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Meredith Fischer
Position: Starboard
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Winnetka, Ill.
High School: New Trier
Major: Human Biology
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Life at Stanford
Human biology major with concentration in global health diplomacy
Would like to minor in international relations
On the senate committee for mental health in collegiate athletes
Volunteers with the SWEEP program – teaching low income kids how to erg
Spent the summer in China studying public health and learning traditional Chinese medicine
In high school she interned with the Illinois 10th congressional district democratic party
Used to speed skate growing up
Father, Andrew Fischer, played basketball at Stanford (1983-86) and mother also went to school at Stanford

2014-15 (Junior)
• Tallied seventh place in the collegiate 4+ and also raced in the pair at Head of the American

2013-14 (Sophomore)
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
• Saw time in the second varsity eight and varsity four during the spring
• Recorded the highest finish for the varsity four in school history, earning silver at the NCAA Championships
• Also won both the heat and semifinal races at NCAA’s
• Won gold in the varsity four to help Stanford win its first Pac-12 Championship
• Downed No. 2 Cal in the varsity four for the first time since 2009
• Helped the varsity four knock off No. 4 USC and No. 9 Notre Dame at the Lake Natoma Invitational
• Defeated No. 9 USC a second time, this time with the 2V8 in a dual match at Redwood Shores
• Defeated No. 16 Louisville and lost to No. 3 Virginia as part of the second varsity eight in the Pac-12 Challenge
• Finished third in two varsity four races at the Oregon State Classic
• Placed 15th in the Women’s Collegiate 8+ with the Stanford B boat at Head of the American
 
2012-13 (Freshman)
• Placed second in the II Eight Petite Finals at the NCAA Championships
• Took fifth place in the II Eight at the PAC-12 Championships
• Defeated Syracuse in a morning dual race and placed first in a five-team afternoon competition as part of the Four at the Oregon State Classic
• Won two races with the Cardinal Four at the PAC-12 Women’s Challenge
• Came away with a third place finish in the Cardinal Four at the Lake Natoma Invitational
 
High School 
• A 2012 graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill.
• Rowed for three years
• Helped eight to titles at the 2012 Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championships, 2011 Midwest
• Scholastic Rowing Championships and 2011 SRAA National Championships
• Fifth-place finish at the 2012 SRAA National Championships as well as the 2010 Head of the Charles
• Was part of 2011 U.S. Junior National Team Selection Camp
• Also was a speed skater
• Took second in the 1,500 meters at the 2010 National Long Track Championships
• Grabbed silver in the 500 meters and 1,500 meters at the 2009 U.S. Junior Long-Track Championships

Personal 
• Born in Chicago, Ill.
• Parents' names are Andrew and Gabrielle
• Has two siblings, Drew and Teddy

What does Stanford mean to you?
"Stanford has become my home the past two years. Being part of the team and the school itself has taught me to open up and push myself academically and athletically. It is a place that is so collaborative and everybody is willing to help each other and work together."

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