Amanda Searles enters her first season in the USC program.
Searles is a 2004 graduate of Woodbridge High in Irvine, Calif. ... Did not row in high school... Rowed with the Newport Aquatic Center for one year (2004)... Lists Lance Armstrong as her biggest sports hero because of what he has accomplished and endured... Her mother, Barbara (`77), father, Tom (`78), and various other family members have all attended USC... Her major is undeclared.