). Finished third behind No. 10 Princeton and No. 5 Brown in a time of 8:03.6 ... In a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana (4/1), helped the varsity four to a time of 7:36.30 in the afternoon to have open water over both Indiana and Kansas and was just over eight seconds off the pace of Iowa in the morning session (7:34.02) ... Hosting a Big Ten Double Dual on Lake Ovid (4/8), rowed in the varsity four which clocked a morning time of 7:38.8 behind No. 11 Wisconsin ( 7:18.82), but avenged a loss to Minnesota earlier in the season by downing the Gophers by just over a length in the afternoon (7:29.82- 7:36.99) ... In the third four, raced twice on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. (4/22-23) against several Boston-area crews, and started the weekend with a convincing win (7:40.709) over two entries from Radcliffe and one from Northeastern ... Took a win in the Sunday race (7:37.0), outpacing Radcliffe by 19 seconds (7:56.2) and nearly a full minute ahead of Radcliffe's fourth varsity four (8:31.6)... In the third varsity four, crossed the finish line in a time of 7:34.502 at the Big Ten Championships, about a half a length of open water behind fourth-place Wisconsin (7:34.502).

2016: Finished third to Minnesota and Central Florida in the final race at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/12-13) (8:18.369) ... Had a pair of third-place finishes in the varsity four at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual in Columbus (4/2), six seconds behind second-place Clemson in the afternoon and 20 seconds behind top-ten crews from Virginia and Michigan in the morning session (7:45.2) ... Had a rough outing in the second varsity four at the Big Ten Double Dual in Princeton, NJ (4/9), falling to both Rutgers (8:21.9) and Ohio State (9:24.4) by open water ... At the Clemson Invitational (4/16-17), raced in the 2V8 and took fifth place (7:15.9), less than a length out of fourth in the Saturday morning session, and then was sixth behind several ranked crews in a stacked Saturday evening race ... Finished third to No. 3 Ohio State and No 16. Syracuse (4/24) in a three-boat second varsity eight race in Columbus, clocked in a time of 6:45.5 ... Finished third behind No. 10 Michigan and (RV) Louisville in the varsity four (4/30), racing on Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor ... Earned a seventh-place finish at the Big Ten Championships in Indianapolis in the second varsity four, in a time of 7:57.330 ...

Prior to MSU: Attended Yarm School in Yarm, England ... Winner of the IM2 quad at Nottingham Head of the Trent and of the IM2 eights at the Durham Regatta as a senior ... Won the novice women's eights at the Durham Regatta as a sophomore ... Fastest women's boat at the tees long distance skulls head in 2014.

Personal: Born Oct. 1, 1995 in Ipswich, England ... Daughter of Paul and Ruth Connery ... Plans to major in Spanish ... Father, Paul, played basketball at the University of New Mexico.

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