Lauren Votava
Lauren  Votava

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Des Peres, MO

High School:
Parkway South HS

Event:
Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly


03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

04/15/2013

Seventh Annual Golden Goldys Handed Out at TCF Bank Stadium

Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics

03/27/2013

Twenty Gophers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in their second academic year at an institution to earn the honor.

03/23/2013

Gophers Finish 10th at 2013 NCAA Championships

It marked the third time in program history that the Gophers finished in the top-10 nationally.

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2015-16 Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten • Named Hardest Worker • Named Honorable Mention All-American in the 200 free after placing 13th, finished 21st in the 100 free, 17th in the 200 free relay, 20th in the 200 medley relay, 23rd in the 400 medley relay and 25th in the 400 free relay at the 2016 NCAA Championships • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Votava finished 2nd in the 200 medley relay, 4th in the 100 free, 4th in the 400 free relay, 5th in the 200 free relay, 5th in the 400 medley relay, 7th in the 200 free and 24th in the 50 free • Tallied 18 gold finishes and six silver marks during the regular season • Broke six pool records at the El Pomar Natatorium in the Gophers’ sweep of Denver and BYU • Advanced to finals in the 50-meter free and 100 free at the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series at Minneapolis.

2014-15 Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten • Hardest Worker, voted by team • 2-time All-American Honorable Mention • At the 2015 NCAA Championships, Votava finished 38th in the 100 free, 41st in the 200 free, 22nd in the 200 free relay, 9th in the 400 free relay, 16th in the 800 free relay and 22nd in the 400 medley relay (3/19-3/21) • During the 2015 Big Ten Championships, Votava placed 4th in the 100 free, 16th in the 50 free, 18th in the 200 free, 3rd in the 800 free relay, 3rd in the 200 free relay and 4th in the 400 free relay (2/18-2/21) • Finished 1st in the 100 fly at the 2015 Minnesota Challenge (2/7) • Took 1st in both the 100 free and 200 free and 4th in 50 free against Purdue and Northwestern (1/31-1/30) • Finished 1s in the 100 free and 5th in the 200 free at North Carolina State (1/23-1/24) • At Hawaii, Votava finished 1st in both the 200 free and 100 free (1/7) • Recorded 2nd in the 200 fly, 3rd in the 100 fly and 17th in the 100 back at the 2014 Jean K. Freeman Invite (12/5-12/6) • Finished 4th in the 100 free, 11th in the 200 free and 17th in the 50 free at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis (11/20-11/22) • Took 1st in the 200 free, 2nd in the 100 free and 3rd in the 50 free at Florida (11/8) • Recorded 1st place in both the 100 free and 200 free against Iowa (10/31) • Finished 1st in the 100 fly vs. North Dakota (10/24) • Placed 1st in the 200 free and 2nd in the 100 free against Wisconsin (10/17) • Finished 1st in both the 100 free and 200 free at Arizona State (10/4).

2013-14 • Sophomore Season: 
Academic All-Big Ten • At the 2014 NCAA Championships, Votava was a three-time All-American, placing 15th in the 400 medley relay, 6th in the 800 free relay and 12th in the 400 free relay (3/20-3/22) • During the 2014 B1G Championships, she finished 2nd in the 400 free relay, 25th in the 50 free, 6th in the 200 free, 10th in the 100 free and 1st in the 800 free relay (2/19-2/22) • Finished 1st in the 100 fly at the Minnesota Challenge invite (2/7-2/8) • Placed 6th in the 50 free, 1st in the 200 free, 3rd in the 100 free, 2nd in the 200 free relay, 2nd in the 400 free relay and 1st in the 800 free relay (1/31-2/1) • Against NC State, Votava finished 1st in the 100 free, 6th in the 50 free, 1st in the 200 free relay, 1st in the 200 free relay, 2nd in the 200 medley relay and 2nd in the 400 medley relay (1/24-1/25) • Placed 1st in the 200 free and 100 free at Hawaii (1/11) • Finished 4th in the 100 fly, 1st in the 500 free, 1st in the 400 free relay, 2nd in the 400 medley relay, 2nd in the 200 free relay and 6th in the 200 medley relay at the 2014 Jean Freeman Invite (12/6-12/7) • Finished 1st at the 800 free relay and 400 medley relay (11/14-11/16) • Against Iowa, Votava finished 1st in the 100 free, 3rd in the 50 free, 4th in the 200 medley relay and 1st in the 400 free relay (11/1) • Placed 2nd in the 100 free, 1st in the 400 free relay, 1st in the 200 free relay, 3rd in the 200 free, 1st in the 400 medley relay and 1st in the 800 free relay vs. Wisconsin (10/18-10/19) • Vs. Michigan, Votava finished 4th in the 200 medley relay, 1st in the 50 free, 1st in the 100 free and 1st in the 400 free relay (10/11) • Placed 1st in the 100 free, 1st in the 200 free relay, 1st in the 200 free against Arizona State (10/5).

2012-13 • Freshman Season: First-year letterwinner • Votava finished 13th in the 200 free relay, 52nd in the 200 free, 9th in the 400 free relay and 31st in the 100 free at the 2013 NCAA Championships (3/21-3/23) • At the 2013 B1G Championships, Lauren placed 1st in the 200 free relay, 13th in the 50 free, 4th in the 100 free, 1st in the 400 free relay, 9th in the 200 free (2/20-2/23) • Placed 5th in the 200 medley relay, 6th in the 50 free, 1st in the 800 free relay at Quad Duals (2/1-2/2) • Finished 3rd in the 200 medley relay, 1st in the 50 free, 1st in the 100 free, 1st in the 200 free relay at Hawaii (1/12) • Took home 2nd in the 100 fly and 4th in the 200 medley relay (11/30-12/1) • Competed at the Minneapolis Grand Prix (11/9-11/11) • Against Iowa, Votava finished 3rd in the 200 medley relay, 4th in the 50 free, 2nd in the 100 free (11/2) • Placed 3rd in the 200 free, 3rd in the 50 free, 1st in the 100 free, 1st in the 400 free relay against Wisconsin (10/26) • Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (10/9) • notched first place honors in the 50 free and the 200 medley relay, along with finishing in second in the 100 fly and 200 free relay at Kansas (10/20) • won the 200 free and tied for second in the 100 fly against Iowa State (10/12) • placed first in the 100 free and as a member of the 400 free relay, second in the 50 free and third with the 200 medley relay team at Michigan (10/5).

High School: Was a member of the Rockwood Swim Club coached by Mary Liston • made the US Olympic trial cuts in both the 100 and 200 freestyle events • also made the USA Swimming Senior National cuts in five events, including the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, and the 100 and 200 butterfly • placed ninth in the 100 freestyle and 18th in the 200 freestyle at the 2011 US Junior National Championships. 



Personal: Born November 9, 1993 to Steve and Sue Votava • majoring in chemical engineering • was teammates at the club level with former Golden Gopher Haley Spencer.

Top Times at Minnesota:
50 free • 22.74 • 2/21/13
100 free • 48.48 • 2/20/16
200 free • 1:45.09 • 3/18/16

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