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    Lauren Solernou     
     
      Lauren Solernou
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Waterbury, Conn.

High School:
Sacred Heart

Height:
5-6

Event:
Backstroke

Club:
YMCA Sea Dogs (Coach Sean Farrell)

solernou

CAREER HONORS
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (2)
2013 - 200 Medley Relay
2013 - 400 Medley Relay

ALL-AMERICA CERTIFICATES (4)
2014 - 2
2013 - 2

SEC MEDAL COUNT (5)
Gold: 1
2013: 200 MR
Silver: 1
2014: 200 MR
Bronze: 3
2014: 400 MR
2013: 400 MR
2012: 100 Back

CAREER AWARDS
2014 All-American
2014 All-SEC (2nd team)
2013 All-American
2013 All-SEC (1st team)
2011 SEC All-Freshman Team

2013-14 - SENIOR
AWARDS
2014 All-American
2014 All-SEC (2nd team)

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Competed in two meets during the fall semester, winning the 100 backstroke twice
  • Recorded a fall-best time of 55.48 in the 100 backstroke on the road at Louisville

SEC RECAP

  • Earned the bronze medal in the 400 medley relay with teammates Lindsay Gendron, Molly Hannis and Faith Johnson, finishing at 3:30.19, an NCAA A-cut time
  • Swimming in her third straight final, Solernou took eighth in the A final of the 100 backstroke (52.77), just .15 seconds off her career high
  • Earned her first silver medal in the 200 Medley Relay, swimming with Harper Bruens, Johnson and Hannis

NCAA RECAP

  • Swimming the backstroke leg once again, helped the Lady Vols to a silver medal in the 200 medley relay.
  • Also part of the sixth place in the 400 medley relay.
  • Swam the 100 backstroke in 52.67

2012-13 - JUNIOR
AWARDS
2013 All-American
2013 All-SEC (first team)

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Assumed graduate Jenny Connolly's backstroke spot on the Lady Vols' medley teams while enjoying her best season in individual events as well
  • Took first in the 100 back in three meets: Ohio State (55.17), Virginia Tech (55.01) and Georgia (54.55)
  • At the Tennessee Invitational, improved career best times in 50 free (23.41), 100 free (53.70), 200 back (156.32), and 100 fly (59.94)

SEC RECAP

  • 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 RECAP

  • 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
  • In addition to the trophies for winning the two relays, she also earned two All-America honors for her efforts
  • Individually, took 25th in the 100 backstroke (53.27) and 46th in 200 backstroke (1:57.70).

2011-12 - SOPHOMORE
SEASON RECAP
  • 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.

2010-11 - FRESHMAN
AWARDS
2011 SEC All-Freshman Team

SEASON RECAP

  • 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.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • 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.

PERSONAL
  • 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.

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