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Dec 08, 2019

Alumnae Spotlight: Ameerah Aly

Ameerah Aly rowed for Clemson for four years from 2009 to 2013.  In 2013, Aly graduated from with a degree in Health Science with a focus in Promotion and Education. Aly currently lives in Atlanta where she works as a program manager in acquisition integration for a software company. 

Q: What has kept you busy since you graduated?

A: I am coaching competitive rowing for high school women in Atlanta.

Q: What do you feel as though your biggest accomplishment has been since you graduated from Clemson?

A: My successes/growth in my career & accomplishments as a junior rowing coach- winning/placing in several State & Regional championships have been my biggest accomplishment. 

Q: How has Clemson Rowing helped you prepare for life after college?

A: In every single way! Clemson Rowing has allowed me to grow as a person. Entering college, I was quiet, shy, and did not share my thoughts or opinions. I have found my voice, I am empowered to be the best I can be, and I am assertive in everything that I do because of my experience with Clemson Rowing. It has also taught me to be a good business partner/teammate, work hard in silence, and do everything with integrity. 

Q: What is your favorite memory from your time at Clemson?

A: I would say my favorite memories are NCAA’s my Freshman year, dance parties before every race, and snowball fights at the boathouse.

Q: What is a piece of advice you would give to current or future athletes that you wished you had received during your time? 

A: My advice would be to fully embrace all of your opportunities and resources at Clemson. This school has so much to offer and such a wonderful community- live your experience with no regrets and get to know people as they will be in your life long after college. Clemson tigers, and teammates for that matter, have a special bond that lasts forever.