UND Roster

2011-12 Women's Rowing Roster

Lauren Tharp

Height 5'10''
Class Freshman
Hometown Dayton, OH
High School Vandalia-Butler

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[apos]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.