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Spanish PhD student wins boat race with Cambridge
09 April 2019 @ 12:00

A MADRID-BORN PhD student in Computational Neuroscience was part of the winning crew at this year's Oxford and Cambridge boat race, which the latter won for the second consecutive year and in both the men's and the women's race.

Described as a 'genius', Adriana Pérez is the daughter of scientist parents and was schooled at the Lycée Française, representing them in the 2012 Mathematics Olympics, graduated in maths and physics from the University of Columbia, USA, and her glowing academic CV meant she had the option to choose between the UK's two most prestigious higher education centres to research her doctoral thesis.

Both offered her a full scholarship, and she opted for Cambridge in the end, where her sporting prowess has also been highly appreciated.

An all-rounder, Adriana runs marathons, competes in triathlons and is a competent and successful rower - enough to be picked for the first eight and to help her fellow female oarswomen to their third victory on the trot in the gruelling race.

Cambridge women beat Oxford women, taking their overall tally to 44-30, and Adriana has become the first Spaniard ever to row to victory in the famous Putney-to-Mortlake race.



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