Laura Simon
Laura  Simon

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Simmern, Germany

High School:
Gymnasium Mainz

Height:
5-9

Event:
Breast



03/21/2015

Virginia Finishes Fifth at NCAA Championships, Smith Wins 1,650 Free Title

Cavaliers post highest team finish in program history

03/20/2015

Virginia in Fourth Place After Second Day of NCAAs

Cavaliers finish in the top eight in four events

03/19/2015

Leah Smith Captures 500 Freestyle NCAA Title

400 medley relay finishes second, the highest UVa relay finish ever

03/18/2015

Virginia Women to Begin NCAA Championships Thursday

National meet runs Thursday through Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.

03/04/2015

Virginia Women Qualify 11 for NCAA Championships

National meet to be held in Greensboro, N.C., March 19-21

All-American (2)
2014:
200 Medley Relay, 200 Breast (HM)

ACC Champion (2)
2014:
200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

All-ACC (4)
2014:
100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

Virginia Career Bests
100 Breast:
58.96 (UVa record)
200 Breast: 2:06.90 (UVa record)
200 IM: 1:59.15

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