Q: Where are you from?
A: Lancaster, NY
Q: How long have you been competing?
A: This is my third season for cross country, and I competed in track and field for 4 years.
Q: What attracted you to Fredonia?
A: I loved the overall atmosphere and the program for my major. Everyone was so welcoming on my visit; I truly felt at home.
Q: What are you studying?
A: I'm a Communication Disorders and Sciences major with a minor in Psychology.
Q: Explain your experience as a Blue Devil?
A: My Blue Devil experience has been an exciting and rewarding adventure! Throughout the ups and downs I can say I have always had a wonderful support group from my teammates, friends, coaches and professors. I couldn't have accomplished so much without their encouragement and advice during these past three and a half years.
Q: What are your athletic and academic goals?
A: Athletically I would love for the team to move up in the rankings at SUNYACs and Regionals for cross country. I would love to qualify for Nationals! Academically, I will continue to strive for another 4.0.
Q: What are your future plans?
A: Right now I am concentrating on applying and being accepted into a graduate program.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: The Office, Doctor Who, and Friends.
Q: What is your favorite album?
A: 1989 by Taylor Swift
Q: What is your favorite (non-academic) book?
A: The Harry Potter series.
Q: If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A: My dream is to travel around Europe, particularly in London and Amsterdam. London because it's a childhood dream of mine, and Amsterdam for the scenery and culture.
Q: What is your favorite motivational quote?
A: "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, but I am telling you it's going to be worth it."
To see Lauren's progression through the years, click HERE.