Irish Second Varsity Eight Boat Wins Inaugural 2012 BIG EAST Boat Of The Week

Boat finished with 1-1 weekend including win over Louisville.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed for the second varsity eight boat for the Irish this season ... earned first monogram ... named BIG EAST Crew of the Week (March 29) with second varsity eight boat ... won all three of the races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, highlighted by an 18 second win over Alabama, and a 6:29.60 time in the win over Tennessee ... also claimed victory over Minnesota (6:33.00) ... rowed against Ohio State (6.44.25) ... came back the next day to get the victory at Indianapolis, beating Indiana, Purdue, and Louisville with a time of 6:34.66 ... claimed two victories in three races at the Virginia Invite, highlighted by a 6:50.20 race time in the win over Penn and San Diego ... also beat Clemson (6:42.50) and finished right behind Virginia with a time of 6:48.80 ... competed at Redwood Shores in the Stanford Women's Invite, winning the second varsity eight race against Stanford (6:37.80), while finishing second against USC (6:40.10) ... qualified (6:40.10) and emerged victorious in the second varsity eight grand final at the BIG EAST Invite with an 11 second victory (6:47.40) over second place Syracuse ... led the pack in qualifiers with a time of 6:30.830 at the BIG EAST Championship ... won the second varsity eight grand final at the BIG EAST Championship, posting a 6:40.703 winning time over rivals Syracuse, Louisville, and Connecticut ... rowed for the second varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championships. qualified for the third final after two prelimi- nary races ... won the third final race with a time of 6:47.00, beating Cornell, Harvard, and rival Michigan State to place 13th overall in the 16-boat field.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed as a member of the Greater Dayton Rowing Association for two years during her time Vandalia-Butler High School in Dayton, Ohio ... took to the water in the Youth Nationals during her junior year as a member of the quad ... competed in the quad, single and double at both the Club Nationals and Canadian Henley during the summer before senior year ... before taking to rowing, competed in varsity cross country for three years and played varsity basketball for two years ... member of the National Honor Society ... president of Student Government for three years...recently completed the First Year of Studies Program ... currently enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

Lauren Tharp
Lauren  Tharp


Dayton, OH

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