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

Collegiate Accolades: 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.

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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