UCLA Rowing BIO
Lauren Counter
Player Profile:
Lauren Counter 1266907
Position: Port/Starboard
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Poly
Club: Long Beach Junior Crew

2009-10
Stroked the varsity eight all season...helped lead UCLA to its first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament as a team, as the Bruins finished 12th overall at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif...led the V8+ to dual meet victories over Loyola Marymount (March 6) and San Diego State (March 13)...stroked the V8+ to third-place finishes on consecutive days of the San Diego Crew Classic (March 27-28)...earned victories over Clemson and Notre Dame at the SoCal Challenge (April 10)...led the V8+ past Oregon State and San Diego in Dexter Lake, Ore. (April 17)...finished fourth in the V8+ at Pac-10 Championships, leading the Bruins to a fifth-place team finish...finished third in the V8+ elimination heat on day one (May 28) of the NCAA Championships, advancing to a semifinal heat (May 29)...raced to a fifth-place finish in the semifinal heat before finishing third in the Petite Final (May 30).

2008-09
Stroked the varsity eight crew in all events...led the V8+ to dual-meet victories against Loyola Marymount (March 7) and San Diego State (March 14) to open the season...stroked the V8+ to a first-place finish against Ohio State on day one and against Clemson on day two of the Pac-10 Challenge (March 28-29)...guided the V8+ to a first-place finish in the Petite Final on day two of the San Diego Crew Classic (April 4-5)...helped lead the V8+ to second-place finishes in two races on day one of the Lake Natoma Challenge; led UCLA to a first-place finish, ahead of Minnesota and Tennessee, on day two (April 18-19)...stroked the V8+ to a first-place finish in the Petite Final at the Pac-10 Championships (May 17).

2007-08
Rowed seven seat in the second varsity eight crew all season...helped lead the Bruins' 2V8+ to first-place finishes in dual meets against Loyola Marymount and San Diego State...guided the 2V8+ to a second-place finish out of seven crews on day one of the San Diego Crew Classic...raced past St. Mary's varsity crew and Stanford's 2V8+ in separate races at the Stanford Invitational (day one); led UCLA's 2V8+ past Central Florida on day two...finished first in the 2V8+ Petite Final at the Pac-10 Championships.

2006-07
Split time rowing in the novice eight and varsity four crews...rowed N4 `A' crew past Loyola Marymount in the season opener (March 10)...guided the V4 `A' past San Diego State (March 17) rowing in third seat...led the N8 to first-place finishes on both days of the San Digo Crew Classic (March 31-April 1)...rowed bow seat at the Windermere Stanford against Virginia (April 14) and Notre Dame (April 15)...led the N8 to a first-place finish against USC (April 28)...finished third in the N8 at the Pac-10 Championships (May 13).

Club
Rowed for the Long Beach Junior Crew (three-year varsity rower)...placed ninth at nationals in 2006, eighth in 2005...finished third in the JV crew classic in 2004...won the women's Cal Cup each of her final three years (2004-06).

High School
Attended Long Beach Polytechnic from 2002-2006 while rowing for the Long Beach Junior Crew.

Personal
Full name: Lauren Susanne Counter...born Jan. 10, 1988 in Long Beach, Calif...is the younger of Robert and Susan Counter's two children...has one brother, Brian...favorite subject of study is social sciences...undeclared major.

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