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Ariel Handler
Position: Coxswain
Height: 5'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Corona del Mar
2011-12
Coxed the second varsity eight throughout her senior season...coxed the second varsity eight against Loyola Marymount (March 3), leading UCLA to a first place finish...coxed the second varsity eight in the Bruins' dual meet victory over San Diego (March 10)...coxed the second varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1), earning the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy for winning the Grand Final on day two....coxed the second varsity eight to a win over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14)...coxed the second varsity eight in UCLA's annual dual meet against USC (April 28), leading the boat to a win over the Trojans...coxed the second varsity eight at both the Pac-12 Championships and NCAA Championships, leading UCLA to program-best team finishes at both events (3rd place at Pac-12's; 8th place at NCAA's)...coxed the second varsity eight to a third place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and an appearance in the school's first ever Grand Final at the NCAA Championships...honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection.

2010-11
Coxed the varsity four throughout the season, in addition to coxing the second varsity eight at the conclusion of her junior year...coxed the varsity four in early-season dual-meet victories against Loyola Marymount (March 5) and San Diego State (March 13)...coxed the V4+ against California (March 27) and Stanford (March 28), leading the four past Stanford...coxed the V4+ at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 2-3), leading the Bruins' four to a first-place finish on day one and to a second-place finish on day two...coxed the V4+ at the Virginia Invitational (April 15-17), leading the crew to a win against Clemson on the third and final day...coxed the second varsity eight against USC (April 30) and at Pac-10 Championships (May 15).

2009-10
Coxed the 2V8+ and V4+ crews throughout the spring...coxed the 2V8+ crew to consecutive dual-meet wins against Loyola Marymount (March 6) and San Diego State (March 13)...coxed the 2V8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic, leading the Bruins to a second-place finish on day one and a fifth-place finish on the second day (March 27-28)...coxed the 2V8+ in a loss to Clemson before defeating Notre Dame at the SoCal Challenge (April 10)...coxed the V4+ to a first-place finish at Dexter Lake, Ore., leading the Bruins past two boats from Oregon State and one crew from San Diego...coxed the V4+ to a third-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships, allowing UCLA to secure a fifth-place team finish...coxed the V4+ to a fourth-place finish in its elimination heat on day one of the NCAA Championships...finished fifth in the V4+ repechage race (May 28) before crossing the finish line second in the V4+ Third Final at the NCAA Championships (May 30).

2008-09
Coxed the N4+, N8+ and 2V8+ crews throughout her freshman season...coxed the N4+ `A' crew in UCLA's season-opening dual-meet win against Loyola Marymount (March 7)...coxed the 2V8+ in a dual-meet victory versus San Diego State (March 14)...coxed the 2V8+ at the Pac-10 Challenge (March 28-29)...coxed the N8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 4-5), leading UCLA to a second-place finish on day one and to a fourth-place finish in the Grand Final on day two...coxed the N8+ at the Lake Natoma Challenge (April 18-19)...coxed the V4+ in UCLA's annual dual meet against USC (May 2).

High School
Attended Corona del Mar High School (Newport Beach, Calif.).

Club
Competed for Newport Aquatic Center (NAC) and Community Rowing Inc...served as captain for NAC in 2007-08...finished third at Nationals in the women's varsity four in 2008...finished second at CJs in 2008...finished first at the Northeast Mid-Atlantic Regionals in the junior varsity eight in 2006.

Personal
Full name: Ariel Frances Handler...born September 12, 1990 in Columbus, Ohio...Ariel is the youngest of Eric and Jill Handler's three children...has two older brothers, Joel and Elliott...undeclared major.

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