An NCAA Division II National Champion, Lauren Shaw joined the Shorewomen's coaching staff during the summer of 2009. Shaw was a four-year rower at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Shaw's outstanding collegiate rowing career concluded at the 2009 NCAA Division II Championships, where she rowed for the Sharks' National Championship-winning varsity four. It was Shaw's third appearance at NCAA's as she was a member of the third-place varsity four at the 2008 championships and a member of the fourth-place varsity four at the 2006 championships.
A 2009 All-Sunshine State Conference (SSC) selection, Shaw rowed for back-to-back SSC Championship-winning varsity fours and was a member of three SSC Overall Points Championship teams. She also helped Nova Southeastern to its first-ever FIRA Team Championship as a senior.
In addition to her success on the water, Shaw was an outstanding student at Nova Southeastern and was named a 2008 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete. She earned a degree in Education from the school in 2009.