Lauren Dillon Event: Distance Freestyle
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5' 7"
Hometown: Irmo, S.C.
photo         SKINNER ON DILLON: "Lauren's combination of a great work ethic and a strong personality should mean a great season for Tech."

2003-04: Finished 16th at BIG EAST Championships in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:00 ... Placed 16th in the 1,650 freestyle event at the same meet with a time of 17:23 ... Made dean's list.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four times for Coach Cindy Sommers at Dutch Fork High ... Was all-state, all-region and all area ... Also was a Scholastic All-American ... Named the City of Columbia's 2003 Female Athlete of the Year ... Placed sixth at the 2000 25K Open Water Championships ... Finished second in the state in both the 200 free and 500 free two years in a row.

PERSONAL: Lauren Michelle Dillon was born December 25, 1984 in Mobile, Alabama ... Daughter of Kirk and Diane Dillon ... Majoring in landscape architecture.