Lauren Buford rowed four seasons in the USC program and three on the varsity squad... Rowed with the Varsity Eight during the 2004 season... At the No. 4 seat, led crew to a third-place finish at Pac-10s and a 12th-place finish at NCAAs... Named to the 2004 Pac-10 All-Academic first team... A 2004 Marks Scholar-Athlete... Rowed with the JV Eight in 2003 in the No. 6 seat... Crew finished sixth at Pac-10 Championships... A 2003 Marks Scholar-Athlete... Rowed with the JV Eight in 2002 in the No. 6 seat... Crew finished seventh at Pac-10 Championships... Rowed with the novice in 2001.
Buford is a 2000 graduate of Head-Royce High in Oakland, Calif. ... Did not row in high school... A three-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball... Helped lead basketball team to regional title as a senior... A member of the honor roll all four years... An avid baseball fan who lists the 2001 World Series as the most exciting in baseball history... Chose USC for its location and cinema school... A double major in political science and international relations... Would like to pursue a career in entertainment law.