Dionne Licudine's incredible story of courage and determination through the fight for her life.
Dionne Licudine is a senior cox who returns to the Trojans after a successful season guiding the Varsity Eight...In 2011, Licudine coxed the team to a fifth place finish at the NCAA Championships and a third place finish at the Pac-10 Championships as well a title win in the Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic...She also led the Trojans to wins over Clemson, Michigan State, Virginia and UCLA...Also excelled in the classroom earning CRCA Div. 1 All-West Region National Scholar-Athlete honors...In 2010, Licudine coxed the Trojans in every race for the First Varsity Eight and guided the team to a fourth place finish at the Pac-10 Championships and an eighth place finish at the NCAA Championship...She pushed USC to first place finishes at the Head of the American, and Ohio State as well as wins over Notre Dame and UCLA... In 2009, as a freshman, Licudine was an immediate contributor and coxed USC's third-place Varsity Eight Petite Final at the 2009 NCAA Championships. She coxed the Varsity Four to a win over UCLA and at the Pac-10 Championships as well as to a pair of wins at the Charles River Challenge ... She helped the JV Varsity to a win at the San Diego Crew Classic and against LMU and guided the Varsity Eight "A1" boat to a win at the Head of the American.
Licudine coxed the men's varsity crew of the Pacific Rowing Club from 2006-2008, where she earned the 2008 Most Inspirational Award... Won the Gold Medal for Men's JV 4 at the 2007 Southwest Junior Rowing Championship with Pacific Rowing Club. At the 2008 Delta Dash Regatta, helped the men's team to firsts in the Varsity Eight (course record) and Four ...was the coxswain for the St. Ignatius women's junior varsity rowing team from 2005-2006...coxed the St. Ignatius women's freshman team in 2004-2005...team won the silver medal for women's freshman eight at the Southwest Junior Rowing Championship...Attended and was chosen to cox at the 2009 U.S. ID Camp in San Francisco.
Dionne Pauline Licudine was born in Manilla, Philippines but raised in Millbrae, Calif...a 2008 graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, Calif...favorite pastime is dancing as Licudine is trained in modern ballet and hip hop...majoring in international relations and hopes to be a human rights lawyer.