University of Miami Athletics

Liane Lopez

position

Rower

Class

Fifth-Year Senior

Hometown

Pittstown, N.J.

High School

The Wilberforce School

Instagram

@liane_lopez19

Liane Lopez - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

Career Honors

  • ACC Crew of the Week (1v8 – April 2, 2024)
2022-23 (As a Senior)
  • Member of All-ACC Academic Team
  • Competed in the 1v8 for the entirety of the season
  • Rowed the V8 – B Boat to a second-place finish at the Head of the Indian Creek in a time of 13:53.59
  • Competed in the V4 – A boat at the Head of the Black Warrior River, finishing ninth in a time of 18:43.50
  • Helped the 1v8 to a first-place showing against Stetson, crossing the finish line in a time of 6:34.2
  • Participated in Miami’s scrimmage against Rochester as a member of the V8 – A Boat
  • Placed first in the 1v8 in a quad-race against Jacksonville, UCF and UConn with a time of 6:52.70
  • Propelled the 1v8 to a second-place finish in the Grand Final of the Sunshine State Invite, finishing in a time of 6:31.15
  • Competed in the 1v8 at the Michigan State Invite, finishing first in both heat races, highlighted by a 6:36.10 time in heat two
  • Rowed the 1v8 to its fastest 2,000-meter time of the season at the Lake Wheeler Invite, crossing the finish line in a time of 6:27.971 in heat two of the first round
  • Placed fourth in the ACC Championship 1v8 Grand Final with a time of 6:34.211
2021-22 (As a Junior)
  • Rowed in the 1v8 for the entire season
  • Helped Miami to a first-place finish (7:09.100) against Jacksonville and Stetson (3/25)
  • Placed second in the petite finals of the Sunshine State Invite (6:40.77)
  • Finished second in a dual with UCF, crossing the finish line in a time of 6:50.80…Rowed the 1v8 to a second-place showing (6:42.638) and two third-place finishes at the Lake Wheeler Invite
  • Propelled the 1v8 to a third-place finish (6:53.694) in the heat race at the ACC Championship to earn a spot in the grand final
  • Finished fourth in the ACC Championship 1v8 grand final in a time of 6:32.179
2020-21 (As a Sophomore)
  • 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)…Took home first (6:46.87) in a head-to-head race with UCF as a member of the 2v8 boat (4/16)
  • Crossed the finish line in fifth place (7:16.370) with the 2v8 in the Grand Final of the Lake Wheeler Invite (4/24)
  • Recorded a second-place showing (6:56.770) (eighth overall) in the 1v4 Petite Final at the ACC Championship (5/15)
  • Helped Miami to its best team finish (sixth) at the ACC Championship since 2014
2019-20 (As a Freshman)
  • Member of the novice boat at the Rivanna Romp (11/17), finishing fourth with a time of 15:11.80
  • Spring season cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.
High School
  • Attended The Wilberforce School
  • Rowed for the Princeton National Rowing Association and Mercer Rowing
  • Member of the 1V8 and sat in the third seat
  • Attended the Mercer Rowing Youth Championships in 2018…Four-year member of the basketball team
  • Also competed on the cross country/track team and swimming team
  • Three-year member of the horseback riding team…Graduated magna Cum Laude
Personal & Fun Facts
  • Parents are Raymond and Irmgard Lopez
  • Runs her own fitness/fishing business, “Fit2Fish”
  • Walked on to the team as a novice freshman year
  • Favorite hobbies including fitness and spearfishing
  • Loves Miami for the amazing weather, the ocean and the fact that it’s a highly academic school
  • Majoring in exercise physiology with a master’s in accounting
  • Enjoys weightlifting, scuba diving and wakeboarding
  • Has her captains license and has worked as a first mate for the past six years
  • Favorite part of being a student-athlete: Becoming the best version of myself as an athlete, while competing with my best friends. Being a college athlete makes you embrace challenges and surpass the standard. Being average is not an option and achieving greatness is the best feeling in the world.
  • Favorite achievement: Making UMiami history as someone who started as a novice freshman year