Lauren Weis
Lauren Weis


St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin Derham Hall HS



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.


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.


Gophers Finish 10th at 2013 NCAA Championships

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


Gophers Complete Day Two of NCAA Championships

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


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


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Minnesota Diving Wraps GT Invite


The University of Minnesota men's and women's diving teams wrapped competition at the 2015 Georgia Tech Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the McAuley Aquatic Center with platform diving.

Zhou Highlights Day 2 at GT Invite


Yu Zhou picked up her second even win, topping the women's 3-meter field with a 369.00 on the second night of the Georgia Tech Invite.

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