Jillian de Merlier has committed to Villanova University


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Claire 2019 u17 South West ODP Camp - -
High School Arthur Sloate
Primary Position Starboard
Secondary Positions Prt
Varsity Times
Best Time Location Weather Second Best Time Location Weather
Varsity Eight 2,000m 7:10.0 Nathan Benderson Park - 7:20.5 Tempe Town Lake -
Varsity Four 1,000m 5:17.0 long beach marine stadium (850 m) - - - -
Varsity Four 2,000m 5:34.0 lake casitas (1500) - - - -
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- 67 3
Rowing Honors

I received most improved rower as a freshman as well as a varsity letter, and attended SRAA nationals as a freshman in the woman’s varsity 8; one out of two freshman selected. Last year, as a sophomore, I stroked the varsity 8 at the 2019 SRAA national regatta in Lake Dillon. I was invited to be apart of the u17 Olympic Development Program through USRowing in Sarasota, Florida where I trained for a month over the summer. This year, as a junior I competed in the USRowing Regional Challenge for the u17 SouthWest team and have stroked my teams varsity 8 at Head of the American, The San Diego Fall Classic, and the LBRA Christmas Regatta. Placed 3rd against MAC and NAC at SoCal Sprints in senior varsity 8 in March. Accepted to go to 2020 RowWest Camp over the summer. Won 2021 High School virtual (on water) crew classic.

Rowing Additional

I have been seated everywhere from stroke seat to bow seat and can row on either starboard or port! I really love stroking and have been doing it a lot lately.


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High School
Cathedral Catholic High School
School City
San Diego
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Major Category
Lib. Art and Sciences, Gen. Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Major Category
Family Psychology
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de Merlier
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Personal Highlights

I have been awarded 1st honors. I am a member of the National Honor Society at my school and I am an Options mentor for a freshman named Robin who has autism, I get to spend a class period with him each day, helping him take notes and other things. I am also a member of MADCAPS (mother’s and daughters clubs assisting philanthropies), a philanthropic organization I have done alongside my mom and sister since 6th grade, where I offer my service for people in need and create a benefit show with friends from my neighborhood also in the organization. I love dogs, to write, take pictures, draw, cook, and make people laugh. I have played both beach and indoor volleyball since 4th grade and decided to start rowing as a freshman at my high school because my dad rowed in college as a walk on at USD and turned out to be actually pretty good. He was 6’4 and held the erg record at USD, and also was invited to be a member of the US national team. When I was six years old he passed away from lung cancer.

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