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Lauren Preyss Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Personal Bests
50 free - 23.6
100 free - 51/1
200 free - 1:49.6
500 free - 9:53.7

Last name is pronounced "price"... Prep: Lettered all four years in swimming for coach Beth Stewart at Chagrin Falls (Ohio) High School... Team co-captain as a senior... Four-time NISCA All-American... Selected first team All-Ohio, All-Northeast Ohio, All-Greater Cleveland and All-Chagrin Valley Athletic Conference all four years... Six-time Ohio Division 2 state champion, with titles all four years in the 100 free and titles in the 200 free as a sophomore and junior... Set school records in five different events during her career... Helped Chagrin Falls to a seventh-place finish at the state championships as a senior... Was the individual champion in the 100 free and runner-up in the 200 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay that year... Named the Lake County News-Herald Swimmer of the Year in both 2001 and 2002... 2001 Cleveland Plain Dealer Swimmer of the Year... Graduated from high school with honors... Competed for the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins club team out of Cleveland, Ohio... Member of an 800 free relay that won the national championship in 2002...

Personal: Born Lauren Beth Preyss on Dec. 14, 1984, in Cleveland, Ohio... Daughter of Jerry and Nancie Preyss... One of five children in her family, with two brothers and two sisters... Her brother, Ben Preyss, plays for the University of Chicago soccer team... Interested in pursuing a degree in sports medicine or sports psychology... Says she chose the University of Arizona because of "the swim program, the academic curriculum, the climate and the location."

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