Liza  Rader

Liza Rader


Maryville, Tenn.

High School:




2012-13 - Junior
  • Landed on the 2013 Rowing All-Conference USA Team, along with teammates Erika Johnson and Ashley Fichthorn
  • At Conference USA Championships held on Melton Hill Lake, placed second in the 2V8+ with a time of 6:50.18.
  • Named to the 2012-13 C-USA Honor Roll, a honor awarded to student-athlete's maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better
  • In the regular season finale, part of the 2V8+ which placed third against Princeton, Dartmouth and Penn with a time of 6:59.7
  • Racing in the 2V8 at the Clemson Invitational, finished in third place in both sessions with times of 6:48.5 and 6:37.7. On Sunday, placed second with a time of 7:08.8.
  • Racing in the V4 at The Ohio State Invitational, placed second both times with times of 8:34.83 and 8:37.75.
  • Placed second against Louisville in the V8+ with a time of 6 minutes and 37.9 seconds
  • Rowed in the V8+ against Minnesota with a time of 6 minutes and 36.6 seconds
  • At the Head of the Hooch, took fifth place in the Championship 8 with a time of 16 minutes and 39.3 seconds
  • Also rowed in the Championship 4, tying for fifth place
  • Finished ninth in the Club 8 with a time of 17 minutes and 17.17 seconds at the Head of the Charles Regatta
  • At the Chattanooga Head Race, placed fourth with a time of 17 minutes and 1.52 seconds in the Collegiate 8+
  • Also rowed in the Collegiate 4, placing fourth with a time of 19 minutes and 47.27 seconds
2011-12 - Sophomore
  • Lifted Tennessee to the 2012 C-USA Championship by helping her 2V8+ shell to gold
  • Rowed in the 2V8+ all spring
  • Helped the 2V8+ finish the season strong at No. 7 Princeton
  • Rowed with the 2V8+ at Michigan
  • Helped the 2V8+ to fifth place in the petite finals of the San Diego Crew Classic
  • Defeated Central Florida on Lake Pickett with the 2V8+
  • Rowed with the V4+ at the Oak Ridge Invitational, winning two gold and one silver medals
  • Did not compete during the fall

2010-11 - Freshman
  • Won in 2V4+ against Minnesota in bow seat
  • Raced in 2V8+ against Louisville, finishing in second
  • Finished in third place at Princeton in 2V4+
  • Stroked gold-medal-winning boat at C-USA regionals in Open 4+
  • Finished ninth in Collegiate 4+ at Chattanooga Head Race

High School
  • Graduated from Maryville High School
  • Was a member of the East Tennessee Rowing Organization from 2006-10
  • Served in Habitat for Humanity
  • Was a peer mentor to younger students
  • Received her school's Citizenship Award

  • Majoring in Psychology at Tennessee
  • Aspires to become a leader, a better athlete and develop skills to take into the business world
  • Has been a Tennessee fan since birth
  • What she loves most about rowing at Tennessee is the team, and the beautiful, smooth water of the Tennessee River
  • She loves Tennessee because of the colors orange and white, football, mountains, and the fall leaves
  • Liza rows on the starboard side
  • Her 2K erg time is 7:27.9
  • Has one sister, Tori
  • Anne Elizabeth Rader, daughter of Leslie and David Rader, was born on July 17, 1992 in Nashville, Tenn.


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