Awards and Honors • 2015-16 All-MVC First Team • 2015-16 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team •2014-15 MVC Swimmer of the Year • 2014-15 All-MVC First Team • 2014-15 MVC-Scholar Athlete Team • MVC Swimmer of the Week - 10/14/14, 10/27/15, 1/19/16 •2013-14 All-MVC First Team • MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
2015-16 Season (Junior): Earned first team all-conference accolades behind multiple podium appearances at the 2016 MVC Championship … Achieved a ‘B’ cut and runner-up finish in the 200 breast behind a personal-best time of 2:15.66, just .11 seconds from first-place honors … Also broke her career mark in the 100 breast (1:02.03) and fell .04 seconds from a gold medal in a second-place showing … Picked up bronze medal in 200 IM with a time of 2:03.41 … Finished in first place on MSU’s 400 medley relay squad with a time of 3:43.66 … Named MVC Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 27 and Jan. 19 … Earned event victories over course of year against Evansville, Drury and Truman State (two events) … Member of 400 medley relay squads that won event versus Evansville and Truman State … Had several top-five showings in a variety of meets … Opened season by taking fifth in the 100 breast at the Show-Me Showdown … Touched in with runner-up times in the 200 IM against Southern Illinois (Oct. 10) and the 100 breast versus Drury (Jan. 16) … Earned third in the 200 breast and fourth in the 100 breast during the Kansas Double Dual (Oct. 23-24) … Also scored points for the Bears in both events against six other teams at the Purdue Invitational (Nov. 20-22) … Finished season with top-two times in three events for MSU, including the fastest marks in the 100 and 200 breast.
2014-15 Season (Sophomore): Named the MVC Swimmer of the Year and selected to the All-MVC First Team following her performance at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship ... Won all three individual events she competed in at the MVC meet ... Set the school and conference record in the 200 IM by placing first in a time of 2:02.84 ... Earned gold medals the 100 breaststroke (1:02.61) and 200 breaststroke (2:16.46) with personal-best times in both events ... Member of gold-medal winning 400 medley relay squad that finished in 3:44.13 ... Chosen as the MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week Feb. 25 for her efforts at the conference championships ... Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team following season ... Picked up fifth and ninth-place finishes in the 100 breast and 200 IM, respectively to begin season at Show-Me Showdown (Oct. 3) ... Earned MVC Swimmer of the Week after taking top honors in the 200 IM at Evansville (Oct. 10) and the 100 and 200 breast at Southern Illinois (Oct. 11) ... Wrapped up a victory in the `Duel in the Pool' at Hammons Student Center in the 200 breast (Oct. 16) ... Made three A-finals appearances at the Louisville Invitational, taking an Invite best sixth in the 200 breast ... Also placed third in the 100 breast at Arkansas in a time of 1:07.67.
2013-14 Season (Freshman):Named to All-MVC First Team following A-final appearances at MVC championships ... Placed third for her best finish with a time of 1:03.58 in the 100 breast ... Finished fourth in both the 200 breast (2:20.17) and the 200 IM (2:04.86) at the MVC championships ... Also made it to finals in 50 breast at nine-team TYR Invitational on campus of Northwestern ... Finished seventh in event with a time of 30.08.
Background: Joined the Bears by way of Skutt Catholic (Neb.) High and Greater Omaha Aquatics (GOAL), which is the same club team that produced former men's swimmer Caleb Schuermann ... Ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the state of Nebraska, by CollegeSwimming.com ... Placed fourth in the 200 IM at the 2013 Nebraska state championship meet; had the second-fastest prelims mark (2:07.65) ... Jumped out to the fastest time in the 100 breast prelims (1:05.15) by nearly a second; settled for third place to cap off her career at Skutt...Had a successful run at the state championship meet as a junior, making the A-Final in the 200 IM (6th) and 100 breast (5th); also helped the SkyHawks to a fourth-place finish in the 400 free relay ... During the summer of 2012, she was crowned Midwest Region champion in the 200-meter breaststroke...Holds club records at GOAL in the 100 and 200 breast.
Personal: Lauren Marie Pavel is the daughter of Scott and Kristi Pavel ... Born Feb. 24, 1995 in Omaha, Neb. ... Has one brother, Luke ... Majoring in dietetics.