Laura Simon
    • Event
    • Class
    • Hometown
    • Distance Free/Individual Medley
    • Senior
    • Simpsonville, S.C.

    Updated: April 15, 2013

    2012-13: Named to the All-ACC Academic team for the second-straight year ... Awarded the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship this season ... Scored 24 points for Tech at her final ACC Championships ... Took eighth in the 400 IM, ninth in the 1650 freestyle and 13th in the 500 freestyle at ACCs ... Placed ninth in the 1650 freestyle, 10th in the 400 IM and 11th in the 500 freestyle at No. 10 Virginia ... Took second in the 500 freestyle and fourth in the 400 IM against William & Mary and Miami ... Placed second in the 1000 freestyle and fourth in the 500 freestyle at NC State ... Finished third in the 1000 freestyle, fifth in the 500 freestyle and fourth in the 200 IM against No. 10 Tennessee ... Won the 1650 freestyle and took second in the 400 IM and the 500 freestyle at the H2Okie Fall Invitational ... Posted second-place finishes in the 1650 freestyle and 400 IM at Georgia Tech ... Placed third in the 1000 freestyle, fourth in the 500 freestyle and fourth in the 200 IM at Duke ... Finished sixth in the 200 freestyle at North Carolina.

    2011-12: Competed in three events at the ACC Championships, earning 11 points ... Finished ninth in the 1650 freestyle, 14th in the 400 IM and 17th in the 500 freestyle ... Placed third in the 1000 freestyle and fifth in the 500 freestyle in the dual meet against Georgia Tech and Miami ... Finished second in the 1650 freestyle and fifth in the 500 freestyle at William & Mary ... Earned 41 points for the H2Okies at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, finishing fifth in the 1650 freestyle and ninth in the 500 freestyle ... Posted a fourth and fifth-place finish in the 1000 and 500 freestyles, respectively, at Ohio State ... Finished fifth in the 1000 freestyle in the quad meet against Florida State, Duke and UNC Wilmington ... Placed second in the 1000 freestyle and fifth in the 500 freestyle in the season opener against NC State and James Madison.

    2010-11: Earned the Skelton Award for Academic Excellence … Finished ninth in the 1650 free at the ACC Championships … Placed fifth in the 1650 free, sixth in the 400 IM, seventh in the 500 free and 16th in the 200 back at the Volunteer Invitational … Won the 1000 freestyle in the season opener on Oct. 16 … Swam B cut times in the 500 free (4:51.55) and the 1650 free (16:30.45) at the ACC Championships.

    2009-10: Earned three top-20 finishes at the ACC Championships, placing 14th in the 400 IM and 1650 freestyle events and 20th in the 500 freestyle…Earned three top-10 finishes at the Volunteer Invitational, finishing fifth in the 1650 free, sixth in the 400 IM and eighth in the 500 free…Placed sixth in the 1000 free against Penn State.

    High School: Competed at Mauldin High School and for the Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club … Helped lead Mauldin to state championships her sophomore and senior year … Was an individual state champion in the 500 free, 200 IM and two relays … Named to all-state and all-region teams all four years and was a three-time MVP … National champion in the 1650 free with the Y-Spartaquatics … National champion in the long course 800 and 1500 free and the 400 IM … Helped set the national 400 and 800 free relay records … Member of the National Honors Society and a three-year Academic All-American.

    Personal: Laura Elaine Anastasia Simon was born on December 30, 1990, in Erie, Pa. … Daughter of Robert and Renee Simon … Majoring in biochemistry.

    Simon's Career Best
    500 Freestyle: 4:49.71 1000 Freestyle: 10:00.73^
    1650 Freestyle: 16:30.45 200 Backstroke: 2:05.12
    200 IM: 2:08.24 400 IM: 4:18.74

    ^ Denotes split

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