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    Lauren O'Connell
    Lauren O'Connell
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Newtown, Conn.

    High School:
    Newtown High School

    Event:
    Pole Vault

    ELIGIBILITY (IN/OUT):
    SO/SO

    02/06/2014

    Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Recognized for Academic Excellence

    The Cross Country Team Posted UConn's Top Team GPA with a 3.49

    2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman)

    • Finished seventh in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships with a leap of 3.65m.

    2012-13 Indoor (Freshman)

    • Placed ninth in the pole vault at the ECAC Championships with a measurement of 3.75m.
    • A ninth- place finisher at the BIG EAST Championships in the pole vault (3.60m).
    • Finished 2nd in the pole vault at the New England Championships with a measurement of 3.70m.

    High School: Attended Newtown High School in Sandy Hook, CT... Part of the track, gymnastics, and diving teams... Captained both the indoor and outdoor track teams senior year... Three time MVP... Holds school record for outdoor triple jump, and indoor and outdoor pole vault... All-conference first team... All-New England senior year in outdoor... Three time all-conference academic team... Level nine state vault champion for gymnastics in 2010... Founder and president of the Italian club... Made high honor roll throughout high school... Vice president of the art club... Received the math chair award in 2012.

    Personal: A pre-kinesiology major... Born on Feb. 27, 1994.