Elizabeth Elmgren
Elizabeth Elmgren
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Oakland Technical
Major: Computer Science
House Affiliation: Adams

Junior: Sat in bow seat of First Varsity Eight at 52nd HOCR … Sat in seven, bow, and three seats of the Second Varsity Eight in Spring 2017 ... Three seat in second varsity four against Yale and Northeastern ... Two seat in second varsity four that placed third at Eastern Sprints Championships.

Sophomore: Sat in the stroke and bow seats of the First Varsity Eight … Earned a gold medal at EARC Sprints … Finished 5th at the Ivy League Championships.

Freshman: Sat in bow seat of the Second Varsity Eight … Earned a gold medal at EARC Sprints … Finished 2nd at the Ivy League Championships and competed in the NCAA Championships.

Before Radcliffe: Rowed for Oakland Strokes from 2010-2014 … Won Gold in the Varsity Eight at US Junior Nationals in 2014 and the Varsity Lightweight Eight in 2012 … Won Gold as stroke seat of the Youth 8+ at the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta … Placed third in the Varsity Eight at US Junior Nationals in 2013. 

Why Radcliffe? Because Radcliffe rowers truly embody the collection of traits crucial to our sport, described in the much-heralded The Boys in the Boat. The author refers to a coach’s quest to ”... find the potential for raw power, the nearly superhuman stamina, the indomitable willpower, and the intellectual capacity necessary to master the details of technique. And which of them, coupled improbably with all those other qualities, had the most important one: the ability to disregard his own ambitions, to throw his ego over the gunwales, to leave it swirling in the wake of his shell, and to pull, not just for himself, not just for glory, but for the other boys in the boat.” Double that for my sisters and me. Go, Radcliffe! 

Favorite class taken at Harvard: Privacy and Technology with Jim Waldo

If rowers had a walk out song, what would yours be? "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Radcliffe Names: Zabie