Junior - 2009-10
First Alabama rower to earn All-Conference USA honors ... helped the Tide's Varsity A boat to a win against Kansas State ... rowed as part of the Tide's First Varsity 8+ throughout the spring semester ... helped the Varsity 8+ to a fourth place finish at the South/Central C Final.
Sophomore - 2008-09
Led the Tide's First Varsity 8+ to a third-place finish in the Petite Finals of the SIRA Championships ... earned a win as part of the Varsity 8+ boat in a tri-meet with UNC and SMU ... led Alabama to a 10th place finish in the Club 8+ race at the Head of the Charles Regatta ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Freshman - 2007-08
Helped the Crimson Tide's First Novice 8+ to a fourth-place finish at the SIRA Championships ... part of the Tide's First Novice 8+ boat that finished fourth in the Grand Finals of the Dad Vail College Championships ... led Alabama's First Novice 8+ to dual meet wins against UNC, Drake, SMU, Creighton and Murray State.
Played soccer for Tim Twellman at Villa Duchesne, serving as team captain in 2006 ... played for the St. Louis Soccer Club under coach Denny Hearns ... photographer for the school newspaper ... editor of the yearbook.
Full Name: Laura Elizabeth Skaggs ... daughter of Patrick and Joyce Finneran ... advertising major with a minor in art ... born March 14, 1989.