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Laura Simon
Laura  Simon

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Simmern, Germany

High School:
Gymnasium Mainz

Height:
5-9

Event:
Breast

04/25/2016

13 Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Four student-athletes named for third time

03/02/2016

Virginia Women Qualify 12 Swimmers for NCAA Championships

National meet to be held in Atlanta March 16-19

07/15/2015

Virginia Has 314 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized

07/10/2015

Cavaliers Conclude Competition at World University Games

Smith places fourth in women’s 200-meter freestyle

07/04/2015

World University Games Blog

Members of the UVa swimming and diving team check in at international meet

All-American (6)
2014:
200 Medley Relay, 200 Breast (HM)
2015: 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

ACC Champion (5)
2014:
200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay
2015: 200 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

All-ACC (8)
2014:
100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay
2015: 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

Virginia Career Bests
100 Breast:
58.53 (UVa record)
200 Breast: 2:06.65 (UVa record)
200 IM: 1:59.15

2014-15
• NCAA runner-up in the 200 breast in a school-record time of 2:06.65
• Part of the NCAA runner-up 400 medley relay that broke the UVa and ACC record in 3:26.42
• Also earned All-America honors in the 100 breast and 200 medley relay, finishing fourth in both events at the NCAA Championships
• Set a school record in the 100 breast (58.53) at NCAAs
• ACC Champion in the 200 breast, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay
• Helped set a school and ACC record in the 200 medley relay (1:35.88) at ACCs
• Also earned All-ACC honors in the 100 breast, placing second
• Went undefeated in the 100 breast and 200 breast during the dual-meet season
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Represented Germany at the World University Games
• Qualified for the semis in three events, placing 13th in the 100m breast and 15th in both the 50m breast and 200m breast
• Finished sixth with the German 4x100m medley relay

2013-14
• Earned All-America honors with the 200 medley relay that placed seventh at the NCAA Championships
• Took home Honorable Mention All-America honors, placing 11th in the 200 breast at NCAAs
• Part of the 400 medley relay that broke the school record at NCAAs in 3:29.42
• ACC Champion as part of the 200 and 400 medley relays
• Earned All-ACC honors with second-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breast at the ACC Championships
• Broke three school records at ACCs, including the 100 breast (58.96), 200 breast (2:07.68) and as part of the 200 medley relay (1:36.16)
• Also finished 18th in the 200 IM in a season-best time of 2:00.04 at ACCs
• Finished second in the 100 and 200 breast at the Ohio State Invite
• Picked up 11 dual-meet wins (100 breast - 5x, 200 breast - 6x)
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Earned fifth-place finishes in both the 50m and 100m breast at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru
• Placed ninth in the 50m breast at the 2010 Junior European Championships
• Earned silver in the 200m breast and bronze in 100m breast at the 2012 German Short Course Championships
• Took home silver in the 50m breast and bronze in the 100m breast at the 2012 German Championships (long course)
• Mulitiple-time German Champion in age-group level for 50m, 100m and 200m breast
• Holds multiple German age-group recordsin breaststroke
• 2013 Best Graduate of the Year at Gymnasium Mainz

Personal
• Daughter of Gabi and Kurt Simon
• Has an older brother, Jonas
• Has two younger sisters, Lea and Sophie

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