|Club||Andrew Hudson||RFH Rowing||Rumson||NJ|
|High School||Andrew Hudson|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:48.7||7:49.6||20:36.3||25:11.9||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
Spring 2018 - Freshman 8+ (8 seat)
Fall 2018 - JV/V 4+ (4 seat)
Squat 1rm: 150lbs
My name is Lauren Andersen, and I started rowing my freshman year at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional. In the spring of 2018 I stroked my team's freshman 8. Over the summer I trained on the water, erg, tanks, and lifting. In the fall of 2018 I stroked my team's top girls boat with three juniors, a varsity 4+. This season we got third place at Navy Day, and 24/68 at the Head of the Schuylkill. This winter I will be training indoors and plan on getting faster and stronger to prepare for my sophomore spring season.
Ever since I began rowing spring 2018, I fell in love with the sport. Despite the pain and stress of rowing, nothing is better than the feeling after you win a race or PR. Because I have improved so much over my first year and a half of rowing, I am sure that over my next two and a half years of high school I will only get faster, therefore I want to continue my rowing career in college and see how much more I can challenge myself. Being a student-athlete is a title I am proud of, and I hope to continue balancing my rowing and academics for another four years.
As a student-athlete, I am often faced with an endless to-do list. Over time, I have found a balance so that I can excel academically and athletically. I pursue healthy athletic performance by assuring that I complete all of my work in my free time before or after practice, and leave enough time to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Also, I eat complete breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with healthy snacks in between to ensure my calorie intake is enough to maintain my constant training. My team stretches and warms up properly before every practice, and cools down, stretches, and if necessary, uses ice or heat to avoid and prevent injuries. All of these actions are the ways in which I work towards a healthy athletic performance.
At my school, I am a part of key club, habitat for humanity, and storytelling club. For key club, we must complete a minimum of 25 hours of community service to remain a member of the club. This club is important to me because it ensures that regardless of how busy I may be with my academics and rowing, I still make time to give back to my community. For habitat for humanity, I occasionally am able to help with builds at our local habitat location. Also, I participate in contributing to fundraising efforts at each fundraiser we host. Lastly but definetely not the least, storytelling club is my favorite of the three. Once a month, we take a trip to a local elementary school to read books and lead activities with kindergarteners in one of my neighboring towns. I enjoy seeing the kids excitement when we visit and give them books. All of these services I participate in help me remember that there is always something you can do to give back to the community.
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