April 15, 2009
Name: Lauren Mensch
Post-college ambition: To go to the Olympics and later become a personal trainer
Person with greatest influence in athletic career: Andrea Buch
Biggest thrill in sports: Walking through another boat during the sprint of a 2k race
Athlete you most admire: Anastasia Prokopenko
What impresses you most about your coach: She is an encouraging coach who pushes us to excel and is very enthusiastic about our successes.
What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: Learning about the sport of rowing and adjusting to the demands of being a student-athlete
Hobbies and outside interests: Campus Crusade for Christ, hanging out with my roommates Allie and Amy
Favorite movie(s): Benchwarmers, Taken
Favorite TV show(s): Reba, House
Favorite musical group/artist: Tenth Avenue North
Favorite foods: Mexican chicken casserole and poppy seed chicken
Favorite class: Communications 111
Favorite book: Redeeming Love
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite sports writer or announcer: Garett Wall
A "Stupid Human Trick" you can do: Burping EXTREMELY loud!
Person you'd most like to meet: Jesus
Words that describes you best are: Funny, outgoing, studious
Best advice you've gotten about sports: "Enjoy the time that you are rowing, because before you know it you will be a senior on the verge of graduation."
What people should know about you but probably don't: I have lived in five different places, including Japan for three years.
If you could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: My grandma, Chad Michael Murray, Barbara Jean from Reba
Why you chose U of L:
Because it is close to home
Best part of being an athlete: The support that you get from everyone and the opportunities it presents
The moment you realized you were really good at your sport: When I got a 7:17 on my 2k test as a novice
If you won the lottery, you would use the money for: To give to those in need and buy a new car and house
The strangest thing that has ever happened to you while you were competing in your sport: Falling in the Ohio River
What is your favorite place you have ever visited: Japan
What is your favorite season or seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Spring