Laura Rush begins her first season on the Main Line this season. She comes to Villanova after coaching the Vesper Boat Club this summer. She was also a coach with the U.S. Rowing 2006 National Champion women's senior 8+ and senior 2-. During the summer of 2006, Rush assisted the Canadian Henley Gold Medal women's senior 8+, 4-, 2- and Champ 8+.
In the Fall 2006 she was a novice coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to that she served in the same capacity at Temple University while completing her Master's degree in Sport and Recration Administration.
Rush is a 2001 graduate of Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania where she was a varsity rower all four years. She was a team captain for two years and holds the record for the 2K Erg Open Women.