Women's Swimming

Lauren Frendreis
Lauren Frendreis


Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:


Senior 2010-11 - Collected season-best times in three events at the Minnesota Challenge, including the 50 free (24.73), 100 free (54.64) and 200 free (2:01.13) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Junior 2009-10 - Swam in six meets for the Illini during her junior season ... Swam to a first-place finish in the 50 free against Illinois State with a time of 25.00 ... Swam season-best times in the 100 free (54.52), 200 free (2:00.86) and 100 breast (1:12.47) and captured a career-best time of 24.24 in the 50 free (relay lead-off time) at the Minnesota Challenge.

Sophomore 2008-09 - Competed in every meet for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Finished eighth in the 100 breast against Nebraska ... Swam the 100 free in 56.08 at Iowa State ... Placed fourth in the 100 free against Illinois State (55.88) ... At the Big Ten Championships, she swam to three lifetime bests in the 50 free (24.44), 100 free (54.30) and 200 free (1:59.16).

Freshman 2007-08 - Competed in eight meets for the Illini during her freshman year ... Achieved three career-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free (24.79), 100 free (54.83) and 100 breast (1:10.79).

High School - Three-year varsity letterwinner in swimming and track and field at York High School ... Swam top-10 times in the 100 free and 100 breast ... Named MVP of the swimming and diving team her senior season ... Qualified for the IHSA state meet in 2006 ... Named most improved swimmer her sophomore year.

Personal - Born Jan. 27, 1989 ... Parents are John and Mary Frendreis ... Has a younger sister, Devin and a younger brother, Logan ... Majoring in communications ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as swimming faster than she ever thought she could swim ... Hobbies include reading, swimming, watching movies and sleeping.