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Lauren Lavigna
Lauren Lavigna

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

High School:
Templeton Secondary

Height:
5-8

Event:
Back/Free/IM

Experience:
3L


2009-10 (JUNIOR) - NCAA National Tournament Qualifier-- Lavigna culminated her junior season with two new records set at the National Championship... While at the NCAA Tournament, Lavigna not only broke her own personal record in the 200 back with a time of 1:56.41, but also set a new school record in the 100 back with a time of 54.60... On the road to the tournament, Lavigna also contribute to several relay teams that eventually broke school records... she recorded a first place finish in the 200 back at the Missouri Grand Prix (2:14.11)... was named Big 12 Swimmer of the Week for the first time in February 2009... was selected for one of just two spots to represent Canada at the Pan Pacific Games in August after beating some of the top swimmers of Canada to claim first in the 200 back in Montreal, Quebec...

2008-09 (SOPHOMORE) - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFER - SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER (100 AND 200 BACK) - Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 first team ... finished 12th in 200-meter back at World Championships after qualifying for the World semifinals with a time of (2:10.03), which set a Canadian National Record ... finished semifinals by touching at (2:10.54) ... NCAA qualifier for 400 medley relay and 500 free ... holds the school record for the 400 medley relay, earned the Big 12 Championships ... currently has the fourth-best time in the 500 free at Mizzou with performance at Big 12 Championships, finishing 12 overall (4:48.82) ... claimed the best times for the 100 back (54.74) and 200 back (1:57.04) in the 2008-09 season ... recorded seven first place finishes combined in the 100 and 200 back ... finished fifth in the 200 back and sixth in the 100 back at the Big 12 Championships.

2007-08 (FRESHMAN) - Honored by the Missouri swim team as the squad's Most Improved Player ... holds the third-best time in program history in the 200 back (1:59.84) ... time of 10:11.40 in the 100 free is the fifth-best at MU ... has the sixth-fastest time in the 100 back (56.77) in Mizzou history ... 10th all-time on the program's 500 free (4:55.05) list ... claimed fourth-place in the 200 back (1:59.84) and 11th in the 100 back (57.18) at Big 12's ... started her collegiate career with a bang, winning the 1000 free (10:11.40) and 200 back (2:02.42) in the first dual of the season ... took first in the 200 free (1:53.42) at the Show-Me Showdown ... won the 200 back (2:03.63) event in the Border Showdown dual against Kansas ... swam to a first place finish against Missouri State in the 500 free (5:00.37) ... beat out Arkansasand Missouri State with a time of 2:04.20 in the 200 back ... raced to first in the 200 IM (2:11.65) against Drury ... closed out her freshman campaign with victories in the 100 (57.79) and 200 back (2:04.23) against rival Nebraska.

HIGH SCHOOL - Boasts career best times of 51.83 in the 100 free, 1:50.21 in the 200 free, 4:53.64 in the 500 free and 2:02.45 in the 200 back ... her 200 free, 500 free and 200 back bests are Mizzou top-five all-time caliber marks ... swam club for coaches Derrick Schoof and Claude Yves Bertrand of the University of British Columbia Dolphins ... a two-time member of Team British Columbia ... was selected to represent the team at the 2005 Canadian Summer Games where she claimed five top-eight finishes ... selected to the Canadian Junior National Team in 2005-2006 and competed at the Victorian Championships in Melbourne, Australia as part of the team ... won the 800 free and took runner-up honors in the 400 and 1500 free at the 2006 Western Canadian Championships ... placed in the top-10 in the 400 free at the 2007 Canadian Pan American Games Trials ... took gold in the 200 free relay and bronze in the 100 medley relay at the Canadian Nationals this past July.

PERSONAL - Lauren Lavigna is the daughter of John and Carol Lavigna ... has a younger sister, Sara (15) ... majoring in psychology ... aspires to be a sports psychologist.

FAST FACTS:

Why did you choose Missouri?

I chose Missouri because of the fabulous facilities, great team and experienced coaching staff.

How has the program at Mizzou made you a better swimmer?

The program has given me great support and has allowed me to excel in not only swimming, but also in academics as well, which is extremely important.

What is your best memory with the team?

My best memory with the team would have to be when the men's swimming and diving team beat Texas A&M for the first time in school history. It made all of us proud to be Tigers.

Favorite food:Homemade pasta and meatballs
What's on your iPod:House/techno and lots of country music
Favorite sports star: Trevor Linden, Lance Armstrong
Favorite movie:Cars
Quote to live by:"Live a Championship Lifestyle"