Vanessa Teff
Vanessa Teff

Player Profile

Middleton, Wis.

High School:



Mendota Rowing Club

Earned CRCA Division I second-team Pocock All-America honors, marking her third consecutive All-America selection...captured CRCA first-team All-West Region accolades...named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team as a member of UCLA's V8+ crew...rowed in UCLA's varsity eight crew all season...stroked the V8+ in season-opening dual-meet wins against Loyola Marymount (March 8) and versus San Diego State (March 15)...stroked the V8+ at the Pac-10 Challenge (March 29-30)...rowed seven seat at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 5-6) and at the Stanford Invitational (April 19-20)...led the Bruins' V8+ to first-place finishes against Victoria and Central Florida at the Stanford Invitational...stroked the V8+ against USC (May 3) and at the Pac-10 Championships (May 18).

Earned CRCA Division I first-team Pocock All-America honors...captured CRCA first-team All-West Region honors...named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team as a member of UCLA's V8+ crew... stroked the varsity eight crew in all events...led the Bruins to a 14th-place overall finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships...earned an at-large bid to NCAAs after finishing fourth in the V8+ at Pac-10 Championships (May 13)...guided the V8+ to early-season victories against Loyola Marymount (March 10) and San Diego State (March 17)...finished second on day one of San Diego Crew Classic (March 31); overall, raced to a fourth-place finish in the V8+ grand final (Jessop-Whitter Cup) on April 1...competed against Virginia and Notre Dame at the Windermere Stanford (April 14-15)...finished behind USC in the annual crosstown regatta (April 28).

Earned Division I CRCA second-team Pocock All-America honors...was one of 12 collegiate rowers from a school in the Western United States to be named an All-American...became the second All-America selection in UCLA rowing history (Kristin Bixel, 2005)...gained CRCA All-West Region honors...was named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team as a member of UCLA's varsity eight crew...finished first at the Head of the Marina and Newport Autumn Rowing Festival in the fall...led the Bruins to first-place finishes in dual races against Loyola Marymount (March 11) and Minnesota (April 8) and a second-place finish against USC (April 29)...guided V8 to first place at the Stanford Invitational and fifth place at the San Diego Crew Classic...finished sixth at the Pac-10 Championships (May 14) and led UCLA to a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (May 26-28).

Rowed for the Mendota Rowing Club...attended the Junior World Championships with the U.S. Junior Women's National Team.

High School
Varsity basketball and cross-country letterwinner at Edgewood High School in Madison, Wis.

Full name: Vanessa Ann Teff...born Sept. 23, 1987 in Madison, the youngest of Joseph and Marguerite Teff's three children...has two older brothers, Michael and major.