2008-09: Member of the 2009 NCAA Division I National Champion Rowing Team ... finished third at the NCAA National Championships and second at the Pac-10s in the 2nd varsity eight.
2007-08: Won a bronze medal in the 2nd Varsity eight at the Pac-10 Championships.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Chaparral High in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... rowed for the Rio Salado Rowing Club ... coached by Jake Poinier, Sarah Gershon, and Christine Getzler-Vaughn ...won the Arizona State Championships in Varsity Women's four and Varsity Women's eight in 2006.
Personal: Born in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... parents are John Moran and Diana Vigil ... has one older sibling, Brennan ... majoring in Human Biology ... enjoys volunteering for various groups and children.
Getting to Know Maura Moran:
|Parents||John Moran and Diana Vigil|
|Other hobbies outside of Stanford||Volunteering for various groups, especially with children|
|I was introduced to rowing by||A family friend|
|I would describe myself as:||Someone who is dedicated to what she involves herself in, and is reliable as a family member and friend when called upon|
|What people don't know about me is:||That I love children and am a strong supporter of protecting them|
|The reason I love rowing is:||The relationships I have developed with my teammates both on and off the water|
|The Stanford Rowing team will be fun to watch this year because||We have been working really hard and have improved greatly since last spring|
|The thing I love most about rowing is:||The team dynamic|
|The thing I love most about sports is:||The competitive atmosphere that drives you to your best performance at your greatest moment of fear|
|My favorite food is||In-N-Out fries animal style|
|Favorite TV Show||Grey's Anatomy|
|Favorite Musical Artist||Kanye West|
|Favorite Movie||40-Year Old Virgin|
|My favorite professional/Olympic athlete is||Lance Armstrong|
|If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be:||Johnny Depp|
|The best advice I've ever received was:||Do what makes you happy|
|My parents were right when they told me||That I was a little bit crazy, but in a good way|
|My most prized possession is:||A necklace I was given by my camp director|
|If I were not a collegiate rower I would be:||Very unproductive|
|Favorite Sports Team||Phoenix Suns|
|Favorite Book||Kite Runner|
|The Place I'd Most Like To Visit||Antarctica|
|Favorite Sport Other Than Rowing||Soccer|
|Favorite Place I've Ever Visited||Costa Rica|
|Favorite Type Of Music||Rap/hip-hop|
|The best thing about Stanford is||The community. Never once have I felt out of touch with those around me or without someone to turn to when things get tough|