Swimming and Diving

Lauren Atkins
Lauren Atkins
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: St. Pius X HS
Position: Freestyle/Backstroke

2016-17 (Junior):
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.

2015-16 (Sophomore):
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.

2014-15 (Freshman):
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.

High School:
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.

Personal:
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.