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University of Miami Athletics

Laura Johnson

position

Rower

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Phoenix, Ariz.

High School

Desert Vista

Laura Johnson - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

The asterisk next to 2019-20 season bio indicates the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2019-20 to 2020-21 due to this NCAA ruling.

2020-21: Competed in the 2v8 for the first two races of the 2021 season…Took home first place (7:07.60) as a member of the 2v8 at a tri-race against Jacksonville and Stetson (3/26)…Helped the 2v8 to a bronze medal (8:06.68) at the Sunshine State Invite (4/3)…Moved to the 1v4 for the UCF duel (4/16), crossing the finish line in third place (7:49.27)…Posted a second-place finish (sixth overall) in the 1v4 Petite Final (8:12.33) at the Lake Wheeler Invite (4/24)…Competed in the 2v8 at the ACC Championship…Recorded a sixth-place showing (6:56.770) in the 2v8 Grand Final at the ACC Championship (5/15)…Helped Miami to its best team finish (sixth) at the ACC Championship since 2014.

2019-20*: Member of the 2v8+ at the Rivanna Romp (11/17), finishing 19th with a time of 15:20.70…Spring season cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.

High School: Attended Desert Vista High School…Rowed for Tempe Junior Crew…Rowed both the women’s quad and double…Sat stroke and three seat…Elected a team captain…Helped her club to the Arizona Indoor Rowing State Championship…Also ran track and field and was a member of the cheerleading team.

Personal: Parents are Julia and James Johnson…Two siblings, a brother, Brett and a sister, Alexa…Majoring in advertising management…Enjoys hiking and spending time with her friends and family…Dad, James, played football for the United States Military Academy (1993-94)…Brother, Brett, plays football at the University of California-Berkley (2018-present)…Chose Miami for its excellent academic reputation.