Ginine (Lucarello) Duda graduated from William Floyd High School in 2002, and was a member of the varsity cross country and track and field teams from seventh through 12th grade. She qualified for the New York State Cross Country Championships in 1998, 1999 and 2001 and won the Suffolk County “A” Cross Country Championships in 1999, becoming the first runner in William Floyd history to do so.
Ginine was selected to the 1999 League I All-Star Cross Country Team and broke the 10th grade three-mile record of 19:20 set in 1984 with a time of 18:59. She also broke the 5K 10th grade record of 20:07 with a time of 19:36. She holds the record in both the 1500m with a time of 4:54 and as a member of the 4x800m relay team.
Ginine graduated in the top 10 of her class. She was named a Rotary “Student of the Month” and was a state finalist for the Heisman Award in 2002. She was also named “Outstanding Female Athlete” for William Floyd in 2002.
Ginine received a full scholarship (athletic and academic) to Manhattan College for cross country and track and field. She graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in students with disabilities and childhood education. She graduated summa cum laude with a 3.9 GPA.