Laura Alves
Laura Alves
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Grosvenordale, Conn.
High School: Pomfret

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2011-2012: Rowed in two fall regattas...did not compete during the spring season due to injury...member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy...earned Patriot League Academic Honor Roll accolades.

2010-2011: Rowed for the novice eight at the 40th Schuylkill Regatta (Oct. 30) as the team tied for first out of 39 teams for the points trophy…member of the varsity eight for all 10 spring regattas…rowed for the varsity eight that defeated Simmons (April 3) in a dual-race, placed first against Boston College and Connecticut to win the Irving-Christensen Cup (April 17), defeated UMass (April 23) in a dual-race, placed fourth at the Patriot League Championship (April 24) and finished fifth at the New England Championship (April 30)…named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the rowing team at the Pomfret School for coaches Vanessa Thorne and Allison Kaufman…captain in 2010…won the 2009 Daentl Oarswoman Award…team was invited to the New England Championship in 2008 and 2009…also a member of the cross country team for two seasons…nominated to the National Society of High School Scholars in 2009…earned United States Achievement Academy National Honor Student recognition.

Personal: Daughter of Gary and Anne Alves…father played football at Southern Connecticut State…has one brother (Christopher) and one sister (Danielle)…a Religious Studies and Sociology major.