UND Roster

2008-09 Women's Rowing Roster

Lauren Buck

Height 5'10''
Class Senior
Hometown Flint, MI
High School Powers Catholic

AS A SENIOR: Third-year member of the varsity eight boat for the Irish … named team co-captain along with Christine Trezza … recipient of the Byron V. Kanaley Award – the highest honor given to a senior student-athlete … became the program[apos]s second Academic All-American when she was named an ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA third-team selection for the Women[apos]s At-Large program … named to the ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA District Five First Team All-American squad … named a National Scholar Athlete by the College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for the third straight year … opened the spring season with a second-place finish to Michigan State, crossing the finish line in a time of 7:47.14 … competed the following day against Indiana and Purdue, earning a race victory with a time of 5:33.00 … earned a spot in the petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic, registering a time of 6:51.07 in the qualifying race … finished third behind UCLA and Iowa in the petite final with a time of 7:02.39 … earned two third-place results in a four-team regatta at Ohio State … completed the course in a time of 6:31.54 in the morning session and posted a time of 6:27.33 in the afternoon session … rowed to a prelim victory at the BIG EAST Championships, stopping the clock at 6:52.725 … earned the silver medal in the grand finals with a time of 6:35.775 … helped her crew earn a spot in the petite finals at the South/Central Sprints by finishing in third place (6:39.59) in the prelims and securing fifth (6:17.00) in the semifinals … in the petite final, went on to finish in fifth place by completing the race in 6:24.10 … rowed with the varsity eight ‘C’ boat in the Collegiate varsity eight heat at the Head of the Rock Regatta, finishing ninth out of 27 teams with a time of 16:58.80 … helped the Irish varsity eight ‘A’ boat at the Southland Regatta finish the primary heat with a time of 17:21.43, which placed them in the ‘D’ final where they finished first in the race with a time of 7:08.50 … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team … earned third monogram with the program.

AS A JUNIOR: Member of the Irish varsity eight crew for the second year … led varsity eight blue boat to two first-place finishes and a second-place finish versus Northeastern … helped lead the varsity eight to first-place finish versus UCLA (7:25.1) at the Pac-10 Challenge … a member of the varsity eight that placed second and first versus Michigan State … a part of the first-place varsity eight boat at the Indiana Invite racing to a 6:25.0 time … finished first (6:25.80), second (6:30.38), and first (6:32.60) at the Charles River Challenge in the varsity eight boat … sat in the varsity eight boat that captured the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championship for the third consecutive year by finishing with a time of 6:43.60 … placed second in the Petite Final at the Central/South Region Championship with a time of 6:47.70 … member of the second place varsity eight crew at Head of the Rock, finishing behind Wisconsin with a time of 15:42.05 … in the Cal-Sag Regatta helped row the Irish to an eighth-place finish…was a member of the first Irish winning crew of the early season in the varsity eight final B division with an impressive time of 6:58.534 … named a National Scholar Athlete by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) … selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team for the second year … earned second monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Stepped into Notre Dame[apos]s successful varsity eight boat, helping the Irish return to the NCAA Championships … rowed with the varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championships, reaching the Petite Final … sat in the varsity eight boat for a third-place finish in the Grand Finals at the Central/South Region Championship (6:34.48) … helped the Irish to the BIG EAST Championship, scoring a win in the varsity eight Grand Final with a time of 6:31.85 … rowed varsity eight crew to a victory over Virginia, Princeton, and George Washington, posting a 6:19.1 time … swept varsity eight boat competition at the Windemere Classic, defeating California (7:04.46), Stanford (7:17.03), and UCLA (6:46.50) … rowed varsity eight boat to a second place finish behind Clemson, posting a 6:54.50 time, good enough to beat Michigan State and Michigan … secured varsity eight boat[apos]s first win of season against Alabama and Cincinnati (6:38.31) … rowed with varsity eight crew against Tennessee and Minnesota … placed fourth in varsity eight boat competition at the Head of the Rock … selected a National Scholar Athlete by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) … selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team … earned her first monogram with the program.

AS A FRESHMAN: First-year member of Irish team rowed in the novice eight boat … helped boat garner three second-place finishes in opening spring regatta against Minnesota and Tennessee … member of top novice boat that captured win at Lubbers Cup and won Petite Final at San Diego Crew Classic … helped crew to second-place finish at BIG EAST Championships … won Petite Final at Central/South Regional Championships with a time of 7:09.90 … had an impressive finish at the Head of the Rock placing third out of 23 entries in a time of 19:03.34 … rowed in the open eight and finished 22nd (19:19.17 ) … sat in the fifth seat in both races … raced in the novice eight at the Notre Dame Invitational placing third out of eight entries … placed fourth in the novice eight-a (17:14.57) at the Head of the Elk.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Received 10 varsity letters in an impressive prep career that saw her play on the soccer, volleyball and basketball teams at Powers Catholic … member of four regional-champion soccer teams and two regional champions in basketball … helped the soccer team reach the state finals in 2003 … led her basketball team to two conference titles, including an undefeated season as a senior … recipient of second-team all-state honors in volleyball and soccer, as well as an honorable mention all-state selection in basketball … named all conference and all-city in basketball as a senior … garnered all-conference recognition in soccer and volleyball following her junior and senior campaigns … played in all-star games in both volleyball and basketball … named a Kiwanis Student-Athlete … included in the Flint Journal[apos]s list of top female athletes in the Big 9 Conference … treasurer of her school[apos]s chapter of the National Honor Society … uncle, David McNally, played baseball at Northwestern … one of Douglas and Mary Lynn Buck[apos]s five children … born Nov. 7, 1987, in Flint, Mich. … member Notre Dame[apos]s Academic Honors Program for Student-Athletes … served as a member of Student-Athlete Advisory Council during the 2007-08 school year … enrolled in the College of Science, while also pursuing a Masters in Business Administration.