2004-05: Rowed in the stroke seat for the Varsity Eight boat which won the Cal Cup (6:52.4) at the San Diego Crew Classic...Varsity Eight also finished first at the Parker Cup Regatta (6:58.7) and the San Diego Fall Classic (21:38)...Varsity Eight was also fifth out of 50 boats at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.
2003-04: Rowed primarily in the six seat for the Varsity Eight boat as a freshman...Varsity Eight boat finished second at the San Diego City Championships...Also rowed in the stroke seat for the Novice Four boat that took third at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships.
High School: Four seasons of junior rowing experience...Named most improved rower in 2002 and most inspirational in 2003...Finished first in the eight-plus boat at the 2002 Head of the Charles in Boston and at the Northwest Regionals.
Personal: Maria Christina Noelle Lysen was born Dec. 25, 1984, in Seattle, Wash....Daughter of King Lysen and Toni Lysen...Three-time scholar-athlete at SDSU...Favorite quote is "Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect," by Vince Lombardi...Enjoys skiing and sunbathing...Favorite athlete is 2004 U.S. Olympic rower Ali Cox...Kinesiology major with plans to become a sports physical therapist.