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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