Sara (Hendershot) Lombardi
Birthplace: Boston, Mass.
Hometown: West Simsbury, Conn.
Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.
Began Rowing: 2003 – Simsbury High School
Club Affiliation: Athlete Cell Training Center
Date of Birth: 4/27/1988
High School: Simsbury High School
Undergraduate Education: Princeton University, 2010
Occupation: Events and National Team Intern
Training Location: Newport Beach, Calif.
Current Coaches: Mike Lombardi and Brian MacKenzie
Years on National Team: Three – 2010, Under 23; 2011-12, Senior
International Results: Finished fourth in the pair at the 2012 Olympic Games...Won silver in the eight at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup I...Won gold in the four at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the four at the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won the eight and four at the 2005 CanAmMex Regatta.
National Results: Finished sixth in the pair at the 2016 National Selection Regatta 1...Won the pair at the 2012 Olympic Trials - Rowing...Placed sixth in the pair at the 2012 National Selection Regatta #2...Placed fourth in the pair at the 2011 USRowing Fall Speed Order...Won the four at the 2011 Senior World Championship Trials...Won the women's double at the 2011 USRowing National Championships...Finished third in the varsity eight at the 2010 NCAA Championships…Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2010 Eastern Sprints…Won the open eight at the 2005 USRowing National Championships…Won the open eight at the 2004 USRowing National Championships.
Personal: Sara was named a DI First-Team All-American in 2009 and 2010 and was named DI First-Team All-Region from 2008-10…She enjoys following professional tennis…Sara lists Princeton coach Lori Dauphiny as the most influential person in her sporting career...Sara’s favorite television shows are 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, and Sons of Anarchy…She played competitive soccer and swimming through high school before she began rowing full time in college…Sara has three younger siblings and a black lab named Jett…She has a lucky pair of green socks that she wears for any important race or erg test...Follow Sara's blog: http://sarahendershot.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/the-whirlwind-to-london/.