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2008 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Laurabeth Guenthner

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CLASS
SR
Hometown
Wellington, Fla. (Wellington)
Experience
School

Three-time All-SEC
All-American

Career Best Times  
Short Course (Yards)  
100 freestyle - 53.65 (Kentucky, 11/1/07)
200 freestyle - 1:50.08 (2006 NCAA Championships)
500 freestyle -4:40.38p (2008 SEC Championships)
1,000 freestyle - 9:41.18 (Florida State, 11/20/07)
1,650 freestyle - 16:03.74 (2008 NCAA Championship)
200 Fly- 2:08.19 (Arkansas,/Indian River CC, 1/5/08)
200 IM - 2:13.02 (Indian River CC, 2/4/06)
400 IM - 4:17.29 (2008 SEC Championships)
   
Long Course (Meters)  
100 Free- 1:00.20 (Michigan, 10/19/07)
200 Free - 2:07.55s (Michigan, 10/19/07)
400 Free 4:17.37 (Auburn, 1/26/08)
800 Free - 8:45.14 (2007 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
1,500 Free 16:40.74 (Auburn, 1/26/08)
400 IM - 5:07.29p (2007 Eric Namesnik Memorial Grand Prix)

UF All-time Ranking: Fourth in the 1,500-meter free (16:40.74) … Fifth in the 1,650 free (16:03.74) … Seventh in the 500 free (4:40.38) … Seventh in the 800-meter free (8:45.14).

National/International Competition:
Placed tenth in the 800-meter freestyle (8:45.14) and tenth in the 1,500-meter free (16:46.18) at the 2007 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals Meet … Finished 32nd in the 400-meter free with a time of 4:18.82 … Earned a spot on the United States roster for the 2007 Pan American Games … Finished sixth in the 800 free (9:03.28) at the 2007 Eric Namesnik Memorial Grand Prix in Ann Arbor, Mich. … Also finished 21st in the 400-meter free (4:27.28) and 23rd in the 400-meter IM (5:14.08) … Placed 19th in the 400-meter free at the 2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals with a time of 4:19.32 in the preliminaries … Finished ninth in the 800-meter free with a time of 8:46.54 in the national meet.

At Florida:
2007-08:  Picked up the first All-American honor of her career when she finished sixth in the 1,650 freestyle with a career best time of 16:03.74 at the NCAA Championships in Columbus (3/20-22) … Also finished eighth in the 500 free with a time of 4:44.89 at the SEC Championships after swimming a career best time of 4:40.38 in preliminaries … Finished 12th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:13.26 … Placed fourth overall in the 1,650 free with a time of 16:07.36 in Tuscaloosa … Earned one provisional time, finishing second in the 1,000 free (9:53.37) and 500 free (4:50.79) against Tennessee (2/1)…Finished first in the 1,500 free with a career best and fourth fastest time in UF history of 16:40.74 and first in the 400 free with a career best time of 4:17.37 to earn 18 points to help her team defeat Auburn for the first time since the 1993-94 season … Finished fifth in the 200 free (1:51.87)Swam to a first place finish in the 1,000 free against Arkansas and IRCC with a time of 9:46.42 … Picked up two wins against Florida State, touching first in the 1,000 free with a time of 9:41.18 and again in the 500 free with a personal best time of 9:46.07 … Finished first in the 200-yard free at Kentucky with at time of 1:51.62 … Picked up her second first place finish of the season against Michigan in the 800-meter FR  … Swam to the wall first at Minnesota in the 1,650 free with a time of 16:32.00.

2006-07: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Finished 20th in the 1,650 free with a personal-best mark of 16:24.17 and 23rd in the 500 free with a career-best time of 4:46.67 at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis (3/8-10) … Picked up three All-SEC honors at the conference championships in Lexington, Ky. (2/7-10) … Finished fifth in the 1,650 free with a time of 16:26.94 and ninth in the 500 free with a mark of 4:47.12 … Also placed 14th in the 400 IM with a personal-best 4:26.26 … Earned runner-up status in the 500 free (4:54.82) versus FAU (1/27) … Turned in a career-best time of 9:52.51 in the 1,000 free against Tennessee (1/26) to earn second place … Won the 1,000 free (9:55.83) in the tri-meet sweep of Alabama and South Carolina (1/20) … Finished third in the 500 free, posting an NCAA provisional time of 4:50.10, and fourth in the 1,000 free (9:56.35) against Auburn (1/19) … Swam exhibition in the 500 free, clocking a provisional time of 4:51.84, against Indian River CC (1/13) … Claimed victory in the 1,650 free against Virginia (1/12) with an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 16:27.65 … Placed ninth in the 800-meter free (8:54.02) and 24th in the 400-meter free (4:24.59) at the U.S. Open in West Lafayette, Ind. (11/30-12/2) … Also competed in the 200-meter free (2:08.22) at the U.S. Open … Took first place in the 500 free (4:52.27) and runner-up honors in the 1,000 free (9:55.82) versus Florida State (11/21) … Won both the 500 (4:53.97) and 1,000 free (9:57.75) against LSU (11/9) in her season debut.

2005-06: Recorded six NCAA provisional times throughout the season … Posted one event win as a rookie … One of three freshmen to qualify for and compete at the 2006 NCAA Championships for UF … Notched the second-fastest time of the season in the 1,650 for the Gator women, with a 16:32.70 effort against Auburn (1/21) … Owns the third-best time in the 500 freestyle on the Gator top-10 list with her provisional 4:48.46, posted against Auburn (1/21) … Swam the fifth-fastest 200 free time of the season at the NCAA Championship meet with a 1:50.08 … Won the 1,650 free event against Penn State (1/7) with her provisional time of 16:43.95 … Notched a provisional mark in the 500 free against Auburn (1/21) with her 4:52.49 … Posted three provisional times in the 1,650 free throughout the season against Penn State (1/7), Auburn (1/21) and at the SEC Championships (2/15-18).

High School: Holds the county record in the 500 free (4:58.10) … State finalist in the 200 and 500 free in 2002, 2003 and 2004 … Named an All-American in the 500 free in 2003 and 2004 … Elected MVP of Wellington High team in 2002, 2003 and 2004 … Wellington High School girls’ team was the County Champion in 2002 and 2003, as well as the District Champion all four years of her career … Also a member of the National Honor Society and an Honor Roll student … Participated in water polo in high school.

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