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Jordan Duval-Smith
Position: Coxswain
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Lowell
Major: Science, Technology & Society

2013-14 (Junior)

  • Coxswain for the varsity eight
  • Placed second in the Grand Final after winning the heat at the IRA National Championships 
  • Captured the gold in the 1V8 open event at the WIRA Championships 
  • Guided the boat to a first place finish and the Women’s Collegiate Lightweight Trophy at the San Diego Crew Classic
  • Finished first in the Women’s Open 8+ and fourth with the Stanford C four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships 
  • Posted a win over No. 2 Cal’s 3V8 in the Big Row 
  • Took second at the Lightweight Invitational with five of the top seven teams in Boston and won against No. 4 Boston University and No. 5 Wisconsin in a three-team race 
  • Earned a dual victory over Saint Mary’s at the Pac-12 Challenge 
  • Missed the fall season while studying abroad in Paris, France

2012-13 (Sophomore)

  • Competed with the Varsity I Eight in all of the team’s races for the season 
  • Captured the school’s fourth straight IRA National Championship
  • Silver at the WIRA Championships 
  • Posted a first place finish in the Women’s Open Eight and Women’s Open Four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships 
  • First place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic

2011-12 (Freshman)

  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-America selection 
  • Raced in the Varsity I Eight in every race of the seaosn 
  • Member of the IRA National Champion Varsity Eight that claimed its third straight national title 
  • Won the Varsity Eight and the open weight four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships 
  • Defeated Wisconsin in head-to-head action 
  • Also earned head-to-head wins versus Harvard and MIT 
  • Second place at the Head of the Charles

High School

  • A 2011 graduate of Lowell High School 
  • Played in the Pacific Rowing Club from 2007-2011 
  • Two-time captain of the varsity women's team in 2010 and 2011 
  • Received the 2011 Coach's Award 
  • Her lightweight 4+ team finished fifth in the 2011 Youth National Championship 
  • Received the gold medal at the 2008 Southwest Junior Regional Association Championships in the Freshmen 4+


  • Born in San Francisco, Calif. 
  • Daughter of Lawrence Smith and Michelle Duval 
  • Has two older sisters, Hayley and Emily 
  • Grandfather, Denis Duval, rowed in the stroke seat for the University of Cape Town (South Africa) Eight 
  • Major is science, technology and society 
  • Enjoys exploring the San Francisco culinary scene, baking, cooking, and cars