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Student-Athlete of the Week - Lauren Mensch


April 15, 2009

Name: Lauren Mensch

Sport: Rowing

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

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