"Why I Chose Mizzou" (Video)
2009-10 (JUNIOR) - Performed his best at the Big 12 Championships, where he beat his previous season best in the 1650 free by more than two seconds, placing fourth (15:18.14)... He also finished fifth place in the 500 free in 4:27.64...
2008-09 (SOPHOMORE) - took third in the Big 12 Championship in the 1650 feestyle (15:20.87), sixth in the 500 freestyle (4:28.01), seventh in the 200 butterfly (1:49.71)...finished third in the 1650 freestyle (15:41.07) at the Mizzou Invitational...took first in the 1000 freestyle (9:33.30) at the Arkansas/Kentucky dual meet...closed the dual season finishing third in the 1000 freestyle (9:38.76) against Iowa
2007-08 (FRESHMAN) - Took bronze at the Big 12 Championship in the 1650 free (15:42.79), the sixth-best time in school history ... also came in ninth in the 200 fly (1:55.25) and 11th in the 500 free (4:32.76), which is the eighth-fastest time in the history of the program ... earned his first career first-place finish in the 1000 free (9:41.34) at the Texas A&M dual ... beat out Pittsburgh, Maryland and Villanova to claim the top spot in the 1650 free (16:01.81) ... raced to first in the 200 fly (1:53.17) against Iowa ... closed out the regular season with a runner-up finish in the 1000 free (9:46.73) at Drury.
HIGH SCHOOL - Swam club for coach Docker Hartfield of Swim Omaha ... a 2006 and 2007 Junior Olympic qualifier ... won the 1500 free at the 2006 Speedo Central Section Regional VIII Championships ... took second in the race at the 2007 summer championships ... captained his Westside squad during his senior campaign ... helped lead the Warriors to the state title his first three seasons and to second place his senior year ... individual state champion in the 100 fly and 200 free his junior and senior seasons ... named Midwest Swimming Inc. Conference Senior Boys Swimmer of the Year in 2006 ... earned Scholastic All-America honors each of the past three years ... named an Academic All-American his junior and senior seasons ... received the Metro Conference Outstanding Swimmer Award in 2007 ... garnered Academic All-State accolades as a senior ... also a member of the National Honor Society, Movie Club, Science Club, and Frisbee Club in high school ... graduated with honors and commendation from Westside.
PERSONAL - Spenser Lauver is the son of Doug and Paula Lauver ... has an older brother, Alex (24) ... plans to major in nutrition ... career ambition is to pursue a Master's degree in kinesiology.