NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (3)
2013 - 200 Medley Relay
2013 - 400 Medley Relay
SEC MEDAL COUNT (3)
2013: 200 MR
2013: 400 MR
2012: 100 Back
2013 All-SEC (first team)
Medaled first in three 100 back races... Improved career best times in 50 free (23.41), 100 free (53.70), 200 back (156.32), and 100 fly (59.94)...SEC Meet: Swam the backstroke leg of the SEC record-setting and championship 200 medley relay team ... Helped the 400 medley relay team place third ... Individually, Placed sixth in 100 back (52.63) and 20th in 200 back (1:56.32b)...NCAA Meet: Part of two of the Lady Vols' first three relay national championships ... She swam the leadoff backstroke leg of the 200 and 400 medley relays ... Individually, took 25th in the 100 backstroke (53.27) and 46th in 200 backstroke (1:57.70).
Helped Tennessee qualify for the championship final in the 400y medley relay at the NCAA Championships, swimming the lead leg in the event prelims...The 400y MR notched fourth in prelims after a time of 3:31.24...Individually at the national meet, competed in the both back events, highlighted by finishing 20th in the 200y back after a time of 1:55.22...Finished one spot behind in the 100y back at NCAAs, as her clocking of 53.11 seconds placed her 21st...Ranks second on the Lady Vol performers list in the 100y back after placing third in the event at the SEC Championships with a time of 52.72 seconds... Won the consolation final of the 200y back at the league meet after a readout of 1:55.25...Both her 100y and 200y back times are `B' cuts...Claimed runner-up in the 100y back, third in the 200y medley relay and fourth in the 200y back against Florida...Placed third in the 200y back at Georgia...Won the 100y back versus South Carolina and the 200y back in the Kentucky, Indiana double dual meet...Notched second in the 200y back versus UNC-Wilmington...Had a pair of third-place finishes in the 100y back and 200y back at Louisville.
Swam career-best times in three events at the SEC Championships, including making the `A' final in both the 100y and 200y backs...Notched fourth in the 200y back and sixth in the 100y event along with competing in the 50y free at the conference meet...Ranks second on the UT performers in both back events...Competed in both back events at the NCAA Championships, grabbing 30th in the 200y back and 35th in the 100y event...Won the 100y back in the opening dual meet against Arkansas...Placed in the top four in four events versus Louisville, including swimming a leg of the victorious 400y free relay...Notched runner-up in the 100y back against Virginia, Kentucky and Florida...Registered top-10 finishes in six events at the Tennessee Invitational...Against Georgia, placed in the top five in three events...Finished first in a pair of relays at the Cumberlands...Named to the SEC All-Freshmen Team.
Broke 13 Connecticut records during her career as a star for Sacred Heart High School and the YMCA Sea Dogs... Dominated the 2009 YMCA Long Course national meet by sweeping the 50m back, 100m back and 200m back events...Named by SwimmingWorld Magazine as a five-star recruit...Won seven YMCA national championships at the club level...Has been a NISCA high school All-American every year in the 100y back...Capped her high school career by lowering her own Connecticut State Open record in the 100y back (55.44), while winning her third title in the event.
Studying kinesiology...Outside interests include watching movies and cooking...Former teammates swimming at the collegiate level include Justine Ress at Indiana and Kim Jerome of Cornell...Names her club coach, Sean Farrell, as her biggest influence in the pool...Has one sister, Kathleen...Her dad played soccer at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas...Lauren Ashley Solernou, daughter of Ramon and Sheila Solernou, was born Oct. 29, 1992, in Waterbury, Conn.