Lindsay Dare Shoop was named assistant coach for the Virginia rowing program in August of 2023. Dare Shoop returns to Grounds after starring for the Cavaliers from 2002-04.
Shoop earned back-to-back All-America honors in 2003-04. The three-time world champion helped the Cavaliers to three ACC championships and three top-6 finishes at the NCAA Championship. In addition, Shoop was a member of the USRowing National Team, earning a gold medal in the women’s eight at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Over the past decade, Shoop has been a youth rowing program director and has coached at every level from junior through elite. Shoop, who has twice been inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame, also leads camps, clinics, webinars and workshops. She has also published several articles on rowing and health and serves as a race commentator, having covered events for NBC Olympics, ESPN, ACC Network, NCAA and USRowing.
Dare Shoop earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Virginia in 2003. She holds her master’s degree in exercise physiology and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Positive Coaching Alliance Trainer, and a USRowing Level-II Coach.