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Laura McGlaughlin

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West Chester, Pa.

High School:
Bayard Rustin




Four More School Records Fall in Final Night of BIG EAST Championships.

Villanova finishes fourth place in the conference.


Women Continue to Break School Records at BIG EAST Championships

Erin Malone, Kaisla Kollanus and 400 Medley Relay team crush three records in day three of competition.


Big Day for Women at BIG EAST Championships

Erin Malone sets new university record and Hayley Edwards and Roxy Tammadge go 1-2 in 500 yard freestyle.


Women Dominate at BIG EAST Conference Meet

Wildcats take home wins versus conference foes Georgetown, Rutgers and Seton Hall.


Women Take Two Wins in Back-to-Back Meets

Villanova defeats Richmond and William and Mary in two road trip dual meets.

Top Times
100 Breaststroke - 1:02.56 (BIG EAST Championships, 2011)
200 Breaststroke - 2:16.40 (BIG EAST Championships, 2011)
200 Individual Medley - 2:05.89 (BIG EAST Championships, 2011)

2011-12: Competed in the BIG EAST Championships where she finished 11th in the 100 breaststroke, 14th in the 200 breastroke and 21st in the 200 individual medley ... Opened the season with two first-place victories against La Salle in the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... Placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 breasstroke at the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet ... Finished second in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 breaststroke at the Cincinnati/West Virginia tri-meet and at the Maryland/Pittsburgh/Richmond quad-meet ... Notched two first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke against Seton Hall ... Swam to first place in her only 200 free of the season against Providence ... RELAYS: 200 medley relays finished third in the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet and against Penn State ... Swam a leg of 400 medley relays that had first-place finishes against Seton Hall and Providence, a second-place finish at the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet, a fourth-place finish at the Maryland/Pittsburgh/Richmond quad-meet and placed seventh at the Princeton Invitational ... Qualified and competed at the 2012 Olympic Trialsn in Omaha, Nebraska.

2010-11: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke ... Posted her best performances of the season in the BIG EAST Championships in 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, and 200 individual medley ... Placed ninth overall in 100 breaststroke in the BIG EAST Championships although finished in her personal and season best of 1:02.56 ... Winner in the 200 breaststroke against Seton Hall with a time of 1:06.28 ... Third place finishes against Boston University in the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... Second best on the team in both the 100 and 200 breast; RELAYS: Competed on the second leg of the 200 free relay in a win over Seton Hall ... Swam in the second leg of the 200 medley relay against Seton Hall and finished in third place.

2009-10: Had the fastest times on the team in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke and the 200 individual medley ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in all three events ... Advanced to the consolation final of the 100 breast, where her time of 1:04.43 was a season best ... Had a season-best time of 2:20.39 in the 200 breast at the conference meet and also established a new personal best with a time of 2:08.61 in the 200 IM ... Was a double-winner in the 100 and 200 breast against Seton Hall ... Also registered victories in the 100 breast against Providence and the 200 breast versus West Virginia ... Tallied three runner-up finishes on the year ... Advanced to the `B' level final of both breaststroke events at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... Part of the Villanova contingent that traveled to the USA Short Course Nationals; RELAYS: Swam the third leg of the 200 medley relay and the second leg of the 400 medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Competed on the third leg of the 200 medley relay in wins over Seton Hall and Providence ... Swam the second leg of Villanova's 400 medley relay at the USA Short Course Nationals.

Bayard Rustin High School: Lettered all four years in swimming ... Teammate of fellow freshman Russell Paulson on the men's team ... Pennsylvania State Champion in the 100 breaststroke ... Named Swimmer of the Year by the Daily Local as well as a first team All-Area selection on two occasions ... All-American in the 100 breast and 200 medley relay as a junior and senior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Academic All-American.

Personal: Born 3/31/91 in West Chester, Pa. ... Older of two daughters of Jeffrey and Nancy McLaughlin ... Has a younger sister, Juliet (15) ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of its academics and athletics programs ... Majoring in Communications.

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