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Sarah Hirshorn
Position: Starboard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: West Harrison, N.Y.
High School: Convent of the Sacred Heart (Conn.)
Major: Public Policy
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The Hirshorn File
• Majoring in public policy with a concentration in social entrepreneurship
• Lined up an internship for this summer with New York Foundling, a non-profit that empowers children and families to live independent, stable and fulfilling lives
• Active with Fellowship of Christian Athletes
• Founded Project SWEEP (Stanford Women's Educational Erging Program) that works with kids from EPATT, an after school mentoring program
• Also founded a “learn to erg” program at the Children’s Village, a non-profit that works with society’s vulnerable youth while in high school
• Plays the piano and has competed in young artist showcases
• Learned to row from Grandfather when she was eight years old
• Grandfather, Robert Houston, is a rower who has won 16 U.S. and Royal Canadian national rowing championships, was an alternate for the 1959 Pan-American games and was part of the 1964 Olympic committee
• Father, William, played baseball at Oberlin College

2014-15 (Sophomore)
• IRA Team National Champion
• IRA Varsity Four National Champion
• CRCA Scholar Athlete
• IRA All-Academic Team

• Member of the second varsity eight
• Tallied seven victories on the year
• In her first time as stroke seat, she led the varsity four to its first IRA national title with a winning time of 7:20.404 in the Grand Final
• Finished fourth in the collegiate 4+ at the PCRC
• Took the title at the WIRA Championships with two wins

• Won the Petite Final at the Lightweight Invite in Boston
• Defeated the No. 2 Cal 4V8 at the Big Row

• Tallied a second place finish to Boston University on the Charles River
• Posted a second place finish after winning the heat with the 2V8 at the San Diego Crew Classic

• Placed eighth overall and fifth among colleges at the 50th Head of the Charles

2013-14 (Freshman)
• Member of the second varsity eight during the spring
• Won the Carley Copley Cup for a first place finish in the Women’s Open at the San Diego Crew Classic
• Helped the openweights win the school’s first Pac-12 Championship with a bronze medal in the novice eight
• Finished second in the Women’s Open 8+ at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships
• Placed fifth in the Grand Final of the WIRA Championships 2V8 open event
• Recorded a victory over No. 2 Cal’s 4V8 in the Big Row
• Finished third in a pair of races featuring five of the top seven teams in the country in Boston
• Lost dual races versus Saint Mary’s and Cal at the Pac-12 Challenge
• Finished in first place with the Stanford A boat in the Women’s Open 8+ and was fourth in the Women’s Open 4+ with the Stanford B boat at the Head of the Lagoon
• Recorded a fifth place finish from the three seat with the Varsity Eight at the 49th Head of the Charles regatta

High School
• Graduated in 2013 from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Conn.
• Won the 2012 Connecticut Indoor Rowing Championships
• Placed sixth at the 2012 CRASH-Bs Indoor Rowing competition
• Won the petite final and finished seventh overall at the 2011 New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Regatta (NEIRA)
• Claimed 10th overall at the 2012 NEIRA
• Recorded a 26th place finish in the Youth Women’s Fours at the 2011 Head of the Charles and was 46th in the Eights at the 2010 Head of the Charles
• With the Greenwich Rowing Club in 2012 she placed fifth in the Women’s Junior A 4+ at the US Rowing Club Nationals
• Won first place at the state Future Problem Competition in 2010
• Graduated as salutatorian
• Member of the Cum Laude society
• National AP Scholar in 2013
• National Merit Commended Scholar in 2012

• Born in New York, N.Y.
• Parents are William and Hope Hirshorn
• Has five siblings, Grace, Emily, Joseph, Daniel and Brendan

Hirshorn on Stanford
"When my dad visited with me he called it an Olympic training village. What stood out to us is it is not just a supportive athletic environment but also a supportive academic environment. Stanford is a an amazing opportunity where I can cultivate both athletic and academic skills that will serve me beyond college. In the classroom, I have the opportunity to think critically and work on teams. No matter what career I enter, Stanford will leverage me and allow me to thrive as a teammate and as an individual.”