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  Lauren Hofmayer
Lauren Hofmayer

Player Profile

Orinda, Calif.

High School:



2007-08: Competed in the 1st Varsity Eight that finished second at the NCAA Championships ... won the bronze medal in the 2nd Varsity Eight at the Pac-10 Championships ... member of Stanford Sub-7:00 2k Club ... 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team ... 2008 CRCA All-Region Second Team ... 2008 CRCA Scholar-Athlete.

2006-07: Competed in the 1st Varsity Eight in that won the silver medal at the Pac-10 Championships and finished 10th at the NCAAs ... 2007 College Rowing Coaches Association All-American Division I All-Region Second Team ... selected to U.S. Under-23 Women's Sweep Camp ... second in the Women's Eight at USRowing National Championships ... won four gold medals at the 2007 Canadian Henley ... selected to College Rowing Coaches Association Division I All-Region Second Team ... Pac-10 Women's Rowing All-Academic First Team.

2005-06: Competed in the 1st Varsity Eight at the NCAA Championships ... freshman team captain ... studied Spanish abroad in Salamanca, Spain (Summer 2006).

High School: Won the gold medal at the Junior National Championships in the eight (2004, 2005) ... won Southwest Regionals in the four (2004, 2005) ... won British Henley in the eight (2005) ... two-time member of the U.S. Junior National Team in the eight (2004, 2005) ... U.S. National Champion in the Open Weight and Elite Eight events (2005) ... played alto saxophone in the Miramonte Jazz and Symphonic Bands ... performed in two high school choirs and won an individual award at the Orinda Baroque festival in 2005 ... was a soprano soloist for the 2005 St. Stephen's Messiah.

Personal: Born in Berkeley, Calif. ... parents are Michael Hofmayer and Ann Tipton ('71) ... has an older brother, David, also a rower and graduate of Emory University ... majoring in psychology and pursuing a master's in education at Stanford ... hobbies include hiking, stargazing, people-watching, and mindreading.

ParentsMichael Hofmayer and Ann Tipton
Hobbies and ActivitiesRowing, Singing, and people-watching
Other SportsSkiing (downhill and xc), garage ping-pong
Stanford ConnectionMy mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother (class of 1915)
Contemplated ProfessionChild psychologist
The thing I love most about rowing issunrises, sunsets, and team love. All the sentimental stuff.
The things I love most about sports areendorphins
Best Advice ReceivedRowing is about the process.. embrace the process. Come off the water with no regrets.
Advice to Youngstersno obstacle is too big. When you hit a wall, climb it and you'll take yourself to a new level.
My rowing role model isMegan Cooke
The Stanford Rowing team will be fun to watch this year becauseWe're training smart and we're incredibly driven.
Favorite BookThe Kite Runner
Favorite MoviesAmelie and Shawshank Redemption
My parents were right when they told meDon't whine
Earliest Rowing MemoryRowing my first race by 6's and winning against the other boats that were rowing all 8...the beginning of an undefeated freshman year.
Since coming to Stanford, I have learnedthe challenge of finding balance
Did You KnowLauren once had a mullet. And she also planned to become a farmer and raise cattle after attending UC Davis.
I am most thankful in my life forMy family (including my incredible uncles, aunts, and cousins). They are so supportive and inspiring.
What makes Redwood Shores so special isWe get to share it with Cal...but it's really ours.
Greatest Athletic MomentWinning Cincinnati Nationals in 2004
Most Prized PossessionBodacia (my orange cat).
Favorite Rowing VenueLake Natomas
Goals while at Stanfordto help bring all Stanford crew to NCAA's for the next 3 years

Last Updated: February 2, 2007

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