Whitehall, Pa./ Whitehall HS
At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad • two-year letterwinner • one of 11 seniors on the squad • has competed in 18 events in her career • member of the Second Varsity Eights crew in the fall.
2011 Season: Competed in all seven events as a member of the Varsity Fours crew • placed third at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship • finished fourth in semifinals at Dad Vail • finished second at St. Joseph’s dual • Colonial Athletic Association Honor Roll.
2010 Season: Competed in five events, four with the Varsity Fours • finished fifth at Saint Joseph's/Drexel tri-meet • brought home second place in heat at the Murphy Cup • finished 10th at the Knecht Cup • finished ninth at the ECAC Championships • placed third in the semifinals at Dad Vail • recipient of the UD Team Sportsmanship Award • Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll.
2009 Season: Did not earn letter but competed in all six events during the season • saw action as a member of the Novice Fours, Varsity Fours, and Novice Eights crews • member of Novice Fours team that placed fourth at the Dad Vail Regatta • crew was honored as the Army ROTC Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week • as a member of the Novice Eights, was fifth at Saint Joseph's and fourth in a heat at the Murphy Cup • with the Novice Fours, placed third at the Murphy Cup, sixth in the grand finale at the Knecht Cup, third at the Kerr Cup, and fourth at Dad Vail • as a member of the Second Novice Eights, was second at the Knecht Cup • member of Varsity Fours group that placed fourth at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships.
High School: Four-year member of basketball, volleyball and soccer teams at Whitehall High School • also a member of the track and field team • named to volleyball all-star team in 2008 • four-year letterwinner in volleyball • also lettered in basketball and soccer • served as team captain for soccer team during senior year • scholar athlete nominee • Class President for three years • member of student council • honor roll student • member of National Honor Society • member of Mu Alpha Theta • named Youth of the Year in 2008 • top 10 student.
Personal: Laura Louise Wertman • daughter of Vicki and Terence Wertman • honor student as a biochemistry major at Delaware • worked at PetSmart over the summer.