2013-2014: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Contributed to two postseason meet titles as the Owls' top freshman scorer at both the C-USA Championships and the National Collegiate Classic... Scored 35 points at conference and 45 points at the Classic... Posted two season-bests to close-out the Classic, including a 4:22.19 to take second overall in the 400-individual medley... Swam a 2:03.63 for fifth in the NCC's 200-IM, and also finished fifth in the 200-backstroke... Best 200-backstroke of the season was a 2:00.78 to win the C-USA consolation final, where she was the only freshman in the race... Reached the championship final of the C-USA's 200-IM and finished eighth overall... Placed 12th in the league's 400-IM... Contributed in a host of freestyle events and in the butterfly over the course of the dual meet season.
Competed for the Sierra Marlins Swim Team under head coach Adam Schmidt... Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials... Was named the Marlin of the Year after setting the club's LCM record in the 200-backstroke (2:17.86)... Scholastic All-America by USA Swimming.
A 2013 graduate of Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, Calif.... Varsity letterwinner in swimming under head coach John Sherman... Member of the Honor Roll.
Full name: Lauren Sheridan FitzGerald. Born: January 11, 1995. Parents: Jim and Cathy FitzGerald of Folsom, Calif. Chose to attend Rice over the University of San Diego and James Madison. Rice College: Martel