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Ellie Parker
Position: Starboard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aspen, Colo.
High School: Aspen
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Parker Photos

The Parker File
Mechanical engineering major
• Spent summer after sophomore year building and installing three wind turbines in Peru
• Took a backpacking trip with Ruth Narode along the Kungsleden Trail in Sweden
• Led a backpacking and hiking trip with the Stanford Peer Orientation program in Lassen Volcanic National Park
• Enjoys backpacking, skiing and climbing mountains
• Walked on to the team as a freshman after never rowing before Stanford
• Followed parents, brother and sister to Stanford

2014-15 (Junior)
• Pocock All-America second team
• CRCA All-Region 5 first team
• CRCA Scholar Athlete
• Pac-12 All-Academic second team

• Member of the varsity eight
• Won five races in the spring
• Qualified for the women's eight at the Henley Royal Regatta
• Reached the semifinals in the eight at the Henley Women's Regatta
• Reached the Grand Final at the NCAA Championships, placing fifth overall

• Silver medal at the Pac-12 Championships

• Notched two wins and finished ahead of No. 2 Brown at the Lake Natoma Invitational
• Stroked the varsity eight to wins over No. 2 Virginia and No. 16 Washington State at the Pac-12 Challenge

• Earned a win with the varsity eight over No. 8 Washington and No. 17 Louisville in a five-team race at the Oregon State Classic
• Lost to No. 2 Cal in the Big Row
• Notched second place finishes in both the collegiate 8+ and pair events at Head of the American

2013-14 (Sophomore)
• Pac-12 All-Academic second team 
• CRCA Scholar Athlete 
• Member of the varsity four 
• Recorded the highest finish in school history in the varsity four, placing second at the NCAA Championships 
• Tallied wins in the heat and semifinal races at NCAA’s 
• Won gold in the varsity four to help Stanford record its first Pac-12 Championship 
• Defeated No. 2 Cal for the first time since 2009 in the Big Row 
• Claimed victories over No. 4 USC and No. 9 Notre Dame at the Lake Natoma Invitational 
• Made it 2-for-2 against No. 9 USC with a win in a dual match at Redwood Shores 
• Handed No. 3 Virginia its first loss of the season and defeated No. 16 Louisville at the Pac-12 Challenge 
• Finished third in two races at the Oregon State Classic 
• Raced in two events at the Head of the American, placing 14th in the Women’s Collegiate 2- with the Stanford D boat and 19th in the 4+ with the Stanford C boat

2012-13 (Freshman)
• Took seventh in the Novice Eight at the PAC-12 Championships
• Won the Lake Natoma Invitational Novice Eight 
• Downed Oklahoma as a member of the Novice Eight at the PAC-12 Women’s Challenge

High School 
• A 2012 graduate of Aspen High School in Aspen, Colo.
• Competed in cross country, nordic skiing and lacrosse
• Helped cross country to regional title in 2011 and fourth-place finishes at state meets in 2010 and 2011 
• Won two state titles with the Nordic Team (2011-12) 
• Twice named to the all-conference lacrosse team (2010-11)
• Played ice hockey for Aspen Junior Hockey Club from 2008-10
• Did equestrian for Colorado West Hunter/Jumper Association from 2008-12

• Born in Aspen, Colo.
• Parents are David and Elizabeth 
• Has two siblings, Whit and Annie

Parker on Stanford
"Stanford is home. It is an incredibly beautiful campus with the most fascinating, incredible and awesome people. Not just the people on our team but the professors, dorm mates, teaching assistants are all cool, driven, nice people."