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Alie Rusher
Position: Port/Starboard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Glenview, Ill.
High School: St. Paul's School (N.H.)
Major: Undeclared

The Rusher File
• Interested in majoring in human biology and becoming a sports medicine doctor
• Teaches sailing in Wisconsin with her sister, Kay
• Plays the flute
• Sister, Kay, is a teammate on the Stanford women's rowing team
• Father, John, is a member of the Harvard Hall of Fame and was a three-time collegiate national champion as well as a two-time Olympic rower (bronze in 1988, 1992)
• Mother, Cindy, rowed with Farooq at Wisconsin, was a national champion in 1986 and rowed in both the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, winning silver in the women's four in 1992
• Aunt, Annie O’Flynn, played field hockey and golf at Yale
• Uncle, Mike O’Flynn played football at Dartmouth

2014-15 (Freshman)
• Qualified for the women's eight at the Henley Royal Regatta
• Reached the semifinals in the eight at the Henley Women's Regatta

• Team placed sixth at the NCAA Championships and fourth at the Pac-12 Championships

• Member of the second varsity eight and had one race with the varsity eight
• Earned five wins on the season
• Stroked the 2V8 to a win in the petite final at the NCAA Championships to place seventh overall

• Fourth place at the Pac-12 Championships

• Posted two victories, including one over No. 16 Notre Dame at the Lake Natoma Invitational
• Won a varsity eight race against No. 16 Washington State and competed with the 2V8 against No. 2 Virginia at the Pac-12 Challenge

• Tallied two second-place finishes at the Oregon State Classic
• Lost to No. 2 Cal in the Big Row
• Made her collegiate debut with a victory in the novice eight at Head of the American, while placing 12th in the collegiate 4+

High School
• Graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. in 2014
• Hometown is Glenview, Ill.
• Captain of the crew team her senior year
• Rowed at the Henley Royal Regatta in 2014
• Finished fifth in the pair at the 2014 Canadian Henley
• 2014 National Scholastic Champion at Sarasota Springs
• Helped lead the eight to a NEPSAC title in 2012
• Third place at the NIERA Championships in 2014
• Finished ninth at Youth Nationals in 2012 with the eight
• Received the 2014 Crew Coach’s Award
• Also competed in volleyball, hockey and nordic skiing
• Three-time league all-star and 2013 league MVP for volleyball
• Won the 2013 ISL volleyball championship
• Captain of the volleyball team as a senior
• Won the 2014 NEPSAC Nordic Championship

• Born Alison Rusher in London, England
• Younger sister of current Stanford rower and sophomore Kay Rusher

Rusher on Choosing Stanford
"I picked Stanford because I'll get to row all year round, live on a beautiful campus, and go to school with my sister again. All while getting one of the best educations in the world. What I wanted most is to find a place where I could enjoy my college experience and Stanford definitely seems like the place for me."