Lauren Weis  
Lauren Weis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin Derham Hall HS

Position:
Freestyle


03/27/2013

Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

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.

03/22/2013

Gophers Complete Day Two of NCAA Championships

Minnesota sits in 10th place with 99 points following Friday night's events

03/22/2013

NCAA Championships Day Two Prelim Results

Four Gophers will compete in tonight's finals beginning at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN3.

2012-13 • Senior Season: Finished first in the 500 free and third in the 200 free at Kansas (10/20)•won the 1,000 free against Iowa State (10/12) •placed third in the 200 free and the 500 free and competed with the 400 free relay team at Michigan (10/5).

2011-12 • Junior Season: Earned first team All-America honors as a member of the 800 freestyle relay after placing fifth with a program-record time of 7:00.65 at the NCAA Championships • also competed in the 500 free and 200 free at NCAAs • named to the All-Big Ten Second Team • earned a second-place finish as a member of the 800 free relay (7:02.97) and posted personal best times in both the 200 free (1:46.20) and 100 free (50.42) at the Big Ten Championships • finished second in the 200 butterfly and third in the 100 free at the Minnesota Challenge (2/3-4) • member of the 800 freestyle relay team that claimed the title at Quad Duals (1/27-28) • also finished second in the 200 freestyle at the event • placed second in the 500 free (4:51.67) and 200 free (1:49.83) at Missouri (1/14) • claimed second-place honors in the 200 free (1:50.89) and fourth-place honors in the 100 free (52.43) at Hawaii (12/31) • member of the 800-meter free relay that finished first and the 400-meter relay that finished second at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/11-13) • individually, finished 14th in the 200-meter freestyle, 23rd in the 100-meter freestyle and 24th in the 400-meter freestyle • posted a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle at Iowa (11/4) • had three third-place finishes at Wisconsin (10/28) • member of the winning 400 free relay vs. Kansas (10/21) • placed second in the 200 free vs. Michigan (10/7-8) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2010-11 • Sophomore Season: All-America honorable mention with the 800 free relay • part of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that placed third at Big Ten Championships (7:06.52) • placed 11th in the 200 free (1:47.63) • swam two NCAA `B' qualifying times throughout the season in the 200 and 500 freestyle with times of 1:48.82 and 4:51.04 respectively• finished fifth in 200 and 500 free at Wisconsin dual (10/29) • finished third in the 100 free and 200 butterfly at Michigan State dual (10/9) • finished third in the 200 free and fourth in the 500 free at Michigan dual (10/8) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009-10 • Freshman Season: Made her first trip to the NCAA Championships as a freshman • held the team's fifth-fastest time in the 100 free (51.36) • also a member of the Gophers' 400 and 800 free relays • began her Gopher career at the Wisconsin dual where she finished fourth in the 200 and 500 frees (10/30) • finished second behind teammate Ashley Steenvoorden in the 200 free at the Iowa dual (11/6) • clocked a provisional qualifying time of 1:48.34 and third overall in the 200 free at the OSU Invite • also helped the 800 free relay to a win at the same event • held a prelim time of 51.36 at the OSU Invite to post a career-best time • competed at the Quad Duals and finished fifth in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.77 • competed in her first Big Ten Championships (2/17) • at Big Tens, finished 12th in the 200 free • also placed 13th in the 500 free.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Cretin Derham Hall • swam with both CDH under Pat Marzolf and the Star Swim Club • Class AA Swimmer of the Year • 2009 Saint Paul Prep Athlete of the Year • 2009 recipeint of 2009 Athena Award for CDH • 2009 honoree of the St. Paul Lions Club Award for Athletics • 10-time All-American • a 14-time all-state selection • 2007 AA Minnesota State High School champion in the 200 and 500 free and is the state record holder in the 500 free • her state record in the 500 free was the longest standing swimming records which was 26 years • U.S. National Qualifier in the 200 free and a Junior national qualifier in the 100 and 400 free • four-year letterwinner • enters college with career top times of 51.88 in the 100 free, 1:48.59 in the 200 free and 4:52.13 in the 500 free • swam at the 2009 Speedo Champion Series and placed third overall in the 400 free and seventh in the 200 free.

Personal: Born March 23, 1991 • daughter of Jill and Frank Weis • third Weis swimmer to compete with a Gopher swimming program • brother, Adam, swam for the Gophers from 2005-09 and brother, Zach, swam for the Gophers in 2010-11 • majoring in business and marketing education.

Weis' Top Times
Year Event Time
2012 100 free 50.71
2012 200 free 1:46.20
2011 500 free 4:45.51
2011 200 fly 2:01.20