Lauren Raczkowski
Lauren Raczkowski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Simpsonville, S.C.

High School:
Hillcrest

Height:
5-10

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke


2013-14 - Competed at the SEC Championships in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and the 100 butterfly ... Placed 42nd in the 50 free (23.71), 41st in the 100 free (51.45) and 46th in the 100 fly (56.40) ... Posted six top three finishes ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 - Swam in every meet during the regular season and at the SEC Championships, competing in the sprint freestyle events and 100 butterfly...Placed 35th (55.72) in the 100 butterfly, 41st (23.61) in the 50 freestyle and 45th (51.60) in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships...Had the team's second fastest times in the 50 freestyle (23.61) and the 100 freestyle (51.60) and the third fastest in the 100 butterfly (55.72), with all three coming at the SEC Championships...Recorded a win in the 200 freestyle against College of Charleston with a time of 1:57.79...Helped the Gamecocks swim the sixth fastest time in school history in the 400 medley relay (3:43.93) at the SEC Championships...Was a part of four relay wins during the regular season...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 -Swam in every regular season meet and at the SEC Championships...One of Carolina's top sprinters...Had team's second fastest time in the 50 freestyle with a mark of 23.73 at the SEC Championships, which tied a personal record...Posted the second best time on the team in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships (56.56, PR)...Also recorded the third fastest time in the 100 freestyle with a personal best of 51.91 against Duke and Queens...Had two wins on the season, claiming first in the 100 freestyle against Duke and Queens and East Carolina and Vanderbilt...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 - One of the Gamecocks' top sprinters as a freshman, particularly on relays...Had team's third-best times in 50 free (23.73) and 100 free (52.32), both at SEC Championships...Also had fourth-best 200 free time (1:52.01) at SEC meet...Part of top 200 FR (1:33.03), and 200 MR (1:41.78) teams; 200 MR was an NCAA `B' cut...Part of three winning relays - 400 FR vs. Duke/Queens and Alabama/Georgia and 200 MR at East Carolina.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Hillcrest High School...Was team MVP for the Rams...Was runner-up in 100 free and third place in 200 free at 2010 high school state meet...Club team is Middle Tyger YMCA...Named a Scholastic All-American for two years...Four-year all-state selection...Participated in South Carolina select camp...Helped team to Y-Nationals long course national title for three years...Named South Carolina High School League Scholar-Athlete.

PERSONAL - Full name is Lauren Elizabeth Raczkowski...Born October 31, 1991, in Portland, Maine...Parents are David and Mary Raczkowski...Has a sister, Stephanie...Father played soccer at Saint Louis University and the University of Maine...Plans to major in public health...Chose South Carolina because of the academic and athletic programs, and because of the closeness and support of the team.

Raczkowski's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 freestyle 23.61 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
100 freestyle 51.60 2/23/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
200 freestyle 1:52.01 2/18/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
200 backstroke 2:05.33 11/18/10 Nike Cup Invitational Chapel Hill, N.C.
200 backstroke 2:05.53 11/20/10 Nike Cup Invitational Chapel Hill, N.C.
100 butterfly 55.72 2/21/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
200 butterfly 2:08.68 11/17/11 Nike Cup Invitational Chapel Hill, N.C.
200 IM 2:09.27 1/21/11 ECU Greenville, N.C.