Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia
Sixth-straight year the Gamecocks have posted the most freshman on the list
Gamecock sophomore finishes fifth in the finals
Meet begins Monday in Knoxville, Tenn.
South Carolina vs. Duke (1/11/14)
2013-14 - Competed at the SEC Championships, finishing 29th on the three-meter (252.40) and 30th on the one meter (197.40) ... Won her first of event of the season in the one-meter at College of Charleston with 329.92 points ... Earned wins in both the one-meter and three-meter at East Carolina and against Duke ... Claimed five first place finishes ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13 - Provided quality depth to the Gamecock diving corps...Dove at all but one meet during the regular season and competed at the SEC Championships and NCAA Zone B Championships...Scored on both the one and three-meter springboards at the SEC Championships...Claimed 20th on the one-meter with a score of 249.90 and 22nd on the three-meter with a score of 265.85...Placed 21st on the one-meter at the Zone Championships with a score of 243.90 and 25th on the three-meter with a score of 258.60...Finished runner-up on two occasions during the regular season...Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Pine Richland High School...Lettered three years for the Rams under head coach Maria Misenhelter...Named All-American and earned Academic All-American honors...Two-time Western Pennsylvania champions...Pennsylvania state champion in 2012...Pennsylvania state silver medalist in 2011...Pine Richland school and pool record holder...Also lettered one year in gymnastics...Dove for the Pitt Aquatic Club for coaches Julian and Doe Krug...Placed 13th at Age Group Nationals in 2011...Spring Eastern Nationals qualifier in 2012...Highest Honor Roll all four years...Received the Music Department Achievement Award...Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL -Full name is Lauren Virginia Lamendola...Born July 23, 1994...Parents are Ron and Jody Lamendola...Has two brothers, Alex and Andrew, and one sister, Christine...Father played football at Allegheny College...Plans to major in exercise science.