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Denise Cirelli
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Denise Cirelli 1743580
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wayne, Pa.
High School: Baldwin
Major: Exercise Science

At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the Blue Hens, three-time letter winner.

2014 Season: Initiated to Chi Alpha Sigma for High Academic and Athletic Achievements • CAA All-Academic team • CRCA National Scholar-Athlete, Edgar N. Johnson Jr. Athletic-Academic Scholarship recipient • Captain of rowing team member of winning crew at season-opening quad meet with St. Joseph's, La Salle, and Drexel third place finish in Varsity Eights race at Murphy Cup Regatta member of second place crew in Varsity Eights race at Bucknell Quad Meet member of crew that finished in 16th at Dad Vail Regatta in Varsity Eights competition fourth overall finish in Varsity Eights competition at CAA Championship • National College Athlete Honor Society • College Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete • Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • Colonial Athletic Association All-Academic Team.

2013 Season: Top Occoquan Sprints finisher (4th) with the Junior Varsity Eights • earned a top-five finish at the Knecht Cup (third level final) • competed with the Second Varsity Eights at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet, Bucknell Quad Meet, the Dad Vail Regatta and at the CAA Championships • competed with the JV Eights at the Murphy Cup garnering a top-three finish.

2012 Season: Competed in all seven events for the Blue Hens • member of the Varsity Fours boat that finished fifth at the CAA Championships • competed with the Novice Eights during the other six meets of the year • member of the Novice Eights boat that was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 2 after finishing second at the Occoquan Sprints • earned the UD Team Coaches Award for novice rowers. 

High School: Participated in soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, volleyball, and rowing at The Baldwin School • varsity letterwinner in soccer, volleyball, and rowing • earned first team All-Main-Line, All-Inter AC, and second team All-Inter AC honors while playing volleyball • senior captain of the volleyball team • named MVP after senior season of volleyball • elected Athletic Association Representative. 

Personal: Denise Maire Cirelli ("sa-rill-e") • born February 22, 1993 • daughter of Joe and Adriane Cirelli • has a younger brother • exercise science major at Delaware with a strength and conditioning minor • began rowing in 11th grade • enjoys baking and playing sports • participated and medaled in the Canadian Nationals in the Lightweight Fours during senior year.

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