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Grace Comerford

5'10''
Height
Senior
Class
Wyndmoor, Pa.
Hometown
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
High School

2019-20
• Named to the ACC Honor Roll
• Lettered

2018-19
• Bow of the Varsity Four that finished 13th at the NCAA Championships
• Bow of the ACC champion Second Varsity Four
• Member of the CRCA National Scholar-Athlete team
• Member of the ACC Honor Roll
• Lettered

2017-18
• Bow of the ACC champion Third Varsity Eight
• Named to the ACC Honor Roll
• Lettered

Background
• Rowed for Mount Saint Joseph under head coach Michael McKenna from 2013-17
• Four-year letter winner in swimming at Mount Saint Joseph
• Captured 20 medals rowing for Mount Saint Joseph, including two golds in the Philadelphia City Championships (2016, 2017), two silvers in the USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships (2016, 2017), and a silver and two bronze in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta (2015, 2016, 2017)
• Rowed in USRowing Youth National Championships in 2016 and 2017
• Rowed in Henley Women’s Regatta in 2015
• Competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta three times
• Served as swimming team captain as a senior
• Medaled twice in conference championships and qualified for State District Championships three consecutive years for swimming
• Medaled six times at Country Club Association of Greater Philadelphia Championships, and was overall league champion in 50 yard breaststroke in 2016
• Finished in top three in age group five years in a row in the Stone Harbor Triathlon, including first in 2016, 2018, and 2019.
• Recipient of the 2017 Stephanie Arizin Christian Scholar Athlete Award, 2017 Pat McManus Memorial Leadership Award, and 2017 Scholastic Rowing Association of American Gold Scholarship
• Named to the National Honor Society and graduated with distinguished honors

Personal
• Daughter of David and Robin Comerford
• Born in Philadelphia, Pa
• Has an older sister, Julia, and two younger brothers, D.J. and Kevin
• Sister, Julia, rows for Fordham University
• Mother swam for Elizabethtown College from 1982-1986
• Served as a volunteer swim coach at North Hills Country Club from 2012-2015
• Served as a lector at Our Mother of Consolation Parish
• Served as a volunteer at Community Service Corps
• Enjoys going to the shore and baking