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Carolina Paini
Position: Port
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.
High School: Orange County HS of the Arts
2013-14
Stroked the second varsity eight throughout her senior season … earned CRCA National Scholar-Athlete honors … also secured honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic Team acclaim … stroked the 2V8+ in a season-opening win against Loyola Marymount (March 16) … stroked the 2V8+ at the two-day San Diego Crew Classic (April 4-5), leading UCLA to a second-place finish on day one and to a fifth-place finish in the event’s Grand Final … stroked the 2V8+ at the Clemson Invitational (April 19-20), helping UCLA finish second in its heat on day one … the Bruins’ 2V8+ finished in second place and third place in each heat, respectively, on day two at Clemson … stroked the 2V8+ to a first-place finish in its crosstown showdown against USC (May 3) … stroked the 2V8+ to a second-place finish at Pac-12 Championships, helping UCLA secure a fourth-place team finish (May 18) … stroked the 2V8+ at NCAA Championships, sending UCLA to the semifinals with a second-place finish on day one (May 30) … the 2V8+ finished fourth in its A/B semifinal on day two (May 31) and second in the event’s Petite Final on the final day of competition (June 1) … UCLA closed the season with a 12th place overall finish at NCAA Championships.

2012-13
Stroked the varsity eight through the majority of her junior season … stroked the second varsity eight in UCLA’s season-opening win against Loyola Marymount … stroked the varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 6-7) and at the Clemson Invitational (April 20-21) … helped the V8+ to a third-place finish on day one and to a fourth-place finish in the Grand Final on day two in San Diego … guided the V8+ to a first-place finish and second-place finish on the first day of the Clemson Invitational and to a second-place finish on day two … stroked the V8+ in UCLA’s annual showdown against crosstown rival USC (May 4) … stroked the 2V8+ at Pac-12 Championships (May 19), leading that crew to a fourth-place finish … stroked the V8+ at NCAA Championships (May 31-June 2), helping UCLA secure a ninth-place overall finish … led the V8+ to a first-place finish in the Petite Final on the third day of NCAA Championships in Indianapolis.

2011-12
Stroked the second varsity eight as a sophomore ... stroked the second varsity against Loyola Marymount (March 3), leading the Bruins to a first-place finish ... stroked the 2V8+ in a win against San Diego (March 10) ... stroked the 2V8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1), leading the crew to the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy for winning the Grand Final on day two ... stroked the 2V8+ in a win against Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... stroked the 2V8+ in UCLA's annual dual meet against USC (April 28), leading the crew to a victory over the Women of Troy ... stroked the 2V8+ at both Pac-12 Championsihps and NCAA Championships, leading UCLA to program-best team finishes at both events (third place at Pac-12, eighth place at NCAA) ... helped the 2V8+ finish third at Pac-12 Championships and to an appearance in the program's first-ever Grand Final at NCAA Championships ... secured first-team Pac-12 All-Academic honors ... also was named a CRCA National Scholar Athlete selection.

2010-11
Rowed in the novice eight, varsity four and second varsity eight as a freshman ... stroked the novice eight in dual-meet wins against Loyola Marymount (March 5) and San Diego State (March 13) ... stroked the V4+ `A' crew against California (March 27) and Stanford (March 28) ... rowed four seat in the 2V8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 2-3), leading the boat to a second-place finish on day one ... rowed two seat in the second varsity eight at the Virginia Invitational (April 15-17), leading the Bruins past Texas on day one ... stroked the second varsity eight against USC (April 30) and at Pac-10 Championships (May 15).

High School
Attended Orange County High School of the Arts from 2007-10 ... competed for the YMCA of Orange County Swim Team ... served as team captain her senior year ... competed in the YMCA Championships and the Q-Meet for Grand Prix.

Personal
Full name: Carolina Laura Paini ... Carolina is the older of Massimo and Mariola Paini's two daughters ... has one younger sister, Veronica.

 

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