Lauren McCandless
Lauren McCandless
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Macungie, Pa.
High School: Emmanus
Position: Free/Fly

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Holds program record in the 500 Free (4:51.20 in 2013), 1000 Free (10:00.97 in 2011), 1650 Free (16:35.97 in 2011), 200 Medley Relay (1:41.70 in 2011), and 400 Medley Relay (3:41.88 in 2014)... America East Swimmer of the Week (10/22/13, 10/19/10)... America East Commissioner's Honor Roll (2013)...Inducted into National College Athlete Honor Society, Chi Sigma Alpha (2013)... America East Commissioner's Honor Roll (2012)... 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 ... All-Academic Award (2014)

CAREER BEST:

  • 200-yard butterfly..................1:58.42
  • 500-yard freestyle.................4:51.20
  • 1,000-yard freestyle..............10:00.97
  • 1,650-yard freestyle...............16:35.31

2013-14:

  • Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Rhode Island; 5:05.10
  • Placed second in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Rhode Island; 2:03.66
  • Member of the first place 400-yard medley relay vs. Rhode Island; 3:52.29
  • Member of the first place 400-yard medley relay vs. Bryant and CCSU; 3:54.85
  • Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Bryant and CCSU; 5:08.53
  • Placed third in the 200-yard freestyle vs. Bryant and CCSU; 1:56.93
  • Member of the third place 200-yard medley relay vs. Boston College; 1:52.15
  • Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Boston College; 2:04.76
  • Placed second in the 100-yard butterfly vs. Boston College; 58.69
  • Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Vermont; 2:02.03
  • Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Vermont; 5:03.61
  • Placed third in the 100-yard butterfly vs. Vermont; 59.63
  • Placed first in the 1000-yard freestyle vs. Northeastern; 10:20.52
  • Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Northestern; 2:01.92
  • Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Northeastern; 5:03.75
  • Placed first in the 1000-yard freestyle vs. Dartmouth; 10:17.52
  • Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Dartmouth; 2:02.15
  • Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Dartmouth; 5:02.22
  • Placed second in the 1000-yard freestyle vs. Yale; 10:14.18
  • Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Yale; 2:01.91
  • Placed third in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Yale; 4:59.90
  • Member of the second place 200-yard medley relay vs. Maine; 1:49.50
  • Placed second in the 200-yard freestyle vs. Maine; 1:56.37
  • Placed second in the 100-yard butterfly vs. Maine; 57.78
  • Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle at the America East Swim & Dive Championship; 4:52.50
  • Broke UNH and conference record in the 400-yard medley relay at the America East Swimmig & Diving Championships; 3:41.88
  • Member of the first place 800-yard freestyle relay at the America East Swimming & Diving Championships; 7:21.47
  • Member of the third place 200-yard Medley Relay at the Swimming & Diving Championships ;1:44.10
  • Placed first in the 1650-yard freestyle at the Swimming & Diving Championships; 16:46.64
  • Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly at the Swimming & Diving Championships; 2:00.33
  • Placed 6th in the 100-yard fly at ECAC Championships; 54.97

 

2012-13:

  • Placed second in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Rhode Island; 2:04.63
  • Member of the first place record setting 400-yard medley relay vs. Rhode Island; 3:53.46
  • Member of the third place 400-yard freestyle relay vs. Northeastern; 3:38.34
  • Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Northeastern; 5:07.25
  • Placed second in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Northeastern; 2:05.63
  • Placed first in the 1000-yard freestyle vs. Northeastern; 10:26.35
  • Member of the second place 200-yard medley relay vs. Northeastern; 1:48.88
  • Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Vermont; 5:09.88
  • Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Vermont; 2:07.92
  • Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Boston College; 5:06.22
  • Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Boston College; 2:04.74
  • Member of the second place 200-yard medley relay vs. Boston College; 1:51.12
  • Placed second in the 1000-yard freestyle vs. Boston University; 10:22.49
  • Placed first in the 200-yard Butterfly vs. Boston University; 2:04.39
  • Placed second in the 1000-yard freestyle vs. Dartmouth; 10:27.97
  • Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Dartmouth; 2:04.32
  • Member of the first place 200-yard medly relay vs. Maine; 1:48.60
  • Placed second in the 200-yard butterfly vs. Maine; 2:03.62
  • Placed third in the 200-yard backstroke vs. Maine; 2:11.72
  • Placed first in the 100-yard butterfly vs. Maine; 56.86
  • Member of the second place 200-yard medly relay at The America East Championship; 1:43.12
  • Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle at The America East Championship; 4:53.87
  • Member of the first place 400-yard medly relay at The America East Championship; 3:44.75
  • Placed first and set the pool record for the 1650-yard freestyle  at The America East Championship; 16:48.10
  • Placed second in the 200-butterfly at The America East Championship; 2:00.10
  • Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle at the ECAC Championships; 4:52.87

2011-12:

  • First place in 200-yard Butterfly at Siena Meet; 2:06.59
  • Member of first place 200-yard Medley Relay at Siena Meet;1:51.37
  • Member of second place 400-meter Medley Relay at New England LCM Challenge; 4:32.96
  • First place in 1000-yard freestyle at Central Connecticut and Bryant tri-meet; 10:24.72
  • First place in 200-yard Butterfly at Central Connecticut and Bryant tri-meet; 2:05.31
  • Second place in 500-yard Freestyle at Central Connecticut and Bryant tri-meet; 5:07.66
  • Member of first place 400-yard Medley Relay at Rhode Island Meet; 3:58.28
  • First place in 200-yard Butterfly at Rhode Island Meet; 2:05.94
  • Second place in 1000-yard Freestyle at Dartmouth Meet; 10:32.98
  • First place in 200-yard Butterfly at Maine Meet; 2:06.87
  • First place in 500-yard Freestyle at Maine Meet; 5:11.17
  • Member of third place 800-yard Freestyle Relay at America East Championships; 7:28.45
  • Member of third place 200-yard Medley Relay at America East Championships; 1:45.32
  • Third place 500-yard Freestyle at America East Championships; 4:53.26
  • Member of second place 400-yard Medley Relay at America East Championships; 3:46.22
  • Third place in 200-yard Butterfly at America East Championships; 2:01.53
  • First place in 1650-yard Freestyle at America East Championships; 16:42.39
  • Member of third place 800-yard Freestyle Relay at America East Championships; 7:28.45
  • Member of third place 200-yard Medley Relay at America East Championships; 1:45.32

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 ... went to the state finals in the 500-freestyle in her senior, junior and sophomore campaigns ... qualified for the state finals in the 200-yard freestyle in her junior and sophomore seasons.

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

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