Lauren Ritter

  • Lauren
  • Ritter

  • Event
    Distance Free
  • Class
  • Hometown
    Sterling, Va.

2010-11: Finished first in the 200 free against Radford and Charleston on 10/16 and in the 500 free against William & Mary … Finished first in the prelims and fourth in the finals of the 200 free at the Volunteer Invitational … Finished second in the prelims and fourth in the finals on the 500 free at the Volunteer Invite … Member of the first-place 800 free relay team at the Volunteer Invite which set a Tennessee pool record … Finished seventh in the 200 free, 10th in the 1650 free and 11th in the 500 free at ACC Championships, while swimming the final leg of the fourth-place 800 free relay … Won the 200 medley relay against William & Mary and the 400 free relay against Richmond … Swam “B” cut times in the 200 free (1:47.67), 500 free (4:46.29) and 1650 free (16:28.45), but did not qualify for NCAAs.

2009-10: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200, 500 and 1650 free…Placed 30th in the 500 free, 35th in the 1650 free, 47th in the 200 free and swam in the 800 freestyle relay, earning a 10th-place finish and honorable mention All-America accolades… Helped the women to a second-place, school-record finish in the 800 freestyle relay in 7:06.93, qualifying for the NCAAs…Also placed fourth in the 500 freestyle, ninth in the 1650 freestyle and 13th in the 200 freestyle at ACC’s…Finished among the top-three in the 500 and 1650 freestyle events and fourth in the 200 free at the Volunteer Invitational…Won the 500 freestyle against Kentucky.

2008-09: Placed 10th in the 500 free, 11th in the 1650 free and 13th in the 400 IM at the ACC Championships … Also helped the 800 free relay team place sixth ... Set her career-best mark in the 1650 free at conference championships ... Took second in the 500 free and 1650 free, sixth in the 200 free and 10th in the 400 IM at the Volunteer Invitational.

2007-08: Named Team Rookie of the Year with diver Sarah Milton ... Was the top distance swimmer on the team, setting a school record in the 1000 free, while setting the second-fastest times in the 500 and 1650 free events, topping the B standard in the process as well ... Finished ninth in the 1650 free, 15th in the 400 IM and 16th in the 500 free at the ACC Championships ... Took fourth in both the 500 and 1650 free and 10th in the 400 IM at the Nike Cup.

High School: Swam at Dominion H.S. and for the FISH swimming club ... Captured the Virginia AA state championship in the 500 free all four years, including setting the state record as a senior ... Also won the 200 free as a senior ... Team captain for three years ... Loudoun County Swimmer of the Year as a senior ... Named to the Loudoun County All-Extra team all four years ... A U.S. National qualifier in the distance events ... A Scholastic All-American.

Personal: Lauren Ritter was born on Jan. 20, 1989, in Fairfax, Va. ... Daughter of Mark and Maria Ritter ... Plans to major in psychology.