Lauren Reynolds
Lauren Reynolds
Year: Sr.
Hometown: South Elgin, IL
Events: Back/Free
Major: Psychology
Gamer: St. Charles North HS

One of Florida Southern’s six returning All-Americans, and has earned a school-record 19 such awards in her first three seasons… 7-time All-American as a freshman, won seven more as a sophomore, and brought back five All-American awards as a junior… Has five individual All-American awards and 14 through relay events… Competed on every Moccasin relay team at the National Finals in 2013 and ’14, and on four of them in 2015, earning All-American honors each time… Begins her senior year with 27 career individual wins and 21 relay wins… Part of Florida Southern’s school record 800-freestyle relay team, with that record set during the 2014 Division II National Finals.

As a junior (2014-15)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 100-backstroke (14th place), 200-freestyle relay (11th place), 800-freestyle relay (9th place), 200-medley relay (12th place), and 400-medley relay (13th place)… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Participated in five regular season meets, as well as the SSC Championships and NCAA National Finals… Third on the team with five individual wins though she missed the final three regular season meets in January… Also part of one relay win… Had three of her individual wins in the 200-backstroke, and two in the 100-backstroke, and was Florida Southern’s top swimmer in each of them in every meet where she competed… SSC runner-up in both backstroke races and never finished lower than second at the conference championships in either of those events during her first three years… Won both backstroke races at the season-opening dual meet against Tampa, and did the same by defeating 29 other swimmers in the 100, and 25 in the 200 at the multi-team Nova Southeastern Sharks Invitational… Winning both of the backstroke titles at the Sharks Invitational marked the third year in a row she pulled off the sweep at that meet… Also finished third in the 100-butterfly at the Sharks Invitational, the only time during the regular season she swam that race… Took part in four 50-freestyle races throughout the season… Hit NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 100-butterfly in addition to her “B” times in the backstroke… Ranked #1 on the Florida Southern times list in the 100-backstroke, 200-backstroke, and 100-butterfly… Ranked 13th and 14th respectively on the Division II national top times list in the 100-backstroke and 200-backstroke.

As a sophomore (2013-14)… All-American in the 100-backstroke (8th place), 200-backstroke (5th place), 200-freestyle relay (7th place), and 800-freestyle relay (5th place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-medley relay (13th place), 400-medley relay (10th place), and 400-freestyle relay (13th place)… First Team All-SSC… SSC Swimmer-of-the-Week on January 13… Won the SSC individual title in both the 100-backstroke and 200-backstroke for the second year in a row… Set a championship event record in the 100-backstroke with a time of 55.37 seconds… Also helped the Moccasins win the SSC title in the 200-medley relay where they set a new meet record with a time of 1:44.05… Tied with teammate Alli Crenshaw for the most individual points (57) at the SSC Championships, scoring those points with her two wins and a runner-up finish to Crenshaw in the 200-freestyle… One of five Moccasins to participate in all 11 meets… Picked up 14 individual wins and 11 relay wins during the season… Had six wins apiece in the 100- and 200-backstroke, and another in the 50-backstroke… Won the 200-freestyle once… Had six different meets with two individual wins… Won the 200-backstroke in six straight meets, including the Nova Southeastern Sharks Invitational and the SSC Championships before finishing fifth at the National Finals… At one point during the regular season, had won 11 straight backstroke races… Won a team-high five times as a member of the 200-medley team… Posted Florida Southern’s top times in all three backstroke distances (50, 100, and 200), was second in the 50-freestyle, 200-freestyle, and 50-butterfly, and third in the 100-freestyle… Had eight of the top 10 times overall on the squad in the 200-backstroke… Made the top-10 on the Division II national times list in the 100-backstroke (9th), the 200-backstroke (6th), and the 1650-freestyle (5th).

As a freshman (2012-13)… All-American in the 200-backstroke (7th place), 400-medley relay (7th place), and 800-freestyle relay (7th place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 100-backstroke (10th place), 200-medley relay (10th place), 200-freestyle relay (10th place), and 400-freestyle relay (9th place)… First Team All-Sunshine State Conference… Member of Florida Southern’s SSC champion 200-medley and 400-medley relay teams… Won the individual SSC title in the 100-backstroke in a meet-record 56.03 seconds… Later won the SSC title in the 200-backstroke in 1:59.93… Helped the 800-freestyle relay team set a new team record at the SSC Championships with a time of 7:26.54… Picked up a total of eight individual wins (four in the 100-backstroke and four in the 200-backstroke), and nine relay wins (six in the 200-medley relay, two in the 400-medley relay, and one in the 200-freestyle relay)… Helped the 200-medley relay team win five of its final six regular season races, and the SSC Championships, with its only second-place finish coming to the NJCAA National Championship relay team from Indian River State (Jan. 12)… Florida Southern’s top swimmer in both backstroke events throughout the season, and was #2 on the top times list in the 100-butterfly, missing the top position by less than half a second… Was third on the times list in the 50- and 100-freestyle.

In high school… 2012 graduate of St. Charles North High School in St. Charles, Illinois… 4-year letter winner under Coach Robert Rooney, and also earned All-American awards all four years of her high school career… Served as team captain and was a member of the SCNHS medley relay team that finished ninth at the state swim meet… As a junior was eighth in the state swim meet in the 100-backstroke and set a new school record in that same event… Team MVP as a sophomore when she placed seventh in 100-backstroke at state swim meet and was also on the school's first-place medley relay team… As a freshman finished seventh in the state swim meet in the medley relay and was awarded the team's Most Improved Award… Swam nine years with St. Charles Swim Club Team… Personal… Daughter of Alan and Carolyn Reynolds… Has one older sister, Taylor, who also swam at Florida Southern before graduating four years ago… Born August 29, 1994… Major: Psychology.