|High School:||St. Pius X HS|
One of Pacific's best distance swimmers, Atkins was second on the team in the 1650 Free with her time of 17:03.88 and third in the 1000 Free with a 10:18.99. Atkins also was second on the Tigers in the 200 Back with her 2:02.25. In the 200 Free, Atkins set a new personal best with her time of 1:52.09.
Atkins shined in the distance events for the Tigers. She had top-five times in the 500 Free, 1000 Free, and 1650 Free. In the 500 Free, Atkins swam a 5:14.84. Her 1650 Free time of 18:12.78 was also the fourth-best Pacific time. Atkins was second on the team in the 1000 Free with a 10:39.46. She was fourth on the team in the 200 IM with a 2:06.52. Atkins was also a member of the MPSF All-Academic Team.
Atkins competed in a wide variety of events as a freshman. She competed in various distances of the free, back, fly, and individual medley. Her 2:04.44 time in the 200 IM was the second-best among Tigers. She was named the MPSF Second Team for the 200 back with a time of 2:05.47.
Lauren graduated from St. Pius X High School where she was a four-time all-american, state champion, and team MVP for the Sartans. Her best event came in the 200 IM where she earned her all-american status. She finished first at the New Mexico State meet in 2013 where she set a school record in the event with a time of 2:24.23. Atkins finished her high school career holding four school records in the pool.
Lauren Atkins was born in Albuquerque, N.M., and is the daughter of Anne and James Atkins. She has a younger brother, Ryan. Lauren is a business marketing major.