JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Added depth to the freestyle events and competed in every regular season meet and the SEC Championships … Ranked third on the team in the 50 freestyle … Swam her career low 50 free of 23.58 at the SEC Championships … Notched her season low in the 100 free with a time of 51.90 at SEC’s … Established season best times in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … At the midseason meet swam the 50 free (24.32), 100 free (52.79), 100 fly (57.78) and the 100 back (57.49) … Took third in the 50 free (25.24) and the 100 butterfly (59.79) in a dual victory over Vanderbilt … Swam in three relay events and in the 100 fly in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Notched a fourth place swim in the 100 free (53.21) in a victory over Alabama … Finished fourth in the 100 free (53.94) in a dual victory over Kentucky … Posted a fifth place finish in the 100 fly (58.79) in a dual victory over Tulane … Named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earner her second varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Sat out most of the season because of transfer rules, but still made strides late in the season … Competed in the SEC Championships, a quad meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane and against Texas A&M … Set her career low in the 100 backstroke (56.35) in a 23rd place finish at the SEC Championships … Posted her career bests in the 50 free (23.85) and the 100 free (51.57) at the conference meet … Took seventh in the 100 back (59.65) and sixth in the 100 free (53.22) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Earned her first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU (2009-10 AT VANDERBILT)
Competed in several dual meets for Vanderbilt in backstroke, freestyle and relay events during the first half of the 2009-10 season before electing to transfer to LSU.
Local product who was a four-time USS state champion and six-time LHSAA state champion for University High School and club team Tiger Aquatics … A key member of five LHSAA state championship teams and a state record-holder in multiple relays … Coached by current LSU head swimming coach Dave Geyer when he was head coach of Tiger Aquatics.
LAURA’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 23.58, 2013 SEC Championships
100 freestyle, 51.57, 2012 SEC Championships
100 backstroke, 56.35, 2012 SEC Championships
LAURA’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
50 freestyle, 23.58, SEC Championships
100 freestyle, 51.90, SEC Championships
100 backstroke, 57.49, Phil Hansel Invite (11/16)