UCLA Swimming & Diving BIO
Lauren Baker
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Lauren Baker 1264096
Position: Distance Free/IM
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Canyon del Oro HS

Baker placed in the Top 25 three times at U.S. Open (1500 Free, 9th; 800 Free, 21st; 400 Free, career-best 4:18.64, 25th) ... second in the 5,000 Free at California Summer Sectionals in Santa Clarita ... second in the 400 IM Championship Final at the Los Angeles Invitational with a career-best 4:53.81, also finishing seventh in the 200 Free (career-best 2:06.07 in prelims) ... was 13th in the 1500 Free at the Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis and 17th in the 800 Free (personal-best 8:46.91) ... fourth in the 800 Free and sixth in the 400 Free at the Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine ... was 13th at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in Castaic.

Earned CSCAA All-America Honorable Mention accolades thanks to a 10th-place finish in the 1650 Freestyle (career-high 16:04.18) at the NCAA Championships, which broke the school record ... also 32nd in the 500 Free (4:45.03) and 35th in the 400 Individual Medley (career-best 4:15.41) at the NCAA’s ... finished third in the 1650 Free at the Pac-12 Championships ... was also 13th in the 500 Free (career-best 4:44.71 in prelims) and 14th in the 400 IM ... placed second in the 1650 Free at USC ... won the 1000 Free against California, Stanford (career-best 9:52.58), Arizona and the tri-meet with San Diego State and Kansas and was second versus Arizona State and in a quad meet with Oregon State, UC Santa Barbara and Utah ... was third in the 500 Free versus Stanford and first against Simon Fraser ... reached the B final of the 400 IM at the AT&T Winter National Championships (Austin, Texas) and finished eighth in the 800 Freestyle Relay ... second in the 1650 Free at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach ... earned Team Most Improved accolades ... named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll all three quarters ... First Team CSCAA Scholar All-American and Pac-12 All-Academic.

Finished second in the U.S. Open Water 5k Swim Summer Sectional.

Placed fifth in the 1650 Freestyle at the Pac-12 Championships ... also finished 18th in the 400 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyle at Pac-12s ... was second in the 1650 Freestyle and fourth in the 500 Freestyle against USC ... placed second in the 1000 Freestyle and fourth in the 500 Freestyle against both California and Stanford ... won the 1000 Freestyle versus Boise State and Oregon State/Utah ... finished seventh in the 1650 Freestyle at the Texas Invitational ... finished second in the 1000 Freestyle against Arizona State, Arizona and UC Santa Barbara ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll ... First Team Pac-12 All-Academic ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention honoree.

Swam at U.S. Nationals - 200 Free (2:06.56); 400 Free (4:21.33); 800 Free (9:00.12) and 400 IM (4:57.28).

Placed 11th in the 1650 Freestyle and 19th in both the 500 Freestyle and 400 Individual Medley at the Pac-10 Championships ... placed third in the 1650 Free vs. USC ... finished third in the 1000 Free against California and fourth versus Stanford ... placed second in the 200 Butterfly and third in the 500 Free vs. Boise State/Washington State ... placed fourth in the 1000 Free and fifth in the 500 Free vs. Arizona ... against ASU, was third in the 1000 Free and fourth in the 500 Free ... won the 1000 Free against San Diego/Idaho ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll ... Named Most Improved by the team.

Earned four varsity letters in swimming at Canyon del Oro HS … team MVP all four years of competition … state champion in the 100 Fly and 200 IM … 2009 All-American in the 100 Fly and 200 IM … 2009 Arizona 4a Division I Swimmer of the Year … top short course times of 2:01.09 in the 200 Fly, 4:22.01 in the 400 IM, 16:58.92 in the 1650 Free … long course bests of 1:03.00 in the 100 Fly, 2:18.18 in the 200 Fly, 2:22.65 in the 200 IM … swam for Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics under coach Roric Fink.

Born Aug. 19, 1992 in Tucson, Ariz. … daughter of Scott and Franceska Baker … has two brothers, Bobby and Wesly (who attends Arizona), and two sisters, Hannah (who graduated from Arizona State) and Megan (who attends Miami Florida) … history major.

Lauren Baker’s Career Bests
500 Freestyle (Short Course) 4:44.71 - 7th All-Time at UCLA
1000 Freestyle (Short Course) 9:42.03 - 1st All-Time at UCLA
1650 Freestyle (Short Course) 16:04.18 - 1st All-Time at UCLA
400 Individual Medley (Short Course) 4:15.41 - 8th All-Time at UCLA
200 Butterfly (Short Course) 2:02.20
200 Freestyle (Long Course) 2:06.07
400 Freestyle (Long Course) 4:18.64
800 Freestyle (Long Course) 8:46.91
400 Individual Medley (Long Course) 4:53.81
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