2009 ACC CHAMPIONS 2009 VARSITY 4 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
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Laura Basadonna
Position: Rower
Year: Junior
Hometown: Torino, Italy
High School: Liceo Scientifico Galileo Ferraris
Major: Management

2011-12: Named to the All-ACC Academic team...named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete...spent the entire season with 1st Varsity 8+ crew that finished first or second in eight of 12 races...rowed the two seat in the 1st Varsity 8+ that finished second at the ACC Championships... part of the 1st Varsity 8+ that recorded a time of 6:26.08 against Kansas, 10th best time in school history...named ACC Crew-of-the-Week for that performance. 

Summer 2011: Won a silver medal for Italy in the Women's Four at the World Rowing U23 Championships. 

2010-11: All-ACC and Academic All-ACC selection...member of the 1st Varsity 8+ that was named ACC Crew-of-the-Year...rowed in every regatta with the 1st Varsity 8+ as a freshman...rowed the seven seat for the 1V8 that defeated #12 Michigan and #7 Ohio State at the ACC/Big Ten challenge...rowed the seven seat for the 1st Varsity 8 that finished second at the ACC Championships...rowed the seven seat for the 1st Varsity 8 that finished second at the Oak Ridge Regional...rowed the seven seat for the 1st Varsity 8 that finished 15th at the NCAA Championships. 

Italian National Rowing Team highlights: 2010 Under 23 Italian National Champion in the Women's 4-...seventh place at the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in 2010 in Brest Belarus in the Women's 4-...2009 Under 23 Italian National Champion in the Women's 4- and Women's 2-...fourth place at the Junior World Rowing Championships in 2009 in Brive-la-Galliarde, France in the Junior Women's 2-...2008 Under 23 Italian National Champion in the Women's 4-...silver Medal at the Junior World Rowing Championships in 2008 in Ottensheim, Austria in the Junior Women's 4-...2008 junior National Champion in the Junior Women's 4- Fifth place at the Junior World Rowing Championships in Beijing, China in 2007 in the Junior Women's 4-.

Personal: Two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll...born October 20, 1991...majoring in economics.

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