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Shelby Stafford
Shelby Stafford

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Springfield, Ohio

High School:
Greenon


2012-13: Spent much of the spring rowing for the Cardinals' varsity four boat ... Crew earned a runner-up finish at Big East Championship in West Windsor, N.J., and had wins over Oklahoma, UCF, Indiana, Tennessee, Rhode Island and Minnesota at the Clemson Invitational ... Had additional wins over West Virginia, Duke, Eastern Michigan and Miami at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational ... Rowed in the second varsity eight boat in a win at Tennessee.

2011-12: Rowed the entire season in the second varsity eight boat ... Achieved first-place finishes against Duke, Dayton, Alabama and Georgetown ... Finished third overall at the BIG EAST Championship.

2010-11: Rowed the entire spring season in the Cards' second varsity eight boat ... Crew earned a win over Kansas State and was second at the BIG EAST Championship ... Also had wins over Boston University, Northeastern and Syracuse.

Prior to UofL: Rowed one year for the Greater Dayton Rowing Association and coach Brent Figg ... Played two years of soccer as goalkeeper, one year of track and field and one year of power lifting at Greenon High School.

Personal: Born July 15, 1992, in Springfield, Ohio ... Daughter of Pam Stafford and Tom Stafford ... Has one older sister Jordan ... Majoring in fine art photography with minor in communications ... Post-college ambition is to open a photography studio ... Hobbies and outside interests include photography and baking ... Chose the University of Louisville because of the team's dynamics and the amazing facilities ... Says the best things about the city of Louisville is there is always something exciting going on in the city in a wide range of areas ... Believes the best thing about U of L rowing is the opportunities given outside of practice and the classroom for the future of the rowers ... Favorite class is black and white photography ... If she could tell her incoming teammates one thing, it would be "buy in, everyone is here to help you, don't hold yourself back."

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