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    Hilary Epes     
     
      Hilary Epes
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buffalo, N.Y.

High School:
Buffalo Seminary

Experience:
2V

2011-12 - SENIOR:
Earned back-to-back C-USA Boat of the Week honors in the V4+ for handily defeating Central Florida on Lake Pickett, as well as a fourth-place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic... Moved to the V8+ at Michigan... Lifted the first varsity eight to a stellar regular-season finish at No. 7 Princeton... Rowed in the 2V8+ at the Oak Ridge Invitational, earning one gold and two silver medals... Claimed four gold medals... Started season with two wins in Collegiate 4 and C8 at the Chattanooga Head Race... Won Championship 4 and C8 at Head of the Hooch Regatta... Placed 11th in Championship 8 at the Head of the Charles Regatta...

2010-11 - JUNIOR:
Won gold in V8+ against Minnesota... Took home second in the V8+ against Louisville... At Lake Natoma Invitational, stroked V8+ to one first place finish and two second place finishes... At C-USA regionals, finished second in the V8+... Won Effort=Achievement award... SEC Honor Roll... Won three fall medals...Ended fall on a high note, capturing gold with Collegiate 8+ boat at the Head of the Hooch Regatta...Started off fall in style winning gold medal with the eights and a bronze medal with the fours at Chattanooga Head Race... SEC Honor Roll...

2009-10 - SOPHOMORE:
Spent spring rowing with 2V8+ ...Opened season with wins over Minnesota, Alabama and Dartmouth...Helped push 2V8+ to second place finish at Lake Natoma Invitational...Took home C-USA championship as part of 2V8+ at Aramark Sprints...A member of 2V8 shell that won C Final at NCAA Championships...In the fall, earned a silver and two bronze medals in Championship 8+ divisions...SEC Honor Roll...

2008-09 - FRESHMAN:
Rowed primarily in top varsity eight shell during spring season...Part of crew that beat Alabama by 12 seconds...Took home six medals during spring campaign...Helped push 2V8+ boat to win in B Finals at South/Central Aramark Sprints...Led rookies with five fall medals...Earned silver in champ 8+, bronze in champ 4+ and silver in pair in first collegiate action at Chattanooga Head Race...Took silver again in championship 8+ at Head of the Tennessee...Teamed with Paula Coughlin to collect bronze in pair at Head of the Tennessee...SEC Honor Roll...

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from Buffalo Seminary in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2008...A three-year rowing letterwinner...Served one year as a captain...Won gold in junior 4+ at scholastic nationals as a junior...Took home silver in senior 4+ at scholastic nationals in Oak Ridge, Tenn.... Named varsity crew MVP as a junior and a senior...Earned first-team all-state honors in 2007...Earned bronze medals in the junior 8+ and junior 4+ events at U.S. Club Nationals in 2007...Part of the sixth-place women's youth 8+ shell at the 2007 Head of the Charles...Also earned two varsity letters in swimming...

PERSONAL:
Several former teammates competing at other colleges including Frances McGuire of Cornell and Sasha Bailey of Buffalo... Aspires to work with poor children in Africa after graduation... Loves Lady Vol Rowing because of competitiveness, commitment and teamwork. Her favorite thing about Tennessee is the school spirit... Rows on the port side... Her 2K erg time is 7:15.1... Has two siblings, Calder, 22 and Robin, 17... Hilary Morgan Epes was born on May 6, 1990, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Charles Epes and Amy Lund...

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