The Varsity 8 boat won its heat and advances on to the Grand FInale on Sunday.
USD will compete this weekend in the 42nd annual crew classic out at Mission Bay
Both the JV8 and V8 boats finish the season nationally ranked.
Both USD's men's rowing teams have advanced onto Sunday's 4th level at the nationals.
USD is making its second trip to this regatta in program history.
Personal: Lauren was born on November 26, 1990 in Nagasaki, Japan...she is the daughter of Stan and Gloria Takahashi...she earned varsity letters in Tennis during high school.