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Lauren Duerk
Lauren Duerk

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Defiance, Ohio

High School:
The Bolles School

Height:
5-8

Event:
Breaststroke/IM

Birthdate:
05/09/1984

Major:
Pre-med

Ten-time All-American
Academic All-District IV (2004-05)
CSCAA Academic All-American
SEC Academic Honor Roll
Academic All-American (2003-04)
SEC Swimming Scholar Athlete of the Year (2003-04)

Senior Season (2005-06)
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Turned in a best time, 4:12.65, at the NCAA Championships in the 400 IM to earn her highest finish at NCAA's, fifth ... Competed in the championship final of the 200 breast, finishing seventh with a personal best time of 2:12.89 ... Was the winner of the consolation final of the 200 IM at NCAA's, 1:58.99, a new career best ... Swam the breast leg on the 400 medley relay that finished fifth ... Ended up with four All-American honors ... Finished third at the SEC Championship in the 400 IM, her best finish at the conference meet (4:14.44) ... Also swam the A final in the 200 breast at SEC's (2:14.75).

Junior Season (2004-05)
Swam in the 200 (4:57.37) and 400 (2:21.87) IM's at the senior national championship ... Was part of the CSCAA Academic Honor Roll, for the second consecutive year ... Named to Academic All-District IV first team ... Awarded the Stanley Louis Sugar Award for second straight year ... Earned honorable mention All-American honors in the 400 IM (4:19.10) at the NCAA Championship ... Swam to a seventh-place finish in the 200 breast at SECs with a time of 2:16.39 ... Came in 10th in the 200 IM (2:00.89) and 11th in the 400 IM (4:13.66) at the conference championship.

Sophomore Season (2003-04)
Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large team with a 4.0 GPA ... Awarded Auburn's Stanley Louis Sugar Award ... Swam in the 200 breaststroke (2:38.15), the 200 IM (2:21.60) and the 400 IM (4:56.99) at the 2004 USA Olympic Team Trials ... SEC Swimming Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Moved up to All-America status in the 200 IM, placing seventh with a time of 2:12.86 ... NCAA finalist and All-American in 400 IM with a time of 4:41.46 ... Also earned All-America honors in the 200 breaststroke (2:29.03) ... Earned three fourth-place finishes at the SEC Championships ... Swam a time of 4:13.24 in the 400 IM to place fourth for the second straight season at the conference meet ... Moved up from seventh to fourth in the 200 IM at 2:00.09 ... Clocked a 2:13.55 in the 200 breast.

Freshman Season (2002-03)
All-American in the 400 IM (4:17.26) at NCAAs... Had personal-best in the prelims of the 400 IM of 4:14.00 ... Honorable mention All-America in the 200 IM with a time of 2:00.83 ... Also swam in the 200 breast at NCAAs (2:15.94) ... Finished fourth in the 400 IM (4:15.66) at the SEC Championships ... Was the sixth-place finisher in the 200 breast (2:16.27) at SECs ... Placed seventh at the SEC Championships in the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.68 and a prelim time of 2:00.88, which was the sixth-fastest time at the championships.

High School: Graduated from The Bolles School in 2002 ... Swam for Jeff Poppell and the Bolles School Sharks ... Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200 breast and 400 IM ... 2000 Florida Short Course Swimmer of the Year (15-16 age group) ... 2000-01 Florida High School State Champion in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke ... U.S. Swimming All-American ... Listed in "Who's Who in American High Schools."

Personal: Full name is Lauren Diane Duerk ... Parents are John and Loraine Duerk ... Born May 9, 1984 ... Has five siblings; Amber, Coral, Ivan, Aaron and Rob ... Is majoring in biomedical sciences and is pre-pharmacy.

Career Best Times (SCY)
100 Breast - 1:02.73
200 Breast - 2:12.89
200 IM - 1:58.99
400 IM - 4:12.65