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Maura Moran

Player Profile

Paradise Valley, Ariz.

High School:




2008-09: Member of the 2009 NCAA Division I National Champion Rowing Team ... finished third at the NCAA National Championships and second at the Pac-10s in the 2nd varsity eight.

2007-08: Won a bronze medal in the 2nd Varsity eight at the Pac-10 Championships.

High School: A 2007 graduate of Chaparral High in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... rowed for the Rio Salado Rowing Club ... coached by Jake Poinier, Sarah Gershon, and Christine Getzler-Vaughn ...won the Arizona State Championships in Varsity Women's four and Varsity Women's eight in 2006.

Personal: Born in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... parents are John Moran and Diana Vigil ... has one older sibling, Brennan ... majoring in Human Biology ... enjoys volunteering for various groups and children.

Getting to Know Maura Moran:

ParentsJohn Moran and Diana Vigil
MajorHuman biology
Contemplated ProfessionPediatrician
Other hobbies outside of StanfordVolunteering for various groups, especially with children
I was introduced to rowing byA family friend
I would describe myself as:Someone who is dedicated to what she involves herself in, and is reliable as a family member and friend when called upon
What people don't know about me is:That I love children and am a strong supporter of protecting them
The reason I love rowing is:The relationships I have developed with my teammates both on and off the water
The Stanford Rowing team will be fun to watch this year becauseWe have been working really hard and have improved greatly since last spring
The thing I love most about rowing is:The team dynamic
The thing I love most about sports is:The competitive atmosphere that drives you to your best performance at your greatest moment of fear
My favorite food isIn-N-Out fries animal style
Favorite TV ShowGrey's Anatomy
Favorite Musical ArtistKanye West
Favorite Movie40-Year Old Virgin
My favorite professional/Olympic athlete isLance Armstrong
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be:Johnny Depp
The best advice I've ever received was:Do what makes you happy
My parents were right when they told meThat I was a little bit crazy, but in a good way
My most prized possession is:A necklace I was given by my camp director
If I were not a collegiate rower I would be:Very unproductive
Favorite Sports TeamPhoenix Suns
Favorite BookKite Runner
The Place I'd Most Like To VisitAntarctica
Favorite Sport Other Than RowingSoccer
Favorite Place I've Ever VisitedCosta Rica
Favorite Type Of MusicRap/hip-hop
The best thing about Stanford isThe community. Never once have I felt out of touch with those around me or without someone to turn to when things get tough
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