Elizabeth Sonshine


Date of birth






Began Rowing

2008, Bates College


Short Hills, N.J.


Bronx, N.Y.

Current residence

Princeton, N.J.

High School

Millburn High School

Undergraduate Education

Bates College, 2012

Training Location

Princeton, N.J.

Current Coach

Tom Terhaar, Laurel Korholz

Club Affiliations

USRowing Training Center - Princeton

National Teams

Three – Senior, 2017-19

International Results

Finished sixth in the quadruple sculls at the 2018 World Rowing Championships...Placed fifth in the quadruple sculls at the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

National Results

Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2011 NCAA Women’s rowing Championships…Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2010 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships…Finished third in the second varsity eight at the 2009 New England Championships.


Elizabeth began rowing as a walk-on at Bates College, where she majored in Geology. In 2012, Sonshine joined the Green Racing Project in Craftsbury, Vt., where she trained full-time for three years and became a somewhat proficient cross-country skier until moving to Boston to train with Riverside’s high performance group in 2015. After the Olympic Trials, she moved to Saratoga and joined the ARION team in the summer of 2016. She enjoys baking bread for her teammates, reading and drinking coffee.

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