2007-08: CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... Dean's Scholar ... Red & Black Scholar ... Rowed in the Cards' varsity eight boat in every race during the spring ... Was in the four-seat for the Cards' runner-up finish at the BIG EAST Championships, as well as the second-place finish in the petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic.
2006-07: Named CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... Dean's Scholar ... Red & Black Scholar ... Rowed in the two-seat of the Cards' 2nd Varsity 8+ boat which finished sixth in the Grand Final at the NCAA South/Central Region Sprints ... Rowed in the three-seat for the Cards' Varsity 8+ win over No. 5 California and the runner-up finish in the V8+ Grand Final at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also rowed in the four-seat of the Cards' 2V8+ boat against Minnesota and Tennessee.
2005-06: Spent most of the season in the Cards' Varsity 8+ boat, rowing in the four-seat at the BIG EAST Championships (second place) and the NCAA South/Central Region Sprints ... Rowed in the two-seat of the Varsity 8+ boat which won the "A" Final at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships ... Was in the one-seat for the Varsity 8+ crew's win over Minnesota ... Rowed in the three-seat for the Cards' Club 4+ win at the prestigious Head of the Charles ... Also rowed in the three-seat of the Varsity 8+ boat against California, Wisconsin and Tennessee ... Rowed in the four-seat for the Cards' Open 8+ race win at the Head of the Elk Regatta ... Red & Black Scholar.
Prior to UofL: Five-year member of the Leander Boat Club under the direction of coach Steffan Wagner ... Rowed for coach Kevin Monaco at St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School ... Named Rookie of the Year in 2002 ... Earned Top 10 finishes at the Ontario Indoor Rowing Championships from 2002 to 2005 ... Finished first in the junior doubles at the 2003 Schoolboy and third in the junior doubles at the 2005 Henley ... Also lettered four years in volleyball at St. Mary's ... Joins teammate Breanne O'Connor as graduates of St. Mary's Secondary School.
Personal: Born Laura Amanda Cers on Sept. 16, 1987 in Hamilton, Ontario ... Daughter of Sylvia Cers ... Has one sister, Sandra ... Majoring in accounting ... Post-college ambition is to become a CPA and a CA and live in New York City ... Chose U of L because she felt like she fit in ... Best thing about U of L rowing is the amazing people she gets to work with every day ... Believes the best thing about the city of Louisville is Kentucky Derby Week ... Says her best races were the finals of the 2006 NCAA South/Central Region Sprints and the 2005 Head of the Charles Regatta.