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    Lauren Parisi  
    Lauren Parisi

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hauppauge, NY

    High School:
    Hauppauge

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Back/IM

    Birthdate:
    12/29/1989


    02/05/2011

    2/5 Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Ball State (175-65 win)

    The Notre Dame Women's Swimming and Diving team came first in 13 events in the meet against Ball State on February 5th.

    AS A SENIOR (2010-11): Registered four top 10 finishes (two individual, two relay) at the BIG EAST Championships ... relay performances included a gold medal in the 400 free relay (3:19.68) and a silver medal in the 200 free relay (1:31.98) ... now has five All BIG EAST honors awards with the two relay showings ... touched the pad in seventh place in the 100 free with a 50.87 swim and clocked in at 23.35 for a 10th-place finish in the 50 free at the league meet ... both swims were personal bests ... recorded two of the top five times in 50 free in her senior season ... earned her second consecutive BIG EAST Academic All-Star honor.

    AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Set two personal-best times and swam to a season-best performance at the BIG EAST Championships as an exhibition swimmer ... personal-best performances included times of 23.49 in the 50 free and 51.37 in the 100 free while the season-best time came in the 100 back with a time of 56.00 ... topped out at 2:04.89 in the 200 back in a meet against league foe Louisville ... swam nine backstroke events for the Irish over the course of the season ... shaved nearly six seconds off her 200 back and over four seconds off her 100 back time over the course of the season.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Fought through the season by racing with an injured knee ... underwent knee surgery at season's end ... shelved top-15 finishes at the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 back (55.79), 200 back (2:00.39) and 100 fly (55.68) ... had strong dual meet swims in the 100 free (52.48) at Louisville and in a tri-meet with Northwestern and Toledo in the 100 back (56.80) and 200 back (2:02.21) ... swam the 100 fly (58.28) and 200 IM (2:08.70) at the Shamrock Invitational.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Three-time all-BIG EAST performer ... teamed up to set school records in the 200 (1:31.07) and 400 free relay (3:19.38) at the BIG EAST Championships ... both were BIG EAST records ... shot through the 25 free at the Husky Invitational in 11.05 ... registered a 24.42 in the 50 free during the Shamrock Invitational ... top 100 free time came at Toledo in 53.07 ... had three shots at the 200 free ... best mark in that event was a 1:53.31 swim during the Shamrock Invitational ... best 50 back (24.76) performance was swam at Toledo ... raced the 100 back in a season-best time of 55.63 at the BIG EAST Championships ... in the 200 back, clocked in at 1:58.47 at the BIG EAST meet for a third-place finish ... swam her best 100 fly (57.44) at the Husky Invitational ... tore through the finals of the 200 IM at the BIG EAST meet in 2:03.76.

    THE PARISI FILE: Placed second in the 200 back at Junior Nationals in 2007 ... as a senior, was nationally ranked in the 100 and 200 back ... placed 15th in the 200m back in her first national meet at age 11 ... has taken part in four national championship meets ... 16-time All-American ... as a senior she was New York's state champion in the 200 IM and the 100 back ... two-time team captain and four-time team MVP at Hauppauge (N.Y.) ... competed in seven state championship meets with Hauppauge ... earned all-conference, all city and all-state honors all four years as a prep ... holds five individual event records at Hauppauge and three top marks in medley events ... admits to being terrified of open water and holding her breath ... aunt swam at Fordham ... began swimming at the age of 11 ... born Dec. 29, 1989, in Manhasset, N.Y. ... daughter of Maureen and Joe Parisi ... the oldest of two children ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in psychology.

    Parisi's Career Bests

    Event Time Meet
    50 Free 23.35 BIG EAST (2011)
    100 Free 50.87 BIG EAST (2010)
    200 Free 1:53.86 Toledo (2008)
    50 Back 24.76 Toledo (2008)
    100 Back 55.63 BIG EAST (2008)
    200 Back 1:58.47 BIG EAST (2008)
    100 Fly 55.46 BIG EAST (2009)
    200 IM 2:03.76 BIG EAST (2008)

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