Leah VanLear

Leah VanLear

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Turpin HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Port

Squad:
Varsity

2009-10
• Rowed in first seat for second varsity eight boat
• Went undefeated against Kansas State, Oklahoma, Iowa and Texas at the Longhorn Invitational
• Beat Miami, Dayton, Indiana and Boston at the Dale England Cup
• Won against Navy and Columbia at the George Washington Invitational
• Beat Miami at home regatta
• Placed fourth in the petite final with the varsity four at the South/Central Regional Championships and the C-USA Championship

2008-09
• Rowed for the second varsity eight crew in the seventh seat
• Defeated Iowa, Kansas State and Texas at the Longhorn Invitational
• Raced in the varsity 8+ event for the win against Duke at the UCF Regatta
• Rowed against Virginia and Clemson at the Virginia Invitational
• Raced in the Lake Natoma Invitational
• Won first at the South/Central regional Championship finals against Indiana, Kansas, Miami, Alabama and Kansas State

2007-08
• Rowed with the novice eight in the sixth seat
• Recorded a third-place showing at the Aramark South/Central Sprints
• Defeated Oregon State, Virginia and Michigan State at the Virginia Invitational
• Notched a victory over Miami at Lake Pickett
• Beat Iowa, Kansas State and Texas at the Longhorn Invitational
• Finished second at the Rollins Spring Break Race
• Recorded a third-place finish at the Rollins Invitational
• Finished second at the Head of the Hooch
• Captured the Hatter Classic title as a member of the varsity eight

Prior to UCF
• Graduated from Turpin High School as the salutatorian in 2007
• Became a National Merit Scholarship Finalist
• Involved in the National Honor Society and Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club
• As a senior, used her leadership as the team captain
• Earned a fourth place finish at the National Youth Invitational as a junior and sophomore
• Named Midwest Champions during her freshman campaign

Personal
• Born in Cincinnati, Ohio
• Daughter of Rob VanLear and Gale Sherman
• Major is mechanical engineering

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