Beaver Rowing Readies For No. 16 WSU In Final Regular-Season Races
OREGON STATE 2011-12 Rowed in the 5 seat for the 2nd Varsity 8+ boat the University of Victoria and Gonzaga. Rowed in the 3 seat at the San Diego Crew Classic for the 2nd Varsity 8+ boat. Also rowed in the 2 seat for the Varsity 4 boat at the Michigan Invite, Washington State, and the Pac-12 Championship. Morgenthaler's 2nd Varsity 8+ boat finished first at both the University of Victoria and Gonzaga.
2010-11 Lauren struggled with an injury in 2011 and spent most of the season in the Second Varsity 8 ... Raced in the 2V8 in a victory at Gonzaga ... 2V8 finished first in the Petite Final at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Rowed in the Varsity 4+ in a win at the Elk Lake Spring Regatta ... Rowed in the 2V8 at the Pac-10 Championships ... Invited to the USRowing U-23 National Team Camp at the High Performance Training Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.
2009-10 Raced in the Varsity 8+ boat all year ... Rowed in the five-seat of the Varsity 8+ in a win over Victoria ... Rowed the four-seat of the Varsity 8+ at the Pac-10 Championships ... Rowed at the US Rowing Pre-Elite Camp earning a silver medal in the Intermediate Women's Eight ... Earned All-Pac-10 honors ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic First Team honors.
2008-09 Raced in the five seat of the Novice 8+ for a win against Gonzaga ... Raced in the six seat of the Novice 8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic and the Columbus Invitational ... Competed in the six seat of the Second Varsity 8+ at Dexter Lake against Washington State, the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA Championships ... Second Varsity competed to place fifth at the Pac-10 Championships ... Produced a third place finish at the NCAA Championship in the Third Level Final.
WOOD RIVER HS Was awarded four varsity letters in both volleyball and basketball ... Was also involved in the National Honor society, FCCLA class representative and co-founded the school's spirit club.
PERSONAL Born and raised in Bellevue, Idaho ... Father, Paul, is a bus driver ... Mother, Susan, is an ESL teacher ... Cousin Mitch Canham played on the OSU baseball team ... Favorite Athlete is LeBron James ... Biggest athletic thrill to date is "breaking the 10-year 2000m OSU women's record last year" ... Chose to attend Oregon State because "I loved the campus and the people when I came to visit my cousin and watch him play baseball. It just seemed like the right fit" ... Majoring in Sociology with a minor in Spanish ... Contemplating a profession working with elderly people to help them stay physically active.