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Sheila Joyce

Graduate Student
Jamestown, R.I.
Portsmouth Abbey School
High School
Previous School
Sheila Joyce - Women's Rowing - Virginia Cavaliers

• Voted Teammate of the Year by her teammates
• Member of the Second Varsity Eight that placed ninth at the NCAA Championship
• Part of the Second Varsity Eight that finished second at the ACC Championship

at Villanova
• Walked on to the Villanova rowing team in 2021
• Member of the 8+ for both the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons
• Recorded second fastest 2K time in Villanova program history
• Villanova’s Most Valuable Player
• Part of 8+ in 2022 that earned the program’s first CAA Boat of the Week in back-to-back weeks
• CAA All-Conference First Team in 2023
• CRCA Scholar Athlete
• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and Athletic Honor Roll in four consecutive semesters

• Graduated from Villanova University in 2023
• Graduated high school from Portsmouth Abbey in 2019
• Three-time EIL and New England champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle at Portsmouth Abbey
• Graduated Dean’s List for eight consecutive semesters
• Earned Silver Standard on the National Latin Exam in 2018

• Sheila Elizabeth Joyce
• Born in Providence, R.I.
• Daughter of Donald and Amy Joyce
• Has one sister, Molly
• Enjoys open-water swimming and paddle boarding
• Served as beach lifeguard at Easton’s Beach in Newport, R.I.
• Loves triathlon training and hopes to compete in an Iron Man one day
• Chose UVA for its strong commitment to academic and athletic excellence
• Pursuing a master’s degree in public policy at the Frank Batten School of Public Policy and Leadership