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Lauren Jacoby

position

Freestyle/im

Height

6-2

Class

Redshirt Sophomore

Hometown

Vienna, Va.

High School

Flint Hill HS

Sophomore (2009-10)
Posted her fastest time of the year in the 50 freestyle at the Ohio State Invitational with a time of 24.04 during the prelims… Produced three of the team’s top 10 performances in the 100 freestyle, including her season-best mark of 51.24 in the prelims of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships… Registered a time of 51.49 in the finals… Collected a second place finish in a tri-meet with Illinois and Nebraska… Recorded her fastest 200 free time of the year at the Ohio State Invitational with a mark of 1:52.05… Her second best time on the year in the 200 free came in the prelims of the ACC Championships with a time of 1:52.19… Turned in six top 10 finishes in the 200 free, including a win against Central Connecticut State… Took first place in her only 200 IM event of the year against Central Connecticut State in a time of 2:09.71…

Redshirt Freshman (2008-09)
Was a part of 17 of Miami’s top five season-best times on the year… Helped to set a new UM record in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:16.62 at the ACC Championships, also earning an NCAA “B” cut time in the process… Finished the race with a split of 1:48.94 as the second leg… Posted the fifth-fastest time on the year for UM in the 50 freestyle, collecting a time of 23.76 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships… Followed that with a mark of 23.83 in the finals at the Ohio State Invitational, while going 23.95 in the prelims… Grabbed a winning time of 53.46 in the 100 free in a dual race against Central Connecticut State… Registered her fastest time on the year (50.64) at the ACC Championships–with that also being the third-fastest time for UM on the campaign… Produced both the second- and third-fastest times of the season for the Hurricanes in the 200 free at the ACC Championships, with the better being a mark of 1:49.40 in the prelims… Recorded second place finishes against Florida Atlantic (1:54.53) and Maryland/Richmond (1:54.09)… Grabbed a second place finish in the 500 free at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, touching at 5:04.64… Registered a time of 5:04.97 at the Ohio State Invitational… Swam second-leg for the 200 free relay team that collected a UM season-best mark of 1:33.54 at the ACC Championships, picking up a split of 23.32… Swam third-leg for the third-fastest time on the season against Maryland and Richmond (1:37.19), collecting a split of 24.44… Also second-leg for the 400 free relay team that had the season’s fastest mark and an NCAA “B” cut time of 3:21.21 at the ACC Championships… Took part in the 200- and 400-medley relay, helping the 200 MR squad to a time of 1:45.26 at the Ohio State Invite, producing a split of 23.68 as the anchor leg…

2007-08 Season
Lauren Jacoby transferred to Miami from Southern Methodist University where current UM head coach Christie Shefchunas served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator… Redshirted her first season at SMU…

High School/Prep
As a senior, competed in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle… Named as an All-State selection … State Champion in the 100 free… Holds school records in the 50, 100 and 200 free… Also holds school-best mark in the 100 breaststroke… Did not compete her junior year in high school because of shoulder surgery… Earned four-time All-American honors… Northern Virginia Region 200 free Champion (2004)… Patriot District 200 free record-holder (1:52.14)… 100 and 200 freestyle state champion (2005)…

Personal
Born in her hometown of Vienna, Virginia… Majoring in Exercise Physiology… Daughter of Irene and Joe Jacoby… Father is Joseph Jacoby, winner of three Super Bowls with the Washington redskins from 1981-93… Has one sister, Jenna (18)… Hopes to become a Physical Therapist or a Doctor after graduation…

Around the Pool with Jacoby
Chose to attend Miami because of the beautiful campus and the great academics, as well as the school spirit… Says swimmer Tom Dolan is her favorite athlete… Favorite movie is Facing the Giants… Enjoys watching Gilmore Girls and House… Lists her favorite books as Pride & Prejudice and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants… Favorite meals are anything her mom makes at home… Her most prized possession is her Bible, the family and her dog… Says her father is her biggest influence because he is a hard worker and a very kind individual…