Laura does so many things well that are essential to success in sprinting, that she has become a natural leader in our sprint group. She is outstanding in the weight room, she's thoughtful and intense in the pool, and she really stepped up in her ability to compete under pressure last year. We expect Laura to help elevate the level of our sprinting this season, as she continues to dramatically improve in her 200 [freestyle] as well.
2006-07: Contributed valuable points in the UT win over Louisville by placing fourth in the 50y freestyle and fifth in the 100y free...Earned a pair of third-place showings in the 200y medley and 200y free relays... At the Minnesota Invite, posted a career best in the 200y free with a 1:53.36 readout and was 13th in the 100y free...Anchored four relay teams in Minneapolis to earn seventh (200y free), eighth (800y free), 11th (200y medley) and 20th (400y medley)...Swam the leadoff leg in the fifth relay (400y free) she competed in that weekend to place sixth...Contributed to UT's point total in its win against Northwestern, with a seventh-place showing in the 50y freestyle and an impressive trio of third-place finishes in the 200y and 400y free and 200y medley relays...Recorded a season-best time of 52.66 in the 100y free against Florida and was seventh in the 200y free...Also contributed to the Lady Vols' third place in the 200y free relay...Turned in a season-best time of 24.25 in the 50y free at the Bulldog Invitational time trials...Also claimed sixth place in the 200y free in the same event...2005-06: Posted then-lifetime bests in the 50, 100 and 200y freestyle events during the Southeastern Conference Championships...Member of two victorious relay squads (400y freestyle relay and 400y medley relay) in the Lady Vols' obliteration of Alabama...Swam with three relays that scored points for Team Orange at the Purdue Invite...Helped the Big Orange defeat Louisville to open the season by taking third place in the 100y free...The following day, Fehrman snared fourth place in the 50y free in UT's triumph against SEC rival Kentucky...Swam with second-place-finishing 400y MR group to help the Orange and White dispatch South Carolina...Recorded a fourth-place finish against Florida in Tennessee's narrow loss to the Gators...2004-05: Achieved then-personal bests in the 50, 100 and 200y freestyle in her initial SEC Championships...Member of two winning relay squads on the year, as she swam with the victorious 400y freestyle squad against Kentucky and the anchor leg of the 200y free relay at the Georgia Tech Invite...Also contributed to the Team Orange point total by swimming with a trio of 10th-place relay squads...At the Purdue Invite, swimming primarily with the relay squads, Fehrman helped UT register three top-16 showings.
Earned four varsity letters at St. Charles North High School and served as team captain during junior and senior years...Garnered All-America accolades all four years of competition...Member of 2003 Illinois Elite Camp at United States Olympic Center in Colorado Springs, Colo....Fehrman led her prep squad to two straight Illinois High School Association sectional championships...Earned all-state recognition in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay from 2000-02.
Pursuing a degree in childhood and family studies...Models herself after swimmer Kristen Brennan...Her highest ambition in swimming is to be an NCAA qualifier and to post an Olympic Trial cut...Lists attending junior nationals in Florida at age of 12 as her biggest influence because it pushed her to want to be like all the fast and famous swimmers she saw...Daughter of Arthur and Deborah Fehrman...Has a sister, Amy, 24; and a brother, Andy, 22...Born Laura Jean Fehrman on May 7, 1985, in Hinsdale, Ill.
St. Charles Swim Team (Coach Rob Rooney)
|Career Best Times|
|50y free||24.01||50m free||27.30|
|100y free||51.75||100m free||59.76|