Purdue & Harrison Alumna, Olympics-Bound
Today LUM lifts up Amanda Elmore for realizing her dream. It has been announced that Amanda is going to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer with the US Rowing Team.
Amanda is a graduate of Harrison High School, where she competed in gymnastics, cross country and track and was named the female Athlete of the Year as well as valedictorian; and Purdue University, where she was on the Purdue Crew Team and was Most Valuable Oarswoman in 2012 & 2013. Amanda won Big Ten & NCAA honors—first-team All-Big Ten and second-team All-American. Amanda helped the Boilermakers win a championship at the 2011 Dad Vail and ACRA championships. As a part of the US rowing team, she won gold medals in the 2012 & 2013 at the World Rowing Championships in Lithuania and Austria. Last fall she won the gold medal at the World Rowing Championship in France
Amanda Elmore gives us all another reason to follow the Olympics this summer and cheer for Team USA.
Both the Harrison High School Raiders and the Purdue Crew Team are great friends of LUM in many ways — especially at Hunger Hike. Purdue Crew Team also supports LUM through their Row-A-Thon fundraising event which this past February donated $8,542 to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund.
Go Raiders! Go Boilermakers! Go USA!