Women's Rowing Volunteer Assistant Coach
The 2009-10 season marked the first campaign for Lauren Buck as a volunteer assistant coach with the Irish rowing team under head coach Martin Stone. She served as an aide to the novice rowers during the season.
Prior to joining the Irish coaching staff, Buck rowed as a member of the Irish squad from 2006-09, rowing the final three seasons of her career with the varsity eight boat.
Buck helped her varsity eight boat capture racing gold at the BIG EAST Championships during her sophomore and junior years, while capturing the silver during her senior season. She also was part of four consecutive BIG EAST team championships (2006-09).
In [apos]07, Buck was a member of the Irish team that qualified for the NCAA Championships and helped her varsity eight boat reach the Petite final.
During her freshman campaign in [apos]06, Buck rowed with the novice eight, capturing Petite final victories at both the San Diego Crew Classic and the Central/South Regional Championships.
Buck finished her illustrious Irish career as a three-time National Scholar Athlete as named by the College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). She also became the program[apos]s second-only Academic All-American, along with receiving the Byron V. Kanaley Award – the highest honor given to a senior student-athlete at Notre Dame.
She also became the first Irish rower ever to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and was the second rower in school history to be named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American as a third-team selection in the women[apos]s at-large program.
Buck graduated in May 2010 with a bachelor[apos]s degree in biological science and an MBA.