Sara-Mai Conway enters her seventh season with the LMU Women's Team. Coach Conway is primarily responsible for coaching the lightweight women.
Lightweight rowing, now in its fourth year at LMU, has seen considerable success in its brief history. Most recently, the lightweight eight was ninth in the nation at the 2007 IRA National Championships. LMU Lightweights were 2007 WIRA Champions in the Varsity Light Eight and in the Varsity Light Four. In 2005, the lightweight Eight garnered a fifth place finish in the grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic, bronze at the WIRA Championships, and bronze at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships. Lightweights also captured Gold at the 2005 WIRA Championships in the Novice Light Four.
A Boston native, Conway has been rowing since the age of 12, and was a junior national champion in 1992 in the women's eight. She competed at Tufts University in Medford, MA from 1994-1998, where she was the team captain her senior year. She continues to row and currently competes in the lightweight single. Conway was the Masters National Champion in the Women's A Light Single in 2003 and a 2007 Masters National Champion in the Women's AA Quad.
Certified as a Level III Coach by the United State Rowing Association, Conway began her coaching career at her alma mater, Tufts University, where she coached the novice women and helped coach the Lightweight Eight to a fourth place finish at the New England Championships. She then went on to coach novice women at UCLA for three years. Coach Conway holds a BA in Biology and a BFA in Fine Arts from Tufts University, as well as an MA in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. She came to LMU at the start of the 2001 season.