Lauren McCandless
Lauren McCandless
Height: 5-7
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Macungie, Pa.
High School: Emmaus
Position: Free/Fly/Back

Collegiate Accolades: Earned the 2011 America East Rookie of the Year ... 2011 UNH Team Rookie of the Year ... Named to the 2011 America East All-Conference Team ... Named a CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention in 2011.

2010-11:

• Selected to the America East All-Conference Team.
• Named a CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention.
• Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that took first place in the 200-yard medley versus Siena (Oct. 16).
• Notched a first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.54) and 500-yard freestyle (5:03.69) against Siena (Oct. 16).
• Broke a 15-year-old pool record in the 1000-yard freestyle versus Wagner (Oct. 17), clocking in at 10:18.08.
• Claimed first place in the 100-yard butterfly (59.59) against Wagner (Oct. 17).
• Took first place in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:26.95) and 200-yard butterfly (2:07.64) versus Central Connecticut State (Nov. 6). 
• Earned first place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.37) and 500-yard freestyle (5:03.68) against Rhode Island (Nov. 13).
• Took the top spot in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.23 versus Vermont (Dec. 5).
• Finished in first place in the 200-yard butterfly against Boston University (Jan. 17), timing in at 2:04.88.
• Swam a leg in a Wildcat relay team that finished in first place in the 400-yard medley (3:56.52) against Dartmouth (Jan. 22).
• Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that claimed first place, set a school and conference record in the 400-yard medley relay (3:43.89) at the America East Championships.
• Took second place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:53.84 at the conference championships, while breaking the school record (4:52.87) in her preliminary swim of the event.
• Notched a first-place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:39.20) at the America East Championships, setting a school and conference record, while also qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut.
• Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that claimed first place, set a school, pool and conference record, while also qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut in the 200-yard medley relay (1:41.70) at the America East Championships.
• Finished in fourth place in the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.84) at the conference championships.
• Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that set an ECAC record and claimed first place in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:28.31) at the ECAC Championships.
• Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that finished in first place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:42.97) at the ECAC Championships.
• Took part in the Wildcat relay team that claimed first place and set an ECAC record with a time of 3:47.24 in the 400-yard medley relay at the ECAC Championships.
• Earned first place in the 1650-yard freestyle, setting a conference and school record with a time of 16:35.31 at the ECAC Championships.
• Notched a first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.19) at the ECAC Championships.

Before UNH: A member of the swim team at Emmaus High School ... three-time high school All-American.  

Personal: Born April 7, 1992 in Abbington, Pennsylvania ... daughter of John and Joanne McCandless ... majoring in Cellular/Molecular Biology.

View: Mobile | Desktop