Lauren VanCleave

    Hometown:
    New Caney, Texas

    High School:
    Parkview Baptist

    Height:
    5-4

    Event:
    Sprint Free/Fly/IM

    Birthdate:
    07/22/1988

    Experience:
    1 letter

    Lauren VanCleave

    2006 All-Conference USA Third Team (100-Yard Butterfly)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (200-Yard Medley Relay)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (400-Yard Medley Relay)

    2006-07 SEASON
    Finished third in the 100-yard butterfly at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Left the team at the semester break for academic reasons... Left the team for academic reasons midway through the season.

    2005-06 SEASON
    Became one of the first swimmers since 1996 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships... Member of the 200-yard medley relay team which finished second against C-USA rival Rice and host Texas in the season-opening, double-dual meet... Claimed top honors in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.79 and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team against North Texas... Earned a pair of second-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly against Arkansas... Finished first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.34 during a tri-meet against SMU, Wyoming and host North Texas... Established herself as the 10th-fastest performer in school history in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.98 at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Also was a member of the 400-yard medley relay team which posted the second-fastest time in school history at 3:51.48 at the Miami (Ohio) meet... Member of the winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay teams against Findlay... Also won the 100-yard butterfly with a clocking of 59.61 against the Oilers... Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.61 during a double-dual meet against LSU and Rice... Won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.81 and finished second in the 200-yard butterfly against Nevada and New Mexico State... Won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.17 and finished first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.11 during a dual meet against Tulane... Finished third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.17 during the C-USA Championship.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Lettered as a freshman at New Caney High... Named All-State in the 100-yard fly and 200-yard individual medley... Was an All-America performer in the 100-yard fly... Posted career bests in the 100 fly of 57.09 on a short course and 1:04.29 on a long course... Earned a career-best clocking of 2:09.86 on a short course in the 200 IM... Finished second at the state meet in the 100-yard fly and third in the 200-yard individual medley... Broke regional records in the 100 fly and 200 IM... Named Swimmer of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year... Competed in the 100-yard fly at the Junior Nationals and took part in the championship finals in the 50-yard fly... As a sophomore, finished second in the 100-yard fly at the state meet... Named All-State First Team in the 100 fly and 200 IM... Ranked among the Top 16 in UIL... Swam the butterfly leg for her relay team which placed first at the Junior Nationals in each of her first two prep seasons... Competed for US Swimming throughout her career... Was a sectional qualifier and sectional finalist for the Junior National and the U.S. Open, respectively... Graduated a year early and at No. 9 in her class... Hold several fly records for her club teams, Blue Tide Aquatics and NCSC.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Lauren Ashley VanCleave... Born on July 22, 1988, in Baytown, Texas... Daughter of Tammy VanCleave and Darren VanCleave... Undecided major.

    Lauren VanCleave's Personal Bests
    50 Free • 24.04 (S) • Houston • 2/24/06
    100 Free • 53.32 • Houston • 1/28/06
    100 Fly • 55.17 • Houston • 2/24/06
    55.17 • Houston • 2/24/06
    200 Fly • 2:03.79 • Houston • 2/25/06
    100 Breast • 1:11.38 (S) • College Station, Texas •11/4/05
    200 Breast • 2:31.31 • College Station, Texas •11/4/05
    200 IM • 2:04.87 • Houston • 2/23/06
    400 IM • 4:41.78 • Houston • 1/14/06

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