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Liza Gurtin
Position: Coxswain
Height: 4'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: La Jolla, Calif.
High School: Francis Parker
Major: Symbolic Systems
2013-14 (Sophomore)
  • Pac-12 All-Academic second team 
  • Split time between the varsity eight and second varsity eight 
  • Placed fourth in the second varsity eight at the NCAA Championships after winning the heat and taking second in the semifinal 
  • Won gold in the 2V8 to help Stanford capture its first Pac-12 Championship 
  • Led the 2V8 to its first win over No. 2 Cal since 2011 
  • Guided the second varsity eight to victories over No. 4 USC and No. 9 Notre Dame at the Lake Natoma Invitational 
  • Defeated No. 9 USC a second time with the 2V8 in a dual match at Redwood Shores 
  • Defeated No. 16 Louisville and lost to No. 3 Virginia with the second varsity eight at the Pac-12 Challenge 
  • Finished second in a pair of varsity eight races at the Oregon State Classic 
  • Served as coxswain for the Stanford B boat that finished 15th in the Women’s Collegiate 8+ at Head of the American
2012-13 (Freshman)
  • Recorded a fourth-place finish in the I Eight Petite Finals at the NCAA Championships 
  • Placed fifth 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 
  • Downed Oklahoma 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 Francis Parker School in San Diego, Calif.
  • Competed in track and field and cross country 
  • Track and field MVP in 2009 and 2010 
  • Earned cross country's Coach's Award in 2008 
  • Rowed for San Diego Rowing Club from 2010-12 
  • Twice competed at Head of the Charles, first with women's eight in 2010 then with master's men's four in 2011 
  • Team MVP in 2011, team captain from 2011-12
  • Born in Evanston, Ill. 
  • Parents are William and Kay 
  • Has one older brother, Grant
  • Major is symbolic systems
  • Hobbies include running and yoga