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Tara Larson
Tara Larson
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stowe, Vt.
High School: Deerfield Academy (Mass.)
Major: Social Studies
House Affiliation: Leverett

Senior • 2011
Raced with the second varsity eight … Part of fifth-place second varsity at EAWRC Sprints … Contributed to two second-place finishes at the Charles River Challenge, helping the second varsity eight defeat Dartmouth twice, Northeastern and Syracuse … Helped the second varsity eight beat Tulsa by over 30 seconds on March 26.

Junior • 2010
Raced once with the varsity eight and six times with the second varsity eight … Helped the second varsity eight reach the grand final at the EAWRC Sprints May 16 … Contributed to the second varsity eight finishing second in 7:02.33 and Radcliffe claiming its fourth team-points banner over Boston College, Boston University, MIT and Northeastern at the Beanpot May 1 … Raced in the second varsity eight and defeated Syracuse and Dartmouth in 6:44.0 April 17 … Helped the second varsity eight defeat Cornell in 7:08.6 April 10 … Competed with the varsity eight and finished fifth in 6:53.33 at the San Diego Crew Classic finals March 28.

Sophomore • 2009
Made six appearances with the varsity four A and one with the varsity four B … Raced with the varsity four and finished sixth in the petite final in 7:44.49 at the NCAA Championships May 31 … Helped the varsity four A finish third in the grand final in 7:31.658 at the EAWRC Sprints May 16 … Finished first with the varsity four A in 7:58.0 ahead of Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Northeastern, and helped Radcliffe win the team title with 25 points at the Beanpot May 2 … Defeated Tennessee and Gonzaga with the varsity four A in 8:12.9 at the Charles River Challenge April 26 … Raced with the varsity four B and defeated Syracuse and Dartmouth in 8:14.8 April 18 … Helped the varsity four A finish third ahead of Cornell in 8:10.4 April 11.

Freshman • 2008
Rowed in the Radcliffe novice eight, moving from the six seat to the seven seat after two races ... Helped the novice eight post a 9-3 dual record ... The Black and White won its heat and took fourth in the grand final at EAWRC Sprints ... Also contributed to the novice eight’s wins in the Beanpot (against Boston University and Northeastern) and against Yale and Virginia, as well as a pair of race victories in the Charles River Challenge (first against Texas, Dartmouth and Syracuse and later against Dartmouth and Notre Dame).

Before Harvard
Member of varsity cross country, basketball and swim teams and participated in varsity crew at Deerfield Academy ... Recipient of the Coaches Award for outstanding performance and team leadership in crew in 2007 ... Two-time silver medal winner at New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships ... National Bronze medalist in the Junior A Pair at the USRowing Nationals in July 2007 ... Honor roll all four years.

Personal
Brother, Brett, played lacrosse for Amherst College.